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How does Jackson Township handle spring AND FALL cleanup?

The hours of the yard debris waste site at South Park have been extended to allow for fall leaf collection. The site will take grass clippings, leaves and other plant cuttings and debris.The site will operate on the following schedule through January 13, 2019 and then will be closed beginning January 14, 2019.  

 

The Jackson Township Board of Trustees has committed to opening the site without the assistance and oversight of the Stark–Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District. The Board of Trustees will continue to evaluate the future sustainability of the site monthly and to make changes to maximize the service and keep it affordable.   When using the site be prepared for your debris to be inspected for rule compliance and to show proof of residency. Enforcement of the aforementioned rules is key to the sustainability of the site. Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

The Board of Trustees has instituted the following rules and hours in regards to the use of the site:    

Hours of Operation (October 1, 2018-January 13, 2019)    
MondayClosed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Rules of Operation:         Use of site for residents only.    
  • No commercial lawn and/or commercial tree service may use the site.      
  • No tree or plant branches larger than two (2”) inches in diameter, and longer than four (4’) feet.      
  • No cut trees      
  • No logs      
  • No stumps      
  • No construction materials, no treated wood.      
  • No dirt, no stones.    

 

What if we want street lighting for our area?

The Township can set up lighting districts by going through the paperwork and government requirements to have the lights installed. The expenses are then billed through your real estate taxes.  Call the Township Fiscal Office at 330-832-5886 for the details which would be required.  Many new allotments are already a lighting district as established by the developer.  Older allotments can become a lighting district.

 

What do I do about non-functioning or damaged electric street lights?

For non-functioning lights call for repair with the address and pole number if possible at:

        AEP: 1-800-672-2231 or AEPcustomer.com

        OHIO EDISON: 1-800-633-4766 or Firstenergycorp.com

 

For damaged lighting call the Township Fiscal Office with a description of the problem at  330-832-5886.

 

What about gas street lighting problems?

Call the location and problem to the Township Fiscal Office at 330-832-5886.

 

What can I do about this temporary cul-de-sac which extends into my yard?

The temporary cul-de-sac is a requirement whenever a street may someday be extended on to undeveloped land.  It must stay in place, and is owned and maintained by the public until the road is legally extended.  That could be many years.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SERVICE SNOWY OR ICY STREETS? 
Every snow or icy condition is different.  Our twelve truck routes take about three hours to salt the 203 miles of roadway when the conditions are only slippery.  An average snow requiring plowing takes our crews about eight hours. If the snow is persistent and steady, it readily escalates to 16 hours plus.  Prevention of accidents and prevention of property damage is very important and is emphasized to our drivers. 

 

HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN TO CALL OUT THE TRUCKS FOR PLOWING OR SALTING ROADWAYS? 
Our Road Foreman is always alert to weather reports and road conditions. The Jackson Police also alert him 24 hours a day of changing conditions.  Then he makes a personal judgment and begins telephone call outs. 

 

WHY ISN’T MY STREET PLOWED WHEN IT IS NO LONGER SNOWING? 
Remember when it snows or gets slippery it can immediately convert all of our 203 miles of roadway to a hazardous condition.    The trucks are out but it takes time to cover all areas.  Some roads will be first and some will be last.  If the snow is persistent your road may have been first and several inches of snow may have fallen after the truck made its pass. 

 

WHY DID THE TRUCK COME INTO MY CUL-DE-SAC AND LEAVE WITHOUT PLOWING THE CIRCLE? 
The truck driver’s priority is to clear main roads with one pass first. He then comes back to do the minor traffic situations such as cul-de-sacs.  His secondary priority is also to widen the roads near curbs and mailboxes after the main traffic roads are passable. 

 

WHY DID THE TRUCK PUT SNOW IN MY YARD? 
In tight areas there is very little room to put snow.  The driveways and mailboxes must not be blocked.  This is especially difficult on cul-de-sacs and narrow roadways.  

 

WHY DOES HE PLOW SNOW INTO MY DRIVEWAY AS HE PASSES? 
The public’s transportation on main roadways must be first.  You can help yourself if you clean your driveway snow to the far side of the drive considering the snow plow truck direction.  This is helpful to our drivers. 

 

HOW EXPENSIVE IS HIGHWAY SALT AND HOW MUCH DO WE USE A YEAR? 
Salt prices vary year to year and are publicly bid.  In this 2017-2018 season, we buy salt through the Stark County Engineer's office at $54.87 per ton delivered to our yard.  Salt consumption varies based on the severity of the winter but expect Jackson to use 8,000 tons in a winter season.

 

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