October 2020 eGrapevine
Issue 1 on November Ballot will Build Two Fire Stations with
No Interruption of Service
The bond levy on the ballot for November 3, 2020 is a responsible .6 mill levy ($21.00 per $100k taxable property value) that will result in $8 million over 26 years for the construction of two new fire stations. Amy Dawson, Fiscal Officer, has a strong history of paying off debt early and anticipates continuing to do so with this bond as well. The remainder of funds required to construct the stations will come from the JEDD Fund and existing revenue sources. There is no extra money in this ask. The Trustees are acting to ensure strong financial health for the future of our Township community.
 
Concord Township Fire Station construction will not interrupt service as Station 1 would be built across the street from the current station 1; and, station 2 at the current location on Prouty Road. (Click here to view the station designs.) Both stations will be operating during the new station construction so our residents would see no interruption in current services. “Our main priority is the safety of our citizens and firefighters,” said Matt Sabo, O.F.E. Fire Chief. In Chief Sabo’s opinion, “This levy is so important for the safety of our community and first responders in that it allows us to take action now. Since our stations were built in the 1960’s, and were not built to house a full-time fire department, the need is urgent for these new stations.”
 
“We would like the community to understand that the Township DOES NOT have the funds available to construct Station 2 now. We currently have $2.5 million cash on hand,” stated Amy Dawson, Fiscal Officer. She continued, "As we stated at the past two Trustee meetings, we would have to save funds for Station 2, which would significantly delay the project.” New, up-to-code fire stations will improve response times making our community safer while keeping our first responders healthy and safe from carcinogens.
The Service Department would like to thank the residents throughout the Township for their patience and understanding during our construction season. As the Service Department transitions into fall, we continue to make necessary repairs to roads while the weather permits and begin to ready our equipment for the winter months. Residents are reminded to slow down and move over when approaching work zones.

The Yard Waste dumpster, located at the Service Department, will continue to be available until November 30th 2020 from 7:30am-2:30pm Monday thru Friday. In addition to the Yard Waste dumpster, the Service Dept. will be having the annual Brush Day collection Saturday, October 17th 2020 from 7:30am – 2:30pm. The Brush drop off will be a little different this year due to Covid-19, we ask residents to remain in their vehicle and allow our staff to unload the vehicle. This will help keep everyone socially distanced and keep residents and staff safe. Another upcoming event is the annual Leaf Curbside pickup, which will take place on November 23, 2020 beginning at 6am. Residents should have their yard waste bags at the curb by 6am on the 23rd.

The Service Department reminds residents that have any questions or concerns, to call us at 440-350-3225 or email at tbrown@concordtwp.com. We hope everyone has a safe and healthy fall season.
Fall Cemetery
Fall Clean Up

Decoration Removals:

November 1st will be the next grave site clean out. A sign will be posted near the exit signs two (2) weeks prior to clean up. One (1) artificial decoration per occupied gravesite – November 15th-March 31st.

Please allow two (2) weeks to be sure removal has been completed before placing a new decoration; items in an urn or on a monument will not be removed unless items pertain to a past holiday or they are unkempt.

One (1) steel rod hanger (shepherd’s hook) is permitted per monument; hangers shall be placed flush at the side of the monument; all hangers must have a visible decoration on the hook at all times for the safety of those walking by the hanger.

Wooden Crosses:
Wooden crosses shall not exceed 24” above the ground, 12” in width and are temporarily permitted to mark the location of gravesites under the following circumstances only:

  • If a permanent monument has not yet been placed
  • Mark any monument under 18” tall from November 15th-March 31st

Columbarium Deccorations:
  • Columbarium decorations (such as holiday, medals, etc.) are not permitted on individual niches.
  • Funeral flowers, live or artificial, and any other decoration(s) at the time of burial are left at the base of the columbarium for three (3) days; decorations are then removed by the Cemetery Department.

Please contact the Cemetery Office should you have any questions or concerns at 440-354-7518.
Concord Garden Club
Congratulations to the Concord Garden Club celebrating their 59th Anniversary in October 2020!
Halloween Hunt
Catch the Spirit of Halloween and go on a Halloween HUNT! Kids (and parents) are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes and hop in the car to follow a treasure map to collect treats around Concord Township.

Families drive to specific locations and remain in their car as they are handed treats at each stop. Each location will be decorated for the event, and volunteers will be ready to safely hand out prepackaged treats. Drivers are asked to pay close attention to enter and exit signs, and slowly & safely navigate thru each location’s parking lot, as well as from one location to the next.

The Halloween HUNT will proceed regardless of the weather, so please dress accordingly. The Halloween Hunt Map will be available at www.concordtwp.com in early October. There is no cost to participate, and families do not need to pre-register. 

Halloween HUNT Participating Locations (in alphabetical order):
  • Concord Alliance Church, 7152 Ravenna Road
  • Concord Community Center, 7671 Auburn Road
  • Concord Township Town Hall/Fire Station #1, 7229 Ravenna Road
  • Hope Ridge United Methodist Church,9870 Johnnycake Ridge Road
  • St Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road
  • The Goddard School of Concord Township, 7645 Fredle Drive
  • The Shoppes at Gristmill Village, Fredle Drive
  • Vista Springs Quail Highlands, 7960 Auburn Road

Questions? Call the Recreation Department at 440-639-4650.
Senior Socials at the Concord Community Center

October 7: The Six Wives of King Henry VIII by Susan Cannavino

October 21: Paint & Punch by Artistic Expressions

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 440-639-4650 to reserve your seat.
 
New Series: Won’t You Meet Your Neighbor?

October 13 at 1:30pm: POP-UP Adventure – Enjoy a hike at Chair Factory Falls!

October 13 at 3:30pm: “Every Artifact Tells a Story” presentation at the Community Center

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 440-639-4650 for details.
Henry the 8th and one of his wives
Civil War Medal found in Concord
Red Cross Blood Drive
October Classes through the Concord Township Recreation Department

  • Baton for Kids
  • Tennis Lessons for Kids (Concord Hills Park)
  • Martial Arts (Kids and Adults)
  • Yoga Pilates Fusion
  • Beginning Yoga
  • POUND!
  • Tai Chi
  • American Mah Jongg
  • Chalk Couture - Jack-O-Lanterns
  • Getting Better Sleep
  • Stained Glass Mini Box
  • Sunflower Masterpiece
  • Getting Started with Medicare
  • Ready for Retirement
  • Virtual Class: Piano Lessons for Adults
  • Virtual Class: Ukulele Basics for Teens and Adults
Getting Better Sleep
Sign up for a class and check out the full roster of classes at https://concord.recdesk.com/Community/Program.
Concord Township Recreation Department
Office Hours

Mondays 8am-4:30pm
Tuesdays 8am-8:30pm
Wednesdays 8am-4:30pm
Thursdays 8am-8:30pm
Fridays 8am-3pm


440-639-4650
Concord Twp. Lake County, OH | P: 440.354.7510 | F: 440.354.7511 | www.concordtwp.com