THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETINGS FOR APRIL WILL BE HELD ON THE 2ND & 16TH AT 5:00 PM

8Mar

RETIRING AFTER 29 YEARS OF SERVICE

It’s been a long road, pretty literally, for Curtis Snapp who will soon retire after 29 years of service with the Sylvania Township road department. Mr. Snapp’s long career and his dependability were recognized recently at a meeting of the Sylvania Township trustees. It’s been a lot of years of clearing township roads of snow …

4Mar

GUN

Alert police work can sometimes turn the most mundane call for service into something far from the usual. A Sylvania Township police officer, one recent night, was dispatched to look into a complaint about a car parked in a reserved for the handicapped spot at the Walmart, 5821 West Central. After locating the vehicle, the …

22Feb

SCAT LOOKING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of the Sylvania Community Action Team (SCAT) has initiated a search for an energetic, inspiring, and forward-thinking leader who values community and collaboration to serve as our next Executive Director. We seek an individual who can lead the organization to new levels of local support to complement our mission of ensuring that …

19Feb

ZONING MANAGER RETURNS

Daryl Graus, former manager of the Sylvania Township planning and zoning office, has been re-hired to that position by the Sylvania Township trustees. Mr. Graus left the position in July to take a job as a planner with the Toledo Plan Commission. At the time, he said the offer seemed like something he should take, …

13Feb

Annual Finance Update

Keeping an eye on income and paying the bills can seem routine, but keeping a watchful eye on the process is the goal. The work of the finance department is one of the reasons township departments have kept expenses under their budgeted amounts in recent years. All of the departments came in for praise recently …

8Feb

EVT OF THE YEAR!

When a visitor to the Sylania Avenue fire station recently asked where he might find Al Hasenfratz, a firefighter pointed down a hallway and said, “just go through that door.  You’ll probably find him under that first big truck.” He wasn’t under the first big truck, but he had been. It is more usual than …

7Feb

NEW POLICE OFFICER UNIFORMS

You may have noticed the difference right away. Or you’re still trying to put your finger on the difference. The difference we’re talking about is the color of the uniforms worn by Sylvania Township police officers. Instead of the township’s traditional tan/brown uniforms, they are now clad in the more nationally-traditional dark blue. Deputy Chief …

16Jan

PERMITS

Permits for construction of single-family homes in Sylvania Township have hovered just under–and once at–100 annually over the last few years. Year-end figures for 2018 show a dramatic increase, ending the year at 123. Karlene  Henderson, manager of the zoning and planning office, said the increase is not due to any single subdivision or development, …

16Jan

BURGLAR ARRESTED

At the turn of the year, Sylvania Township police noticed a disturbing trend. There had been burglaries occurring to homes in the area of Sylvania Avenue and McCord Road. Police Chief Paul Long said he determined the department should flood the area with unmarked cars with the idea of keeping eyes open for any unusual …

16Jan

ANNEXATION

Sylvania Township trustees have agreed to partner with a group of  who have voiced their opposition to the apparent intent of the City of Sylvania to annex several homes in residential subdivisions currently in the township. Residents have appeared at meetings of the trustees as well as city council recently complaining about what they have …

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