JACKSON TWP.  The Jackson Township Board of Trustees set two public hearings for two rezoning requests. The first hearing is at 5:30 p.m. June 13 for Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, an agent for Rivertree Christian Church. The second hearing starts at 5:45 for Terry A. Moore, an agent for Tam O’Shanter.

Rivertree Christian Church is requesting 1.33 acres located on the north side of Portage, west of Lorraine be rezoned from rural residential to suburban office and limited business district.

The second is for a portion of the Tam O’Shanter golf course, which is requesting to rezone 0.36 acres from rural residential to commercial business at the southeast corner of Everhard and Fulton. It is also requesting to rezone 61.75 acres of a 112.84-acre tract south of the southeast corner of Everhard and Fulton business zoning.


- Accepted a number of donations, including: $200 from Elite Auto Body and $150 from Lauren McCord to the 2017 Pride Program; and $98.74 from Nom Nom Popcorn Company and $20 from Robert and Marsha Polilli to the K9 Unit.

- Accepted the following Community Celebration sponsorships: $750 from Community Health Care-Pediatrics, $500 from Rohr & Sons Nursery Inc. and $100 from the Paul & Carol David YMCA.

- Accepted a weathervane donation from park employee Mike Danner and his wife, Dawn, to replace a damaged one on top of the gazebo in North Park. The Danners and their friends built the gazebo in honor of their 16-year-old son who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 2005. Danner said he found a craftsman in Texas, Mark Harold, who made the new weathervane from stainless steel.

- Approved closing the yard waste site and several roads around the North Park, Jackson High School and Arlington Road temporarily for the 5K race held during Community Celebration at the end of June.

- Approved installing a stop sign at Champaign Ave NW to stop north and south bound traffic.

- Swore in Alex M. Host as a new full-time Fire Department Captain at $24 an hour, effective May 29.

- Authorized the sale of two Stryker ambulance cots at $4,000 each, one to Lawrence Township in Tuscarawas County and one to the Village of Lodi in Medina County.


The Farmer’s Market will be open every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 8 through Oct. 5.

UP NEXT: The next regularly scheduled meeting is 5 p.m. June 13 at the Township Hall.