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IMPORTANT LINKS

Click  IMPORTANT LINKS  to access links to local and federal government websites.

OFFICE HOURS

The Township Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to Noon each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  If you need to obtain a zoning certificate or need cemetery information, please call 330-866-3433  before you arrive, as we often get called out of the office to inspect properties or do cemetery work.

RABIES AWARENESS

In response to the discovery of a second raccoon in Paris Township testing and confirming positive with raccoon rabies variant (RRV) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Stark County Health Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Ohio Department of Health to protect people and pets from the threat of rabies in our area.

As part of efforts to stop the further spread of rabies, the Wildlife Services (WS) program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service program in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health will be distributing an oral rabies vaccine (ORV) bait to vaccinate raccoons, foxes and coyotes.  More information regarding the rabies bait can be found here:  Rabies NOTICE.

TOWNSHIP CLEANUP DAYS

Township Clean Up Days will be held on Saturdays, June 17,  August 19, and October 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This is for township residents only and ID’s will be check.  Commercial or contractors entities are not eligible.  A maximum of 4 tires per resident will be accepted.

HOME SEWAGE ASSISTANCE

The Stark County Health Department has been awarded funding through the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) from Ohio EPA to replace or repair failing sewage systems in the county.  A total of $300,000 is available.

Funding is granted on a first come, first serve basis.  Applicants must meet eligibility requirements.  Those requirements are:

1) Income:  Applicant’s household income must be within certain guidelines.  Funding can be as much as 100% of the costs of installing the system.

2) Occupancy: Applicants must own the property in question.  Property taxes must be current.  The property must be located in Stark County.

3) Need: The system must be in need of repair.

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ISO RATING INFORMATION

Click ISO Letter to read the letter sent to the township entities regarding the ISO rating of the fire suppression delivery system provided to the Pike Township community.  The new Public Protection Classification is 04/4Y, which is a vast improvement.  Thank are expressed to Chief Arnold Adams and crew for their hard work to improve the rating!

MELSCHEIMER SCHOOL RESTORATION UPDATE

The restoration project on Melscheimer School was explained in a recent article published in the Press News on July 8, 2016.  Click here to read the article.

STARK COUNTY  EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Sign up HERE for the Stark County Emergency Notification System. In the event of a large scale emergency, an alert may be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided.  This is a free service provided thru Stark County Emergency Management Agency and partner agencies, however, normal message fees may apply

TOWNSHIP CRIME

Crime is on the rise in the Township. Daytime house burglaries are the most prominent and they have been in all areas of the Township. Please watch your neighbor’s property and report any suspicious activity by calling 911. Get license numbers, if possible, but don’t try to be a hero! Call the Sheriff at 330-430-3800.