What’s Happening in Harlem Township
FILING YOUR TAXES IN 2015
Don’t wait until the last minute this year to pick up paper tax forms and instruction booklets. If you find they are unavailable, all forms and instructions can be downloaded online:
IRS: IRS homepage
Filing: IRS Filing (You can get forms from this page as well.)
Instructions: Ohio filing instructions
If you know someone in the township who does not have a computer and printer and who may need help getting tax forms, forms will be available at the Zoning Office / Community Room of the firehouse on Saturday, March 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Forms will be free but there may be a charge for entire booklets.
WANTED!! CLASS PICTURES FROM HARLEM HIGH
In the old days the halls of Harlem Township High School were lined with large photographs of the graduating classes. When the school was torn down, these photos were given to people who were interested.
The Community Library has made digital copies of the few of these old photos they have found and would like to be able to do all thirty (?) years of Harlem’s graduating classes to put online in their memory project. If you have one of these large photos, would you please contact either Margaret or Chauncey at the library and make arrangements with them to borrow your photo and copy it. The library number is 740-965-3901.
SPRING CEMETERY MAINTENANCE
Township Maintenance crews will begin their spring clean-up in the cemeteries April 1. Anyone having holiday decorations in the cemeteries they wish to save, needs to have them removed by then. By the rules for the township cemeteries enacted in 2012, the township maintenance staff may also permanently remove all decorative ornaments, solar lights, pavers, edging stones, and gravel.
Please, clean up your family gravesites and be sure to abide by the planting rules which can be found in the complete list of cemetery rules in the Township, Cemeteries tab above.
HARLEM TOWNSHIP CIVIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL ROADSIDE CLEANUP
The Civic Association in cooperation with Harlem Township Trustees and the Delaware Health District is sponsoring a roadside cleanup campaign on Saturday April 18, 2015. Volunteers are needed to show their civic pride and help clean up our roadsides. Trash bags, road assignments, and safety vests will be available from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, a quarter mile west of Center Village. Wear study boots and gloves for protection. You are encouraged to return to the Grange Hall between 11:30 and 1:00 for a free lunch, bragging rights on the most unusual finds, and return of safety vests.
For your convenience you may call Valerie Pedersen (740 965 3670) to secure a road assignment and bags ahead of time. Trash filled bags will be picked up along assigned roads on Monday, April 20, by the Township Maintenance crew. This enables anyone who can’t participate on Saturday to collect trash at other times over that weekend. If you wish to do this, please contact Valerie so she adds the area you’re picking up to the list of roads needing trash bag pick up.
DELAWARE GENERAL HEALTH DISTICT NEWS
The Delaware General Health District’s adult injury prevention program is again offering "A Matter of Balance" classes in an effort to help older adults improve their stability.
These eight-week classes are completely free and take place at the Center for Older Adults located at 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware. The classes will teach participants different non-strenuous exercises that will help improve balance.
Classes will begin on Monday, March 2, and run through April 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional sessions will be held later in the year.
ANTIQUE ROADSHOW SET FOR MARCH!
Big News! Harlem Township Heritage is hosting an antiques roadshow style event. Details are: Tuesday, March 10, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the back of the Harlem Township Firehouse. Identification / appraisal will be provided by Steve Bemiller of Garth’s Auction House. A requested donation of $5 for each item looked at will be appreciated. (All funds will go to preservation work in our old township cemeteries). Light refreshments will be provided.
This is open to everyone so we hope you come and join us for an interesting event. Please feel free to pass the word to others you think would be interested. Hope to see you on March 10!
WHERE TO FIND LOW COST/NO COST MEDICAL/OTHER HEALTH CARE
This year seems to be a lot worse than usual for flu, colds, and other complaints. If you’ve been putting off getting help because of the cost, there are some local options available:
Delaware General Health District Clinic, 3 W. Winter St. Delaware, 740-203-2040. Services: Adult and Childhood Immunizations, Flu shots, Anonymous HIV Tests, Blood Pressure, Anemia, Diabetes, and Cholesterol Screenings, Pregnancy Test, Prenatal Clinic, Women, Infants and Children Nutrition and Counseling Program (WIC), Healthy Weight Management. Most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available that may reduce the cost.
The Vineyard Free Medical Clinic is located at 1001 W. Cherry St, Sunbury, 740-965-8888. The clinic is open to walk-in patients the first and third Mondays of every month starting at 5:15 p.m. The Clinic, begun in 2004, is available to those in the community in need physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.
Vineyard Free Health Clinics: 6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville. Medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic services for patients who have no insurance, no Medicare, no Medicaid, and incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. For additional information, call 614-259-5428.
HARLEM TOWNSHIP DAYS 2015
They’re coming, August 15 and 16 – mark the dates. Planning is underway and will continue at the Harlem Township Heritage meetings. Check the calendar below for meeting dates. Come and tell us what you’d like to see in 2015.
DELAWARE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Want to start a Christmas Tree farm, buy pawpaw trees or wildflower seeds or a cedar bluebird house, or maybe you’d like to learn more about rain barrels. If those sound interesting to you, check out the Soil and Water Conservation District’s website at www.delawareswcd.org. There’s a lot of information available there.
MEMORIAL TO THE HARLEM TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS
The decision was made to keep the cost of the commemorative bricks and pavers at the prices they were initially, $35 for bricks and $75 for pavers. We hope to have the new memorial in place by Harlem Township Days in August.
For more information about this memorial and brick purchase can be found by visiting the Harlem Township Heritage page under the Community tab above.
ON THE CALENDAR:
February 18 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
March 2 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
April 6 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room