What’s Happening in Harlem Township

April 12, 2016

The Delaware General Health District is pleased to announce that Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio for the second year in a row. The 2016 County Health Rankings issued today places Delaware County as first in Ohio for both health outcomes and health factors. Health outcomes focus on how healthy people are presently and health factors are based on how healthy people will be in the future. The rankings, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, are available online at County Health Rankings. For more information on our county’s placement, visit the Delaware Health Department website.

April 12, 2016

Rain Barrel Workshop to be held in Powell on May 26, at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning how to capture and utilize rainfall to water plants and gardens around you home, plan to attend this workshop. You will recieve a rainbarrel at a discounted price. $50.00 for registration fee and rain barrel.

This announcement will be updated with a link to the registration form. The workshop will be held at the City of Powell Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street, Powell.

March 6, 2016

Back in the old days of Harlem Township, every house had a burning barrel or burning pile for disposing of household and other garbage and trash. In the fall, the street edges in Center Village were stacked with piles of smoldering leaves. In the spring, many people burned off their fields to remove the prior year’s growth and make way for the new. These are memories, and burn sites are longer allowed by Ohio law, EPA, ODNR, and even under township restrictions. These days open burning, any outdoor fire without a chimney or stack, is limited because open burning can release many kinds of toxic fumes.

Under Ohio law, only a few types of fires are allowable if there is less than 1,000 feet to the next inhabitable structure. Barbeques, fires for enjoyment that are no more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high made with clean, dry, seasoned firewood are allowed. Fires are absolutely not allowed for waste disposal including cooking wastes or household trash, and fires may not be made using any rubber, grease, or petroleum containing items.

ODNR regulations prohibits any open burning, whatsoever, during the daytime hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the months of March, April, May, October, and November. Harlem Township also has an Open Burn Policy that is more specific. Township regulations on the Open Burn Policy can be found under the Fire/EMS menu tab above.

Most of Ohio’s wildfires are the result of uncontrolled open burning so let’s do our part in Harlem Township to minimize this possibility. For more information on Ohio and opening burning regulations, please visit the Ohio EPA website.

March 6, 2016

Harlem Township Days will be back in our Community Park on August 20 and 21. Please visit the Harlem Township Days page under the Events tab above for more information about activities and events planned for this year. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

April 12, 2016

Summer Camps – single day and week long for children 6-12. Registrations are now being taken. Visit the Preservation Parks website for more information.

Spring programs are going on at Preservation Parks every week. For information on the programs and dates, see the park’s Spring Program Guide.

March 6, 2016

Big Walnut Schools will host an open public forum at 6:00 p.m., April 27, at the Harlem Township Hall to discuss future school district facility needs. The forum will be hosted by the Big Walnut Schools Facilities Planning Committee. Plan on attending this forum to learn how the area’s growth will affect our children.

For a list of all forum dates please visit the Big Walnut schools website.

February 5, 2016

The Civic Association in cooperation with Harlem Township Trustees and the Delaware Health District is sponsoring a roadside cleanup campaign on Saturday April 23, 2016. Volunteers are needed to show their civic pride and help clean up our roadsides. Trash bags, road assignments, and safety vests will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, 1/4th mile west of Center Village. Wear study boots and gloves for protection. You are encouraged to return to the Grange Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for a free lunch, bragging rights on the most unusual finds, and return of safety vests.

For your convenience, you may call Valerie Pedersen (740-965-3670) to secure a road assignment and bags ahead of time. Trash filled bags will be picked up along assigned roads on Monday, April 20, by the Township Maintenance crew. This enables anyone who can’t participate on Saturday to collect trash at other times over that weekend. If you wish to do this, please contact Valerie so she adds the area you’re picking up to the list of roads needing trash bag pick up.

April 12, 2016


April 4 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
April 7 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
April 11 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
April 18 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
April 20 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
April 21 – Harlem Twp Heritage (HTH) meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
April 22 - Chicken Noodle Dinner, Harlem Grange Hall, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
April 23 – Township Clean up Day, Harlem Grange Hall, 9:00 a.m.


May 2 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
May 5 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
May 8 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
May 16 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
May 18 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
May 19 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
May 27 - Chicken Noodle Dinner, Harlem Grange Hall, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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