Homeowner Application for Sewage System Grant

Linked below is the homeowner application for a grant received by the Lorain County General Health District. This funding is available for homeowners that have a failing sewage system that needs to be repaired or replaced. It can also be used to make a sanitary sewer connection if the sewer already exists. It is solely income based, first come first served, factoring in the severity of the failure of the system.

WPCLF Grant Application 2017-18

Dumpster Days

kannapolis-dumpster-servicesDumpster day hours: 8am to 4pm at the township garage behind the fire station,  May 5 – 7 and September 29 – October 1, 2017. Please, no tires, brush, oil, flammable liquids, including paint, or appliances with Freon in them.  Township residents only.

Rainbow Trout

The Rowland Nature Preserve was packed with fisherpeople on Friday, April 21, for the arrival of 2,753 Rainbow Trout (10″-11″ long). The truck arrived at 9:30 am. You need a fishing license and the limit is five Rainbow Trout per day. The Preserve is located at 7475 Murray Ridge Road.

NOPEC Press Release

Latest Attack On Free Market Helps Big Utilities While Hurting Consumers
(Solon, Ohio) – The proposal introduced this week in the Ohio Legislature forcing Northern Ohio electric customers to subsidize uncompetitive and aging nuclear plants will further erode Ohio’s march toward a free market energy economy and cost consumers billions of dollars, said the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC).
“We oppose this bill,” said Chuck Keiper, executive director of NOPEC. “This is yet another subsidy for big utilities that hit Northern Ohio electric customers in their pocketbooks. People who believe in a free market must defeat this bad idea.”
The legislation would create zero-emission credits for FirstEnergy Corp.’s Perry Nuclear Power Plant and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station near Toledo. Under the proposal, the credits would be paid for by increasing electric rates for individuals and businesses up to 5 percent of their June 2015 total rate. The rate increase would hit 2 million Northern Ohio electric customers, including over 480,000 NOPEC customers.
NOPEC is a nonprofit council of governments that helps communities negotiate better deals on electricity and natural gas and currently offers energy choice to electric customers in 13 Northern Ohio counties.
“We’re not chipping away at the free market system. We’re taking chunks out of it,” said Ron McVoy, chairman of the NOPEC Board of Directors and a North Kingsville Village councilman. “We’re going to stand up for the free market and for our electric consumers.”

Catchable Trout Releases Scheduled for April 21, 2017 (Qty. Unknown)

COLUMBUS, OH – More than 100,000 rainbow trout are expected to be released this spring in 64 Ohio public lakes and ponds, creating excellent fishing opportunities for anglers all across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release is scheduled for Friday, March 3, at Adams Lake in Adams County.

Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio from March 3-May 21 as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers. Information about the trout releases, including updates to the schedule due to weather and stocking locations, is available at wildohio.gov or by calling 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).

By stocking these water areas throughout the state, opportunities are created for anglers of all ages to get out and enjoy quality spring trout fishing in a family-friendly environment. Many stocked locations will feature special angler events, including youth-only fishing on the day of the trout release.

Rainbow trout are raised at Ohio’s state fish hatcheries and measure 10-13 inches before they are released by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout.

Anglers age 16 and older must have an Ohio fishing license to fish in state public waters. The 2017-2018 fishing license is now available and is valid through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. An annual resident fishing license costs $19. A one-day fishing license costs $11 for residents and nonresidents. The one-day license may also be redeemed for credit toward the purchase of an annual fishing license.

Licenses and permits can be purchased online at wildohio.gov and at participating agents throughout the state. A complete list of participating license sales agents can be found at wildohio.gov.

Sales of fishing licenses along with the federal Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) program continue to fund the operation of the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s fish hatcheries. No state tax dollars are used for this activity. This is a user-pay, user-benefit program.

The SFR program is a partnership between federal and state government, industry, anglers and boaters. When anglers purchase rods, reels, fishing tackle, fish finders and motor boat fuel, they pay an excise tax. The federal government collects these taxes, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administers and disburses these funds to state fish and wildlife agencies. These funds are used to acquire habitat, produce and stock fish, conduct research and surveys, provide aquatic education to youth and secure and develop boat accesses.

For a list of trout stocking dates and locations, go to wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/fishing/trout-stocking-dates.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

Editor’s Note: Scheduled trout releases in 2017 are listed in the attached document. Some locations will feature special events on the day of the scheduled trout release. The ** indicates a special angler event is planned for the trout release. For more information, contact the nearest wildlife district office.

For more information, contact:
John Windau, ODNR Division of Wildlife
Matt Eiselstein, ODNR Office of Communications

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)

Our new relationship manager for NOPEC is Pat McNamara.  If any of the Elyria Township residents have a problem with electric or natural gas, please contact Pat at 440.249.7832, 440.623.3455, or pmcnamara@nopecinfo.org.
If another company solicits electric or gas quotes, ask if they have a solicitor’s permit from Elyria Township. Bob Repas, Fiscal Officer, issues the permits. He can be reached at 440.324.9462 or bob@rjrlimited.com.
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) serves members in over 200 communities within 13 counties in Northeast Ohio. For 15 years, they have saved communities and members more than $260 million in cumulative energy savings.
Benefits for NOPEC Residential Customers:
Discounted energy rates negotiated exclusively for NOPEC customers
myNOPEC – A free online resource for NOPEC members
Interactive Tip House – Energy saving tips for every season
For questions regarding your electric bill or service call Ohio Edison at 800.633.4766. For questions regarding your natural gas bill contact Columbia Gas of Ohio at 800.344.4077.

Blood Pressure Help


In February, public health nurses from the Lorain County General Health District are coming to a location near you to provide blood pressure screenings and to explain how to get an at-home blood pressure cuff at no cost. These sessions are for all Lorain County adults ages 55+ and will cover a different health focus each month. Nurses will also help to answer health questions and concerns.

February’s adult health wellness checks are at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 2:00 PM at the following locations:

  • Wellington Fire Station #2, 202 Kelly St., Wellington on February 2 and 16
  • Old Stone Church, 553 South Main St., Amherst on February 3 and 17
  • Oberlin Senior Center, 90 East College St., Oberlin on February 6 and 27
  • Sugar Ridge Baptist Church, 36600 Sugar Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville on February 8
  • Sheffield Township Church of Christ, 5075 Toledo Rd., Lorain on February 1
  • Sheffield Lake Community Center, 4575 East Lake Rd. (9:00 and 11:00 AM sessions only) on February 7
  • Avon Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Rd., Avon on February 10 and 24
  • North Eaton Christian Church, 35895 East Royalton Rd., Grafton on February 13

Walk-ins welcome. Adult wellness sessions are no-cost. All adults ages 55 and up are invited to attend.


Trash Bins

Did you know the Republic Services trash truck’s mechanical arms can reach 9′? PLEASE keep your trash bins 3′ from the road to give our Road Department room to plow.
When you see Tim & Jeff, thank them for keeping the Township safe. Great job, guys!