Legal Notice: Due to inactivity the regular meeting of the ROOTSTOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. has been cancelled.
Jordan Michael, Zoning Assistant
By Order of the ROOTSTOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Township is creating a Community Center committee and a Community Park committee. We are looking residents interested in joining either committee and ideas on what residents would like to have available at each. E-mails are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
With school now under way, we support everyone who makes a successful school year possible. This includes the teachers, aides, administration, support staff, bus drivers, coaches, parents, and of course and probably most important; the students. We ask that everyone take a vested interest in our school which is a large representative of our community. Get involved with school-based processes, whether attending school academic or sporting activities, supporting the many student-based groups, volunteering in many capacities, or just having your kids prepared for school.
The Township Road Crew has been busy sealing, patching, and chipping many roads. Our road maintenance plan is continuing to work in fine order. First Energy repaired some of the roadways that their transmission line work this year had damaged. You may be seeing a new Township truck driving around. We were able to make a great deal in selling an older problematic truck and then purchase a new one. The new one is stainless steel-based which will last much longer than the old steel trucks due to its resistance to the road salt it will carry and also drive through.
Please support the Rootstown Fire Department in voting for the renewal levy this year. This levy will continue funding for our EMS unit. Your Fire Department members work and train every day to provide emergency medical services to Rootstown.
A Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) contract has been signed and we will be asking residents to be part of a group to assist the contractor in developing the CLUP. This plan is a framework to help guide Rootstown in its future plans for development-- residential and commercial.
The Trustees have created a Park Commission made up of a seven member board that answers to the Board of Trustees and provides input for moving forward the development of the Community Park. Each member will hold the position for three, four, or five-year terms and be appointed by the Trustees. The former ad-hoc Park Committee has been dissolved and we thank those residents for their time and service in getting ideas for the park started. The park is a work in progress and the Trustees want to follow the proper steps in creating a Master Site Plan so as to be most efficient and cost effective for the park development.
The Portage County Solid Waste Management District mailed out surveys, with the township's input, about curbside recycling to find out your interest in it. Not every household received the survey, but every household can submit their input. Contact a Trustee or Solid Waste Management or 330-678-8808 for your input. As of now, the cost for curbside recycling has not been set, but should be provided by the end of year. The Trustees have not committed to mandatory curbside recycling as of yet.
Do you have disaster preparation plans? Do you have enough food, water, and medication to last a short term disaster for three days? Five days? Two weeks? Being prepared for loss of utilities takes time and forethought and is essential. It may be too late when a blizzard or other weather condition occurs. The Portage County Emergency Management Agency is a good resource for planning and can be contacted at http://co.portage.oh.us/portageprep or 330-297-3607. Hopefully, Rootstown will never see such disasters or need the EMA, but we should all be prepared. As the old adage states: failure to plan is a plan for failure.
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Rootstown Township was founded in 1802 and is located in Portage County. Rootstown provides a mixture of living environments, shopping and restaurants while still maintaining its small town character. It is also home to the Northeast Ohio Medical University. With easy access off I76, it is a desirable place for its residents to live and work.
We hope you visit our website often to keep informed of activities and notices listed above that affect the residents of Rootstown. We always welcome your comments and suggestions to make this website useful and informative to all the residents of Rootstown.