10Mar

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 …

10Mar

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 …

8Mar

Compliance

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 …

2Mar

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 …

1Mar

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 …

17Feb

New Sylvania Township Website

The new site presents a welcoming appearance right from the homepage, with an interactive dropdown menu and features. Not only making it easier for users to obtain information, contact officials and departments, but the new site is built upon a responsive platform allowing users to access the site from mobile devices and tablets. In addition to …

15Feb

Busy Meeting For Trustees

Trustees The Sylvania Township trustees have asked their legal counsel to file public records requests or financial data from the Sylvania Area Joint  District  and the Sylvania Recreation District because of a concerns  about the use of public money mingled with private funding. The request was made after trustees chairman John Jennewine said he has been …

15Feb

Police Department Developing a Survey

The Sylvania Township police department is working with a Lourdes University professor to develop a community survey to determine residents attitudes toward the department. Deputy Chief Ray Carroll told Sylvania Township trustees that there may be practices by police that the public doesn’t approve of or doesn’t understand. “There may be things the public would …

10Feb

Coffee With a Cop

10Feb

Township Senior Volunteer Program

 

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