Financial Assistance to repair or replace household sewage treatment systems in Portage County

Residents of Portage County with failing or malfunctioning household sewage treatment systems can now apply for help under several limited countywide programs.

The Portage County Combined General Health District has received $300,000 in funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Loan Fund for the repair and/or replacement of household sewage treatment systems. The program is available to low to moderate income homeowners. These funds can be used:

  • To repair components such as a motor, a tank, an ultraviolet light, etc.
  • To replace the entire failing sewage treatment system.
  • To connect to the sanitary sewer.

The program is administered on a first-come, first-served based upon receipt of a completed application and supporting documentation. Applications are available at the Palmyra Fire Station, Submit completed applications to:Neighborhood Development Services (NDS)120 East Main StreetRavenna, Ohio 44266
In addition, Portage County officials have two financial programs to assit homeowners with repair and replacment of household sewage systems.

  • County’s Commissions Home sewage Treatment System Repair or Replacement Programs.
  • Portage County Treasurer’s Home Improvement Program.

Brochures are available at the Palmyra Fire Station.

May 23 2017 Public Hearing – license tax levy cont.

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

May 23, 2017

Public Hearing called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Michael and Trustees Deffenbaugh and Fiscal Officer Cofojohn, Terry Mott, Chief Garvin and Steve Coss present.

Chairman Michael led all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Trustee Dunn entered the meeting.

The public hearing was called for the purpose of discussing levying a $5 tax per Motor Vehicle License pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4504.18 for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance and repair of township toads, bridges and culverts; for purchasing, erecting, and maintaining traffic signs, markers, lights and signals; for purchasing road machinery and equipment and planning constructing and maintaining suitable buildings for house such equipment and any other purposes as stated in the Ohio Revised Code 4504.18.

Terry Mott asked if the Township would grind and chip and seal the roads after this tax goes into effect.

Trustee Michael stated that it cost $50k to grind and chip & seal ½ mile of roadway. Trustee Michael said we would still not be able to afford grinding the roads. He stated we are behind in chipping and sealing roads. This tax will help us get back on schedule with chip and seal projects.

Chief Garvin stated he is not happy about paying more tax but realizes we have to do something.

RESOLUTION #17-83: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 9:39 a.m., seconded by Dunn.

Roll Call:  Michael-yes, Dunn-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes.

______ Henry Michael, Chairperson
______ Kathleen S. Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer
______ James Deffenbaugh, Trustee               
______ Robert Dunn, Trustee        

May 16 2017 Public Hearing – Vehicle license tax levy

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

May 16, 2017

Public Hearing called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairman Michael and Trustees Deffenbaugh and Dunn and Fiscal Officer Cofojohn and Tom Grund present.

Chairman Michael led all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The public hearing was called for the purpose of discussing levying a $5 tax per Motor Vehicle License pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4504.18 for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance and repair of township toads, bridges and culverts; for purchasing, erecting, and maintaining traffic signs, markers, lights and signals; for purchasing road machinery and equipment and planning constructing and maintaining suitable buildings for house such equipment and any other purposes as stated in the Ohio Revised Code 4504.18.

Trustee Michael stated that the Township has had to scale back on chip & seal projects due to the cost of such projects. The license tax will help us recoup some of those expenses. The Township has not done an Issue II project in 10 years due the cost of paving the roads. The last road that was paved was Scotts Corners Road in 2007 at a cost of $210,000.

The only resident in attendance stated he was okay with the tax increase because maintenance is important.

RESOLUTION #17-80: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 7:06 p.m., seconded by Deffenbaugh.

Roll Call:  Michael-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes, Dunn-yes.

______ Henry Michael, Chairperson
______ Kathleen S. Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer
______ James Deffenbaugh, Trustee               
______ Robert Dunn, Trustee        

Clarification of EMS Soft Billing

On January 6, 2004 the Trustees adopted Resolution No. 04-05 to establish a “soft billing” policy for Palmyra Township residents and Southeast students.  Soft billing is charging your insurance company and accepting the amount they pay for the service as payment in full.

LifeForce Management our billing agency will request insurance information as a result of an emergency run made by the Palmyra Township Emergency Medical Service due to an injury or illness where you or a family member were a patient.  This letter is not an attempt to collect payment from you for that service; it is our intention to file a claim with your insurance company, including automobile coverage, for payment.  Any balance due, after insurance Explanation of Benefits and/or payment, will be written off.

Please complete the form requesting insurance information even if you do not have insurance and forward it to LifeForce Management, Inc., 800 Enterprise Parkway, Ravenna, OH 44266 as soon as possible.  They are the authorized billing agent for Palmyra Township.  If you have any billing questions, please contact them at 330-626-5450.  Failure to respond will result in the EMS bill being forwarded to our collection agency.

Any questions contact one of your Township Trustees.
trustees@palmyratownship.com