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Welcome to Chippewa Twp. Website
Thank you for visiting our web-site! If you have any questions, please visit the Contact Us page!
For twp. office hours (see below Important Information)
For information on COVID-19 (see below)
We require the public to wear face mask and social distancing.
Want to know about road construction schedules or ask questions?
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CHIPPEWA TWP NATURE PRESERVE
Chippewa Township Nature Preserve and Pavilion at 17500 Galehouse Road, Doylestown
Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm – Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Monday, April 19 at 7:00 pm – Board of Zoning Appeals Regular Meeting
Wednesday, April 28 by 3:00 pm – Deadline for requests for Variances for BZA May meeting
Township Office Hours
Chippewa Township Trustees Office, 14228 Galehouse Road, P.O. Box 265, Doylestown, Ohio 44230
During these uncertain times, Township Office will continue to operate during normal business hours: Monday – Thursday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, please use inside window. For the safety of the public and our employees the office suspends public access.
Zoning hours are every Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown. Zoning hours will be held in the meeting room, social distancing and we require mask to be worn when entering the building.
Please contact the Zoning Inspector, Craig Thoricht at 330-351-1050 or you may call the township office at 330-658-2112, if you have any zoning questions.
Coronavirus vaccination Information
Wayne County Resident Tire Collection Program
1) Residents may call the Wayne County Health Department on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday
at 330-264-2426 option 2 to schedule an appointment from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm to bring
2) Passenger and light truck tires only. No other tires will be accepted. Tires may be on or off
3) Residents are limited to 10 tires per person per year. A driver’s license is required.
4) Please pass this info on if you get calls that there is NO dumping of tires at the old location
of Goodwill. Tires illegally dumped can receive a fine of up to $500 under R.C. 3767.32.
14065 Galehouse Rd is the home of the recycling center for Chippewa Twp residents.
This facility is open 24/7.
There will be an organization at the recycling center on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month to unload your recyclables.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Trustees Meeting Dates
Trustees meetings are every second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown.
NOTE: Chippewa Township Public Meetings: Chippewa Township Trustees authorizes public bodies to meet and be in attendance by electronic means (teleconference, video conference, or other electronic means) for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Ten (10) people may be present and chairs will be set up six (6) feet apart. A reporter is a representative of the public and will have a seat.
Chippewa Township Trustees next regular meeting will be held on April 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown.
Please complete the agenda form, to address the Board, written specific matter must be on file at the township office prior to Monday Noon preceding the meeting to be placed on the agenda.
Common Zoning Forms
West Virginia Hill (Chidester Hill)
West Virginia Hill (Chidester Hill) closed for the winter.
Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program
Helping Homeowners, Landlords, and First-Time Homebuyers throughout Wayne County Repair their Homes and Neighborhoods.
Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP)
Chippewa Township Merchandise - Great gifts
The history/cookbooks and the township plates will make great gifts!
Bicentennial Items For Sale at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Rd, Monday – Thursday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cash or Check
Make Checks payable to: Chippewa Twp.
Trash Hauler for Chippewa Township
KIMBLE Letter – COVID-19 UPDATE – Effective Immediately
For trash service, please contact Kimble Co. at 1800-201-0005.
New price effective October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023 will be as follows:
Full service with a 96-gallon cart furnished by contractor: $15.43 per mo.
Limited service (96-gallon container or equivalent) with a 96- gallon cart furnished by contractor: $13.55 per mo.
Low volume users/seniors Bag Service: $2.50 per bag/$25.00 roll of 10.
Bulk tags are for limited service and bag service customers, the cost is $7.00 a tag per item
Backdoor service with cart furnished by contractor: $16.00 monthly cost added to trash service fee, limited to 150 feet, beyond 150 feet price negotiable between hauler and resident.
Back door service with cart for handicapped or seniors: no added cost for seniors, or handicapped, with documented physical impairment.
96-Gallon cart is not mandatory.
You may purchase Kimble trash bags and bulk tags at the township office, Monday – Thursday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Also, you can purchase the bags at the twp. office on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm to purchase bags and bulk tags.
Please pay by cash or check and make checks payable to: Kimble Recycling & Disposal Inc.
Chippewa Twp Natural Gas Aggregation Program - NEW RATE
The new rate for the Natural Gas Aggregation Program with IGS Energy is $3.05 per MCF, starting November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2022.
There is no cancel fee for exiting the program.
If you are not in the Natural Gas Aggregation Program and you want to enroll in the program, please contact IGS Energy at 1-877-353-0162.
Chippewa Twp Electric Aggregation
Chippewa Township Electric Aggregation is with FirstEnergy Solutions at 4.93 cents per kWh for 48 months.
If you have any questions, please call FirstEnergy Solutions toll-free at 1-866-636-3749, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information on Utility Scams
Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings
The regular meeting of the Chippewa Township Board of Zoning Appeals will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the township office at 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown. At that time, the Board will hear an appeal and four requests for variances.
The appeal filed by Steve Slifko/Marshallville Land Co, LTD, dba Red Run Bison Farm, 9143 Coal Bank Road, Marshallville, to appeal the zoning inspector’s decision/cease and desist order dated 9/19/19 regarding the use of building as a wedding venue. Appellants request the BZA determine if the primary use of the building is agricultural. Such that an occasional wedding/reception, or other non-agricultural uses may continue in the building and/or on the property.
The first variance is by Douglas Young for an addition to the existing dwelling with non-conforming front yard setback and side yard requirement at 15371 Hametown Road, Doylestown.
The second variance is by Thomas & Sherrie Hayes to construct an accessory building, exceeds the total square footage allowed with non-conforming number of existing buildings allowed at 11252 Fraze Road, Doylestown.
The third variance is by Gary A. Ray/Mary E. Ray Trustee to construct a new dwelling with non-conforming front yard setback and side yards requirement, parcel #12-1549.000 on Woodlawn Drive, Doylestown.
The fourth variance is by Richard & Dana Berlin to construct an attached garage to the existing dwelling keeping the existing attached garage with creating non-conforming square footage at 14780 Mt. Eaton Road, Rittman.
All text concerning these matters is available for public review at the Township Office.
With social distancing, seating is limited and masks are required.
No meeting scheduled
Nexus Pipelines Meetings & Maps
FERC/Draft Environmental Impact Statement – NEXUS Gas Transmission Project
Chippewa Twp. Precincts
Open Burning Precautions
Ohio DNR and Ohio EPA Restrict Open Burns
Ohio Revised Code 1503.18 Ohio DNR Forestry prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.
Even outside the time and date restrictions, any person conducting a burn must obtain landowner permission, remain with the fire while it is burning, and take all reasonable precautions to prevent the fire from escaping.
Contact Ohio Division of Forestry 1-877-247-8733.
Ohio Administrative Code 3745.19 is enforced by the Ohio EPA.
Notification is required for many types of open burns in Ohio.
NEVER to be burned at any time or any place in Ohio:
Materials containing rubber, grease, asphalt, or made from petroleum
Fires must be more than 1000 feet from neighbor’s inhabited building No burning when air pollution alert, warning, or emergency is in effect Fire/smoke cannot obscure visibility on roadway, railways, or airfields
No waste generated off the premises may be burned
No burning within village or city limits or restricted areas
Contact Ohio EPA: (614) 644-2270 or Ohio EPA Open Burning.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal are urging Ohioans to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and to take necessary precautions to avoid unwanted fires this fall.
Chippewa Township Nature Preserve
The Nature Preserve trails are open.
The pavilion and the picnic area are open, social distancing is required.
If you have any questions, please contact Darlene Smith at the township office at 330-658-2112.
Trustee Meeting Minutes
CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES REGULAR AT TOWNSHIP HALL 7:00 PM NOVEMBER 11, 20 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00PM WITH PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WE WANT TO HONOR AND REMEMBER ALL THE VETERANS THAT SERVED OUR COUNTRY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. BEFORE WE TAKE ROLL CALL A NOTE...
CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AT TOWNSHIP HALL 7:00 PM OCTOBER 14, 20 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00PM WITH PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BEFORE WE TAKE ROLL CALL A NOTE TO THE RECORDING, FISCAL OFFICER LAURIE BUSSON IS PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE...
CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES REGULAR AT TOWNSHIP HALL 7:00 PM SEPTEMBER 9, 20 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00PM WITH PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BEFORE WE TAKE ROLL CALL A NOTE TO THE RECORDING FISCAL OFFICER LAURIE BUSSON IS PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE DUE TO...
CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES SPECIAL AT TOWNSHIP HALL 7:00 PM AUGUST 26, 20 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00PM WITH PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: DOMINIC OLIVERIO - PRESENT, LENNY BROOME - PRESENT, AND STEPHEN JUNG - PRESENT. SUSPEND THE REGULAR AGENDA...
COVID-19 UPDATES & OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
To protect yourself from COVID-19
• Wash your hands often with soap and clean, running water for at least 20 seconds.
• If you don’t have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often. Make sure it has at least 60% alcohol.
• Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth unless you have clean hands.
• Don’t have contact with people who are sick.
• Stay informed about COVID-19 in your area. Follow this LINK to Wayne County Ohio Joint Information Center website.
• You may be advised to not attend public gatherings and to stay about 6 feet from others, if possible. This is called “social distancing.”
• Don’t share eating or drinking tools.
• Don’t kiss someone who is sick.
• Clean surfaces often with disinfectant.
The Coronavirus/COVID 19 Situation and the Chippewa Township Fire Department:
CTFD is providing the exceptional quality of care the community has come to expect and has always received.
Here is some important information about how the Chippewa Township Fire Department is managing response during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, and impacts to some of the department’s non-emergency services:
If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.
▪️The Chippewa Township Fire Department is operating 24/7, as it always has. There have not been any interruptions in service.
▪️The department’s first responders are taking additional precautions to protect themselves on calls, including the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
▪️911 Dispatchers are asking screening questions when calls are received to identify possible viral alerts. This information is being relayed to first responders, so that they can take additional steps in protecting themselves when assisting patients.
▪️The department’s first responders are taking every precaution to ensure that fire station is sanitized and kept clean.
▪️The department is working closely with our medical director at Summa to update and distribute medical response protocols to all of CTFD’s emergency responders.
▪️The department’s Prevention Division will not be performing routine fire inspections during this time to limit exposures to the facilities occupants and fire department personnel.
▪️Out of caution and as a preventative measure, the Chippewa Township Fire Department has cancelled all public education programs, events, and station tours. No new programs will be scheduled for the foreseeable future, as the department continues to take steps to avoid further risk of transmission.
▪️In an effort to protect our citizens, our employees, and to reduce exposure and the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus, Chippewa Township Fire Department will be closed to all visitors until further notice. Although our building is closed, our department will continue to provide emergency services at full strength.
We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we all deal with the evolving Coronavirus situation.
Last week the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) took action to ask utilities to suspend disconnection and waive any requirements for reconnections for all types of customers (residential and business). All of the utilities are doing so, however, the PUCO has informed the OTA that there are some utilities that have not been able to edit their automated billing systems to stop sending disconnection notices; however, those utilities are not following through with the disconnections.
To read the PUCO’s utility reconnect order, please click here. Additionally, the PUCO directed utility companies to review disconnection and social contact policies and you can read that order here. Please share this information with your residents and encourage utility customers to contact the PUCO online with any questions or concerns.