What’s Happening in Harlem Township

August 18, 2015

After all the planning and preparations by Harlem Township Heritage, sponsors of Harlem Township Days, it seems impossible that our 2015 event is now a thing of the past. It was a wonderful weekend, well attended by members of our community and with many things to see and do.

You can read the full story about the day’s activities by visiting the 2015 Harlem Township Days page under the Community tab above.

August 19, 2015

School has started for our community kids so everyone on the roads needs to pay attention to school buses loading and unloading and kids waiting beside the road to get picked up. If you need information about the school schedule, it can be found on the Big Walnut Schools website.

August 19, 2015

Pegasus 4-H got rained out on their movie in the park twice during the summer, but they’re not giving up. They are planning to show the movie Avengers on Saturday, October 10, at dark in the community park. Sounds like a fun time.

July 17, 2015

For the first time since they were placed, the DKMM (Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow) Solid Waste District has not been able to locate replacement sites for the two largest recycling drop-off locations. It is very difficult to find a site that will accommodate 12-14 containers.

DKMM has worked with neighboring sites to add containers where possible, and add additional days of service. Containers have been added at some sites when space allows. Fortunately, residents that reside in the communities that lost the bins (Liberty Township and Sunbury) have curbside recycling available to them. Established curbside recycling programs in Delaware County have demonstrated that more residents recycle more materials. We encourage all residents to utilize this program.

There are now a total of 13 recycling drop-off locations in Delaware County and it’s important to keep them available. In order to do that, DKMM needs bin users to do their part:

  • Look at the labeling on the bins and put only accepted items in the bins.
  • Flatten cardboard boxes to conserve space.
  • Drop off your recycling during the week when bins are serviced to prevent overflow on the weekend. If the bins are full, check another site or comeback another day. The service schedule can be found on the Delaware General Health District’s website (search "recycling drop offs").
Residents are asked to check with their trash hauler or the Health District’s Keep Delaware County Beautiful Program if they have a large item and are unsure of how it should be disposed. In most cases, trash haulers will accept mattresses, furniture, appliances and even carpet. In the communities where the local government has made an agreement with one trash hauler, bulk item pick up is included with the service. The exception is appliances that contain Freon such as refrigerators and air conditioners. There is usually a fee for these items. Questions about a negotiated service agreement from a hauler should be directed to your city, village or township.

For households without bulk item pick up, the Delaware County Solid Waste Transfer Station is the place where one can drop off trash. Under no circumstances should bulk items be left at a recycling drop-off location. This is considered illegal dumping and is not fair to the site host or neighbors.

The DKMM Solid Waste District takes pride in its drop-off program and wants to provide safe, clean recycling sites but can only do that with the help and support of the Delaware County community.

For more information, please contact Jenifer Way-Young, Keep Delaware County Beautiful Coordinator, Delaware General Health District at jway-young@delawarehealth.org or call 740-368-1700 ext. 2076.

July 17, 2015

Harlem Township Heritage (HTH) is very appreciative of the space allowed on this township website to let the community know about activities we are providing for the township. But because this is a township page, we’ve been limited in how much we’ve been able to say. But no more. We now have our own site, harlemtownshipheritage.org and a new facebook page to go with it - Harlem Township Heritage Facebook page. So if you want the full scoop on what activities we’re providing in the township, like at Harlem Township Days in August, check out these new pages. There’s a lot going on.

August 19, 2015

The memorial to the Harlem Township Schools is in and dedicated (but still has a bit more finishing work to be done.) The dedication ceremony on August 15, was a well-attended event, led by former township trustee, Ken Buell, as Master of Ceremonies. Phyllis Davidson gave an excellent presentation on the history of the one room schools in the township, and various "dignitaries" made brief comments on the whys and hows this all happened. In a little over a year’s time we went from a dream of the Harlem High alumni to a real memorial in our park we can all be proud of. Many thanks to everyone who made this happen.

July 17, 2015

If you don’t like the mailbox hangers that are frequently just dropped out of car windows under mailboxes (and frequently end up in the ditch to clog drains), there should be a telephone number on the outside bag you can call to have your address taken off the delivery route.

August 19, 2015


August 19 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room


September 7 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
September 10 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
September 14 –Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
September 16 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
September 21 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room


October 5 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
October 8 – Harlem Twp Heritage meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
October 10 – Pegasus 4-H Movie in the park at dark
October 11 – Civic Association Annual Picnic
October 12 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
October 19 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
October 21 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
October 23 - Chicken Noodle Dinner, Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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