Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This Weekend May 2nd

May 2 – Springfield Township Police Department Open House

May 2 – Hamilton County 1-Day Compost Bin Sale ($35 – Regular price $100!)

If you have not had a chance, you may want to visit the Springfield Township Community Calendar & News Board. It is packed FULL of programs: http://springfieldtwp.besavvy.egovlink.com/CommunityNewsBoard.cfm?MonthChange=Forward&LastDate=04%2F27%2F2009

Thank You for the Flowers!

A special thank you goes out to Melanie McNulty who gave us donated pansies to fill our flower boxes this Spring and Barb Rizzi who helped fill the boxes on the corners of Shelley & Blossomhill, Viewplace & Keats, Viewplace & Wellesley, and at the Welcome Board ... Thank you!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Community Cleanup April 25th, 2009

Springfield Township Hosting a One-Day Brush Drop Off for ResidentsSaturday, April 25

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Springfield Township, Ohio April 2, 2009-

The Springfield Township Service Department will host a one-day brush drop off in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 25, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During designated hours, brush can be taken to the Service Department, located at 952 Compton Road. Brush and tree branches must be cut into lengths of 6 feet or less and can be no larger than 12 inches in diameter. Branches with thorns have to be tied in bundles with twine. Lumber, plastics, rock or other non-vegetative material will not be accepted.

Proof of residency will be required.Many residents have placed cut tree limbs and shrubs near the curb, apparently unaware that the curbside brush pickup service is no longer available. This drop off site provides an opportunity for those residents to dispose of their yard waste. Due to the failure of a November, 2008 levy supporting neighborhood services, Springfield Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp recommended to the Trustees a reduction in expenses to the community's general fund.

As a result of these necessary budgetary adjustments, an announcement was made in January that curbside brush pickup has been discontinued. The 2009 budget reflects several changes to assure fiscal responsibility and compliance with the law, while at the same time attempting to continue providing quality services to residents. In addition to this one-day brush drop off service being offered on April 25, Hamilton County residents may drop off their yard waste at no cost at any of the county's designated drop-off locations. Closest to Springfield Township, the Rumpke landfill, located at Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, is open for yard-waste drop off Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This free service is available to Hamilton County residents only. A list of yard-waste guidelines can be found at www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org.The Trustees and Administration of Springfield Township are committed to the Township's success, planning its future and paving the way for long term financial sustainability. The Trustees have made, and continue to make, those difficult choices that will ensure the highest quality of life and value of services for residents and business owners.

About Springfield TownshipSpringfield Township is a first ring suburb in the Greater Cincinnati area consisting of approximately 16 ½ square miles and 39,755 residents. The Township is governed by an elected Board of Township Trustees who is dedicated to delivering reliable and superior services to create a sense of community, enhance property values and improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in the Township.

Learn More About TheGreat American Clean-up in Springfield Township April 25, 2009
Brush Drop-Off 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Neighborhood Clean Up 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

*Learn More about how YOU can make a difference in your community by volunteering 4 hours of your time! Email your name and phone number to volunteer on April 25.

Michael Hinnenkamp Springfield Township AdministratorJoseph HonerlawTom Bryan Gwen McFarlin TrusteesKimberlee Flamm Projects, Events & Communications Coordinator
Springfield Township9150 Winton RoadCincinnati, Ohio 45231522-1410www.springfieldtwp.org