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MUNSON ­— Township trustees last week discussed how to spend most of the $117,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds before the end of the year deadline.

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MUNSON — The township Fire Department is looking to replace a battery backup system and a new generator trustees have been talking about for the department and town hall building after both pieces of equipment failed over the past few weeks.

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MUNSON — The township Road Department will be completing maintenance work on Boulder Glen Drive, Sycamore Road and Riverwood Drive next year as part of its major 2021 road projects, Road Superintendent Kirk Walker announced at last week’s trustees meeting.

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Munson — Following a public hearing, the township Zoning Commission agreed to recommend amendments to the zoning code dealing with setbacks for signs.

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Munson — Township Trustees last week explored ways to use federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds to improve safety including making structural overhauls to Town Hall.

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MUNSON — The biggest difference between the township’s 2020 budget and the 2021 spending plan is that tax revenues are expected to decrease countywide by about 3 percent, Fiscal Officer Todd Ray said last week during a public hearing.

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MUNSON — The Zoning Commission is looking to make revisions to the regulations section of the township’s zoning code based on guidance from Geauga County Planning Director Linda Crombie.

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While many people are hesitant to dial 911 during the coronavirus pandemic, a Munson Township resident demonstrated the importance of immediate care when he called the emergency number after experiencing chest pains.

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The Newbury and West Geauga boards of education are back on track for determining the future of Newbury’s property after two joint virtual meetings with residents and township trustees last week. The districts also opened a survey for community input as Newbury prepares to become part of the…

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Munson Township Trustees are using money set aside for the annual Community Picnic for scholarships instead to residents graduating this year from high school and heading to college.

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MUNSON — Township officials are looking to a new normal as they consider changes needed before allowing residents into public buildings and parks as Ohio gradually reopens after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

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The Munson Township Scholarship Program has been giving area students gifts to help pay for college since 2005, and in 2020 they’re still making good on this promise. But at an April 28 meeting, the Munson Board of Trustees took action changing the nature of the account for the educational funds.

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Munson Township employees are now able to dip into catastrophic leave time if their sick time is depleted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Many local governments are not holding public meetings remotely during the current stay-at-home order, despite the passage of House Bill 197 signed into law on March 27, allowing Ohio communities to do just that during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Munson Township Trustees last week considered how to best use their NOPEC grant for the purchase of energy-saving equipment and how to hold the annual Memorial Day ceremony remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic where large gatherings are banned.

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A Munson Township family was left homeless after fire swept through their Cedar Road home. The family’s loss was compounded by scavengers who arrived shortly after the fire.

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Geauga County residents have another reason to get a little exercise and enjoy the natural beauty of the county.

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Munson Township voters will have a choice for their next fiscal officer between a man with experience in the government’s workings and a semi-retired businessman making his first venture into politics.

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Munson Township zoning officials approved the use of a house for overnight stays by on-call doctors and nurses, but a decision on a parking lot built without township approvals will wait for another day.

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Catching fish at the Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve last week captivated and fascinated kids who were participating in the annual Fishing Event for Special Needs Children. With the help of many volunteers the children with special needs baited their hooks, cast their lines and reeled in the fish.

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Geauga County residents will have a new recycling center later this year for unloading electronics, small appliances and hazardous wastes such as paint. Normally, people have to drive to the Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District in Warren to dispose of the items or wait for their c…