September 2017 VOLUME 34 NUMBER 9

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The township minutes are posted on our website at and outside the fiscal office at the Boston Township Hall. Trustee meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Zoning commission meets the second Tuesday of the month and the Board of Zoning Appeals meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Condolences: The trustees send their condolences to the family of former Peninsula Mayor Dewey Hansen. Dewey was mayor of Peninsula during the nation's bicentennial, serving from 1976 through 1979.

Reappraisals: Thank you to all who were able to attend the meeting with representatives of the Summit County Fiscal Office regarding property appraisals. The take-away item from the meeting is that should residents feel that there are errors on their property appraisal report or if the reappraisal amount does not seem appropriate, individual property owners need to respond to the Summit County Fiscal Office by October 1, 2017. The phone number is (330) 643-2710.

NOPEC: The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is a consortium of over 200 communities that shop for a price for natural gas on behalf of the communities. They sent out mailings to residents in both August and September, but asked us to reach out in case they missed some customers. NOPEC offers a plan for gas pricing which may or may not suit your needs. If you want to take advantage of NOPEC's pricing, then you do nothing and are automatically enrolled. Should you decide to go with another provider, you must opt out by calling NOPEC at (855) 667-3201.

Brush Chipping/Leaf Pick-up: The last scheduled brush chipping for the year will be October 2. Also, the first leaf vacuuming should be around November 1. For more information, please call the Service Department at (330) 657-2600.

Zoning Updates: On October 10, the Zoning Commission will be having a hearing on two minor amendments to the zoning ordinance. It has been proposed to remove the section of the zoning ordinance which allows accessory buildings to be used as quarters for hired help (section 5014a). The other change is that those making application for a variance to the Board of Zoning Appeals will be required to submit 20 copies of their documents, instead of the current 14 copies.

Zoning Inspector: The Trustees received two applicants for the position of Zoning Inspector. At the meeting on September 13, John Schneider was appointed to the position. The Zoning Inspector can be reached at (330) 657-2601.

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: Catherine Anson at 330-657-2059; Road Department: Ron Adams: 330-657-2600; and Zoning Inspector: John Schneider at 330-657-2601 or 234-900-9145.