County Solid Waste is holding a Agricultural Tire Collection at their LorainCountyCollectionCenter, 540 South Abbe Road in Elyria, on Thursday, September 24th
from until .
must register by September 17th by calling 1-800-449-5463 or
440-328-2368.† You need to tell them
the size and quantity of your tires and must present your drivers license
to verify proof of residency.
representative from Armstrong will be attending our September 15th
meeting to discuss their expansion into PenfieldTownship.† The meeting starts at 7:30 and will be
held in the Township Meeting Hall.
††††††††† †††††JonesRoadBridge Update
I spoke with the Lorain
County Engineer's office yesterday. The bridge was originally scheduled to
be completed by now, but apparently there were some significant snags.
There were several
factors that ganged up and worked against us. They had trouble getting
easements signed and that delayed things 4 to 6 months. ODOT initiated a
bridge replacement program across the state that will replace 200 bridges
in the next two years. That booked up all of the contractors for the near
The project was re-bid
and the new bids are due to the Engineer's office in July. There is a small
chance that it will be awarded and completed in 2015. The projected
completion date is now July 1, 2016.
††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††Dumpster Days
Penfield Dumpster Days
will be held May 16th , August 8th, and October 24th from 8AM to 4PM.
Residents may bring
scrap metal, motor oil, car & farm batteries and general trash. Items
not acceptable include: Hazardous material, paint, tires, and construction
Some residents have
abused the prohibition on construction debris in the past and the Trustees
reserve the right to reject any load not deemed acceptable.
††††††††† United Way of Greater Lorain
ďUnited Way of Greater Lorain Countyís First
Call for Help is a free, 24-hour hotline that connects individuals with services
in the community. All resources can be accessed by calling 2-1-1 or
1-800-275-6106 or by visiting the website at www.211lorain.orgĒ
††† Lorain County Wireless
Lorain County recently implemented
a wireless emergency notification system (WENS), which is sometimes
referred to as a reverse 911.† With
this, the county, or any political subdivision (City, Township, etc.) can
issue warnings or emergency information, such as weather alerts, boil
alerts, and so forth.† It should
prove to be a useful tool that can disseminate information to a target
group very quickly.
The system can contact
you via telephone, cell phone, (Voice or text), or email, whichever you
If you would like to be
included, and we hope that you will, please click on the link below and
provide the information on the registration sheet.
Your Penfield Township
P.S. Feel free to
respond with any questions that you may have.
Many of you may have seen the news release about K.E.Y. (Keystone
Empowers You).† The goal of the KEY
Collaborative is to increase access to physical activity and healthy foods
leading to a Keystone School District community where the healthy choice is
the easiest choice for seniors, school-aged children, parents, adults, and
individuals who work for a Keystone community employer.†
While it references the Keystone School District, itís only connection
is that it is using the school district to define the geographical area
that the collaboration entails.
Some of the projects that stem from KEY, that you might notice, will be
healthier choices at the concession stands and improvements to the Penfield
walking trail at the recreation park.
These signs are available to residents at no charge and
make it much easier for emergency personnel to locate your home.† If you would like one, contact any of
your trustees, The South Lorain County Ambulance District, or The
Wellington Fire Department.
Pass this information on to anyone within the township
who needs one of these signs.
†† †††††††††††Rumpke Pickup Information
Rumpke is sending out a mailer
which contains information about their services, including bulky items, day
of service, holiday schedule etc.