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Nov 2008 Kingston Newsp65

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									    K  Chairman’s Chat
       Chairman’s
By Dewey Akers
                         ingston Township
   Hello everyone. The temperatures
have been great and the trees are
beginning to show some nice color.
                                                 November 2008
                                                 November
                                              commission members and staff thank
                                              Cope for his many years of service to
                                              the township.
                                                 The trustees also appointed Tom
                                              Filbert, of Todd Street Rd., as an
                                              alternate on the commission. Filbert and
                                                                                               News
                                                                                            clean out the pumpkin and draw a face
                                                                                            on it, which you can carve for them.
                                                                                               Treating your kids to a spooky
                                                                                            Halloween dinner will make them less
                                                                                            likely to eat the candy they collect
                                                                                            before you have a chance to check it
Enjoy it while you can, as I believe it       his wife have lived in the township for       for them.
will not last long this year.                 nine years and lived in Brown Township           Teaching your kids basic everyday
   North Galena road has finally opened       for 20 years before that. He is retired       safety such as not getting into cars or
and that has eased our travels a little. It   from the Ohio Dept. of Natural Re-            talking to strangers; watching both
took a lot longer than was expected.          sources Parks and Recreation Division.        ways before crossing streets; and,
   The Wilson Road Bridge is nearing                                                        crossing when the lights tell you to will
completion. The Wilson and Carters
Corner roads intersection closed               Fire Station Halloween                       help make them safer when they are
                                                                                            out Trick or Treating.
October 6 for complete reconstruction.           Happy Halloween everyone. The                 Make Halloween a fun, safe and
The project is expected to take 45 days       Porter Kingston Fire District will            happy time for your kids and they’ll
and includes raising and widening the         distribute candy and glow necklaces on        carry on the tradition that you taught
road to line it up with the new bridge.       Friday, October 31st, 6-8 p.m. Please         them to their own families some day!
Hopefully it stays on schedule.               stop by the station at 12844 Olive Green         – from http://www.halloween-
   April Domine, Big Walnut School            Rd. and see the trucks and firefighters.      safety.com/halloween_safety_kids.html
Superintendent, gave a presentation
concerning the present and future
needs of the school system at the last
                                                    Halloween Safety                                     P.O.
                                                                                               Kilbourne P.O. News
trustee meeting. I was only notified the                  For
                                                     Tips For Kids                          By Kathy D. Nolting,
day of the meeting that she wanted to         By Porter Kingston Fire Chief                 Kilbourne Postmaster
address the residents. Had I known            Michael Thompson                                 The United States Postal Service is
earlier, I would have put it in the last         Kids love Halloween! They get to           being hit hard by high gas prices and
month’s newsletter so more people             dress up and get free candy! What a           the internet. The Kilbourne Post Office
could have attended. Educating our            perfect holiday! Give your kids some          is no exception. Starting October 4th
children is the best safeguard for our        Halloween memories that’ll last for life.     we are cutting our Saturday hours. The
future, locally and nationally.                  But remember, trick or treating isn’t      window service hours will be 9-11 a.m.
   With election day November 4 just a        what it used to be. It’s not as safe to let   We will still have the same hours
few days away, I challenge everyone to        kids walk the streets alone. Send a           Monday through Friday: 8:15 a.m.–
get out and vote. I believe, with all that    responsible adult or older teenager with      12:15 p.m. and 1-4:45 p.m.
has happened this past year, this             them.                                            Please keep us in mind when you
election is one of the most important            Check your local grocery store or          need to send a package or need some
elections of our times.                       craft store for Halloween cookbooks           stamps. We sell boxes, tape, padded
   Enjoy this good weather while it lasts     full of tasty treats on a horror theme for
and, as always, call me at 740/803-1529
or e-mail me at dvakers@verizon.net if
                                              both kids and adults.
                                                 Help your child pick out or make a
                                                                                                 Kingston Calendar
you have any questions or concerns.           costume that will be safe. Make it fire        Meetings occur at theTownship Hall, 9899
                                              proof. The eye holes should be large           St. Rt. 521, (Rt. 521 & Carter’s Corner Rd.)
         Herb Brenner                         enough for good peripheral vision.             unless noted* otherwise.
                                                                                                               First
                                                                                             Trustees Meet First Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
   The township expresses its condo-             If you set jack-o-lanterns on your
                                              porch with candles in them, make sure          Zoning Commission Meets Third
lences to the family of Herb Brenner                                                            Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
who passed away. Brenner served as a          that they are far enough out of the way
                                              so that kids’ costumes won’t acciden-          Trash Pick Up Days: Thursdays (except
Kingston Township clerk for four years                                                       during holiday weeks*)
and as a trustee for 35 years. He was         tally be set on fire.
                                                 Make sure that if your child is             Galena Beggar’s Night Oct. 31, 6–7:15 pm
also a member of the Porter-Kingston                                                         Galena Costume Party Oct. 31, 7:30 pm,
Fire Department for 20 years. We              carrying a prop, such as a scythe,
                                              butcher knife or a pitchfork, that the tips                               Ruffner Park
appreciate his service!                                                                      Porter Kingston Fire Station Trick or Treat
                                              are smooth and flexible enough to not
                                              cause injury if fallen on.                                                Oct. 31, 6–8 pm
  Zoning Appointments                            Kids always want to help with the           Sunbury Beggar’s Night, Oct. 31, 6–8 pm
   In October, the trustees appointed         pumpkin carving. Small children                Trustees Meeting           Nov. 3, 7:30 pm
Bill Steinhoff to the Zoning Commis-          shouldn’t be allowed to use a sharp            Trash Day                  Nov. 6
sion. Steinhoff, who has served as an         knife to cut the top or the face. There        Fire Board Mtg.            Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.
alternate on the commission, will serve       are many kits available that come with         Recycling Bin Arrives Nov. 13 (until full)
as a member through August 2013.              tiny saws that work better than knives         Trash Day                  Nov. 13
   Steinhoff fills a position vacated by      and are safer, although you can be cut         Zoning Commission          Nov. 19
commission chairman Craig Cope. The           by them as well. It’s best to let the kids     Trash Days                 Nov. 20, 28*
Kingston Township Trustees
Kingston Township Trustees
Kingston Township Trustees
Kingston Township Trustees
Kingston Township Trustees                                                                                                                          PRSRT STD
c/o Greg Roy                                                                                                                                       U.S. POSTAGE
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7295 Blue Church Rd.                                                                                                                               SUNBURY OH
Sunbury, OH 43074                                                                                                                                 PERMIT NO. 12
            Recycle Bin, 2nd Thursdays until full, Twp. Maintenance Bldg., 5755 Blue Church Rd. at St. Rt. 521
            Recycle Bin, 2nd Thursdays until full, Twp. Maintenance Bldg., 5755 Blue Church Rd. at St. Rt. 521
            Recycle Bin, 2nd Thursdays until full, Twp. Maintenance Bldg., 5755 Blue Church Rd. at St. Rt. 521
            Recycle Bin, 2nd Thursdays until full, Twp. Maintenance Bldg., 5755 Blue Church Rd. at St. Rt. 521
            Recycle Bin, 2nd Thursdays until full, Twp. Maintenance Bldg., 5755 Blue Church Rd. at St. Rt. 521
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     e-mail: zoning@kingstontwp.org
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 Robert Talbott         524-0290
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              ZONING
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321      Ample flu vaccine supplies are                                          Domine explained that the district
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       web: http://www.rumpke.com
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    e-mail: brian.price@rumpke.com
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321     2-4 p.m., Genoa Township Hall, 5111                                   County, and still will if the bond issue
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321   • Genoa Township: Wednesday, Nov. 19,                                   rate of all the schools in Delaware
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              TRASH
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           Walnut pays the lowest effective tax
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           value. Domine pointed out that Big
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        web: http://www.PKFD.org
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           credit, is $106 per $100,000 of home
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                                                         Flu shots also will be available at
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         e-mail: PKFD@rrohio.com
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           for senior citizens, with a $25,000
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                                                      • Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1:30-4 p.m.
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 Business              524-5050
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           per $100,000 of home value. The cost
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                                                      • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1:30-4 p.m.
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 Emergency                  911
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                                                      • Tuesday, Nov. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
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        FIRE DISTRICT
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                                                      • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1:30-4 p.m.
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     PORTER KINGSTON
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           tary building being completed in 2010
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                                                      • Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1:30-4 p.m.
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           November would result in an elemen-
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                                                      • Tuesday, Nov. 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
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  Ed Moore
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           meaning a bond issue passed this
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                                                      3 W. Winter St., as follows:
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  Twp. Maintenance 614-530-9969
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           the building timeline of 20 months
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                                                      be offered at the Health District Clinic,
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     ROADS & CEMETERIES
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           bond issue’s urgency also relates to
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                                                         Additional flu immunization clinics will
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           provide capacity through 2013. The
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                                                      Cherry St., Sunbury.
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    newsletter via e-mail.
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           and 8th graders. This option would
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                                                      United Methodist Church, 100 W.
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    you’d like to receive the
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           and, build a new middle school for 7th
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                                                      Friday, Nov. 7, 4-7 p.m. at the Sunbury
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    e-mail your name & address if
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           and 6th graders to the middle school;
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                                                         A flu immunization clinic is planned on
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    Jeanna Burrell           965-1914
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           new elementary school; move all 5th
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                                                      should get flu immunizations.
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    kingstonnews@embarqmail.com
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                              The preferred option is to build a
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                                                      people in those at-risk categories also
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  Newsletter Editor
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           community surveys.
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                                                      ers. Persons living in households with
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         http//:www.kingstontwp.org
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                                                                                                                              accommodating students, and recent
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                                                      and, health-care and child-care provid-
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  Township Web Site:
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                                                                                                                              enrollment projections, options for
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                                                      who will be pregnant during flu season;
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           NEWS & INFO
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                                                                                                                              ity. She shared details on development,
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                                                      with chronic health problems; women
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                                                                                                                              tary and middle schools are at capac-
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                                                      well as persons 50 and older; persons
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    e-mail: kingstontwp@midohio.net
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                                                                                                                                 Domine explained that the elemen-
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                                                      for all children 6 months-18 years; as
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 Greg Roy               524-8591
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                                                                                                                              opment Committee over the past year.
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                                                         Flu immunizations are recommended
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       FISCAL OFFICER
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                                                                                                                              the Big Walnut School District Devel-
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                                                                 Your
                                                             Get Your Flu Shots!                                              meeting. She explained the work of
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      e-mail: ShivelyFarms@aol.com
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                                                                                                                              residents at the October trustees
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                      Valley
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 Bill Shively             524-2612
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                     Buckeye   Olentangy   Delaware   Big Walnut
                                                                                                                              April Domine addressed trustees and
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        e-mail: jfink@kingstontwp.org                                                                                 20.00
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                                                                                                                                 Big Walnut Schools Superintendent
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 John Fink, Vice-Ch. 524-0283                                                                                         25.00
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        e-mail: dvakers@verizon.net                                                           40.20

                                                                                                                                    BW Bond Issue
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 Dewey Akers, Ch. 740-803-1529
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321         Delaware
                                                                                                                      35.00
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             TRUSTEES                                                                                                         of you who do.
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                   40.00   Kilbourne Post Office. Thanks to all
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                   45.00
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             (740 Area Code)                                                                                                  end of this month. Keep supporting the
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           will help you ship your packages. The
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                           bags, and envelopes. Also, Christmas
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