Chester Township Trustees recently issued a statement related to social media posts by township employees addressing whether the postings fall under First Amendment protection to free speech.
Chester Township Trustees last week approved a resolution accepting the Geauga County Budget Commission’s certificate for the township’s 2022 tax budget of $10.57 million.
George Zehnder, a member of the local group known as Chester Grave Hunters, gave a presentation to Chester Township Trustees last week on plans to improve the annual Memorial Day ceremony and on informational signage honoring those killed in action and buried in township cemeteries.
Chester Township Fire Chief John Wargelin was placed on temporary administrative leave with pay on Tuesday in connection with potential violations of statutory provisions of the Oho Revised Code by the fire department.
Chester trustees last week authorized the fiscal officer to apply for the American Rescue Plan Act allocation with plans to use money to address stormwater issues and other needs in the township.
Chester trustees approved a resolution to accept the terms of the OneOhio subdivision settlement of a lawsuit against three distribution companies that the State of Ohio maintains helped create an opioid crisis in the state.
It is obvious that Ken Mantey is passionate about recycling. In 2015 he was chairman of the Chester Township Recycling Committee and with the help of the Kiwanis Club of West Geauga and funding from the township, worked to build the township Recycle Park.
With the state’s lowest violent and property crime rates, Chester Township claims the top spot this year for the first time as Ohio’s safest city.
Chester Township Trustees last week approved the 2022 budget and a new 0.5 mill police levy to be placed on the November ballot, which would be the first additional funding for the department in 19 years.
As part of their ongoing support for the police department, Chester Township Trustees are moving forward in the process of putting a levy on the Nov. 2 ballot.
Despite objections from local homeowners, Chester Township Trustees last week agreed to move forward with the Whiting Drive and Reserve Lane project.
Chester Township Trustees last week directed the police chief to conduct an informal traffic study to gain more information on the issue of connecting Whiting Drive and Reserve Lane.
Chester Township Trustees last week discussed the possibility of having a small levy on the Nov. 2 ballot to support the police force until the full needs of the department can be determined.
A group of Chester Township residents last week spoke in opposition to connecting Whiting Drive and Reserve Lane, a project being considered by trustees.
CHESTER — Residents of Whiting Drive and Reserve Lane on Monday voiced their concerns regarding the possible connection of the two roadways during a special trustees meeting.
CHESTER — Township Trustees and Police Chief Mark Purchase last week discussed the need for a levy possibly on the November ballot to provide more support for the Police Department.
Chester — Township trustees last week approved a plan for drainage improvements to be performed in 2021 as recommended by the Geauga County Engineer for various roads in the township.
Chester Township Trustees last week approved the use of the Town Hall parking lot for fundraising car wash events for the West Geauga High School Girls Volleyball and the West Geauga After Prom Committee.
Chester Township Trustees last week agreed to continue funding a resource officer at the West Geauga Local School District for three more years.
James W. “Bill” Patterson of Chester Township is now the 25th president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and now holds the highest elected office in Ohio’s most influential and largest farm and food organization.
Coach Dave Millilo was at a point in his coaching career where he was ready to hang it up. After coaching lacrosse for 23 years he said it felt like it was the right time to put down his clipboard. Then he received a phone call from Chagrin Falls. Outgoing girls lacrosse coach Chris Gellin w…
CHESTER — Trustees last week approved a memorandum of understanding authorizing continued participation of the township Police Department with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.
After months of dealing with a communitywide survey about the township’s future growth, Chester Planning Committee members last week questioned the continued need for the group.
CHESTER — The most frequent call the township emergency medical squad receives involves someone falling at home. Though they may need immediate help, victims often decline a ride to the hospital emergency room. So, emergency squad involvement usually ends right there.
CHESTER — Zoning Commission members last week discussed the issue of confusing language in the township zoning code and definitions of what is and is not allowed during meetings.
CHESTER — Zoning Commission members discussed the recent passage of the long-awaited farm market zoning amendment during a Jan. 20 meeting.
The year 2020 started off on a positive note for Chester Township and for one of its residents, Elliott B. Weiss, who was a judge at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last February. Mr. Weiss moved to Chester about four years ago and was a judge for the 12th time in his caree…
Chester Township Board of Trustees voted at their Dec. 31 meeting to elect new officers for 2021 appointing Walter “Skip” Claypool as the new chairman and Joseph Mazzurco as vice chairman.
CHESTER — The Zoning Commission cleared another hurdle last week in finalizing an amendment to the township’s zoning code related to farm market regulations.
The Chester Township Planning Committee on Dec. 8 met for a third round of discussions regarding how to utilize the results of the community survey conducted by Cleveland State University.
Members of the Chester Planning Committee last week confirmed that results of a community survey administered by Cleveland State University in May show residents like the country atmosphere of the township but would not mind more recreational activities.
Chester Township Trustees last week approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds of $166,858 to be used for salaries and benefits paid to public safety employees.