December 2009 VOLUME 26 NUMBER 12

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PILT: The Trustees were successful in their efforts to obtain PILT money from Summit County. Payment in Lieu of Taxes is given by the federal government to Summit County to offset property tax loss. Up until now the bulk of this money was retained by Summit County. Boston Township will be receiving a little over $18,000, the largest distribution of the money. The Township is not the only beneficiary of this effort; Peninsula, Richfield Township, Bath Township, Sagamore Hills Township, Northfield Center, Boston Heights, Akron, and Cuyahoga Falls will receive money proportionate to their tax losses. Our thanks to County Executive Russ Pry, Jason Dodson from the executive office, Bryan Nelson from the fiscal office, as well as Summit County Councilman Nick Kostandaras. Efforts are being made to transfer these funds to Valley Fire District in order to eliminate the need for an emergency operating levy due to decreasing revenue.

BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE: If you are interested in participating in the planning of the Township’s Bicentennial please contact Randy Bergdorf. The next meeting will be held on January 20, 2010. A tentative date for the celebration is being considered for June 2011.

OHIO TURNPIKE: A January 15, 2010 meeting has been scheduled between Jerry Ritch, Summit County Councilman Nick Kostandaras, and the Ohio Turnpike Commission to seek a resolution to the noise problems created by the Turnpike since adding a third lane to the roadway.

WEBSITE: Visit our website at www.bostontownship.org. Joanne has added copies of old bills and correspondence from our files. It is very interesting to see all of the names from our past. The site allows us to give you up to date information. It has a community calendar and up to date race and rally information.

ZONING: There is an opening on the Township’s zoning commission as well as an opening for an alternate position. If you are interested, please send your resume and letter of qualifications to the Trustees at P.O. Box 123 Peninsula, OH 44264.

SENIOR SNOWPLOWING: For those of you that were in our senior snowplowing program last year you will automatically receive your application this year. If you need an application, please contact Amy Anderson.

The Trustees would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Contact numbers for the trustees: Amy Anderson: 330-657-2439, Randy Bergdorf: 330-655-5698, and Jerry Ritch: 330-657-2015. Fiscal Officer Joanne Noragon: 330-657-2059, Road Department Tim Tesmer and Doug Mayer: 330-657-2600, and Zoning inspector, Larry Sulzer: 330-657-2135.