Township briefs – February 6, 2023

Sylvania Township recently closed its books on the 2022 budget year. Fiscal Officer Dave Simko provided an overview of the financials during the Jan. 17 regular meeting.

At the end of December, the General Fund showed expenses of $1,899,338 or 89.2 percent of the annual budget. The Road Ramp Bridge Fund had expenses of $1,947,650 or 86.1 percent of the annual budget. Continue reading Township briefs – February 6, 2023

Township Topics – October 3, 2022

Some witches and perhaps a Spider-Man or two will be free to roam the streets of Sylvania Township Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 pm, according to action taken by Sylvania Township trustees. In addition to those trick-or-treaters wandering residential areas, there will also be an increased police presence in an effort to curb any reckless driving which might endanger costumed youngsters.

In recognition of current times, this year’s resolution setting the date and time for trick-or-treating adds the phrase, “Unless otherwise directed by the State of Ohio or Lucas County Health Department.” Continue reading Township Topics – October 3, 2022

Township Topics – September 19, 2022

The Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld a judgment in Lucas County Common Pleas Court which affirmed the decision by the Sylvania Township Board of Zoning Appeals in its decision to not grant a conditional use permit for the construction of a residential care facility.

OMNI Properties Inc. of Beechwood, Ohio, applied for the permit in order to construct and operate the facility on 10 acres on Whiteford Road with its eastern border being Vineyard Road and Whiteford Elementary School as its southern border. Continue reading Township Topics – September 19, 2022

Township Topics – August 29

Mike Jones New body cameras Those who are pulled over by a Sylvania Township police officer may get a ticket but now they will get a cameo apparance in the video being produced by the police officer as well. Police Chief Paul Long said the department’s new body-worn cameras are to be turned on by officers whenever they are in contact with members of the … Continue reading Township Topics – August 29

Township Topics – Mid August

Sylvania Township trustees have approved a new contract with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s office to provide legal representation. The contract runs from Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2024, and is for $105,000 annually. The individual who will act as the township attorney will be assigned by Julia Bates, Lucas County Prosecutor. The contract was approved with a 2-1 vote, with John Jennewine voting against it. Continue reading Township Topics – Mid August

Township Topics – August 1, 2022

A & J Landscape Center, 8061 Sylvania Ave., has received the contract to help Sylvania Township crews during this season’s leaf collection. The firm submitted a bid of $515 per hour Rob Nash, superintendent of the township road and service department, told Sylvania Township trustees before they voted on the contract. It was the only company to submit a bid. Nash said A & J also was awarded the contract last year with a bid of $500 per hour. Continue reading Township Topics – August 1, 2022

Sylvania Township News

July 3 Fireworks Display Sylvania Township is making preparations to support the annual fireworks display over Centennial Terrace during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, which is coordinated by the Sylvania Recreation District with the support of Sylvania Township and the city of Sylvania. Referring to the company which puts on the display, Fire Chief Mike Ramm stated, “We’ll be with them as soon as … Continue reading Sylvania Township News