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Effective today, Wednesday March 18, 2020, Amherst Township’s Offices and Road Department will be CLOSED to the general public. In an effort to follow the recommendations of the Lorain County Public Health Department, we feel it is important to take this step in an effort to reduce the potential of community spread. All offices will remain staffed. The Roads Department will remain staffed and will continue to provide all services which include maintaining roads, bridges, roadside drainage, and storm sewers among other things.
During this closure, we ask that ALL COMMUNICATION with Senior Services, Zoning, Fiscal Officer, and/or the Road Department be done via phone, mail, or email. A list of emails and phone numbers is provided on the "CONTACT" tab of this website.
Should a resident or contractor need to apply for a permit, they can be viewed and printed from our website. They are located under the "ZONING > PERMITS & APPLICATIONS" tab. We ask that completed permits be mailed, emailed, faxed (440-988-5877) or placed in the green wooden box outside the Administrative Office door. Payments (checks only) may be sent via mail. The drop box may be used for permit applications, architectural plans, packets, or any other material to be dropped off to any of the Amherst Township offices/departments.
Trustee Meetings are open to the public. Face Masks are REQUIRED, temperatures will be taken upon entry, hand sanitizer is available, and social distancing measures will be practiced. The public meeting is limited to not more than 10 at a time. If there are more than 10 we will ask you to wait in your car until someone leaves and the number falls below 10 . Please use the Township Hall entrance.
We appreciate your understanding during this time.
Should you have any questions please call our office at 440-988-5894 Ext 101.
Hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To be Determined - Thursday
To be Determined - Friday
To be Determined - Saturday
Please note: NO TIRES!
NO PROPANE TANKS!
The Columbia Gas contractor, Bowman Consulting, has vehicles and crews in Amherst Township and the City of Amherst doing surveying. They are leaving a “door card” at the houses in the neighborhoods they are working in. The “door card” information says that Columbia Gas is using enhanced GPS technology to record the location of the natural gas lines. Columbia Gas says that this investment in safety will also improve their emergency response and maintenance of their gas lines. The GPS work will not require entry into homes/businesses, and natural gas service will not be impacted.
Amherst Township residents may see Columbia Gas or Bowman Consulting vehicles and employees on your property or street. If you do, this means that the survey team is surveying the main gas line along your street and the service line on your property up to the meter. They will be using light surveying and measuring equipment. Although you may not be a Columbia Gas customer, your neighbor may be; and they will still need to survey the area. Crews may return to your property for follow-up work.
The work will continue in Amherst Township throughout the month of October.
If you have questions, you may call 1-800-344-4077 or visit the Columbia Gas website at: https://www.columbiagasohio.com/gps.
Sheriff Phil Stammitti is excited to be joining the "Neighbors by Ring" App in efforts to reduce crime in our Community.
This app will allow the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office to inform the community of real-time crime and safety events so you can always stay informed. The "Neighbors by Ring" App also allows you, the user, to "see something - share something" directly with the Sheriff’s Office. The user has to provide permission to the Sheriff's Office through the app for the video. At no time will the Sheriff's Office be able to monitor live feeds from the users' device.
You do not need Ring devices to participate; anyone with any camera system can upload content to the "Neighbors" App! The Sheriff's Office is encouraging every one of you to spread the word out to the community about the "Neighbors" App. To download please text "stay safe" to 555888.
Remember if you see something, share something and report it to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.
Should you have questions about the app, please contact Lt. Vansant at 440-329-3880