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March 2016 VOLUME 33 NUMBER 3



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BOSTON TOWNSHIP

The township minutes are posted on our website at www.bostontownship.org and outside the fiscal office at the Boston Township Hall. Our meetings are covered by the Westside Leader.

ZONING: Lida Flowers Brandt submitted her resignation from the zoning commission and position as secretary to the zoning commission and board of zoning appeals. The Trustees accepted her resignation with regret. Lida has been a member of the zoning commission for over twenty-five years and has been has been secretary to both boards since 2008.

We have two open positions on our Zoning Commission, an open alternate position to the Zoning Commission, and an opening for the Zoning Secretary position. If you are interested please contact one of the trustees.

MEETING NOTES: Bill Roemer, republican candidate for Summit County executive attended the March 9, 2016 meeting.

The Trustees discussed possible radio upgrades for the road department.

Mark Majewski of Northstar Planning will be attending the April 13, 2016 township meeting to discuss planning for the Route 8 corridor. Both zoning boards are invited to attend as well as any members of the community. His presentation is expected to begin at 7:00PM.

The Trustees agreed to purchase two new ``Welcome to Boston Township`` signs for Akron-Cleveland Road.

Speedy recovery wishes to township Zoning Inspector and Assistant Road Superintendent Doug Mayer. In order to help out during this time, Paul Baker was hired as Assistant Zoning Inspector.

A Board of Zoning Appeals hearing was scheduled for March 22, 2016 regarding a fence located at 2358 Boston Mills Road.

WEBSITE: Visit our Website at www.bostontownship.org 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 Joanne Noragon: 330-657-2059; Road Department Ron Adams: 330-657-2600; and Zoning Inspector, Doug Mayer at 330-657-2601.





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PENINSULA VILLAGE

The March council meeting was not held in time for publication.

Contact Phone Numbers:
Non-emergency Police and Fire Department: 330-657-2911
Mayor's Office: 330-657-2151
Fiscal Office/Zoning: 330-657-2714
Service (Road) Department: 330-657-2089

Check the website www.villageofpeninsula-oh.gov, Library, Post Office, Village Hall, Terry Lumber, and the Valley Fire Station for postings.

John D. Steigel, Fiscal Officer





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PENINSULA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JUBILEE CELEBRATION

Peninsula United Methodist Church is celebrating 50+ year members on May 1 at the church. Worship is at 10:00 am with a meal following the service. Open to all.

We will be honoring the following members: Nancy James, Jack & Marcy Mercer, Jean Russell, Helen Grissom, Betty and Ralph Reinhart, Drusilla Harrington, Mary Kay Feterle, Jane Conger Gardner, Kate Cummings, Brenda Lindley Biro, Jim Lockert, David Mayer, Pamela Wasley and others.





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PENINSULA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Please join us at the church on Thursday April 14 for another community social. It is held from 1:30 - 3:30 and everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served; please call the church, 330-657-2567, or leave a message at 330-657-2518 if you are interested.

There has been an interest expressed to start a card playing club. The first one will be at the church on Monday, April 4 at 1:30. Bridge, pinochle, euchre or whatever game (no gambling) interests you can be played. Call to reserve a chair and express what you are interested in playing.

In addition, another idea expressed is making items for social agencies such as tote bags for wheelchairs and hospital beds. We are currently working on this. If this interests you, please let us know.





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PENINSULA QUARRY COMMUNITY WORK DAYS!

Sunday, April 3 & Sunday, April 17 from 12-5 p.m.

Two community work days are scheduled for spring. Mark your calendars, bring your gloves and lawn tools, roll up your sleeves and help us get the Quarry ready to open in June. All participants receive a complimentary day pass as a thank you. We hope to see you there! Sunday, April 3 & Sunday, April 17 from 12-5 p.m.





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PENINSULA FOUNDATION

Our Civil War Lecture Series returns for its sixth season! Musician Steve Ball will present The Life and Music of Stephen Foster on Thursday, March 24. Lectures are held every fourth Thursday at the G.A.R. Hall at 7:00pm and are FREE to the public!

Upcoming Small Hall Concerts include:
April 7: Roger Hoover Presents ``Pastures of Plenty`` - $7 donation
April 15: The Honey Dewdrops - $12 pre-sale/$15 day of show
April 23: Kim Richey - $20 pre-sale/$25 day of show





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SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

Summit County Public Health (SCPH) is continuing to implement new statewide sewage rules which went into effect on January 1, 2015. The new rules will likely impact most of the 33,000 homes in Summit County with septic systems often referred to as home sewage treatment systems (HSTS).

The new rules require every home with a HSTS to have an operation permit. One requirement of the operation permit is that every HSTS has routine maintenance to assure optimal system function. SCPH began phasing in the operation permit requirement last year with the goal to have every HSTS in Summit County in the program by 2018. Operation permit notices will be mailed by mid-March for HSTS scheduled to phase into the program this year.

Although this is a change for homeowners with a HSTS, the implementation of these new rules will have a significant and lasting impact on the environmental health and the safety of our community and beyond. The practice and verification of routine maintenance for septic systems will improve surface water quality which has a direct impact on the quality of our rivers, lakes and streams. In addition, these changes will provide added protection of ground water which is the source of drinking water for many residents. As always, public health and safety are the guiding principles for the implementation of this program.

To learn more about our water quality programs or for information about how to maintain your home sewage treatment system, please visit our website at www.scphoh.org or call (330) 926-5600.





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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Peninsula Home and Garden Club is sponsoring a $500.00 scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017. Applicant must be a 2016 high school graduate (home schooled senior status), reside in Peninsula or Boston Township, and be entering a college/university/vocational program for the upcoming fall semester as a full-time student.

Application packets are available at Woodridge High School, Walsh Jesuit, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy at their Guidance Counselor offices and at the Peninsula Library. Complete application packet must be submitted by March 31, 2016.





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PENINSULA LIBRARY

Hat presented by the Illusion Factory at the G.A.R. Hall-April 2- 1 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: This program will be held at the G.A.R Hall, 1785 Main St. Peninsula.

The Peninsula Library Foundation and The Peninsula Foundation are pleased to co-sponsor The Illusion Factory! On Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. The Illusion Factory will present "Hat". Peter and his mother are hat-makers who make very rare and extraordinary hats. The most special hat of all is one made by Peter's mother for Mr. Hump - a strange hat that creates many adventures for all. Each time Mr. Hump "removes" the hat, another appears in its place! The biggest problem can only be solved by Peter's remarkable dog and of course, through help from the audience! Ideal for Preschool through Primary Students. There will be limited seating, so please call the library at 330-657-2291 to register for this program. This program is being presented in memory of Kathleen D. Kearney.

Introduction to Reading Music - for those with little or no music-reading experience April 9- 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what those dots, squiggly lines, and other symbols mean on sheets you've see musicians play from or use to write music? Have you wanted to learn to play an instrument but feel intimidated, especially at the sight of sheet music? Join Theresa Prezioso, a learn-to-read-music enthusiast for an easy-to-understand tour of a musical score and explanation of these symbols. Knowing how to read music is not necessary to play an instrument, but is a very useful skill. With this newfound knowledge you may even leave the class inspired to finally learn to play your favorite instrument!

Spring into Adult Coloring April 9- 1:30-4 p.m.

Coloring sessions for Adults (18+) - Join us for an engaging, relaxing and a stress relieving afternoon of coloring! Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring you own coloring supplies. Refreshments will be served.

Friends of the Library Bizarre Bazaar April 12 1:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will hold a Spring Bizarre Bazaar, where you name your price for any item on the table April 12 through May 28. Stop in the library to find that amazing item!

Corinna "Tinka" Short's "Second Act" Open House-Saturday, April 23, 2016-2 to 4 pm

Please join us as we congratulate Corinna "Tinka" Short upon her new position with the Lake Township Fiscal Office. Tinka has been an employee of the Peninsula Library for thirty-three years, starting in August of 1982. During these years Tinka has had many positions at the library, finishing up the last twelve years as Deputy Fiscal Officer. Come visit with Tinka, her husband David and son Jonas, reminisce about years past and talk with her about her "second act" with Lake Township. Light refreshments will be served.





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QUARRY MEMBERSHIP FORM

Open 2016 Quarry Membership form as a PDF document.





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WANT ADS AND SERVICES

NEED HELP WITH SPRING CHORES?: The Wessel kid team is here to help with all your gardening or odd job needs. Call Jordan Wessel at 330-592-9222.

HELP WANTED: light housekeeping, Peninsula vacation rental home, 5 -10 hours weekly references required, call 330 657 2528 for details

SEEKING HOUSE FOR RENT: Energetic oldsters want to live in the community and enjoy the valley. Previous resident of Peninsula. Raised kids here. Ready in April. non-smokers. Please call 216-978-5668

SPACE FOR LEASE: Unusual 1880's beautifully restored, total quarried stone space - 1800 square feet - Lower level of the Boston Township Hall. $1200 per month plus utilities. Call (330)657-2842

HOUSE FOR SALE: 3608 Northampton Rd- corner of Steels and Northampton totally redone beautiful three bed one bath vaulted ceilings, call 330-780-1116.

PROJECT FEEDING KIDS: Find the best prices for every essential services, both residential and commercial while helping feed children in the community. We work with top brands, such as Directv, Dish, ATT, Verizion, Sprint, gas, electric, and merchant services. Call Kelly at 330-592-9222

CARPET, AREA RUG AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING: We're different! Citrus-based organic system using ion-exchange technology. Unbeatable results. Drying times average two hours and no dirt-attracting residue is left behind. 20% discount when you mention this ad. For additional information, questions or to schedule, call Sandy or Jim at 330-657-2113.

NEED A HAND? CALL THE HANDYMAN! Bath resident, Joshua Kastelic 15+ yrs experience Honest, Quality, On-Time 330-840-4351 thehandyman_can@rocketmail.com

PET SITTING IN YOUR HOME: For all your pet sitting needs, contact Precious Pets Sitting Service at 216-701-4181. Providing visits, midday walks, and overnight service since 1997. Rates start $15/day, insured/bonded, Veterinary Technician.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Your photographer neighbor www.KelleyWeitzelPhotography.com For all photography needs.

COMPUTER HELP: Frustrated using your computer/iPad? One-on-one computer/iPad help. Email, documents, spreadsheets, Facebook, apps. Friendly and patient. Meet at library, coffee shop. $10/hr. Ellen 330.208.5447, ellen.computerhelp@gmail.com

FOR RENT: Half acre secure storage area in downtown Peninsula. Call Skip at330-697-5079.

LICKITY-SPLIT: Firewood, tree cutting and wood splitting. Call Scott Ensign at 330-657-2462.

ALEXANDER WATER: 330-923-0014.

CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING: Award-winning custom picture framing since 1992, with framing consultations at your home or office, delivery and installation. Instruction with social media and marketing. Fine Art Services - Assisting artists, designers, corporate & residential clients in the selection, display and proper framing of art. 330-657-2228

SAWMILL SERVICE: From firewood to tree removal, all the way to decks, porches, & more. We do it all, give me a call! Wells Construction/S & S Sawmill, Seth, (330) 352-0210.

LEGAL SERVICES: Local resident, Heather R. Johnston, is available to provide legal services. Call 330-657-2029.