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Curiously labeled “Genoe Town House”, Genoa Township’s original community meeting space will soon be relocated half of a mile from 5007 Tussic Street Road to McNamara Park’s eastern end. The building’s current position is perilously close to Big Walnut Road presenting a safety hazard and impediment to plans the Delaware County Engineer has to improve intersection safety with a conventional, single-lane roundabout.
Additions that were made to the building after its original construction have been demolished in preparation for the move. Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, December 21st at 9:30 a.m., the structure will be wrapped with wire and lifted by crane from its foundation onto a low, flatbed truck. Traffic will be closed on Big Walnut Road and Old 3C Highway while the delicate operation is attempted.
The building will remain on the truck while a foundation is built at the park’s eastern end to suit the building’s distorted shape. Approximately one week later, the building will be lowered into place to await interior renovation. While details are still being planned, the building is expected to become a meeting space once again and a repository for local historical relics. More…
A piece of Genoa Township history is soon to have a new home.
The building known as “Genoe,” which is the first township hall, sits close to a busy location at the northeast corner of Tussic Street Road and Big Walnut Road.
The name comes from the building’s fan-shaped stone sign which reads “GENOE TOWN HOUSE 1880.”
The structure is slated to be moved in one piece to accommodate a Delaware County infrastructure project. Westbound travelers along Big Walnut Road are hampered in viewing southbound traffic on Big Walnut Road as the hall sticks out, impeding clear vision.
According to the Township, The brick building…will be lifted and moved in one piece. Big Walnut Road will be closed while the delicate work takes place. Short-term closures will also impact Old 3C Highway on the day the building is transported via a low flatbed semi-truck trailer to McNamara park. More…
By 1808Delaware, Genoa Township
The community gathered to celebrate the completion of the new “ninja-style” agility course playground at Freeman Park on Wednesday, July 6. The playground, intended for ages 13 and up, was designed to fill a recreational need for ‘tweens’. Prize tokens were hidden on the park’s two playgrounds for children to find and exchange for prizes. A rubber surface was added to improve the existing younger children’s playground.
While the playground celebration was held, the park improvements will be finalized throughout the summer and fall with the addition of basketball hoops sized for small children, a native Ohio prairie meadow area, grass seeding, drainage improvements, and other finishing touches.
Park improvements were funded by the State of Ohio and were the result of the 2020 Parks and Trails Master Plan that outlines a vision for the future of Genoa Township recreational areas. More…
Genoa Township has taken the step of letting residents know how monies received under the American Rescue Plan have been and are being spent.
In its newsletter sent out on July 1, the Township revealed the process and then decisions made in terms of how $2,954,383.25 was distributed. As the review shares, these monies were not spent all at once, rather these funds will be spent by the end of 2026.
After incorporating responses from Township departments, a road map was created and adopted to guide expenditures. According to what was shared, this is the breakdown: More…
Summer is the ideal time to open a new playground, especially one which has been long-awaited.
The Freeman Road Park layground will be available for use at the end of this month. This achievement will be celebrated on July 6 at 6:30 PM in the best way possible – with popsicles and prizes.
Kids who tackle the new obstacle-course style play area will have a chance to win.
Freeman Road Park is 6.7 acres and features a shelter house with free wifi provided by Westerville Public Library (which launched in April of this year), picnic tables and grills, restroom (open year-round), a playground, sandpit excavation toy (ADA accessible), athletic fields, basketball courts and a 1/3 mile loop trail featuring a ‘Born Learning Trail’ made up of activity stations to help parents engage children in interactive games. More…
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The Greater Galena Civic Association has planned a full day of fun for Summerfest on August 28 in downtown Galena.
Journey Fellowship kicks off the event with opening ceremonies at 11 AM. You’ll enjoy great food, a beer garden, and shopping at many business, arts, and craft vendors. The GGCA will have its popular Summerfest t-shirts on sale and you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win awesome prizes such as a paddle board kit or a fire pit.
Entertainment for the day includes: More…
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…