Cross is hosting a blood drive at the town hall on Wednesday, March 2nd
from 3 until .† Stop in or call 1-800-RED CROSS to
schedule an appointment.
has divided the township into 5 areas. One area will be completed at a
time, with all areas planned to be finished in 8 or 9 weeks (Weather
will send a mailing to each household within an area, which includes
available services and rates, followed by a representative who can answer
any questions that you may have.
first mailings are scheduled to go out the first week of February, with
installs beginning February 8th.
Holiday season is prime time for
scammers.† The Sheriffís department
urges us all to be careful of scams.†
Internet scams:† Someone may
contact you and tell you that your computer is running slow. (Or any other
ruse to sucker you in)† They convince
you to let them have control of your computer and they will fix it for a
small fee.† Once in, they hijack your
computer and lock you out of it.†
Then they blackmail you for a large sum of money to unlock your
Telephone scams:† An
example, Someone will call you and say that you were supposed to have
reported for jury duty.† To avoid a
fine or jail time, you are to send money.†
Donít do it.† Donít give out
your social security number or any other vital information over the phone.
you did not contact them, hang-up, close the website, or whatever.††
Jones Road bridge update.
it's finally happening, but don't get too excited too soon. Equipment has
started to arrive and they have begun clearing and installing silt fence.
Demolition is expected to begin the first week of January. The projected
completion date is still June or July of next year.
Trustees have approved a change to the Penfield Township Zoning
Resolution.† The change was adopted
December 1st and will become effective January 1st, 2016.
view the amended portion of the resolution, click on the link below.†
ALERT!† In light of break-ins that have been
occurring throughout the county, the Sheriff's department is suggesting
that everyone take a few precautions.†
Record the serial numbers of valuables that have them, such as guns,
and take pictures of valuables like jewelry and other items, that do not
have them.† Keep these in a secure
place, off premises, or in the Cloud.
KEY collaborative is offering a great opportunity to brush up on your
cooking skills next month! Chef Kristian Smith is leading a hands on class
focused on creating quick, delicious meals that the whole family can enjoy.
The class is FREE and open to anyone between ages 10-110, at any skill
level! The class is at KeystoneHigh School, Thursday Dec. 10th 6-8 pm.
Registration is required. Email KeystoneEmpowersYou@gmail.com, or call
Walking Trail Extension
walking trail at the recreation park has been extended.† A 3/8 mile paved loop was added to the
trail and is located on the west section of the park.† It joins the older section at the northwest
corner of the north parking lot.†
Come check it out.† Fitness
stations and a story book walk are planned for next year.
season is just around the corner and the Lorain County General Health District
is working to keep residents safe and protected against the flu.† Interested in getting a flu shot?
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 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 future.
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.