Sylvania Township trustees have passed a resolution establishing fines for the “feeding of wildlife and stray animals.” The resolution was passed based on complaints from a subdivision resident who said his area was overrun by feral cats after a neighbor began to put out food for strays. Craig Covrett, of Carrietowne East, told trustees that …



It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of retired firefighter Mike Miner. Mike served on the Sylvania Township Fire Department for 25 years, retiring in 2000. He previously served with the Ann Arbor Fire Department. Mike was also a long time President of Sylvania Fire Fighters Local 2243, and was given …



A car speeding along King Road in the early morning recently led to an arrest and the recovery of several stolen items. Sylvania Township Police Chief Paul Long said it is always rewarding, “when we can tell someone we’ve recovered their stolen items, particularly before they knew the items were gone.” Officer John Tanner was …


Seeking Applicants for SAJRD Board!

The Sylvania Township trustees are seeking applicants to fill a vacancy that expires 12/31/2018  for an appointment to the board of the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District. Those interested must be in the Sylvania School District. Applications must be received no later than April 13, 2018. Applications are available and must be submitted at http://www.sylvaniatownship.com/community-application/.


NEW Meeting Portal

Sylvania Township has launched a new internet feature, known as CivicWeb Portal with which users can receive agendas of upcoming meetings, listen to meetings in real time or a recording and view meeting minutes. The portal can be accessed through the township website, where you are now, by clicking on the “MEETINGS” tab or directly …


License Fee

The Sylvania Township trustees have voted to support a proposal that Lucas County Commissioners add a $5 fee for those renewing vehicle registrations. Keith Earley, Lucas County engineer, has asked commissioners for the increase to help pay for needed repair and repaving of county roads. Mr. Earley noted that when a formula was established 20 …



Sylvania Township trustees have approved the purchase of a leaf-vacuuming machine, the DinkMar Leaf Master for $38,7000. The apparatus, with a large hose, is towed behind a truck for leaf collection. Rob Nash, road superintendent, told trustees that the purchase is accounted for in this year’s road department budget. He added that the machine next …



Sylvania Township trustees have approved the purchase of a “hot mix transporter,” for the road department which is meant to allow for greater use of hot mix for potholes on the township’s 131.11 miles of roadway. Rob Nash, superintendent of the road department, said the township has been limited, during the winter, to using what …


Zone Changes Approved

The Sylvania Township Trustees have approved zoning changes needed for a proposed housing development on nearly 55 acres on Brint Road just east of Mitchaw Road. Mitchell Construction Co. is proposing to build 50 villa-style residences and 114 single-family homes on the property. `The project needed approval for zoning as a residential planned unit development …


Police Survey Results

A recent survey designed for Sylvania Township residents showed a whopping positive result of nearly 95 percent in response to the question “Is the Sylvania Township Police Department responsive to your needs?”. The outcome of the survey was recently forwarded to the department by Dr. Terry Keller, dean of the college of social sciences at …

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