The Township Trustees are looking for residents in the unincorporated area to serve on the Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. These are paid positions of $45.00 per meeting.
Anyone can apply for the position as secretary for the Zoning Commission. Salary is $75.00 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.
Township personnel chip brush placed by the roadside on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Please call the Township Office at 355-5141 to be placed on the "Chipping List" when the brush is ready to chip.
*Brush must be placed at the road shoulder with all stems facing towards the road.
* Brush must be cut small enough and piled appropriately for one person to reasonably handle.
*Brush up to 6 inches in diameter can be chipped.
*Brush must be from your residential address and not hauled in from another location.
*Root balls must be removed from all shrubs and bushes. Dirt and stones embedded in root balls may damage the chipper.
*The township will not chip brush left from Commercial tree cutting services and "For-Hire" tree cutters. They must dispose of the trees and brush they cut and trim.
Please remove any decorations you wish to keep. 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 Hall, 113 South Center Street is available for rental by township residents only.
For information please contact Jan King at 355-4704.
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.
The village no longer has a community cardboard recycling container. Please dispose of your cardboard in your green recycling bin weekly. There is a bin located behind the Methodist Church.
Please do not use the township dumpster as this is for township use only and is monitored for unauthorized use.
A NOTE FROM THE FIRE CHIEF!
PLEASE DO NOT PUT FIREPLACE ASHES IN YOUR TRASH CAN EVEN IF THEY ARE JUST WARM! THE WARMTH CAN GENERATE ENOUGH HEAT IN A CONFINED SPACE TO REIGNITE. TWO FIRES HAVE BEEN RESPONDED TO RECENTLY FROM THIS HAPPENING.
Township or Village. Where do you live?
This question is asked all of the time and numerous phone calls are received 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?
I have a flooded basement on Railroad Street can the Township men come see what is wrong?
Where do I pay Township RITA tax?
I need a permit for a fence on Loperwood Lane.
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 must follow the rules 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.
Dumpster Days are held twice a year at the old township garage on Pleasant Street. This event is hosted by township personnel and it is open to all residents of the township, which include the village.
If you live outside of the village limits, which includes Pheasant Run Village, you follow rules set by the Township Trustees. 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. 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. 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 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. Local governments constructed a street through the 40 acres off of 301 to provide access to the new Keystone High School. 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 department, 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.
Bulk pickup by Republic
If you are a subscriber of Republic Waste they pick up bulk items on your regular pick up day during the second full week with the second Monday of the month in it.
Or if you are a subscriber click here to schedule a bulk pickup.
Acceptable Green Cart items
DO NOT BAG YOUR RECYCLABLES!!
Paperboard - Steel Cans
Cardboard - Magazines
Household Plastics #1-7
Mail, Paper, Phone books
Aluminum Cans and Glass Bottles
CANS AND BOTTLES MUST BE RINSED OUT AND CONTAIN NO FOOD OR LIQUID
Unacceptable Green Can items
Wax Coated Cardboard, Plastic Bags, Styrofoam Containers, Propane tanks, ammunition, clothing, garden hoses, Aluminum Foil, Tissue Paper, Aerosol Spray Cans
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.
May 11 and October 5
7 AM to 12 noon
Located on Pleasant Street at the Township Garage.
LaGrange Township will not accept the following:
Tires with or without steel rims
Electronics; televisions, computers, printers, phones, or any electronic devices
Contractors scrap from jobs
Any type of refrigerant
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.
Garage Sale Weekend
The Township has designated June 27, 28 and 29 as Garage Sale Weekend. Sales held during these dates will be exempt from Garage Sale fees.