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.
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. There is currently an urgent need for blood donors, and the American Red Cross needs blood donors to give now! Olmsted Township will be hosting a blood drive at The Community Room, 7900 Fitch Road, on Wednesday, April 15 from 12 noon to 6:00pm. Donors will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card. APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED! Please go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Read here for additional precautions that are being taken to ensure a safe donation during the current COVID-19 situation.
*Update from 4/3*
On April 2, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine extended the “ stay at home order” to May 1 because of the ongoing Coronavirus threat. This order was initially issued on March 22 to last through April 6, 2020.
Please visit Southwest General Health Center’s webpage for additional information on the prevention of COVID-19 and how to identify symptoms:
*Update from 3/29*
Information from the Trustees and Fiscal Officer:
We continue to ask you to follow the directive to stay in your home except for necessary errands. Work and study from home. Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth. If you exhibit the recognized symptoms of the Coronavirus, call your doctor.
We have enacted several procedures to ensure the protection of our safety and public service forces. We take temperatures at the beginning of each shift and ensure personal protective equipment is available. Our staff must remain safe and healthy, so they are able to care for all of us.
Though some of our staff is working from home, we continue to provide all essential services to the residents and business community in Olmsted Township. We ask you to check our website and our Facebook page on a regular basis. Updates are posted as they occur. Sign up for ReadyNotify. This emergency information system is County-wide and will alert residents of critical events throughout the County as well as locally.
We are on regular conference calls with US Representative Anthony Gonzalez and Bill Young, CEO Southwest Hospital. Governor DeWine holds regular press conferences. As we get information, we will continue to pass it along to you.
Lisa Zver, Jeanene Kress , Larry Abbott, Brian Gillette
The Olmsted Township Board of Trustees and Fiscal Officer
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, residents should visit the following websites:
- Centers for Disease Control: https://coronavirus.gov
- Ohio Department of Health: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov
- Cuyahoga County Board of Health: https://www.ccbh.net/coronavirus/
These websites are also valuable resources for the management of COVID-19:
- State of Ohio Coronavirus/COVID-19 web page: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
- CDC web page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
- Click here to view Governor DeWine’s daily press conferences: https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/home
- Olmsted Township, up-to-date information on COVID-19: olmstedtownship.org
As a reminder, the Township asks that residents take the following precautions:
- Wash your hands with soap and water every two hours, and always for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Practice social distancing (stay at least six feet away from people whenever possible).
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Be neighborly! Help out your neighbors, especially those who may require additional assistance.
If you have not done so already, please register for our Ready Notify service to keep you current with official Township business and updates, including up-to-date notices from the state and federal governments concerning COVID-19. Register here: https://ready.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/ReadyNotify.aspx
Read the State of Ohio’s Stay at Home order here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/DirectorsOrderStayAtHome.pdf
Republic waste has suspended bulk and yard waste pickup. https://www.republicservices.com/coronavirus
Olmsted Township will not be doing bulk or hazardous waste drop-off until further notice. https://olmstedtownship.org/service/
Home internet is now an essential tool for today’s education. Through Connect2Compete, Cox opens a world of opportunity for families by providing low-cost, home internet with wi-fi: https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html
*Update from 3/18*
Please read this important letter from our Township Trustees in regards to the status of Township Offices.
The Trustees attended a meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health have been gathering and coordinating all of the information, questions and steps that each individual in Cuyahoga County should take to reduce their risk of acquiring Coronavirus or Covid19. Chief Kelly and Chief Vanyo are also receiving daily briefs/updates from the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management.
A suggestion sheet was sent out by the CDC which lists 10 steps to take to manage your health at home. These steps outline the same information we received from the Board of Health.
Some of them include:
1. Social Distancing
2. Don’t gather in public places
3. Wash your hands frequently
To address your specific questions – mass testing of covid19 is not available and mass gatherings of people to do so would pose and increased risk and is against the advice of the Cuyahoga County Board of Heath, especially with our senior and other at-risk population.
Any vaccinations to protect against covid19 are not available at this time. When they do become available, the distribution will be coordinated by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. This is a fluid situation and we are in close contact with the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
Olmsted Township is doing all that we can to assist our residents, including our elderly, to take the best care of themselves that they can. If you have any other questions, please reach out to any of us at any time, but if you have specific questions related to the virus itself, please contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, log onto any of the websites or call the 833 number listed above.
Information from Republic Services
Please read the following important announcement from Republic Services regarding bulk trash and yard waste collection in the Township. Please note, recycling is not compromised. Letter
Press Release from the Small Business Administration
SBA Press Release: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Ohio Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus
Good evening, Please see the attached press release issued to the media this afternoon. The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To assist in reaching as many people in our small business communities as possible, we encourage you to distribute this important information to your contacts as appropriate. Please call if there are any questions. Sincerely, Jack Camp Public Affairs Specialist Field Operations Center – East U.S. Small Business Administration (404) 331-0333 x2189 Cell (404) 387-2172 email@example.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
Stormwater Master Plan – Local Drainage System
In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations and detailed information on how to respond to the US Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways:
- By phone
- By mail
April 1st is Census Day. By this date every home will have received an invitation to participate.
Census takers (enumerators) will only visit homes that have not responded to the 2020 Census to make sure everyone is counted.
Why conduct a census?
- It is mandated by the Constitution. The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
- More than $650 million is distributed based on population.
- Population counts are used to redraw legislative districts to ensure representation in the US House of Representatives.
- Census data is used by local governments like Olmsted Township to make decisions about roads, economic development and safety needs.
Under reported means under-funded and under-represented!
Link onto: https://2020census.gov for more information on how to report college students, the safety of your information, questions that will be asked, etc.
New Home for Township Administrative Offices and Building Department
We’ve moved to our new location at 7900 Fitch Road, next to our Service Department. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Open House!
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.
NEORSD helps the Township fund:
- Street sweeping
- Leaf pick up
- Catch Basin repair/replacement
- Erosion control
- Soil and water inspections
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.
- Bulk/large items – 1st Saturday of month
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Plastics, Computer Components, Tires
- Residential Security Assessment By appointment; form available online.
- *Senior Transportation Connection Transportation to medical appointments/group shopping trips. For information or to register, call (216)265-1489 or www.ridestc.org
- *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
- CERT – Community Emergency Response Team
- VIPS – Volunteers in Police Service
Olmsted Township named the 5th safest city in Ohio!
The Township is proud to have been named the 5th safest city in Ohio by Safewise! Thank you for your part in making the Township safe! See what other cities made the list here: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-ohio/
Ready Notify Emergency Alert
Ready Notify has changed vendors and is now powered by CodeRED. All users are encouraged to re-register with the new system (CodeRED) to enable the new functionality.
2019 Road Program
Fairlane Drive complete
Tall Oaks Trail complete
Avondale Court to commence week of November 18
Schady Road Culvert
Weight Limit Signage has been posted on the Schady Road (County Road) culvert between Falls Pointe Dr. and Lakeview Dr. due to a deteriorating culvert pipe. What does this mean for the average vehicle? The average car or SUV weighs between three and five thousand pounds, which would make safe travel over the culvert. Examples of vehicles that would possibly be affected would be: Class A and Class B vehicles (buses, dump trucks, tractor trailer) .
The culvert is on the fast track to be replaced through Cuyahoga County Public Works. Schedule and timeline are yet to be determined.