Spring Pickup April 10, 2017 – MORE INFORMATION



SYLVANIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio, is seeking an Assistant Administrator/Human Resource Director. The Township workforce of approximately 160 employees is comprised of both union and non-union personnel.   The Township has an annual budget of $28 million and is the 8th largest township in the State of Ohio. The Assistant Administrator/H.R. Director, coordinates closely with the Township Administrator …




Road Closures for Glass City Marathon

        Sunday, April 23, 2017 Road Closures & Controlled Traffic in Toledo at Race start: Bancroft from Secor to University Hills — closed 4am­ to 11:00am Bancroft from Secor to Indian River — 7am to 8am University Hills & Bancroft – closed from 6:45am to ­11:00am Secor Road — Kenwood to Dorr …



With the days moving toward the end of a 39-year career, Sylvania Township Fire Chief Jeffrey Kowalski said his attitude is tinged by melancholy because of the things he will miss. The chief recounted some high points, but made it clear that what he will miss most is the daily interaction with a group of …


Firefighter Contract

Sylvania Township trustees have approved a contract with firefighters which was earlier ratified by the firefighters local. The new contract, replacing one which had expired at the end of last year, calls for raises of 2.50 percent this year, 2.25 percent next year and 2.25 percent in 2019. It also calls for the addition of a classification …


Variance Not Required Board of Zoning Appeals Says

The Sylvania Townshp board of zoning appeals recently declined to approve a request for a variance, finding that the issue before them was not a violation of township regulations, so no variance was needed. The issue involved a home under construction at 4624 Whistling Oaks Ct., where basement window wells had been added which extended into …



This January, the Sylvania Township zoning office had 19 nuisance complaints, compared to 6 such reports in January, 2016. It was an unusual surge for an office which doesn’t normally get a big increase until spring, when people complain about high grass and weeds. Of this January’s complaints, 13 came from citizens, while 6 were logged by …


Coffee With A Cop

Germaine Kirk had a question. A few weeks ago, a young man came to her door in Sylvania Township selling candles which he said would benefit an amateur boxing program. When she later learned that someone with the same story had been arrested on fraud-related charges in Maumee she wondered if she should have called 911 in connection …


Sylvania Township Finances In Order

The final accounting for the Sylvania Township budget is in for last year and once again David Simko, fiscal officer, praised the work of department managers as well as all employees for working well within the 2016 budget. He noted that the revenue portion of the budget is generally taken from the Lucas County Auditor based on an …


Michael Ramm Named Fire Chief

Sylvania Township trustees have named Deputy Chief Michael Ramm to the position of chief. He will begin his new duties after the mid-March retirement of Chief Jeffrey Kowalski, who was named interim chief in October, 2010 and the fire chief in January, 2011. Chief Ramm has been the deputy chief of operations since 2013, largely …

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