MARIJUANA October 7, 2021
Sylvania Township trustees have voted to continue the prohibition against any commercial use of medical marijuana in the township.
The Ohio Revised Code allows for licensed medical marijuana. but allows local governments the ability to prohibit the “cultivation, processing or retail dispensing of the product.
Trustees in November, 2019 first voted to take that option for a period of one year. The prohibition was renewed last year and again with their recent vote this month.
POLICE October 7, 2021
The plaque near the front door notes that the building was dedicated in 2001 as Sylvania Township’s first stand-alone police station at 4420 King Rd.
On Oct. 26 that front door will be locked for the first time in memory.
Sylvania Township Police Chief Paul Long said the building had been left unlocked, although only to the lobby, outside of normal business hours, because there was always a shift of dispatchers available if needed.
That staff will be leaving the King Road site Oct. 26 and joining those from other police departments to form the Lucas County 9-1-1 consolidation near downtown Toledo.
Chief Long stressed that policing will not change in the township.
“If you need us, call and we’ll be there,” he said, adding that there will be no change to patrol duties or any other aspects in policing in the township.
The department has installed a telephone outside the building’s front door for anyone who arrives after business hours.
The police station will be open and manned from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
WATER October 7, 2021
Sylvania Township trustees have agreed to a joint project with Lucas County to replace water mains and water lines serving the Lathrop Park subdivision.
Rob Nash, superintendent of the township road and services department, said the county sanitary engineer’s office has for some time been aware of the problem of low water pressure in the area.
When completed, the project will improve water service to Bonsel, Waldmar, Romaker, Van Fleet, Elmont, Homan and Goodhue streets.
Mr. Nash said the project is estimated to cost about $1.25 million, with the township’s share being $250,000.
The township will be able to pay with funds from the federal American Rescue Plan.
PERMITS October 7, 2021
As a sign of healthy economic activity, the Sylvania Township office of planning and zoning looks to, among other things, the number of permits issued for the construction of single-family homes.
The unofficial goal is to issue 100 annually. That goal was reached this year in mid-September and the permits continue to be issued.
Daryl Graus, manager of the office, said that as of Oct. 4, 105 such permits have been issued. That’s just one shy of the total of 106 issued all of last year and ahead of the 100 issued for the year 2019.
Although they can be a fair barometer, Mr. Graus said, they are also difficult to predict. There can be an unexpected flurry of activity followed by an equally unexpected lull.
Nevertheless, the 100 mark has been reached and passed and the township will be watching for the final tally at year’s end.