Public Notice

TOWN HALL ACCESS

Please be advised that until further notice, public access to town hall is prohibited. Business is still being conducted however, and anyone can be reached via telephone or email. We strongly recommend phoning ahead to inform us if you plan to drop items off such as payments, forms or drawings or otherwise need to conduct business in person.


To reach

Dial

Email

Town Hall – Mary Lou Florentine

440-729-7058

mlflorentine@chestertwp.org


Zoning – Steve Averill

440-729-7058

saverill@chestertwp.org

Trustee Ken Radtke

440-488-7471

kradtke@chestertwp.org

Trustee Joe Mazzurco

440-478-8293

jmazzurco@chestertwp.org

Trustee Skip Claypool

440-477-3509

wmclaypool@chestertwp.org

Fiscal Officer Patricia Jarrett

440-477-5117

pjarrett@chestertwp.org

Police Chief Mark Purchase

440-729-9446

mpurchase@chestertwp.org

Fire Chief John Wargelin

440-729-9951

firechief@chestertwp.org

Service Director Joe Fornaro

440-729-9110

jfornaro@chestertwp.org

CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  CHESTER CLEAN UP DAYS AND SENIOR CLEAN UP DAYS FOR CHESTER TOWNSHIP

           Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Senior Clean Up Days and Chester Clean Up Day 

           events have been cancelled.  

Geauga County Department on Aging (GDA) Updates For April 2020

Click here for GDOA updates on Senior Trash Pick-Up, Home Delivered Meals and additional information

The best source of current information for your company and family is the CDC website. Here is the link to the CDC so you can add it to your favorites for websites. The CDC will update this informaiton on the COVID-19 on a regular basis.

Click here for the latest update from the Center for Disease Control

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Chester Township Police Department and Town Hall Continue to Serve as Drop-Off Locations for USO of Northern Ohio

The USO of Northern Ohio is a non-profit, charitable organization that relies solely on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations. Please show your support for those that sacrifice for our country, and drop off items for care packages at the Police Department or Town Hall! Click here for more detail.

job opportunities

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT FOR CHESTER TOWNSHIP

Notice is hereby given that applications for the position of Road Superintendent in Chester Township will be accepted for consideration by the Chester Township Board of Trustees until 4:00 pm Friday May 29, 2020.  The Chester Township Road Superintendent serves at the discretion of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the operation and management of the Road Department and its personnel, the maintenance and repair of all aspects of the Township road infrastructure, developing programs and policies and providing for their implementation.Duties also include managing the purchasing and maintenance of all the departmental equipment and ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the equipment. 

To be considered for this position, an applicant must have ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in public works, five (5) years of administrative and management experience directing a minimum of five (5) employees, possess extensive knowledge of computer operation and related software including Microsoft Office platform, be familiar with the use of the internet, possess a Class A Commercial Driver’s Licenses with air brake endorsement, have direct experience in road maintenance and repair processes, have direct experience in the operation of construction equipment, possess the ability to deal with the public in a polite and effective manner, possess knowledge of budget preparation, possess the ability  to develop work schedules based on seasonal factors and availability of materials, workers, and equipment, and be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent (GED).  Applicants with construction management skills an additional college education will be preferred. 

A detailed description of the position and an employment application is available HERE or may be obtained at the Chester Township Town Hall, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH  44026 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Completed applications may be mailed to the Town Hall or dropped off between the hours stated above.  Applications must list references familiar with the applicant’s work experience and be accompanied by a resume.  The salary for this position will be commensurate with the ability and experience of the applicant.  Chester Township is an equal opportunity employer. 

CHESTER TOWNSHIP RECYCLING COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

The Chester Township Board of Trustees is requesting your help in forming the Chester Township Recycling Committee.  We are seeking volunteers to help put together a plan for improving the recycling program in Chester Township.  Please mail letters of interest to Town Hall, Attn:  Recycling Committee 12701 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH  44026 or submit them via email to mlflorentine@chestertwp.org by May 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  

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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Chester Township Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill one open position for an alternate member on the Board of Zoning Appeals for a five-year term expiring December 31, 2024.Applicants are required to be residents of Chester Township.  The position is open to all residents.  Because the proceedings of this Board are quasi-judicial, individuals who are licensed attorneys or who have legal training and experience are encouraged to apply. Interested parties are requested to submit a letter with a description of their qualifications by May 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM to:  Chester Township Board of Trustees, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026, or via email to mlflorentine@chestertwp.org.

 

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Part-Time Seasonal Employee for Road Department

Applicant should possess knowledge and skill in the areas of landscaping and grounds and facilities maintenance. Duties include, but are not limited to, mulching, tree trimming, mowing and trimming, traffic flagging, emptying trash receptacles, and performing general maintenance on facilities and equipment. Knowledge and skill in the handling of hand tools and motorized equipment used for landscaping and grounds maintenance is preferred. Days and hours to be determined by the Road Superintendent.& Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and physical. Must be a minimum of 18 years old and have a valid State of Ohio driver's license. Starting wage is $12.00. Please contact Chester Township Road Superintendent at 440-729-9110 with any questions.


recycle park hours of operation

Please do not leave your recyclables in plastic grocery bags –  they require a different collection system and processing equipment than many recycling centers provide. Many grocery stores (including Chesterland Giant Eagle) have collection bins specifically geared toward plastic grocery bags.

Chester Recycle Park, located at 12535 Chillicothe Road, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to accommodate residents' recycling needs. Bins are typically emptied on Fridays and Mondays, and the Park is closed when the bins are full, in order to minimize windblown trash.

Please remember, Chester Township receives revenue for paper and cardboard that is placed into the "paper only" bins on the right-hand side of the recycle drive.  If you are able to segregate your paper/cardboard from other recyclables, it is appreciated.  

For more information about recycling, please visit www.startrecycling.com.

Glass recycling is back! Click here for more information 

POWER OUTAGE GUIDELINES - FIRST ENERGY

To report an outage, please call the CEI Outage Reporting Line at 1-888-544-4877.

When electric power is lost, CEI crews' highest priorities are removing downed wires and electrical hazards. Critical infrastructure is focused on next - police, fire, schools, hospitals, wastewater treatment, etc. Some residents may see a CEI truck go through their neighborhood but their power remains out - these crews are patrolling the area and looking for damage and safety hazards.

CEI also has a power outage map showing the number of outages in an area and estimated times for restoration:  Power Outage Map - First Energy

If your power remains out after the estimated restoration time has passed, CEI asks that you call the outage reporting line again.

Customers can also download the FirstEnergy App; with the app, you can sign up for outage status text messages on your mobile devices, whether Apple or Android:

Other Useful Information From FirstEnergy:

Payment Assistance Program

PSI Program factsheet

Avoid Scams - Hang Up, Don't Pay Up

Tree Planting Guidelines

Learn More About Energy Efficiency Programs

Customer Communication Tools

Managing Through a Power Outage

Chester Townhall




Township meetings are held every other Thursday evening at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall meeting room located at 12701 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise specified. 

2020 MEETINGS