Akron Regional Air Quality Management District Offers Lawnmower Exchange Program for Spring 2020

AKRON, OHIO – Akron Regional Air Quality Management District (ARAQMD), a service of Summit County Public Health (SCPH), is excited to announce their inaugural lawnmower exchange program – Mow GREENER.
Fossil fuel burning lawn maintenance equipment produces a significant amount of air pollution. According to the California Air Resources Board’s website, using a gasoline lawnmower for 1 hour is equal to driving a car for 300 miles! Battery powered lawn equipment are zero emission when used, and that makes cleaner air for users and their neighbors.
Mow GREENER will have participants surrender their otherwise working, gasoline (or diesel) lawnmower to be scrapped and bring proof of purchase of a brand new, battery powered lawnmower to the event to receive at $100 Visa gift card as a rebate from ARAQMD.
Mow GREENER is for residents (not lawn care companies) of Medina, Summit or Portage Counties (the ARAQMD service area) and participants must pre-register. This event is limited to 100 households, 1 rebate per household. Details on all the events, how to pre-register, and registration deadlines can be found at www.scph.org/air-quality/lawnmower-exchange.
Exchange events will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm each day and be held on the following dates:
 March 28, 2020 at Portage County Health Department, 705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna, OH 44266. Scrap services provided by Allen Alloys of Streetsboro.
 April 4, 2020 at ReWorks HHWRC Facility, 1201 Graham Road, Stow, OH 44224. Scrap services provided by Harry’s Metals of Akron.
 April 25, 2020 at Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina, OH 44256. Scrap services provided by City Scrap of Akron.
For additional information about Mow GREENER, contact Dawn Meyers, Health Educator at 330-812-3948 or by email at dmeyers@schd.org.

Have A Smartphone? Brimfield Police Have An App For You

The Citizens of Brimfield have access to a Brimfield police app that they can use to send in crime tips and link directly to our agency resources.

The app is called My Police Department or MyPD, and it’s available for both Android and iPhone users.

When you’re out in your neighborhood or around the town, a person that has this app can click on a button and send in anything suspicious, crime related, or even minor issues.

Residents can take a picture of any issue and send that in.  The message is routed to our Officers so they can follow up on it. It is the same thing as calling a tip line or sending an email but it offers extra features. However, it is not for immediate assistance or emergencies. 911 should be used for anything needing urgent attention.

Crime and safety issues are also important for citizens to know about. The app includes resources and links on a number of topics.

MyPD is free for residents, contains no advertising, and users do not need to share personal information or set up an account to use the app.  Any information sharing is optional.

Citizens looking to connect with the Police should search for “MyPD” in their app store. Once the app is downloaded and the agency chosen, it will always open to the Brimfield Police Department and our resources.

For more information click here: http://brimfieldpolice.com/mypd-police-phone-app/

 

NOPEC Community Event Sponsorship Program 2020 Grant Application

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)’s Community Event Sponsorship Program provides financial support to organizations within the Brimfield Township community. Brimfield Township is seeking applications from non-profit organizations for the 2020 Community Event Sponsorship Grant in the amount of $1500.00. If selected for this grant, the funds received must be used to sponsor a one-time event that is free and open to the public and takes place in Brimfield Township during the 2020 calendar year. Applications must be submitted in person or via email on or before February 21st at 4:00 PM. Applicants will be notified of approval or denial on or before March 20th, 2020. Grant funds will be disbursed no later than June 30th, 2020.

For application click here: Brimfield Township NOPEC grant application 2020

Brimfield Fire Department is accepting applications for a Full-time Firefighter Paramedic

Brimfield Fire Department is accepting applications for a Full-time Firefighter Paramedic. One position is currently available. Applicants must meet minimum requirements of a Firefighter level 2 and a Paramedic. Job description and applications are available online at brimfieldohio.gov and at the Brimfield Township Town Hall located at 1333 Tallmadge Road, Kent, Ohio 44240. All application packets must be submitted to the Township secretary no later than Friday, March 20th. By 4pm. Only completed application packets will be considered. No phone calls please.

For application and firefighter eligibility list click here: Firefighter Paramedic Application and Eligibility List

There will be a written test on Wednesday, March 25th at 6pm in the Town Hall meeting room.

 

Recycle Update 1/29/2020

Hello all,
Thank you for your comments! I always want citizens to have an avenue to ask questions, get answers to concerns or even rant a little, but let’s make sure we think of both sides of the matter. I may recycle, I may not, that’s up to me. I may think it is no big deal having the fees added to my taxes for a service, but I may also be mad as hell that they are added for a service I don’t want. I may save my cans to get money at the recycling center or I may throw them in the garbage. These issues are personal choices and that’s great that we all have these choices!
All of the comments on this subject have been on both sides of the issue and that’s okay. But let’s think about what your township trustees were doing. That includes me as well, as the township Fiscal Officer. We have and always will try to do their best for you the citizens, even though today or on past subjects, you may have disagreed or agreed. We only have one personal agenda, that is to do the best for our citizens. We’re not pounding our chests, just trying to do the best for you.
From the recycling issue, this is a county program, not a township program. We have done our best for the last year to get the best program for our citizens, but unfortunately we have come to an in-pass. On this residential recycling concern, the county will have final say on this issue, not us, so let’s see where it lands.
Our township meetings are at 8am every other Wednesday, so please attend to learn more. Please don’t complain about the time, as we have had meetings at 3pm, and 7pm and the same people show up. Thanks for reading!
John Dalziel