A Voice In Whiteford - Walter Ruhl  TWP Supervisor
Oct 10, 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!!!! 

The Cemetery
 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.

The Park: 
 "Community Days and the Antique Power Show" moved to  Whiteford Stone Co.Park this year.  The show was a success with nearly 2000 people attending. We were able to get Buck & Knobbys Inc to sponsor the gate so there was no charge to come in. We will be having the show at the park next year with setup on the 11th, the show will be on the 12 and 13 of September.  Consignment Auction Items will be accepted on Thursday September 10th.
 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 and walking paths to the ball diamonds cold paved by letting the Monroe County Road Commission mix the material for the roads in the parking lot.   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 The Nature 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 installed  $4000.00    
4. Pump and haul septic system.  $3000.00 
5. Pavilion $25,000.00                    
6. Playground equipment  $60,000.00 
7. Soccer field equipment  $7500.00 
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 fields. 
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 for the last 10 months.  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.
Walter Ruhl
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.
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