They took all the trees,
and put em in a
tree museum.

Big Yellow Taxi
November 2019 VOLUME 36 NUMBER 11

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The township minutes are posted on our website at and outside the fiscal office at the Boston Township Hall. Trustee meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Zoning commission meets the second Tuesday of the month and the Board of Zoning Appeals meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Condolences: On behalf of Boston Township, the trustees express condolences to the family of Patty Tesmer. Besides serving on Peninsula Village Council for many years, Patty served on the Union Cemetery Board from 1996 through the end of last year. Each year Patty organized the Memorial Day parades, arranging for the vintage automobiles, coordinating with scouts and other youth groups, and placing Veterans in cars for the parades. At the staging locations, Patty would line up the cars (preferably chronologically to the year they were made) and make sure the other marchers (police, fire, school band, etc.) were in their proper place. (Please read the much fuller tribute to Patty found in this issue).

Thank you, Ed!: At the trustees` meeting held January 2, 1982, hometown boy Ernie Genovese`s law firm was hired to represent the township. Ernie`s partner, Ed Pullekins, was assigned to attend township meetings. For the following thirty-seven years, Ed was rehired at the township`s organizational meeting each January. November 27 will be Ed`s final meeting as township solicitor as he has decided to step down. At 6:00PM on November 27, we will be having an informal "thank you" to Ed and welcome all who wish to attend. At a later date, we will be having a more comprehensive "thank you" event.

Welcome, Al!: The township`s new solicitor will be Attorney Al Schrader. Al, who had his own law firm for many years, has just recently joined the firm of Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP. For many years Al served as a township trustee in Springfield Township and is recognized state-wide for his knowledge of zoning, annexation and JEDD issues.

Road Department: The township presented a draft road agreement to Peninsula Village for their meeting on November 11. Talks are still ongoing in an effort to have something in place to handle snow removal and ice control in the village for this winter. This agreement has been made necessary by the fire that destroyed the village road garage on January 24.

Leaf Removal: Residents can still put their leaves out for vacuuming. Leaves should be as close to the road as possible without actually being in the road. Leaves will be picked up until the weather prohibits.

Garbage Contract: The township received bids from Kimble and Rumpke regarding the trash contract. The lowest and best bid was from Kimble, who is the township`s current hauler. Under this three-year contract, the monthly cost for weekly pick up will be: $19.23 for 2020, $19.99 for 2021; and $20.58 for 2022.

Police Contract: The trustees approved a three-year contract with Peninsula Village for policing the township. The annual cost will be $272,937 for 2020, $281,022 for 2021 and $289,453 for 2022 with each year being a 3% increase of the prior year.

Salt Contract: The trustees approved a one-year salt contract with Peninsula Village. The township will provide salt to the village at the township`s cost ($109.50 per ton) with a $3.00 per ton charge for loading.

Meeting Date Change: The trustees meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. In December, the fourth Wednesday is Christmas Day. The trustees have voted to move that meeting to December 23 at the normal time of 6:00PM.

REMEMBERING: John Lahoski: December 19, 2005.

WEBSITE: Visit our Website at to find up-to-date Township information. Contact numbers for the Trustees: Amy Anderson: 330-657-2439, Randy Bergdorf: 330-655-5698, and Bill Clifton: 330-657-4032. Fiscal Officer: Catherine Anson at 330-657-2059; Road Department: Dave Krusinski at 330-657-2600; and Zoning Inspector: Dan Schneider at 330-657-2601 or 234-900-9145.