What’s Happening in Harlem Township
HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE
It’s Delaware County’s turn to host the joint county household hazard waste event. The particulars are: Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Delaware County Fairgrounds, 935 US Rte. 23 North, Delaware 43015. The entrance is on the west side of US Rte. 23, between EMS #1 and The Warehouse Italian Restaurant. PLEASE USE THE US RTE. 23 ENTRANCE ONLY. Being accepted - Hazardous Waste and Electronics (not including televisions and computer monitors on the free drop-off basis). Charges for fee items are: Televisions (any size) $10.00 each, Computer Monitors (any size) $2.00 each, Passenger Tires 17 or less (on/off rims) $2.00 each, Truck Tires $4.00 each, Semi/Farm/Tractor Tires $25.00 each.
In order to help offset the costs of the event, a suggested donation of $5 per car or pick-up and $10 per large truck or trailer is appreciated. For more information on the event and what items are acceptable, call 740-368-1700.
CIVIC ASSOCIATION CANDIDATE’S NIGHT
The Harlem Township Civic Association will hold their annual Candidate’s Night on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the back of the firehouse. Among the contests to be decided at the November 4, election are the race for Governor of Ohio, Attorney General, Auditor of State, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, and Justices of the Supreme Court plus county and district contests: representative to Congress, State Representative and Senator, County Commissioner, and court judges. Many of these contests are contested so it’s nice to have this opportunity to meet candidates and be informed. In addition to candidates, a four-year renewal levy for the Harlem Township Fire Department will be on the ballot.
OCTOBER HARLEM TOWNSHIP HERITAGE MEETING
The October Harlem Township Heritage (HTH) meeting has been moved to Tuesday, October 14, because of schedule conflicts on the normal meeting day. On the agenda for this meeting is the election of officers for 2015 and discussion of HTH sponsored/supported events for next year.
HTH meetings (and membership) are open to anyone with an interest in Harlem Township. HTH meets monthly, regularly on the second Thursday each month, and has no membership dues.
HARLEM TOWNSHIP DAYS 2014
The dust has settled and once again our once a year community celebration is a thing of the past. If you’d like to see pictures from this year’s event, there are many posted on the Harlem Township Facebook page, Harlem-Township.
As always, the opening parade featuring our community senior citizens was a big hit with everyone who was able to attend. Marjorie Cook was this year’s grand marshal and wore the "Queen" tiara put on her head by her children and grandchildren proudly. Her face and all of the senior’s faces said it all – we are known to and we are loved by our community. There are very few communities in this country that honor their senior citizens in the way we do.
For a complete write-up of the event, please visit the Harlem Township Days Event page.
AUGUST MOSQUITO MONTH
Mosquitoes have been working since the weather warmed up in April to breed and re-populate. Unfortunately some of the disease carrying mosquitoes have made it into Delaware County – three pools near Polaris tested positive for West Nile virus in early August. It’s even more important now than ever to make sure we don’t have un-natural pools or containers of standing water on our properties that mosquitoes can breed in. Old tires are a well known place for rainwater to accumulate and create breeding pools, garden watering buckets left by the hose can fill with rainwater and create a breeding pool, even birdbaths should be changed regularly. Female mosquitoes can lay over 100 eggs at a time! The first three life stages of mosquitoes that depend on water for survival only take five to fourteen days depending on the species. With the wet summer we’ve had, mosquitoes are finding many places to lay eggs. Emptying these containers now and keeping them empty as winter approaches can help us reduce the mosquito population next year. Eggs and pre-adult stages survive over the winter frozen in blocks of ice. You can help protect yourself now from bites by wearing repellant, wearing full length, light colored clothing, and staying inside during the peak times between dawn and dusk.
MEMORIAL TO THE HARLEM TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS
The Harlem High School Alumni Association and Harlem Township Heritage are raising funds to create a memorial to the Harlem Township schools in the community park. Funds will be raised by selling engraved bricks and pavers to/for anyone interested in helping preserve this part of our township’s heritage. For more information about this memorial and brick purchase can be found by visiting the Harlem Township Heritage page under the Community tab above.
ON THE CALENDAR:
October 6 – Zoning Commission 7:30 p.m.
November 3 – Zoning Commission 7:30 p.m.