Welcome to Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio

If you've ever tried to dispose of certain hazardous waste materials, such as tires,

electronics or paints, you know how hard and how expensive it can be.


The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Joint Solid Waste District hosts HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLE EVENTS in our four county region. Next Event is Saturday, August 24 at the Knox County Fairgrounds. If you have tires, electronics, household hazardous waste, paint or other difficult to recycle items, heads up! The link to a 2-page flyer for these events is below. Please print off and save for your reference.


PLEASE READ THE FLYER COMPLETELY. NOT ALL ITEMS ACCEPTED AT ALL EVENTS. CERTAIN FEES APPLY - SEE DETAILS IN FLYERS BELOW
LINK TO SPECIAL COLLECTION Flyer p.1.

LINK TO SPECIAL COLLECTION FLYER p.2
Please call the DKMM District office at (740) 393-4600 with any other questions that you may have

Summer Heat and Closed Cars = Disaster for Children and Pets

TRAFFIC NEWS - GOOD AND NOT AS GOOD

The good news is the long-awaited traffic light at SR 3 and South Galena Road was scheduled to be up and operating by the end of June.  As of the 30th it was not complete but progress has been made. This will close the chapter on a lengthy improvement project at that intersection.



The Delaware General Health District has issued an important advisory to help us all remember that it's not safe to leave a child in a car EVER but especially in the summer heat. 52 children died in the U.S. in 2018 and every single death was preventable.

To schedule a pickup, contact Keep Delaware County Beautiful coordinator Jenifer Way-Young at 740-203-2076.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH THE LITTLE ONES THIS SUMMER?
Every Tuesday in June and July the Strand is partnering with different Delaware County groups by asking for donations, ranging from personal hygiene supplies to toys to school supplies to canned food in lieu of a cost for a ticket. You can catch a fun movie with your little ones and help our community at the same time.


Please click HERE for a link to the flyer with more details on donations and a weekly schedule of times and films to be shown.


*Free to all with suggested donations for local charities.

On the not as convenient side, two roads affecting our residents will have lengthy closures, and one will be narrowed to one lane for a week:

  • Cheshire Road is closed between Berlin Manor Dr. on the east to Gregory Rd. on the west, as they are building a roundabout at Cheshire and Piatt Rds. It is scheduled to be closed until sometime in August. This affects those who use Cheshire Rd. going west to SourcePoint, Rt. 23, Ohio Health on Ohio Health Blvd. etc.
  • Walnut Street, going into the Village of Galena will be closed June 24 through August 26 for emergency repairs. The closure runs from High St. to Church street in Galena.
  • US36/SR 3 will be down to one lane between North Old 3C and Condit Rd (605) from July 12- July 15. It is scheduled to reopen at 5 p.m. on the 15th. They will be working on the bridge over Big Walnut Creek. This affects residents in the NW corner of the township.

CLICK HERE for a link to more information about current road projects from the County Engineer's Website

HOW LOUD IS TOO LOUD?

We sometimes receive calls regarding noise levels and what is acceptable, etc. When it comes to regulating things, townships do not have the same abilities as other municipalities to limit or enforce activities. In addition, while we live in the "country" we realize that most of us have neighbors within earshot, and the hope is that people are simply respectful of that fact and act accordingly.


This link will take you to a PDF of Berkshire's current noise resolution, enacted in 2003.CLICK HERE

The Delaware General Health District has opened a satellite office at the Kroger Shopping Plaza at 137 SR3. Many services are offered at this location which will save you making a trip into Delaware.

CLICK HERE for more details on their hours and services provided. 

While their warning is specifically about child safety, the same advice goes for pets, too. A car can heat up in minutes beyond a child or a pet's ability to survive. For more information and good advice on how to avoid this tragedy or what to do if you witness this occurring, CLICK HERE

Planet Oasis/Arcadia" Update:

As of July 17, 2019 the township has not received any zoning applications for the project. When an application is received it will show on the agenda for the Zoning Board meeting for which it is scheduled.

SENIOR APPLIANCE PICKUP SERVICE
DELAWARE, Oh. – The Senior Appliance Pickup service is again available to older adults looking to rid themselves of any electronics and appliances. This year marks the 16th year for this Delaware General Health District Keep Delaware County Beautiful program, which is funded by SourcePoint. The service is free and available to all Delaware County adults age 55 and older.
 
Accurate IT will be picking up items for recycling. The company is R2 certified, meaning e-waste is handled in an environmentally-responsible manner. Residents are limited to one television per household. Multiples of other electronics and appliances will be accepted. Program will continue until funds are depleted, so don't wait too long to take advantage of this helpful service.