Our Mission

Serving a community of diverse neighborhoods, the employees of Olmsted Township will perform in a coordinated, collaborative, ethical and fiscally responsible manner to provide greater access to services, encourage a vibrant quality of life and create a sense of confidence and connection among residents and themselves.

Township Projects

For a list of Current Projects, click here.

For a list of Completed Projects, click here.

For a list of Township and County Road Closures, Construction, and Detours,  click here.

Olmsted Township Named the 2nd Safety City in Ohio

SafeWise released their seventh annual Safest Cities report and Olmsted Township was named the 2nd safest city in Ohio! To see the entire report, please visit: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-ohio/

Coverage on WKYC

Board of Trustees Meetings on Zoom

Beginning June 9, 2021 the Board of Trustees Meetings will meet in person. It is also our intent to broadcast these meetings via Zoom, but ask for your patience as we refine that process.

We welcome you to join us at the Trustee meetings in The Community Room in Olmsted Township, 7900 Fitch Road at 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Or join via Zoom here (Webinar ID: 984 5694 1773, Passcode: 514703)

 

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

On May 19, 2021, the Olmsted Township Board of Trustees filed a complaint in the United States District Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division to demand the United State Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, in her official capacity, include townships as Non-Entitlement Units of local government (NEU) for receipt of the stimulus package as enacted into law on March 11, 2021 (H.R. 1319), the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. (ARPA).

To read the Media Release in its entirety, click here.

To view the filed ARPA Complaint in its entirety, click here.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

May 13, 2021
 
Olmsted Township was made aware that the U.S. Treasury defined in this act, Townships as a Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government (“NEUs”), The “Treasury expects to provide further guidance on distributions to non-entitlement units next week.”
 
The distribution to Ohio for sub-distribution to the Ohio NEUs is $843,726,939.00. This will be disbursed based on population (the relation of each NEU to the population of all). In the Treasury Rule announced Monday, the states will be permitted to deduct certain costs for “administration.”
 
Olmsted Township has been lobbying our federal and state representatives to ensure Townships are included as they were in the CARES ACT and were not in the American Rescue Plan. We encourage all residents to continue to contact their representatives on behalf of the Township to lobby for our funds as other cities and villages have received. Olmsted Township has 16,000 residents, it is expected to receive approximately $2.4 million for eligible projects and programs based on our population.
 
The Township successfully programmed and completed almost $1,000,000 in projects for resident’s business and departments within the Township while ensuring the safety of our workforce and our residents. Since Olmsted Township in the only functioning Township in Cuyahoga County it is important, we do not give up trying to obtain these resources ( your federal tax dollars) for our Community.
 
Thank you!
 
For more information about the AR PLAN & how it affects Olmsted Township please contact:
Rebecca Corrigan, Township Administrator 440.427.5573 
 
 
US FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES
 
Senator Sherrod Brown
801 W Superior Ave.,
Suite 1400
Cleveland, OH 44113
https://www.brown.senate.gov/contact
T: (216) 522-7272
F: (216) 522-2239
 
Senator Rob Portman
37 W Board St., Room 300
Columbus, OH 43215
https://www.portman.senate.gov/meet/contact
T: (202) 224-3353
 
Congressman Anthony Gonzalez
13477 Prospect Rd., Suite 212
Strongsville, OH 44149
https://anthonygonzalez.house.gov/contact/
T: (440)783-3696
F: (440) 268-8150
 
 
STATE OF OHIO REPRESENTATIVES
 
Representative Tom Patton
77 S High St., 11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
https://ohiohouse.gov/members/thomas-f-patton/contact
Ohio House District 7
T: (614) 466-4895
 
Senator Matt Dolan
Senator Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
https://ohiosenate.gov/senators/dolan/contact
Ohio Senate District 24
T: (614) 466-8056

 

 

Statement from the Board of Trustees

The Trustees released a statement regarding the drowning tragedy in Olmsted Township on February 3. Read the statement here.

Cleveland.com Article

Cleveland.com coverage on the Township 2021 budget including road program and two new parks.

ODOT Project

The Ohio Department of Transportation has a major widening project on US 20 in the City of North Ridgeville, Lorain County. The Contractor has requested the use of county roads within the Township as haul routes. 
 
Beginning March 1, the haul route will include Lorain Road to Cook Road eastbound, Stearns Road southbound, and Schady Road westbound. We do not yet have an estimated date of completion. Thank you in advance for your patience during this project.

COVID-19 Vaccines

For most recent vaccination information, please visit the Governor’s website.

You may also register to receive updates online regarding the vaccine at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s website. 

Olmsted Township Planning Two New Parks

Read this article on Cleveland.com about exciting our upcoming exciting improvements in the Township!

Stormwater Updates

If you would like to be on an email list for project updates or to report a problem involving stormwater issues, please click here to be redirected to the form to enter your contact information to be added to our database.

Olmsted Township has three separate utilities that manage stormwater and sanitary sewers or both, North Olmsted waste water treatment, Cuyahoga County Public Works, private HOAs stormwater utilities and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District,  outside of Columbia Park and those who have their own septic systems, we will ensure the proper utility receives notice of your complaint.

Stormwater Master Plan – Local Drainage System

Beginning in February, Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will be out in the Township collecting information about our drainage system. Survey and inspection crews may need to enter your property to perform these investigations.  The field personnel will attempt to inform each resident before entering, but it may be necessary to proceed with the survey in the event no one is available. For additional details and information, please read the letter issued from Cuyahoga County Public Works here.
View the map of the Stormwater Master Plan here.

Olmsted Township partners with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to better serve our residents. 

Click here for additional information on the Township’s agreement.

Click here for information on NEORSD’s Cost-Saving Programs.

Click here for information about the Rocky River West Branch Subwatershed – Problem Area 05. (The full report was requested 9/2020)

 

NEORSD helps the Township fund:

  • Street sweeping
  • Leaf pick up
  • Catch Basin repair/replacement
  • Erosion control
  • Soil and water inspections

New Solicitation Policy

The Board of Trustees recently adopted a new solicitation policy for the Township in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 505.94.

In order to solicit in the Township, transient vendors must first register and pay a fee to obtain a permit from our Administrative Office, which will then be valid for 90 days. At the time they register, they will be given the list of residents (addresses only) who have registered for the ‘no solicitation’ list. To sign up for the list, please click here or call our Admin Office. Per the Revised Code, if a resident has a sign posted at the front door requesting no solicitors, they must comply with that request even if they are not signed up on the Township’s list. The Township Police Department, Fire Department and Administrative Office have signs available for residents.

Any violators of this policy are subject to a misdemeanor under Ohio law.

State of Olmsted Township

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available here.

CARES Act Funds

Olmsted Township received almost one million dollars in CARES funds to address COVID-19 in the workplace and community. We have earmarked all funds and will complete by 12/31/21.

*Press Release from 7/24/20*

The Olmsted Township Board of Trustees met to discuss and approve CARES Act Funding in relation to COVID-19 and how the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) will be used.

Funding to assist our community partners, the Board approved $2,500 each to The Olmsted Community Center and Christians in Action, and $1,000 to Meals on Wheels to assist residents who qualify for economic support in assistance for the elderly, hungry, utility assistance and other emergency individual needs for residents within Olmsted Township. Olmsted Township received $142,388.80 from the Office of Ohio Budget and Management in accordance with the US Dept. Of Treasury to help with Covid19 related costs, expenses, and community needs.

Read the article from Cleveland.com.

 

Register for Ready Notify

Olmsted Township uses Ready Notify system to send alerts regarding closures, weather and civic events affecting our businesses and residents, updates and important information to subscribers. With Olmsted Township’s growing population and number of residents, we encourage you to enroll now to be current with official Olmsted Township business and updates. This system will also be used with up to date notices from the state and federal governments concerning COVID19. Please register here.

Press Release regarding Senior Transportation Connection

The Board of Trustees of Olmsted Township voted at its February 26, 2020 meeting to discontinue participation in the Senior Transportation Connection program to provide transport service to residents.  The Township had worked with STC for about ten years.  For the last four years the Township covered medical trips and group shopping trips only.

In December 2019, the Board of Trustees received an updated contract outlining the new 2020 rates.  While the cost to the rider remained about $8.00 per one-way trip, the cost to the Township of a one-way trip increased from $16.75 to $25.00, about 50%.

The decision was based on a culmination of issues including cost and usage considerations that did not allow for a sustainable transport service model.

We notified subscribers that as of Friday, March 20, 2020, Olmsted Township will no longer provide senior transportation to our residents.  Senior Transportation Connection will not accept any reservations for service that would occur after this date.

We are informing current subscribers and other senior residents of options specifically for medical transportation they may want to consider.  These include RTA Paratransit, the American Cancer Society- Road to Recovery program, Medicaid (for those who qualify for this program), and Lyft Health with online registration.

Additional information is available at the Veterans Administration and Western Reserve Area on Aging.

For seniors who have difficulty leaving their home, a local service called House Calls of the Falls, provides in-home care or at Jenkins Place on Bagley Road in Olmsted Falls.  Visits are billed to Medicare, Insurance or Medicaid in the same manner as any provider office visit.

Jeanene Kress, Lisa Zver, Larry Abbott
Board of Trustees, Olmsted Township
Contact Jeanene Kress (440) 391-0540

Olmsted Township named the safest city in Ohio!

The Township was named Ohio’s safest community by National Council for Home Safety and Security! Thank you for your part in making the Township safe! See what other cities made the list here: www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-ohio/

Services Provided by Olmsted Township

  • *Are you OK?  Daily call by the Police Department to ensure you are OK in your home.
  • Bicycle Safety Program/Helmet Smart
  • Coffee with the Chief  Last Friday of the month at 9:00 am at the Fire Department.
  • Community Shred Dates  Twice a year, spring and fall.
  • CPR Training  American Heart Association. Registration required.
  • Heritage Home Program   Low fixed-rate loan for home repairs.
  • How to Hire a Contractor  Checklist to hire a competent contractor for home repair/renovation on our website under Building.
  • *Fall Yard Clean-Up  Partnership with the Boy Scouts for leaf raking. Sign-up required by October 1st.
  • File of Life Alerts and assists first responders in identifying medical conditions and medications.
  • Internet Exchange  Safe place to exchange merchandise purchased off of the internet.
  • Lock Box  Box installed to allow Fire Department quick access to your home in an emergency.
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Prescription Drop-off  Safe disposal of unused and outdated medications.
  • ReadyNotify/Code Red  Cuyahoga County Emergency Notification System.
  • Recycling
    • Bulk/large items – 1st Saturday of month
    • Household Hazardous Waste
    • Plastics, Computer Components, Tires
  • Residential Security Assessment  By appointment; form available online.
  • *Silver Sneakers  Low/no-cost exercise program at Olmsted Community Center (440)427-1599 or www.occ.recdesk.com
  • *Smoke Alarm Installation  Free smoke alarm installed at no cost.
  • Southwest Hospital  Health & Wellness Programs, call (440)816-8000 or www.swgeneral.com
  • United Way 2-1-1  Free community service to request information about social services, health, housing and government resources available. Dial 211 to access or www.211oh.org.
  • *Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging  Provides older adults and persons with disabilities access to information, assistance, consultation, and long-term care services and support; Call (216)621-0303 or www.areaagingsolutions.org.

               *indicates services exclusively for our senior residents

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

  • CERT – Community Emergency Response Team
  • VIPS – Volunteers in Police Service