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.
Historical Society Fund Raiser
Society is hosting a Dinner at Jilbertís Winery in ValleyCity, on July 9th from until at a
cost of $30 per person.† ($25 with the
purchase of a one year membership at $10)†
It includes wine tasting, dinner (Beef tournados or chicken bundles,
toasted coconut potatoes, twin vegetables, and chocolate nut bombe.† There will be entertainment by Marty and
the society will have an historical display of PenfieldTownship items.
Bottles of wine,
purchased for dinner, can be recorked at no charge.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by
contacting Bill Kies at 440-452-6331, Linda Van Meter at 330-648-2605, or Jackie
Johnson at 440-225-3636
†† †††††Penfield Historical Society Fund
Society in partnership with Easter Seals will be hosting a "Fill the
Truck" Fundraiser, Saturday, June 27, at The Penfield Twp. Hall Parking Lot.
Volunteers will assist with unloading and reloading items on this day, and
will distribute tax-deductible receipts to donors. Acceptable items include
(but no limited to): clothing, comforters, blankets, towels, sheets, shoes,
accessories, and purses. The Historical Society will only earn money from
the types of donations listed above. Please feel free to contact Adele
Dunlap at email@example.com or at 440-781-3700.
††††††† †††††††††††††††††††Memorial Day
Thank you to everyone
who made the Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery a success.† Like us on Facebook (PenfieldTownship) to see pictures of this event and more.
††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††Thank You!
Thank you to all the
volunteers who made Pride Day and Dumpster Day a great success.† The township properties look wonderful
and all of the work and effort that made it happen is very much
††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††Dumpster Days
Penfield Dumpster Days
will be held May 16th , August 8th, and October 24th from to .
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 LorainCounty 211
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
††† LorainCounty Wireless Notification System
LorainCounty 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 KeystoneSchool 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.