September 2, 2014
The Sewer Project
Everyone has until November 15, 2014 to hook up without penalty. Your Washer and tub and sinks must be hooked to the sanitary sewer also.
Next is the Water Project:
We have signed the papers for $3.8 million grant to supply water to the same district as we are providing sewer. We would have to borrow $1.5 Million of the money for the project. We have a well in on Beck Rd. The test will wrap up around the 12th of this month. Then it is on to the last 2 public hearings and bond closing. We should be ready to let construction contracts in Feb. or March of 2015. If you have questions please call.
The Roads are the next concern:
St. Anthony Rd. should be finished early in November. Hurray!!!!
Carol Ruhl has tackled this project and is going to get it entered as quickly as possible. Carol has a lot of the data entered into the program. This is ongoing!
Vanauken Cemetery needs some restoration. Anyone interested should contact my office.
We will be moving "Community Days and the Antique Power Show" to Whiteford Stone Co.Park this year. The show setup will be on the Sept. 12th, the show will be on the 13 and 14 of September. Consignment Auction Items will be accepted on Thursday September 11th.
Whiteford Stone Co. Park
Your Park is getting
better! Please notice the new 8 acres of
nice level dirt that can make soccer fields when the grass starts to grow.
Also notice the nice
walking trails around and through the woods.
We have managed to get the main
driveway cold paved by letting the Monroe County Road Commission mix the
material for the roads here.
The walking paths to the
concession stands will be paved this fall with the cold mix still piled in the
The latest improvements are
the gates along Sterns Rd., made by Bill Hill. The post holes were drilled by
Toledo Caisson. Also filling of holes in
the field along Sterns Road is new.
There is also a new flag
pole donated by Bob and Pat Schnipke.
Most of the improvements
you see are a combination of donations and paying for material. The dirt that has been hauled in is at no
cost to the township. We just pay to have it leveled.
As most of you know the 14
acres of woods is being managed by Natures Conservancy. They have made great improvements in that
area and we put walking trails through the woods for people to enjoy.
We have had some young
people from Ohio doing damage to the park.
That is why we have had the gates closed for the past few weeks. We are trying to make it more difficult to
damage the park. We are applying for a
grant to install cameras to catch the vandals.
You may be asking “What can
I do to help?” We have many needs,
however, they are mostly for money for specific projects. If you can help, any amount can be applied to
a project. The projects include:
1. A well for irrigation
and flushing toilets. The cost is about $4000.00
2. Irrigation equipment $3500.00
3. Flush toilets
4. Pump and haul septic
5. Pavilion $25,000.00
6. Playground equipment $60,000.00
7. Soccer field
8. Disk golf course $12,000.00
9. Perimeter fencing $11,000.00
10. Walking trails throughout the park. $10,000
11. Fenced dog area for off leash dog walks $3000.00
12. A lot more dirt and grading.
13. Signs to describe what you are seeing of interest in
the woods. $2000.00
14. Security cameras to stop vandalism.
15. Shade trees and gardens
16. Sun shades for the dugout area for the ball
We know this cannot happen
overnight but with a little help from the community and some grants, everyone
will be surprised at the progress that can be made. You may want to think about an Endowment to
the park or an outright gift to help accomplish the project of your choice.
We have entered into a agreement with Petersburg for coverage by a contract Sheriff. How do you think this is working? Have you noticed anymore coverage? Please call me with comments.
We need your support to keep moving forward.
Whiteford Township Supervisor.
This page is paid for by the personal funds of Walter Ruhl and all opinions given here are my opinions and are not representative of the Township Board.