What’s Happening in Harlem Township


SOURCEPOINT
June 8, 2016

SourcePoint was formerly known as the Council for Older Adults and is located at 800 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH 43015. SourcePoint is the primary source of professional expertise, services, and programs for Delaware County adults who want to thrive after age 55. SourcePoint provides community support with in-home care services such as Meals on Wheels, help with chores, and transportation to medical appointments, as well as resources and support for family caregivers. They are also a source for both fun and fitness. Their 44,000-square-foot enrichment center hosts a wide variety of programs and trips. SourcePoint is governed by a volunteer board of directors appointed to reflect the diversity of the county. Their primary financial support comes from a local senior services property tax levy, which has been approved by voters since 1994. Other support is received through corporate and private donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers (younger people looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity might think about contact them).

More information can be found at SourcePoint.org.

MOSQUITOES!!!!!
June 8, 2016

The threats to our health and well-being from these pesky, warm weather biters continues to increase. Some more information about their natural predators is

  1. Bats eat mosquitoes but mosquitoes are only a small percentage of their diet
  2. Purple martins, swallows, waterfowl (geese, terns, ducks), and migratory songbirds eat mosquitoes (both adult and aquatic stages).
  3. Hummingbirds actually depend on insects for their food sources and only drink nectar for a quick energy pick up. Hummingbirds eat mosquitoes, gnats, small beetles, true bugs, weevils, flies, aphids, mites, leafhoppers, flying ants, and parasitic wasps. Their favorite insect food source is spiders and harvestmen (daddy long legs).
  4. Goldfish, guppies, bass, bluegill, and catfish prey on mosquito larvae. But the most important fish predator is the Gambusia affinis, commonly known as the mosquito fish which is the most effective predator of mosquito larvae.
  5. Frogs and tadpoles eat some mosquitoes and larvae – tree frogs are actually the best of this group.
  6. The Red eared slider turtle eats mosquito larvae.
  7. Dragonflies and damselflies eat mosquito larvae when they are in the aquatic stages and they also consume some as adults.
  8. Predaceous diving beetles and the water scavenger beetle eat mosquito larvae. (One type of mosquito larvae also eats other mosquito larvae).

DELAWARE COUNTY WEBSITE
June 8, 2016

Delaware County is the fastest growing county in the state of Ohio. We’re all already here, but did you know, there is a county website with links to lots of information. Visit the Delaware County website.

SCHOOL'S OUT!
June 8, 2016

School’s out, the weather’s warm, and children are outside playing, which means adult drivers need to be more careful on their daily commutes and travels. Children on bicycles don’t show up as well as serious Pelotonia riders out training and children may not be as stable on their bikes. Children playing ball games in their yards can sometimes chase loose balls into streets. Keep your eyes open and keep this a happy summer for everyone!

TOWNSHIP FACILITIES
June 8, 2016

Interested in using / renting one of the township facilities for a party or get-together but not sure how to find out if the facility is available? Check out the facilities calendar on this township website. Click on the Facilities tab (in the middle of the navigation bar at the top of this page) and then on Facilities Calendar or click here.

ZONING NEWS
May 7, 2016

12 April 2016--

Dear Residents of Harlem Township,

The Township would like to remind the residents of the need to maintain properties so they do not become a nuisance to neighbors and unsightly to visitors in the community. Regarding the outdoor storage of vehicles and the accumulation of debris in yards. The Harlem Township Zoning Code states: "Outdoor storage of inoperable, or unlicensed motor vehicles for a period exceeding 14 consecutive days is prohibited. Said vehicles if stored on the premises shall be enclosed within a building, so as not to be visible from any adjoining property or public road.". In addition: "No trash, debris, refuse or discarded materials which create an eyesore, hazard or nuisance to the neighborhood or general public shall be permitted to accumulate or to be stored on any lot, parcel or portion thereof."

The Zoning Code is a document all have voted to ratify because it represents the values the community should embody. If residents note violations that cause particular concern, they are encouraged to engage their neighbors in conversation. If conversations do not result in helpful resolution, then residents are encouraged to call the Zoning Inspector to file a formal complaint. Thank you for making Harlem Township a great place to live!

Sincerely,
Jon Trainer, Harlem Township Zoning Inspector.

Zoning Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals

HARLEM SCHOOL MEMORIAL
May 7, 2016

An order for bricks and pavers to be added to the school memorial in the community park will be sent in to the supplier on June 30. If you missed getting one last year and would like one or more, the forms are available here Paver Order Form, Brick Order Form, or contact Vicki Tieche (740-965-4535 or mvtieche@att.net) to get one.

DUNCAN RUN BIKE RIDE
May 7, 2016

It’s coming, Saturday July 9, the 6th running of the Duncan’s Run Bicycle Patch Ride.

More information about this ride and a link to the registration form can be accessed on the Duncan’s Run Bike Ride page in the events tab at the top of this page.

BIG WALNUT SCHOOLS PUBLIC FORUM
May 7, 2016

If you missed attending the Public Forum on April 27, most of the information that was provided can be found on the Big Walnut School link in the Community Drop Down at the top of this page. The link to the pertinent information is also available here. In a nutshell, over the past ten years enrollment in the Big Walnut School system has increased by over 600 pupils despite the fact that nationwide the birth rate has gone down. Our district and Delaware County is experiencing growth because of development in our area. According to the school data, at the present time only Harrison Street is over capacity, but the school district is anticipating crowding at the other school locations. To offset the growth rate and provide for current and future students, the school district is looking at converting Big Walnut Intermediate to an elementary school, adding a new elementary school, and renovating the four existing elementary schools; converting the Middle School to the Intermediate School; converting the existing high school to the Middle School; and building a new high school available in 2020. The presented alternative to this plan is adding 67 mobile classrooms. Take the time to look at the information presented by the schools so you are informed.

HARLEM TOWNSHIP DAYS 2016
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.

NOODLES AND PANCAKES
May 7, 2016, 2016

The next chicken noodle dinner is planned for Friday, September 23rd. In addition, Harlem Township Heritage was able to put together two pancake breakfasts. The first one was held on Saturday May 7. The second one will be held at the Grange Hall on Saturday June 18, between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Join us for a meal of pancakes and sausage.

HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI BANQUET
May 7, 2016

The Harlem High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 11, at the Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, Galena 43021. Social Hour will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with dinner following at 6:00 p.m.. Cost of the dinner is $13.00 per person. Send reservations and fee to Ted Wurm, 1719 Kelly McMaster Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The last class graduated from Harlem High School in 1952 so Harlem graduates have been expanded to include those who attended the Harlem Schools but didn’t graduate from Harlem High School.

If you have questions about this banquet call Vicki Tieche 740-965-4535.

ON THE CALENDAR:
June 8, 2016

JUNE

June 2 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
June 6 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
June 9 – HTH Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
June 11 – Harlem High School Alumni Banquet, Grange Hall
June 13 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
June 15 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
June 18 – Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Grange Hall
June 16 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
June 20 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room

JULY

July 4 – Harlem Township entry in Sunbury July 4th parade
July 5 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 7 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
July 9 - Duncan’s Run Bicycle Ride, John Beltz Retreat, 4834 Harlem Road
July 11 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 14 – HTH Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
July 18 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 20 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
July 21 – Harlem Township Heritage meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room

AUGUST

August 1 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Fiscal Office
August 2 – Special Election
August 4 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
August 4 – HTH Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Shelter House in park
August 8 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
August 15 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
August 17 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
August 18 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
August 20-21 - Harlem Township Days, Community Park


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