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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


From your elected officials and township staff, thank you for a wonderful year! We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Wonderful New Year. It's hard to believe that 2017 is already coming to a close, but we're excited about what has been accomplished this year, and for all of the projects on the horizon in 2018. Here are a few highlights from the past year:
  • Held the 3rd annual State of the Township Meeting in March  - we'll be back at it again in 2018, and hope to see everyone there! 
  • Hosted 5 fun community events throughout the year: the Winter Walk in February, Easter Egg Hunt in April, Ice Cream Social in July, Hog and Corn Roast in August, and the Halloween Party in October - if you missed us this year, there's always next year!
  • Launched the online zoning portal, and went paperless with permits to increase efficiency and streamline the application process.
  • Crack sealed and resurfaced nearly 12 miles (over 20%) of township roads. 
  • Planted a pond buffer along a portion of the Blacklick Ridge stormwater pond to improve water quality, prevent bank erosion, and add aesthetic value.
  • Opened a brand new park, Boehnke Nature Preserve, at 6100 Clark State Road.
  • Completed a draft Comprehensive Plan for public review - see more below.
  • Passed a renewal fire levy with overwhelming support from this community!
Look for our annual Citizen-centric Financial Report early next year for a full overview, along with statistics, trends, and financial information. 
Join your Jefferson Township Parks Board on a wonderful wintery walk through Jefferson Township's newest park, Boehnke Nature Preserve. Our hike will be guided by a knowledgeable naturalist from Franklin County Metro Parks, and we'll also be demonstrating how maple trees are tapped to make maple syrup! Enjoy hot chocolate and treats before or after the walk. We hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, January 28 | 2pm
Where: 6100 Clark State Road, parking is limited

2018 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule


January 1 through August 31, 2018 unless otherwise postponed or cancelled, regular meetings of the Board will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. and the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. September 1 through December 31, 2018 unless otherwise postponed or cancelled, regular meetings of the Board will be held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 1 p.m. and the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.

All meetings are held at the fire station and are subject to schedule changes and cancellation. Please visit the calendar on jeffersontownship.org for current information. 
SPECIAL MEETINGS
Special meetings of the Board are held periodically through the year. Excepting emergencies, all special meetings will be publicized no later than 24 hours before the meeting. Notices will be posted on the township's website calendar, and at the fire station and township hall. Notices will also be emailed to subscribers of the Special Meeting Notices email list. 

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Jefferson Township 2050


Over the past several years, township staff, residents, and business owners have worked together to cast a vision for the future of Jefferson Township. Our updated Comprehensive Plan, Jefferson Township 2050, is now in draft form, and ready for public review! The plan communicates the wants and needs of the community to guide future decisions related to roads, parks, land use, economic development, and emergency services. 

READ THE DRAFT PLAN ONLINE

Snow Removal in Jefferson Township


Although mild so far, snow season is upon us! In Jefferson Township, a dedicated team of five crew members works hard to ensure that the roads remain clear and safe for our community. Plowing is a difficult and exhausting job that requires a lot of concentration. Here are a few tips to help each snowfall go as smoothly as possible for everyone. 
  • Please move snow to the sides of your driveway or into your yard rather than into the street. This will also help you avoid the dreaded second shoveling after the snow plow comes through. 
  • If possible, use off street parking until your street is clear, and place trash/recycling carts on your driveway apron. Navigating around parked cars and plastic carts can be precarious with a large snow plow. 
  • Residents and business owners who have fire hydrants in front of their homes, or in the parking lot of their buildings, can assist by clearing snow from the areas surrounding them.
  • Residents who have stormwater drains in front of their homes can help by keeping ice and snow away from the openings, so the water from the melting ice and snow can drain freely.
  • We always appreciate your patience when waiting for your road to be cleared. Prolonged snow falls may require our crew to return to major roads for a "second pass" before finishing secondary streets. 
WHICH ROADS DOES JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLOW? 
The Township's service crew is responsible for clearing over 47 miles of road, including the main thoroughfares of Havens, Headley, Kennedy, Mann, McOwen, Shull and portions of Dixon; as well as all subdivision roads in the unincorporated area. Clark State, Havens Corners, Morse, Kitzmiller, Reynoldsburg-New Albany, Taylor, Taylor Station, and Waggoner roads are the responsibility of the Franklin County Engineer.

Green Holiday Guide from SWACO


Did you know that over 25% more trash and food is thrown away during the holidays? Here are a few helpful tips from SWACO to make this holiday season a little more earth friendly. 

REDUCE YOUR IMPACT
Whether you're preparing a meal, giving gifts or decorating, remember to only buy what you need. Many brands also offer items with little-to-no packaging, which are always a great option. 

DONATE
Have any unwanted decorations or lights? Consider donating to a local non-profit like Goodwill.

COMPOST
After the holidays, trees and wreaths can be composted in Franklin County by placing them at the curb on your yard waste collection day. 

REUSE
All of that wonderful holiday food often ends up being thrown away after big meals. Help reduce food waste by getting creative with leftovers.
  • Add turkey and ham to soups and yummy casseroles.
  • Turn mashed potatoes into potato cakes by adding egg, flour, and seasonings.
  • Add stuffing to Portobello mushrooms for a delicious appetizer.
  • Or send dinner guests home with lunch for tomorrow - they'll appreciate it!
RECYCLE RIGHT
Online shopping is convenient but can result in a lot of cardboard. Make sure you're recycling it correctly. Break boxes down before placing them in the drop off or curbside recycling containers. Place plastic and glass bottle, jugs and jars, paper - including magazines, newspaper and cardboard, and metal cans into the recycling bin. 

2018 Collection Calendars

TRASH, RECYCLING, AND YARD WASTE

Next year's collection calendars are now available. Collection days are Tuesdays. Trash is picked up every week, and recycling / yard waste are picked up on alternating weeks. Residents living between Hamilton Road and the west side of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road follow one pickup schedule (West District); residents living between the east side of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road and the Licking County line follow another schedule (East District).

Waste Management observes the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If the holiday falls on a Monday-Friday, Waste Management will be closed the day of the holiday and services will be delayed by 1 day for the remainder of the week. 
Download the WEST DISTRICT COLLECTION SCHEDULE

Download the EAST DISTRICT COLLECTION SCHEDULE

What's Happening?

UPCOMING MEETINGS
December 27:
Board of Trustees, 7PM
January 8:
Parks Board, 7PM
January 9:
Board of Zoning Appeals, 7PM
January 10:
Board of Trustees, 1PM
January 18:
Zoning Commission, 7PM
January 24:
Board of Trustees, 7PM
All meetings are held at the fire station and are subject to schedule changes and cancellations. 
Check jeffersontownship.org for current information. 
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