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Zoning Commission Meeting Day Change

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

 

The Copley Township Zoning Commission has changed their official meeting date from the first Monday of the month, to the fourth Monday of each month. All regular Zoning Commission meetings will be held at the Townhall, located at 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd and will begin at 6 pm. The change in meeting dates becomes effective beginning on Monday, August 24, 2009.

 

The Zoning Commission is a statutory committee consisting of five regular and two alternate members of residents living within Copley Township. Current members include, Chairperson Colleen Ahern, Vice Chairperson Jane Scott, Mark Wasick, Ernest Stein and Jim Phelps. Alternate Zoning Commission members include Bill Daniel and a currently vacant second position. If interested in serving within this capacity, please submit a letter of interest to Peggy Spraggins, Township Administrator, Copley Township.

 

The role of the Zoning Commission is to review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the Zoning Resolution text and Township Zoning map. Zoning Commission members are currently working on the rewrite of the Zoning Resolution. It is anticipated that this process will take another six months before completing the final document.

 

To follow the work of the Zoning Commission, please visit our website at www.copley.oh.us and view the Township calendar of events along with the recorded minutes from previous meetings. Printed documents can also be obtained at Copley Town Hall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road during regular business hours.

 

 

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For more information, contact Matt Springer or Sue Schultz in the Copley Township Zoning Department at (330) 666-0108.

Land Use Plan Public Meeting April 20, 2009

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 14, 2009

The Copley Township Steering Committee will be meeting on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Copley Community Center, 1278 Sunset Drive, (off Copley Road) to recommend the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Document to the Board of Trustees.

A complete copy of the Land Use Document can be found on the Township's website at www.copley.oh.us under the "Land Use Plan" tab on the left of the home page.  The Document has two sections.  The first part is the Executive Summary and the remaining part is the entire document.  The Table of Contents lists each chapter as well as the tables, charts and maps used throughout the document. Each chapter is listed separately on the website to allow for easier downloading and printing.  A hard copy may also be obtained at Copley Town Hall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road

The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss the final recommendations in the plan.  All comments are welcomed.  Comments may be sent to the Town Hall by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to 330-666-2245.

Once the Land Use Plan is approved, the Board of Trustees will formally discuss and review the plan and schedule a public hearing for additional comments from the public.

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For more information, contact Peggy Spraggins, Copley Township Administrator at 330-666-1853.

 

STIMULUS MONEY FOR FLOOD PRONE AREAS IN COPLEY

PRESS RELEASE
MARCH 19, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stimulus Money for Flood Prone Areas in Copley

A community open house is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2009 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Copley Community Center, 1278 Sunset Drive, Copley, Ohio 44321, to distribute information on the federal stimulus money available for flood prone areas.  If your property has a history of repeated flooding (at least 2 times) within the last ten years, this program may be for you.
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JOINT DISPATCH PRESS CONFERENCE

NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE
THE COPLEY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES AND THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NORTON WILL BE HOLDING A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH AT 4:00 PM AT THE COPLEY TOWNSHIP POLICE STATION, 1280 SUNSET DRIVE, COPLEY, OHIO, TO ANNOUNCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF A JOINT DISPATCH PROGRAM BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES.
PRESS PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CONFERENCE.
 
PRESS RELEASE
JANUARY 15, 2009
 
Copley Township and the City of Norton have commenced a Joint Dispatch Pilot Program on January 12, 2009 with the goals of improving police and fire dispatch services and reducing costs in both communities.
 
Officials have been meeting for appoximately seven months in preparation for this program. The Joint Dispatch center is located in the Copley Police Department, 1280 Sunset Drive. Copley Township trustees have upgraded the dispatch area and recently installed a third dispatch station. The City of Norton also made equipment upgrades in order to accomodate the change in location. Recent changes in technology allow the dispatch center to be located outside of the immediate area and still provide the necessary connections and communications to ensure efficient operations of public safety services.
 
The Dispatch Center will be staffed with a minimum of three dispatchers working 24 hours - 7 days per week. Dispatchers are also trained as Emergency Medical Dispatchers, which allow an added level of service to emergency calls.
 
The Joint Program was authorized by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Township and the City signed by officials in both communities.
 
The joint dispatch service will be seamless to callers in both Copley Township and the City of Norton. Residents will not experience any change in the way calls are handled except that when calls are placed on the non-emergency line, it will be answered "Police and Fire Dispatch". The dispatchers will know if the call is being placed from a Copley or Norton resident and will handle them accordingly.
 
The employees in the Dispatch Center will continue to work for their respective communities under the terms and conditions of their respective Collective Bargaining Agreements. Any new expenditures incurred by the communities will be shared between Copley and Norton.
 
During the course of the program, an evaluation will be conducted to ensure the program is meeting its stated goals. A decision to continue this program permanently will be made in 4th quarter, 2009.
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For more information, contact:
 
Copley Township
Peggy Spraggins, Township Administrator
330-666-1853
 
Or
 
City of Norton
Rick Ryland, City Administrator
330-825-7815
 
 
 
 

Land Use Plan Public Meeting December 4, 2008

 

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 19, 2008

The Copley Township Land Use Plan Steering Committee will be holding a discussion on Conservation Development on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm at Copley Townhall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road. The Speakers for this discussion will be Kirby Date and Alan Weinstein. Kirby Date, AICP, is the Coordinator for the Countryside Program established in 1996 which is currently housed at Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs. Ms. Date's expertise is in development, planning conservation and landscape issues and has assisted numerous local governments with land use issues.

Alan Weinstein, professor at Cleveland State University in both Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, is a nationally-recognized expert on planning law with extensive practice and research experience with a variety of land use areas. He is currently under contract with Copley Township to assist in re-writing the Zoning Resolution.

The Land Use Committee is studying the impacts of conservation development for Copley Township and how it might be included in the Comprehensive Plan. Conservation development is a planning tool that can be used to allow flexible lot layouts, creates open space, and reduces the length of roads and utilities, which allows developers to minimize maintenance and environmental impacts. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.

A draft copy of the proposed Comprehensive Land Use Plan can be downloaded from our website at www.copley.oh.us or stop by Town Hall, at 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, to pic one up. Copies of the Executive Summary of the plan will also be available at the public hearing. If you cannot attend the hearing but would like to make any comments or suggestions, please call the Townhall at 330-666-1853 or email them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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For more information, contact Peggy Spraggins at 330-666-1853.

 

 


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