Be who you are
and say what you feel
because those who mind
don’t matter and those who matter
don’t mind.

Dr. Seuss
April 2014 VOLUME 31 NUMBER 4

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NEW SIGN: Approval was given by Peninsula’s Board of Zoning Appeals for our new building directory sign. Many thanks to Todd Clarke for all of his efforts to make this happen.

AKRON CLEVELAND ROAD SEWER: Jerry Ritch and Marty Griffith are meeting on April 25 with Mike Wendt from Summit County DOES to work up real cost numbers of sewer construction and tap in fees.

ZONING: Thanks to Dave Calloway for agreeing to accept an additional term on the Board of Zoning Appeals. This is a five year appointment.

WELCOME BACK: The Trustees welcomed Peninsula Police Officer Mike Phillips. We wish him a speedy recovery.

MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TAX: The trustees passed a resolution to collect the additional $5.00 permissive motor vehicle license tax. This will bring in approximately $5,000 per year.

POLICE CAR LETTERING: Check out the new lettering on the back of the Peninsula police cars. Thanks to Chief Varga they now say “Serving Boston Township”.

CUYAHOGA FALLS JEDD: Jerry Ritch attended a JEDD board meeting in Cuyahoga Falls. The Falls board members are Brian Hoffman, Cuyahoga Falls Finance Director, Terry Madder, Falls Councilmember, and Russell Balthis, Falls Law Director. The board officers are Jerry Ritch, Chair, Terry Madder, Vice-Chair and Russell Balthis, Secretary Treasurer. The tax receipts of the JEDD were discussed, together with methods of paying for extending sewers to the JEDD area. The petition of Rick Haury from Suncrest Garden Center to rename the remaineder of Akron Cleveland Road to State Road was also discussed.

WEBSITE: Visit our website at to find up-to-date Township information.

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.