Rich Van Pelt, Jr.
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The Road and Service Department provides service and maintenance of township roads, parks, and cemeteries.
The following 22 miles of township roads that are under their jurisdiction are Abby, Autumn, Baker, Callow, Chadwick, Eaglebrook, Edgebrook, Horizon, Indian Point, Jennings, Jodi, Lester, Maggie, Mildon, Monte, North End LeRoy Center, Piney Hollow, Proctor, Radcliffe, Rustic, Seeley, Shirley, Spring, Sumner, Taylor and Valentine.
Homeowners should call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) as the first step when starting a project that requires digging. It is important for safety but is also state law. The OUPS is a nonprofit organization that links consumers with their utilities to identify the location of underground pipes and wires. Call 800-362-3764 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 days before starting a digging project. The OUPS is available to schedule 24 hours a day, excluding weekends and holidays.
No Mulch, Please!
With warmer weather, our thoughts turn to landscaping. Gardeners sometimes put topsoil and mulch right up against the meter. This can create an unsafe situation.
Natural gas meters have aluminum housings. That housing can corrode when it comes in contact with topsoil or mulch. Corrosion could damage the meter and create a dangerous leak. Also, take care not to bury the valve at the side of the meter. This valve must be exposed for emergency responders.
Mail-Box Policy Resolution (effective 12/29/08)
Leroy Township will follow the Lake County Engineer’s mailbox replacement policy. No “Rubbermaid” style mail boxes will be replaced. A value of up to $35.00 will be the maximum replacement cost. Leroy Township will only replace a mail box that has been damaged by a direct hit with the vehicle or snow plow. A mail box which has been damaged by thrown or pushed snow does not warrant replacement. The Township will replace or repair a mailbox damaged by DIRECT contact with the snow plow vehicle or plow blade with a standard 4 x 4 wooden treated post and mailbox as approved by the US Postal Service.