Spring Pickup April 10, 2017 – MORE INFORMATION

Signs:
To report a STOP sign down or missing or to report missing or damaged signs of any kind please contact Sylvania Township Road Department at : (419) 882-0031, ext. 1503.

Traffic Signals:
All traffic signals are maintained by the Lucas County Engineers Office. To report problems with a traffic signal, please contact the Lucas County Engineer’s Office at 419-213-2860.

Deceased Animals:
The Sylvania Township Road Department is responsible for the removal of dead animals that are along any Township maintained road. To report any dead animal, within the Township, please call Sylvania Township Road Department at 419-882-0031, ext. 1503.

For dead animal pick up on county roads, call the Lucas County Engineer’s office at 419-213-2860, and on state routes, call the Ohio Department of Transportation at 419-825-1383.

Potholes and Storm Sewers

Potholes:
Potholes are created when moisture seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands, and then thaws. This weakens the pavement. Traffic loosens the pavement even more, and it eventually crumbles and pops out.

Spring temperatures warm the cold pavement, melting and evaporating any frozen water. This creates air pockets that can eventually cause the pavement top break up. A winter of heavy snow or rain and severe freeze/thaw cycles can mean a big pothole season ahead.
The Sylvania Township Road Department will fix potholes on any Township road, please call 419-882-0031, ext.1503.

Storm Sewers:
Sylvania Township Road Department is responsible for storm sewers (open ditches, culverts, catch basins, pipes, and curb inlets) located within the public right-of-way. Township personnel inspect, clean, repair or replace these components as necessary to keep the steady flow of storm water. The property owner is responsible for storm sewer pipes, catch basins, and ditches located on private property outside the public right-of-way. Right-of-way is normally 25 feet from the center of a roadway.

Preventive maintenance is the best maintenance for storm sewers and ditches. This can only be achieved with the help of Township residents. Only storm water (which is the precipitation from rain or melting of snow and ice) should go into the storm sewers and ditches. Leaves, sticks, or other yard waste should not be allowed to collect in ditches or in any area that would allow these items to be washed into the storm sewers and catch basins, as they are likely to seriously reduce water flow through the system. Once a storm system is clogged, the resulting back-up of water can create hazards for motorists and damage to homes.

If you would like to request an inspection for a possible blocked or clogged storm sewer, please contact the STRD at 419-882-0031, ext. 1503.

Right of Way

What is the public right-of-way? The public right-of-way is the land reserved for a street, alley, and walkway or for other public purposes. Several items may occupy space within the public right-of-way, such as sidewalks, street lights, traffic signals, fire hydrants and storm sewers. Public utilities such as gas and electric lines, telephone and cable TV lines may also be within the right-of-way.
The Sylvania Township Road Department maintains the Township right-of-way for road mowing and tree trimming, dead animal removal, storm sewers, and street signs.

Sylvania Township requires a permit be obtained from the Lucas County Engineer’s Office 419-213-2860 prior to the start of any excavation within the Township’s right-of-way area.

The only exception would be in the case of an emergency requiring immediate action to protect the public health, safety and welfare, in which case a permit must be obtained at the earliest possible opportunity. This includes driveway aprons, curb, gutter, storm drainage, sewer tie-ins, water main tie-ins, street construction and/or repairs, and road cuts.

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