Message from community policing officer bungard
For the protection of your personal property, I would like to stress the importance of recording the serial numbers and model numbers of your valuable property. If you can provide the serial number to law enforcement, they can add your stolen item into the Law Enforcement Data System (LEADS). A record of serial numbers and photos helps law enforcement reunite recovered property with rightful owners, and provides important evidence during criminal prosecution.
I have recently used my smart phone and tablet to download a free “Home Inventory” application from the Google Play Store. This application lets you take pictures of the property in your home and also record the model/serial number. This takes some time but it worth it in the long run. It is equally important to take pictures of jewelry in the home. There are also several insurance companies that have home inventory apps, as well as third party applications. It is best to do an on-line search and find an inventory app that best suits your needs. Some of the applications are free, and some you may have to pay for. I chose the free one, and it works fine for me.
And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Sheriff by calling the “Community Policing Officer” Office at (440) 329-3749. Please leave a message stating your name and a return number where you can be reached. This number is not monitored 24 hours a day. You may also contact Deputy Bungard or Deputy Vansant by email as:
Conditional Use permits
A Conditional Use Permit allows flexibility within the zoning law. It is a zoning exception which allows the property owner use of his land in a way not otherwise permitted within the zoning district. A conditional use permit is usually granted to add commercial, churches, schools, and small or home-based businesses in residential neighborhoods.
When applying for a conditional use permit within Rochester Township, the property owner begins the process of applying for a permit with a letter to the Zoning Inspector. A form is required to be filled out by the property owner, and notices will be sent to all neighboring properties that would be affected by the conditional use permit and invited to attend the hearing as well.
A hearing will then be set-up with the Zoning Board of Appeals where the property owner will present his request for a permit. The Zoning Board of Appeals will then determine whether or not the proposed conditional use permit will materially alter the neighborhood with a positive impact. Restrictions may or may not be included for approval by the Zoning Board of Appeals. If the request is rejected, the property owner has the option to appeal the decision.
Once the conditional use permit is accepted a charge of $100 will be assessed to the property owner for the first two years. At the beginning of the third year and every year thereafter, a fee of $25 will be required until the conditional use permit is no longer needed.
The zoning resolutions for the Rochester Township can be found on our website –www. rochesterohio.com.
united way - smartphone app
Everyday in Lorain County, someone is in need of essential services – from finding substance abuse assistance to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. 2-1-1 First Call for Help, 211lorain.org, and the new smartphone app “211 Lorain County” connect those in need with information and referrals to health and human services for both everyday needs and crisis situations.
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Smartphone app launches as extension to 2-1-1 First Call for Help
United Way of Greater Lorain County recently launched a smartphone app to support its existing 2-1-1 First Call for Help information and referral resources. Like its 2-1-1 and www.211lorain.org counterparts, the app offers Lorain County residents in need connections to health and human services resources and information on a free, confidential and 24/7 basis. The 211 Lorain County smartphone app is available as a free download through the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Access is available to hundreds of services including basic human needs, physical and mental needs, employment support, assistance for older Americans and persons with disabilities, support for children, youth and families, and opportunities to volunteer and donate. Again this year, callers are also able to make appointments through 2-1-1 for free tax preparation and filing services for low- to moderate-income taxpayers.
The 211 Lorain County app and 211lorain.org resources were created as an extension to existing 2-1-1 telephone number funded as part of United Way’s Community Impact Initiative.
A PLEA FROM THE ROCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Friends, the Rochester Historical Society has been a part of our community since the 1970’s. We provide a float in the parade and open our museum each year for Homecoming and by appointment to anyone who wants to visit. Our tower lease with NCW allows for internet access to both the fire department and the Rod and Gun Club. Cindy Kurpely also provides free assistance to our residents interested in their family trees.
The Historical Society has been an integral part of this area for many years, but we are very few in number now. Time has taken many of our members and there has been no new interest in the community. We are in real danger of losing this valuable community resource.
We need help from the community. We need members who love this area and its history to step forward and help preserve our past for generations to come. Please consider joining the Rochester Historical Society. All are welcome.
Please contact Andy Kurpely 440-225-4509 (email@example.com) or Cindy Kurpely 440-320-4794 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for membership information.
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The Lorain County Office on Aging (LCOOA) can...
Help determine what you are eligible to receive and connect you to programs that might be able to help. We also provide follow up to make sure that you receive those services.
Food Stamps HEAP/PIPP (Utility Assistance) Meals on Wheels
Senior Dining Program Farmer’s Market Voucher Transportation to Medical Appts.
Assistance with Medicare and other insurance/tax forms
We help those 60+ years or disabled and their families develop a long term plan to stay in their homes. Our vision is to improve the health of the elderly and for them to remain safely in their homes.
There is LCOOA office in your area: 508 Dickson Street, Wellington; OPEN Monday-Friday 8am-1pm; For more information please call 440-647-0777 and ask for Dottie or Carolyn