Township or Village. Where do you live?
This question is asked all of the time and numerous phone calls have been with these questions -
Is Pheasant Run Village in the Village of LaGrange?
Why didn't the Township Road crew plow the parking lot next to Convenient? My car is stuck in the parking lot.
I have a flooded basement on Railroad Street. Can the township come out and see what is wrong?
Where do I pay Township RITA tax?
I need a permit for a fence on Loperwood Lane.
My electric is off on Parklane Drive is the township coming out to fix it?
How do I get ahold of someone in the village offices?
Village office Phone Number - 440-355-5555 or 440-355-5575
This subject has always been confusing but the answer is simply - What kind of service do you need? Everyone in Ohio technically lives in a township, though many people live in “paper townships”: towns and cities whose boundaries are identical to or consume those of a township, thus effectively eliminating the township. Villages such as the LaGrange are not larger than their townships meaning residents are under both governments and pay taxes to both village and township.
If you live inside the village limits you are under the jurisdiction of the Village Council and the LaGrange Police Department. They maintain all roads, water and sewer issues and building inside the village. They also have information on the Village Income Tax they collect through the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). Their website is www.lagrangeohio.net. If it is after regular office hours and you have a village emergency please contact the Police Department at 355-4469 and they will relay the message.
Township Dumpster Days are held twice a year at the old township garage on Pleasant Street. This event is hosted by township trustees and it is open to all residents of the township, which include the village of LaGrange and Pheasant Run Village.
If you live outside of the village limits, which includes Pheasant Run Village you live in the township and you follow rules set by the Township Trustees as well as your HOA. These include building and zoning permits. In the township, but outside village limits, there are State Highways, which are maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation, County roads which are maintained by the Lorain County Engineer and township roads which are maintained by the Township Trustees. A list of these roads can be found by clicking on Road Department at the top of this page.
The Township also cares for three cemeteries in the township. The residents that live in the village are also residents of the township and receive the "resident" rate for lots when purchased in township cemeteries. These rates can be found on the website under Parks and Cemetery above.
The Township maintains the Veteran's Memorial Park on West Main and also organizes the events held there on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. After the incorporation of the village in 1875 the center of the village square where Sherman stands remained under the township's ownership. The LaGrange Community Park is owned jointly by the village and township and each contribute annually to the Park Board for maintenance costs. The two local governments constructed a street through the 40 acres off of 301 to provide access to the new Keystone High School. This street also formed the Community Improvement Corporation owned by the village and township and whenever all of the lots are sold, the revenue from the sale of properties in the business park will be divided between the two entities after all costs have been paid. The Township does not collect income tax from these businesses, however currently the Village does collect a 1.5% workplace employment tax.
LaGrange Fire and Rescue is operated by the Township Trustees. Because the village is in the township residents pay into the tax levies which provide funding to the department. For township and village residents there is no charge for the use of the Fire and EMS services, however, those receiving service that reside outside of the township or village are billed full cost for the service.
The area outside of the village is provided police protection by the Lorain County Sheriff.
Hopefully some of your questions are answered here. If not please inquire for more information.
The dates for the Dumpster Days in 2020 are May 9 and October 10.
Located on Pleasant Street at the Township Garage.
DUMPSTER ARE PROVIDED BY REPUBLIC WASTE AT NO COST TO THE TOWNSHIP!
LaGrange Township will not accept the following:
Tires with or without steel rims
Electronics; televisions, computers, printers, phones, or any electronic devices, batteries, paints, pool chemicals or solvents
Contractors scrap from jobs, Propane tanks, any type of refrigerant
NO HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
The Lorain County Recycling Center is also a drop off point for Lorain County Residents.
Click here for more information -
LaGrange Township reserves the right to refuse all or part of your load.
The Nexus Pipeline has been approved to start up. To find out more about the pipeline, contact phone numbers and landowner information click on the link below to go to their website.
Anyone digging of planting in the Right of Way (30 feet from road back on to property) on any township road must call the Lagrange Township Road department before proceeding. The Township must review to assure no drainage pipe will be disturbed or destroyed.
The Township Hall, 113 South Center Street is available for rental by township residents only.
For information please contact Jan King at 355-4704.
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Garage Sale Weekend 2020
The weekend of June 25,26 and 27 will be Garage Sale weekend for LaGrange Township. Permits and fees are waived for sales held during this period. For more information please call 355-5997.
Please keep trash bins at least 3 feet from the paved road surface. The trash trucks’ collection arms can reach 8’ off the road and bins in the road make snow plowing and road work difficult.
Neighborhood Watch Program
If you have a group that would be interested in forming a neighborhood watch committee in your area, please contact the Sheriff's Department at 440-323-1212 for information.
For a complete guide see our Brush Chipping Policy. Click on "Road Department" at the top of the page to go to our Road Department informational page.
Please remove any decorations you wish to keep by March 15. Items that are in poor condition will be disposed of. No permanent plantings are allowed in the cemeteries. The Township is not responsible for decorations. Please read the Cemetery Regulations on the Cemetery tab.
The Township Trustees are looking for residents in the unincorporated area to serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals. These are paid positions of $45.00 per meeting.
Get involved in the community and give input in the future of how the township is developed. Contact one of the trustees or submit a letter of interest.