What’s Happening in Harlem Township

May 7, 2016

12 April 2016--

Dear Residents of Harlem Township,

The Township would like to remind the residents of the need to maintain properties so they do not become a nuisance to neighbors and unsightly to visitors in the community. Regarding the outdoor storage of vehicles and the accumulation of debris in yards. The Harlem Township Zoning Code states: "Outdoor storage of inoperable, or unlicensed motor vehicles for a period exceeding 14 consecutive days is prohibited. Said vehicles if stored on the premises shall be enclosed within a building, so as not to be visible from any adjoining property or public road.". In addition: "No trash, debris, refuse or discarded materials which create an eyesore, hazard or nuisance to the neighborhood or general public shall be permitted to accumulate or to be stored on any lot, parcel or portion thereof."

The Zoning Code is a document all have voted to ratify because it represents the values the community should embody. If residents note violations that cause particular concern, they are encouraged to engage their neighbors in conversation. If conversations do not result in helpful resolution, then residents are encouraged to call the Zoning Inspector to file a formal complaint. Thank you for making Harlem Township a great place to live!

Jon Trainer, Harlem Township Zoning Inspector.

Zoning Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals

May 7, 2016

An order for bricks and pavers to be added to the school memorial in the community park will be sent in to the supplier on June 30. If you missed getting one last year and would like one or more, the forms are available here Paver Order Form, Brick Order Form, or contact Vicki Tieche (740-965-4535 or mvtieche@att.net) to get one.

May 7, 2016

It’s coming, Saturday July 9, the 6th running of the Duncan’s Run Bicycle Patch Ride.

More information about this ride and a link to the registration form can be accessed on the Duncan’s Run Bike Ride page in the events tab at the top of this page.

May 7, 2016

If you missed attending the Public Forum on April 27, most of the information that was provided can be found on the Big Walnut School link in the Community Drop Down at the top of this page. The link to the pertinent information is also available here. In a nutshell, over the past ten years enrollment in the Big Walnut School system has increased by over 600 pupils despite the fact that nationwide the birth rate has gone down. Our district and Delaware County is experiencing growth because of development in our area. According to the school data, at the present time only Harrison Street is over capacity, but the school district is anticipating crowding at the other school locations. To offset the growth rate and provide for current and future students, the school district is looking at converting Big Walnut Intermediate to an elementary school, adding a new elementary school, and renovating the four existing elementary schools; converting the Middle School to the Intermediate School; converting the existing high school to the Middle School; and building a new high school available in 2020. The presented alternative to this plan is adding 67 mobile classrooms. Take the time to look at the information presented by the schools so you are informed.

April 12, 2016

The Delaware General Health District is pleased to announce that Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio for the second year in a row. The 2016 County Health Rankings issued today places Delaware County as first in Ohio for both health outcomes and health factors. Health outcomes focus on how healthy people are presently and health factors are based on how healthy people will be in the future. The rankings, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, are available online at County Health Rankings. For more information on our county’s placement, visit the Delaware Health Department website.

April 12, 2016

Rain Barrel Workshop to be held in Powell on May 26, at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning how to capture and utilize rainfall to water plants and gardens around you home, plan to attend this workshop. You will recieve a rainbarrel at a discounted price. $50.00 for registration fee and rain barrel.

This announcement will be updated with a link to the registration form. The workshop will be held at the City of Powell Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street, Powell.

May 7, 2016

The Harlem High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 11, at the Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, Galena 43021. Social Hour will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with dinner following at 6:00 p.m.. Cost of the dinner is $13.00 per person. Send reservations and fee to Ted Wurm, 1719 Kelly McMaster Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The last class graduated from Harlem High School in 1952 so Harlem graduates have been expanded to include those who attended the Harlem Schools but didn’t graduate from Harlem High School.

If you have questions about this banquet call Vicki Tieche 740-965-4535.

March 6, 2016

Harlem Township Days will be back in our Community Park on August 20 and 21. Please visit the Harlem Township Days page under the Events tab above for more information about activities and events planned for this year. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

April 12, 2016

Summer Camps – single day and week long for children 6-12. Registrations are now being taken. Visit the Preservation Parks website for more information.

Spring programs are going on at Preservation Parks every week. For information on the programs and dates, see the park’s Spring Program Guide.

May 7, 2016

Due to too many booked schedules, the May Chicken Noodle dinner had to be cancelled. The next noodle-doo is planned for Friday, September 23rd.

But, Harlem Township Heritage was able to put together two pancake breakfasts on short notice and hopes everyone will come to the Grange Hall on Saturday May 7, and Saturday June 18, between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. to enjoy a meal of pancakes and sausage.

April 12, 2016


May 2 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
May 5 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
May 7 – Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Grange Hall
May 8 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
May 16 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
May 18 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
May 19 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
May 27 - Chicken Noodle Dinner, Harlem Grange Hall, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cancelled


June 2 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
June 6 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
June 11 – Harlem High School Alumni Banquet, Grange Hall
June 13 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
June 15 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
June 18 – Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Grange Hall
June 16 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
June 20 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room


July 4 – Harlem Township entry in Sunbury July 4th parade
July 5 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 7 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
July 9 - Duncan’s Run Bicycle Ride, John Beltz Retreat, 4834 Harlem Road
July 11 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 18 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 20 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
July 21 – Harlem Township Heritage meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room

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