What’s Happening in Harlem Township
The Stepping Up to Prevent Falls Coalition led by the Delaware General Health District will present the 2nd annual Celebrating Seniors event on May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of Delaware Mingo Recreation Complex. All older adults in the area are invited to attend this free event that promises to provide an interactive day that focuses on safety, health, and community. Activities include AAA CarFit checks, balance, spinal and hearing screenings, prescription drug disposal, and information on scams and identify theft. In addition, attendees will have a chance to chat with over 40 local vendors, take in exercise and balance demonstrations, and get connected with a variety of resources in Delaware County.
Some new additions to this year’s event include a presentation on living wills and healthcare power of attorney and a seminar on assistive and adaptive devices. In addition, DATA Bus will be providing shuttling services every 20 minutes from the Council for Older Adults to the event and back. For more information visit the event website at www.delawarehealth.org
TOWNSHIP’S NEW ISO RATING
Effective April 1, 2015; Harlem Township’s new ISO (Insurance Services Office) PPC (Public Protection Classification) rating is 04/04y. This is an improvement over our former rating of 6/9. The ISO utilizes a PPC rating scale of 1-10, with 1 being the best rating.
To read the full announcement, please download the PDF here Fire Insurance Rating Improvement.
SENIOR APPLIANCE PICK-UP SERVICE
The Senior Appliance Pickup service is again available to seniors looking to rid themselves of any old appliances, televisions, and computer equipment. The service is free and available to all Delaware County residents age 60 and over.
The pickup service was developed to prevent injuries that could be sustained from lifting or falling while trying to move appliances or computer components. The Health District contracts with a moving company to pick up large, bulky, or heavy items from resident homes and deliver them to Sims Recycling. This service also allows for many of the materials to be recycled rather than go directly to a landfill. For more information, contact Keep Delaware County Beautiful coordinator, Jenifer Way-Young, at 740-203-2076.
DCSWCD FORESTRY CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will sponsor one $300 scholarship for a high school student interested in attending the Ohio Forestry Camp, a one-week resident camp at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carroll County June 7 – 12, 2015. The camp is for high school students entering their freshman year through seniors graduating in 2015. Camps fees are $325. The candidate selected will be expected to cover the remaining $25 camp registration balance.
CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER
The first chicken noodle dinner of 2015 is set for Friday, April 28, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road. After much deliberation, the decision was made to only have one Spring and one Fall dinner in 2015. We need more helpers to work on the preparations in the week before these dinners including Grange Hall clean up, making noodles and salads, and even helping cook beginning in the morning on dinner day.
If you enjoy these community dinners and would like to help keep them going, please contact Vicki Tieche, 740-965-4535.
BIG WALNUT SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVY ON BALLOT MAY 5
Proposed Tax Levy (Substitute) Big Walnut Local School District. A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. BALLOT LANGUAGE: Shall a tax levy substituting for an existing levy be imposed by the Big Walnut Local School District for the purpose of providing for the necessary requirements of the school district in the initial sum of $4,900,000, and a levy of taxes be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to require 6.9 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.69 for each one hundred dollars of valuation for the initial year of the tax, for a period of 5 years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016, with the sum of such tax to increase only if and as new land or real property improvements not previously taxed by the school district are added to its tax list?
DKMM 2015 SPECIAL COLLECTION EVENTS (WITH CHANGE THIS YEAR)
The Delaware-Knox-Marion-Morrow Solid Waste District’s (DKMM) special drop-off events have been scheduled with some important changes on the materials that will be accepted at each event. Morrow and Delaware County events will only accept electronics and tires, and Marion and Knox County events will only accept household hazardous waste and paint.
Drop-off events this year are April 25, in Morrow County (Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead), May 30, in Marion County (Marion County Fairgrounds, 220 E. Fairgrounds St., Marion), September 19, in Knox County and October 3, in Delaware County. All events run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For a full list of acceptable materials, visit www.dkmm.org.
10-DIGIT PHONE NUMBERS
Everyone in the 740 area code will have to start dialing the area code plus the phone number for all calls including to local exchanges (965 etc.) starting on March 21, 2015. This change is necessary because the 740 area code will run out of numbers to issue by mid-2015. Numbers in the new area code 220, which is being added in this area, will begin to be issued probably sometime in April.
In addition to needing to dial the area code before the local number, phone owners should update any preprogrammed seven-digit phone numbers in your mobile phone and other devices to include the area code. Automatic dialing equipment such as: life safety systems, fire or burglar alarms and security systems, speed dialers, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions may require updating.
The following will not change: 1) your phone number including the current area code, 2) the price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services, 3) calls that are considered local will remain local, regardless of the number of digits dialed, 4) emergency calls to 911 are not affected, only three digits are required, 5) If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available, you will still be able to call them by dialing just three digits.
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.
HARLEM TOWNSHIP DAYS 2015
August 15 and 16, Community Park in Center Village – our once a year celebration of US – Harlem Township, Delaware County, Ohio. We’re unique and one of a kind. We like to show that by celebrating our heritage, our todays, and our tomorrows. We’re lining up activities for our August event. More details will be added as they develop, but for right now, you can find the list of already scheduled activities by visiting the 2015 Harlem Township Days page under the Community tab above.
ON THE CALENDAR:
April 24 - Chicken Noodle Dinner, Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
May 4 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
June 1 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room