eGrapevine June 2021
Concord Township wishes all dads a very happy Father's Day!
Father's Day
Trustees Corner
A Message from the Concord Township Trustees
Yesterday wrapped up the month of May with a beautiful ceremony at the cemetery to honor the men and women who died while serving our country. Did you know that 245 veterans are buried in our cemetery including eight that are Revolutionary War soldiers? Thank you to our Trustees who spoke at the ceremony. The ceremony, which was live-streamed, can be found on our Facebook page.
June is going to be a busy month in Concord Township! In addition to this fun summer month packed with graduations, weddings, Father’s Day and the start of our Concord Jams concert series, we also have several projects developing this month. Lucky’s Market is getting close to opening. In addition, we are exploring the township trash collection options; hosting a Ribbon Cutting to re-dedicate the Environmental Learning Center; and progressing with the fire station project just to name a few! 
It is exciting to see the Fire Station project progressing. At the recent Trustee meetings, we have been discussing the selection of an owner’s representative. You may familiarize yourself with this project by viewing the meetings from May 5th and May 19th during which the selection of the owner’s rep is discussed at length. The firm selected for the project is RFC. The Trustees have taken a substantial amount of time to perform due diligence and vet firms for this project. They unanimously agreed that RFC is a good fit for the project. Carl Dondorfer, Trustee commented, “I am very comfortable voting for RFC for the owner’s representative for the fire station project. They are experienced in the industry, with owner’s reps and with multi-phased fire station projects such as ours. They are the best firm to see this project through and have the best interest of the township.” Morgan McIntosh added, "RFC has been very flexible with the terms. I am very comfortable with that.” RFC began work as owner’s rep for the project last week. Stay tuned for updates during the monthly Trustee meetings and post updates on our Facebook page as the project progresses. We look forward to seeing this project come to fruition and provide much needed safety service facilities to our community. Construction drawings for the project are anticipated in the next week.
Have a wonderful month, Concord! We hope you take the chance to get out and enjoy some fresh air on our beautiful trails and celebrate National Trails Day on June 5th!
At the regularly scheduled Trustee meeting on May 19, the Trustees voted to approve a purchase order for RFC Contracting, LLC for Owners’ Representative Service. We are excited to begin working with RFC on the fire station projects! 
Hydrant testing
You may have seen us in your neighborhood. As we flow water and test each fire hydrant, we remain at the hydrants until our work is complete. We will not leave a hydrant unattended. While we flush hydrants, a discoloration of your water may occur; which may clear by running cold water for several minutes. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. 

What can you do to assist?
Keep shrubs and grasses cleared from around the hydrants. This will keep them visible and easily accessible. A three-foot clearance around each hydrant is optimal.

Hydrant FYI
Three water companies supply water in Concord Township: Aqua Ohio, The Lake County Department of Utilities and Painesville City Water. These companies also perform maintenance on the hydrants at various times during the year.
Did you know that June 12th is designated as Women Veterans Day?
The first Women Veterans Day was held June 12, 2018, marking the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking Women's Armed Services Integration Act, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. That law enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and the recently formed Air Force.

On December 13, 2019 Senate Bill 77 was introduced by Senators Sandra Williams, a U.S. Army veteran and Frank Hoagland, a retired Navy Seal, and signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine. There are currently 67,000 female Ohio Veterans with 1,100 from Lake County.

Four female veterans are buried in the Concord Cemetery:
• Ruth Densmore
• Ruth Ekstrom
• Genevieve (Gean) Short
• Marilyn Talbert

We thank all the brave woman who have served and are currently serving our country.

Visit our website at or call the Cemetery Office at 440-354-7518 for any questions.
Are you thinking about installing a pool this summer? If so, it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that the proper permits are obtained prior to construction, either by the contractor/company hired to do the project or by the residents themselves. A site plan or drawing of the property must accompany the application that shows the size and location of the pool and fence (if applicable), as well as the proposed distances to property lines. The current Zoning Permit charge for an above-ground pool is $100, and $150 for an in-ground pool (with fence). 
The Zoning Commission has two public hearings scheduled on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7pm. For information about these hearings click here.
Please contact the Zoning Office with any questions at 354-7505 or 354-7506 or visit the Township website at for more information.
Summer Concert Series Begins in June!
Grab your lawn chair and head over to the Concord Township Town Hall on Thursday evenings beginning on June 17th and enjoy free outdoor concerts! Browse handmade crafts and jewelry from local artisans and grab dinner and dessert from Frank’s Brat’s and East Coast Custard. Music begins at 7pm sharp. Restrooms are located inside Town Hall.
Franks Brats
East Coast Custard
The Pop Tarts
June 17: The POP Tarts - Singing 60’s songs you know by heart
Hip To That
June 24: Hip To That – Jazz, Blues, Pop and a whole lot more! 
Classes at the Concord Community Center
  • Tennis Camp for Kids
  • Baton Twirling for Kids
  • American Sign Language for Kids
  • Martial Arts (Adults and Juniors)
  • Pound!
  • Baton Twirling
  • Yoga Pilates Fusion
  • Stained Glass Keepsake Box
  • American Sign Language
  • HAM Radio
  • Getting Started with Medicare
  • Ready for Retirement
Tennis Camp
Sign Language Class

To sign up for Recreation classes, contests, and programs visit  

For more information on all Recreation activities, call 440-639-4650.
Senior Socials
June 2 : Take Me Out to the Ballgame (enjoy an outdoor picnic while listening to the Indians game on radio)

June 16: Wildlife of the Western Reserve Presentation

Call the Recreation Department at 440-639-4650 to reserve your spot.
Celebrate Concord Township: Where History Never Grows Old
Concord Township’s Bicentennial year is 2022. Each month, we will feature several photos depicting Concord’s history. This month, we celebrate a few notable citizens that have helped shape our Township’s history. If you have pictures of life in Concord Township throughout the decades that you want to share, please send them to
Walter Wellman
Born in Concord in 1858, Walter Wellman was an adventurer and explorer who founded the Cincinnati Post at the age of 21. In 1905, he built a dirigible named the “Polar Expedition” and attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. He piloted several airships, however many journeys ended in disaster. The remains of his last dirigible recovered were donated to the Smithsonian Institute. Wellman is chronicled as the “Lindbergh of his day”.
Walter Wellman
George Washington Crile
George Washington Crile
Born in 1864, Dr. George Washington Crile researched war-related illness while serving in World War 1, and developed pre-surgery anesthetic methods as a result. He completed the first successful direct blood transfusion in 1906 and is one of the five doctors who founded the Cleveland Clinic in 1921..
Elga Pomeroy
Elga Radcliffe Pomeroy taught at the Old Stone School in the early 1900’s. Married to Lloyd Pomeroy, the couple purchased the schoolhouse in 1923 after the Consolidated School began. An early member of the Concord Garden Club, Elga cultivated rosebushes, and several remain surrounding the Old Stone School today.
Elga Pomeroy
Hey Concord – Recreation wants YOU to know…
Volunteers are needed to help with projects in local Community Gardens. Call 440-639-4650 for details or email

Sponsors are needed for Recreation seasonal events, senior socials and family programs. Connect with residents and show them how you give back to our community by sponsoring an event. Check out the opportunities at
Spotlight on a Local Non-Profit Group
Sub Zero Mission
Sub Zero Mission helps homeless people stay warm during the winter months by providing hats, coats, gloves, boots, sleeping bags, new socks, tents and other warming items. They believe that nobody should freeze to death in America. This group of volunteers helps find those exposed to the elements in northeast Ohio and other cities in the region then offers them warming items. The 501C3 BBB 5-Star Accredited Organization owns several vehicles to scout and make deliveries in these areas. The group also concentrates on finding veterans who make up a high percentage of homeless. They carry special laminated cards with contact information in order to get them the special help that is available to veterans.

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