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Jackson Township Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Jackson Township, SWACO partner to increase recycling through educationResidents in Jackson Township, the City of Grove City There are five categoriesand village of Urbancrest launched curbside recycling in of materials that can be put2017, and statistics a year later show a 66 percent increase into recycling bins in Franklinin recycling tonnage. Jackson Township and the Solid County.Waste Authority of Central Ohio plan to continue to makerecycling as easy as possible and introduced along with the • paper, cardboardCity of Grove City a pilot “Recycle Right” campaign the • plastic bottles, jugsfirst quarter of 2018. • glass bottles, jars • metal cans Recycle Right helps residents make a difference by • cartonslearning to recycle only accepted items — everything else Learn more about theshould be reused, donated, composted or safely disposed. Recycle Right program at “We are very pleased with how the new red recycling “Recycling especially recycling right is a win-win for totes have increased recycling rates in our community andeveryone,” said Jackson Township Service Director Rex hope that it continues to rise with the introduction of the newBlair. “We want to encourage residents to be mindful of educational Recycle Right initiative,” said Linda Rosine,placing only acceptable items in their red recycling bins.” environmental coordinator for the City of Grove City. Franklin County PublicHealth offers immunizationclinics for adults and childrenthe second Monday ofevery month at the JacksonTownship AdministrationBuilding — 3756 HooverRoad in Grove City, Ohio. Most major insurance isaccepted, but sliding-fee-scaleimmunizations are availablefor those with no insurance. Appointments arerequired. To schedule online,go to, orcall (614) 525-3719 to makean appointment.

PAGE 2 Jackson Township News SPRING 2018Spring: time for planting Step 2: Pick the right plants and plant.Here is a helpful spring planting guide reprinted with You might like a plant for the colors of its flowers, thepermission from Franklin Soil and Water ConservationDistrict. time it blooms, or because it attracts butterflies, but these are not good first thoughts when choosing plants. YourStep 1: Know your soil and light profile. first thought should always be, “Can this plant thrive in the • Full sun is sun that touches the spot for the vast majority conditions I have?”. When planting, make sure the plant isof the day. buried at the same level it was in the pot it came in. Lots • Part sun is sun for a little more than half the day. of planting fail when the hole dug for the plant is not deep • Part shade is shade for a bit more than half a day. enough, and the gardener tries to make up for it by forming • Full shade is shade most of the day. a volcano of mulch or soil around the plant. Soil moisture and texture is a little Step 3: Wateringharder to figure out but can still be done Just like people, plants take a littlewithout special tools. Dig a small 3- to5-inch hole in the spot you want to plant, while to settle into a new environment.and do a ribbon test with the soil from Most perennials will require two weeksthe bottom of the hole. (This video from to a month of regular watering until theirClemson Extension describes the ribbon test in depth: root systems are large enough to support the plant without your assistance. Trees will likely need more. During this time, After the ribbon test, check your hole every few make sure you are really soaking the plant, especially if it isdays for a couple weeks, and note how much moisture in clay soil since the water will take a while to make it downstays in the soil. A simple observation of wet (saturated, to the roots of the plants. A soaker hose is a great investmentnearly dripping), moist (slightly wet to the touch) or dry for newer plants, but if using a watering can or standard(crumbly) is sufficient. This will give you a good idea hose, do not hesitate to water the base of each plant, orof how wet or dry your soil usually is. Armed with this group of plants, for 15-20 seconds before moving on.knowledge and your knowledge of how much light hits Step 4: Weed now and then, and enjoy!your plot, you are ready to choose your plants. Some plants are more tolerant of weeds than others. Consider mulching once you are finished planting to discourage weeds and help your soil retain moisture.Borror Road improvements to begin in 2019 OPERATION Jackson Township, the Franklin County Engineer, City MEDICINE DROPof Grove City and private developers are working together SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 10 a.m.-2 improve the Borror Road corridor from the intersection Jackson Township Fire Stationof Quail Creek Boulevard, east to State Route 104. Thismultifaceted joint venture is planned to include roadway 3650 Hoover Road, Grove City, OH 43123widening, trail extensions, culvert and drainage improve-ments, intersection upgrades and a water-main extension Bring unwanted and expired medications for safe, legal andalong with a variety of other components. environmentally conscious disposal - no questions asked. A successful funding application through the Ohio Prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications in pill,Public Works Commission has made implementation of powder or patch form are accepted. All medications must bethese improvements viable. The Borror Road improvement removed from packaging and placed in a clear, sealed bag.project currently is in the design phase with construction Empty containers are shredded.anticipated to start in spring 2019. Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers, aerosols, liquids, creams or pastes are not accepted. Capsules, Pills & Powders Patches Herbs and Vitamins • 614-277-3058 SPONSORED BY:

PAGE 3 Jackson Township News SPRING 2018Fire Chief’s The fire division’s future goals include ways to improvecorner services to our citizens with outreach programs like community paramedicine. Community paramedicine is anJackson Township emerging field in health care where paramedics operate in expanded roles to connect underutilized resources to certainFire Department strives populations in our community. This innovative model of care is designed to integrate with existing health care resourcesto deliver the best across the care continuum in a non-emergent manner by assisting with chronic disease management, addressing homepossible fire, rescue health and social needs, finding alternate transportation destinations, and overall improving the welfare of ourand emergency medical residents while helping to decrease health-care to the citizens Our fire department currently is integrated into the community by the 911 response, fire prevention, CPRof Jackson Township, education, fire-safety programs, fire-extinguisher training, car seat checks and many other outreach services. CommunityCity of Grove City and paramedicine is just another extension of the services we hope to provide.Urbancrest. The most Fire Chief Randy Little The reason why we can offer the many programs andimportant measure of how deliver high-quality service is because of the support of the community. Without your help, both monetary and otherwise,we are doing is to hear from you — the citizens. it would be impossible.In addition to cards, e-mails, letters and phone calls, If you would like to take advantage of one of our many services, visit our website, or call us atthe City of Grove City conducts a community attitudes (614) 875-5588.survey every two years to measure public opinion. Someof the survey questions evaluate how residents feel aboutthe service they receive from their fire department.We are proud to announce the 2017 Grove CityCommunity Attitudes Survey noted Jackson TownshipFire Division received a 96 percent excellent rating, andthe remaining 4 percent rated us as good. Of course, thisdoes not mean there is not room for improvement becausewe continually are looking to improve our services. Jackson Township 96% Fire Department / EMSPower cot assists emergency personnel Firefighter/paramedic Rob Sneller is pictured with the fire Jackson Township added a new Stryker power cot division’s new power cot that makes his job safer.with loading system for its emergency medical personnelas part of a safety intervention grant it was awarded fromthe Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The township received a three-to-one match withits safety intervention grant up to a maximum award of$40,000; this means the BWC provided $3 for every $1contributed by the township. Here is the breakdown onthe Stryker power cot purchase: $35,420.48 was paid bythe BWC, and Jackson Township contributed $10,306.83. The fire division had one power cot so now twoof its four medic units are equipped. The battery-operated systems allow emergency medical personnelto lift and lower patients into ambulances by simplypressing a button allowing for safer patient transport andminimizing their risk of back injuries. “Our goal is to outfit all four of our frontline medicvehicles with Stryker power cots and loading systems tobetter serve our community safely,” said EMS CaptainWilliam Dolby.

PAGE 4 Jackson Township News SPRING 2018 Trustee Fiscal Officer Trustee TrusteeChairman David Burris Stephen Bowshier Jim Rauck Ron GrossmanVisit for important phone numbers and meeting schedules.Community Liaison Unit aims to serve To better address these issues, residents can also submit a tip through the Sheriff’s office website: sheriff. The Franklin County If you want, you can give a tipSheriff’s Office Community anonymously, or you can leave your contact information.Liaison Unit is a part ofthe Community Response To contact the Community Liaison Unit, e-mail us atBureau; a component of the [email protected] Services Division. Register for 2018 Safety Town In addition to the Dates for 2018 Safety Town are set: June 7-8 and Juneunit, Support Services 11-14, but the location is yet to be confirmed. Registeris comprised of the prekindergarten children online by June 1, 2018 atCommunity Response Safety Town is sponsored by the JacksonBureau, Bomb Squad, Township Professional Firefighters Local 2672 andSWAT, Training Academy, presented in cooperation with Jackson Township FireWarrants and Extraditions, and the newly created Division, Grove City Police Division and South-WesternCommunity Intervention and Diversion Unit. City Schools. Created in August 2017 by Sheriff Dallas Baldwin, theCommunity Liaison Unit was created as a part of SheriffBaldwin’s desire to become more engaged in the communityas a way to better address problems and issues of concern. Using a variety of methods, including township meetings,block-watch gatherings, social media and direct one-on-one neighborhood contact, the unit will be instrumental instrengthening the bond between law enforcement and thecommunity at large. What makes this unit unique is that the same deputieswho serve as liaisons are the same ones who will addressand help solve the problems and issues that they hear about.Sheriff Baldwin wants this unit to focus on quality-of-life issues for residents. This could mean anything fromreporting constant speeding on roadways to calling aboutsuspicious activity at a neighbor’s house. Jackson Township News and Updates editor:Public Information Officer Lynn Bruno / [email protected] or (614) 945-5045 Printing by Wright Graphic Design Ohio Revised Code Section 505.07(a) permits the use of public funds for newsletters.

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