Norton Road Bridge will be closed on 12-10-2014, 12-11-2014, 12-17-2014, and 12-18-2014 for ODOT testing. A detour will be in place. The route is as as follows: MUMFORD ROAD – S.R. 82 – S.R. 700.Present Delivery from Santa!
Santa Claus will be delivering gifts from the Fire Truck on Dec 21st from 5 pm until they run out of gifts. If residents are interested in participating, a gift needs to be to them by Dec 19th with the person's name and address.Thank you for Passing the Fire Levy!
Beginning on January 1st, there will be two more firefighters/paramedics to man the fire station and provide protection to township residents. A Message from Fire Chief Bill Byers >>Used Oil Pickup
Used oil can now be taken to the Hiram Township Garage for recycling. Just take your container of used oil and place it inside the dam around the tank along the driveway of the garage. The Road Crew will dump the oil into the barrel. If you want your container, please mark it and the Road Crew will leave it inside the dam area after emptying it.
There are a few phone numbers that Hiram residents can call to report dumping activity.
If you would like to report dumping activity concerning Oil or Gas wells, dial The Ohio Department of Natural Resources at (330)-896-0616. This is a 24-Hour gas and oil hotline.
Any other dumping activity can be reported to The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency at (800)-282-9378.
Concerned Citizens Ohio/Hiram will be offering water monitoring the Fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Hiram Christian Church. The monitoring tests for four “indicators.” Using temperature and conductivity, our instrument calculates Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and salinity. We also test for chloride. These are “indicators” of water quality because they are not in themselves toxic or immediately harmful, but high levels might indicate the water contains minerals or chemicals that could be harmful. We establish baseline records to identify unusual chemical spikes if chemical migration underground, or industrial spills might have occurred . We are NOT able to do Tier III testing; we are NOT EPA certified; because you have brought in your water, we cannot establish a chain of custody. We do NOT test for bacteria (e coli for example). The purpose of our testing, is to establish a baseline level of the indicators, so that if chemical contamination, for example, from oil or gas drilling, or waste injection wells or industrial spills occurs, you will have warning that perhaps you should get an EPA certified lab Tier III test to find out precisely what chemicals are in your water before you continue to use it. The Sierra Club provided the training and the meters for this project, as part of their Water Sentinel Program. When a holiday falls on the fourth Monday of the month (for example, Memorial Day), our water monitoring will occur on the third Monday of the month. We will place notices in the Villager and the Record Courier and post notices the preceding month.