COVENTRY TWP.  Children going Trick-or-Treating in Coventry Township will get an extra hour to collect treats.

During the Oct. 12 trustees meeting, the trustees approved the extra hour. Trick-or-Teat in the township will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 29.

Trustee Tom Seese said the reason for the change is because several township residents go out of their way to decorate and wanted it to be dark for children to see the displays. Seese said this has been a request for several years, and this year the change finally took place.

In other business, trustees:

- Announced the fall leaf and tire drop off will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 at Cottage Grove Park on Daisy Avenue.

- Heard from Coventry Zoning Inspector George Beckham about the demolition of 3501 Highspire Drive. The property owner did request a public hearing, which will take place at the Nov. 9 trustees meeting. Beckham said the neighbors are not happy with the delay in the demolition. The property owner was told to clean up everything outside by the November meeting.

- Heard from Trustee Edward Diebold about wanting to create a policy for ditching in the township. He said the township doesn’t have a policy. He also encouraged everyone to vote Nov. 7.

- Heard from both Seese and Diebold about the passing of David Pennington, a lifelong resident of the Portage Lakes and a retired fireman for Coventry. Seese said he was a good servant of the township.

The next Coventry Township Trustees Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the town hall.