Genoa Township officials are planning to construct a 1,400 foot long multi-use trail, and they are looking for public input in the planning process.
The trail as proposed is on the west side of Worthington Road from Braymoore Drive to approximately 100 north of Jaccox Road. On both ends it will meet with trail segments.
Identified environmental impacts include the loss of 50 individual trees and the disturbance of what is referred to as “common terrestrial vegetation” (shrubs, hedges, etc.).
The construction will require that the Township acquire a permanent easement over the affected area. More…
The popular short-term dumpster service will return in 2021 from May 1-8 for Genoa Township residents. The program had been discontinued due to improper use of dumpsters in previous years. Follow all guidelines for disposal to ensure the service continues into the future.
Yard waste and general trash will be accepted for disposal in the temporary dumpsters at the Genoa Township Maintenance Facility located just beyond the Fire Station at 7049 Big Walnut Road. Residents may make an unlimited amount of trips to drop off material between 8 AM. and 8 PM. Proof of residency is required.
Branches, leaves and other yard waste must be loose or in paper bags. No plastic materials should be mixed as yard waste will be composted. Loads with plastic can be rejected by the composting facility and could lead to the cancellation of the service.
Item that will not be accepted include appliances, wire fencing, tires, batteries, paint, oil, computers, monitors and any material that is corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive. More…
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Beginning last week, yogurt and fruit cups, and sour cream and butter tubs were added to Rumpke’s expanding accepted materials list.
Maybe you have always attempted to recycle yogurt and butter containers, but until now, those items were considered “contamination.” Contamination is the industry term for non-recyclable materials deposited in recycling collection programs.
These materials must be separated and taken to the landfill, making operations less efficient. In fact, plastic bags and Christmas lights jam conveyor belts halting work and requiring repairs to specialized sorting equipment. More…
Genoa Township is on the lookout for township residents interested in serving on a board, commission, or committee to fill upcoming vacancies. With that in mind, it has opened an online portal to obtain applications from those interested in these positions.
According to the Township Handbook for these boards and commissions,
“Genoa Township has active Township boards, commissions, and committees. A description of the duties, purpose, and meeting schedules of each board, commission and committee is provided in this “Handbook”. A few of the boards, commissions and committees have statutory powers, while others serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees. More…
Genoa Township has three levies on the upcoming ballot to be decided on by voters.
Every five-years police and fire operating levies are brought to voters for consideration. Both departments performed well financially over the previous period and are therefore reducing millage this fall.
A third .6 mill levy would support park improvements and operations. The levy is new, but would not increase overall millage due to the combined equal decrease from the police and fire levies. The dollar cost would increase an estimated $4.15 annually per $100,000 of value as a result of a 10% State of Ohio tax “roll back” the Police and Fire renewal levies receive that the Parks Levy will not. More…
Genoa Township Police have charged and arrested Gary D. Will, 72, of 6541 Wilder Court, Westerville, Ohio 43082 with one count of rape of a minor.
The crime, Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.02A1b, is a felony of the first degree:
(A) (1) No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another who is not the spouse of the offender or who is the spouse of the offender but is living separate and apart from the offender, when any of the following applies:
(b) The other person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person. More…
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In preparation for the August 3rd retirement of Genoa Township’s Fire Chief Gary Honeycutt, the Board of Trustees have named Deputy Chief Joseph Ponzi next to lead the department.
“Chief is a fitting title for Joseph,” stated Board Chair Connie Goodman. “He has demonstrated how prepared he is to advance his career and he has my full confidence.”
Joseph Ponzi will be the seventh Chief to serve the township since the fire service was established in 1973 and the third since it was converted from a volunteer department in 2001. His career with Genoa Township began in 1993 as a volunteer firefighter and was hired as a full-time firefighter in 2001, progressing to Lieutenant in 2002, and Deputy Chief in 2011. More…
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be evaluating the Genoa Township Police Department virtually on May 27 and 28.
CALEA requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Genoa Township Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.
The agency was first awarded accreditation in 2013 and will seek their third accreditation award. More…
Just as with cities and villages in Delaware County, townships provide opportunities for “average” citizens to become better acquainted with the workings of local government.
In Genoa Township, that specifically means operations of the its Fire and Police Departments.
According to the Township website, the offerings include: More…
Nine committees serve a vital link between the Genoa Township Board of Trustees and the Township’s residents, providing input into policy and decision making.
These resident-drive committees are seeking new members.
Not only does the Township benefit from the talents of each participant, but committee members have said that they feel a greater sense of connection with neighbors after becoming involved. Residents from all backgrounds and professions are encouraged to apply for committee appointments; the variety provides a cross section of the community that brings diverse insight and talent. More…
Formerly known as the Legacy Program, the Genoa Township Parks Giving Program has been reimagined to recognize a loved one, men and women in the military, celebrate a special event such as a birth, graduation, engagement, anniversary, or commemorate a heroic act or accomplishment.
The program also helps to support Genoa Township parks that otherwise receive funding only through a small portion of the General Fund. More…
Genoa Township has shared the following information about the upcoming election.
Voters will decide three Genoa-specific issues on their ballots this November: More…