Vaccines Protect Against Diseases: September Clinics in Lorain County

Vaccines to protect children, adolescents, and adults from diseases will be offered by the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) at the following locations in September 2017:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
    **No clinic on September 4th in observance of Labor Day**
  • Wednesday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
  • Wednesday, September 20, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Harrison Cultural Community Centre, 1922 Hamilton Ave., Lorain
  • Wednesday, September 27, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria

Travel-related vaccines and resources are available by appointment.

To make a vaccine appointment, call 440-284-3206. Walk-ins welcome. Clinic times and dates are subject to change.All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring current immunization record, insurance card, and cash, check or Visa/MasterCard. LCGHD participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program to provide vaccines to children that qualify. No child in the VFC program is turned away for inability to pay.

 

August Vaccine Clinics

Some students in our community still need up-to-date vaccines to protect themselves and classmates from disease. Back-to-school is a busy time for families, which is why the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) will offer vaccines for children, teens, and adults at locations across Lorain County in August. Please share the attached calendar with families in your community.

Vaccine clinics will be held at the following dates and locations:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, August 2, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
  • Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Harrison Cultural Community Centre, 1922 Hamilton Ave., Lorain
  • Wednesday, August 23 & 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria

Clinic times and dates are subject to change. Call 440-284-3206 to check clinic times or to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring current immunization record, insurance card, and cash, check or Visa/MasterCard. LCGHD participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program to provide vaccines to children that qualify. No child in the VFC program is turned away for inability to pay.

Homeowner Application for Sewage System Grant

Linked below is the homeowner application for a grant received by the Lorain County General Health District. This funding is available for homeowners that have a failing sewage system that needs to be repaired or replaced. It can also be used to make a sanitary sewer connection if the sewer already exists. It is solely income based, first come first served, factoring in the severity of the failure of the system.

WPCLF Grant Application 2017-18

Clean and Green Communities: Rumpke’s Community Newsletter

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Automated Service Benefits Neighborhoods
Many communities have adopted cart programs where each resident is provided a standardized cart that is collected by an automated style truck.

Benefits of Automated Service
Safer and cleaner service to communities; and
Improved safety for drivers and residents alike; and
Uniform containers and eliminates trash bags at the curb; and
More efficient collection of trash and recycling.

Cart Placement Guidelines
1. Face the opening toward the street with the wheels and handle pointing away from the street.
2. Place 3 ft. max from the street.
3. Allow 3 ft. of space between the cart and other objects (mailboxes, cars, trees, and other carts).

Learn more about recycling here.

 

 

 

Brush Pickup

Brush collection is the first Monday of each month, weather permitting. Get your brush out on Sunday night. If it doesn’t get picked up on Monday, it will get picked up on Tuesday. If the first Monday is a holiday, the brush pickup will be delayed a day.

Do not bag your brush. Place the cut ends of your branches toward the road. If you have a large quantity help us out and spread it out across your yard. When the piles get high it is hard to pull the branches out. Our chipper does not like prickers, flowers, weeds, corn stocks, any type of grapevine material, or firewood size logs. They plug up our filters and intake screens and get caught up in the feed reels. If you pay a contractor to trim or cut down your tree they are responsible for what they do; the Road Department will not pick it up. This was a motion passed by the Board of Trustees.

NOPEC Press Release

ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS WILL PAY THE PRICE FOR LEGISLATION TO PROP UP NUCLEAR PLANTS
 
Latest Attack On Free Market Helps Big Utilities While Hurting Consumers
 
(Solon, Ohio) – The proposal introduced this week in the Ohio Legislature forcing Northern Ohio electric customers to subsidize uncompetitive and aging nuclear plants will further erode Ohio’s march toward a free market energy economy and cost consumers billions of dollars, said the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC).
 
“We oppose this bill,” said Chuck Keiper, executive director of NOPEC. “This is yet another subsidy for big utilities that hit Northern Ohio electric customers in their pocketbooks. People who believe in a free market must defeat this bad idea.”
 
The legislation would create zero-emission credits for FirstEnergy Corp.’s Perry Nuclear Power Plant and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station near Toledo. Under the proposal, the credits would be paid for by increasing electric rates for individuals and businesses up to 5 percent of their June 2015 total rate. The rate increase would hit 2 million Northern Ohio electric customers, including over 480,000 NOPEC customers.
 
NOPEC is a nonprofit council of governments that helps communities negotiate better deals on electricity and natural gas and currently offers energy choice to electric customers in 13 Northern Ohio counties.
 
“We’re not chipping away at the free market system. We’re taking chunks out of it,” said Ron McVoy, chairman of the NOPEC Board of Directors and a North Kingsville Village councilman. “We’re going to stand up for the free market and for our electric consumers.”
 

Do Not Knock Registry

Tired of unwanted door-to-door sales? Sign up for the Do Not Knock Registry at blocktheknock.com.

How will a door-to-door solicitor know to not come to my house? Solicitors must request a permit from the Sheffield Township Fiscal Officer, Pat Echko, to be able to sell door-to-door. At that time, Pat will provide them with the Do Not Knock Registry listing the addresses that they are not allowed to go to. You will also receive a Do Not Knock window cling to place near your front door for further notification to solicitors that you’re on the Do Not Knock Registry.

Does the Do Not Knock Registry prevent ALL door-to-door solicitors from coming to my house? No. Non-profit organizations are still allowed to knock on your door.

What should you do if a solicitor still knocks on your door? Ask what organization they’re with. Non-profit organizations like public schools or churches are not regulated by the same rules as for-profit solicitors. Request identification. If you feel the solicitor is in violation of the Do No Knock Registry contact Pat or one of the Trustees to report them. And remember never, ever give anyone a copy of your utility bill.

For more information, go to blocktheknock.com.

THE NORTHEAST OHIO PUBLIC ENERGY COUNCIL (NOPEC)

Our new relationship manager for NOPEC is Pat McNamara.  If any of the Sheffield Township residents have a problem with electric or natural gas, please contact Pat McNamara at 440.249.7832, 440.623.3455, or pmcnamara@nopecinfo.org.

If another company solicits electric or gas quotes, ask if they have a solicitor’s permit from Sheffield Township. Pat Echko, Fiscal Officer, issues the permits. She can be reached at 440.324.9462 or pat.echko@sheffieldtownship.com.

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) serves members in over 200 communities within 13 counties in Northeast Ohio. For 15 years, they have saved communities and members more than $260 million in cumulative energy savings.
 
Benefits for NOPEC Residential Customers:
  • Discounted energy rates negotiated exclusively for NOPEC customers
  • myNOPEC – A free online resource for NOPEC members
  • Interactive Tip House – Energy saving tips for every season
For questions regarding your electric bill or service call Ohio Edison at 800.633.4766. For questions regarding your natural gas bill contact Columbia Gas of Ohio at 800.344.4077.

nopecinfo.org

New Supplier Press Release

NOPECNOPEC, NextEra Energy team up to provide low price electricity to 500,000 Ohio customers with added sustainability focus.

(Solon, Ohio) – The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) has reached an agreement for NextEra Energy Services Ohio, LLC (NESO) to become the supplier of electricity for a program that currently serves almost 500,000 customers in 13 Northern Ohio counties.

This three-year agreement with NESO will replace the current electricity supply contract for NOPEC customers. In late October, NOPEC’s current supplier announced that it was terminating its contract effective January 2017. The NESO agreement will commence as the current contract ends.

NOPEC’s new agreement with NESO assures that its customers will continue to receive the benefits of NOPEC membership which have resulted in about $250 million of electric cost savings to date. NOPEC considers itself most fortunate to have a new supplier with both an extremely strong financial standing and a nationally-recognized brand in the clean energy space, said Chuck Keiper, executive director of NOPEC.

NOPEC customers should expect to receive their opt-out notices for service under the new program in the next few weeks.

“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with NESO,” Keiper said. “This is a world-class clean energy company and we know that NOPEC electricity customers will be in very capable hands.”

NESO and NOPEC have entered into a separate agreement under which NESO will provide NOPEC with additional EarthEraTM Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for 2017 that, when added to the RECs specifically required by applicable Ohio Renewables Portfolio Standard, will equal 50% of NOPEC customers’ energy usage in NOPEC’s footprint. Besides the provision of this increased REC quantity, NOPEC’s EarthEra program participation is also expected to direct over $10 million of NESO’s electricity sales revenues from these 13 Northern Ohio counties to be used for the construction of future NextEra Energy Resources renewable energy projects. This separate agreement will not result in any additional costs to NOPEC customers.

“All of this is good news on the green and renewable energy front,” NOPEC’s Keiper said. “NOPEC knows that it’s fostering a more sustainable future and that $10 million of NESO’s revenue is guaranteed to be spent on building new renewable energy generation.”

NESO’s parent is the largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America. NOPEC and NESO have been working together to purchase Ohio-sourced natural gas and provide low- cost service to over 300,000 customers in 173 member communities since April 2014, and electricity to AEP member communities since August 2015.

Under the NOPEC-NESO retail electric aggregation supply agreement, customers will receive initial pricing from January 2017 through the summer high-demand period that will generate savings comparable to the expiring NOPEC contract savings. After the initial price period, customers will receive competitive variable rates based on favorable wholesale purchase prices than available in the market. There will be zero cancellation or early termination fees.

NOPEC-NESO electricity customers also will have the option to choose a variable rate that will mirror the percentage off utility price savings contained in the expiring contract. That variable rate will be available for as many as 10,000 customers.

“Our focus and goal since our recent contract termination has been to quickly find a supplier so that the power and savings would keep flowing to NOPEC customers as seamlessly as possible,” Keiper said. “But we also knew it was crucial to find a financially strong company that was first-in-class among energy suppliers. With NESO, we have all that, plus the familiarity from our existing successful partnerships. This is a slam-dunk and a great opportunity for our customers.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our business relationship with NOPEC and increase our business presence in the Buckeye State. We have been working hard to deliver results for NOPEC over many years now, and the level of confidence that they have expressed in our capabilities is quite humbling,” said Vice President of NESO Mark Palanchian.

For more information on the new NOPEC-NESO electricity agreement, visit NOPEC’s website atwww.nopecinfo.org/electricupdate or call 855-667-3201 (855-NOPEC01).

About the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council: The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is the largest public retail aggregation in the United States. Our members are communities (residential and small businesses) throughout Northeast Ohio. Currently, we serve more than 200 communities in 13 counties. For 15 years we have saved our communities and members more than a quarter of a billion dollars in cumulative electric savings and have provided more than $16 million in NOPEC community energy efficiency grants. Our flagship product, myNOPEC, is an online tool designed to help our members to understand that they have the power to control how much energy they use through rebates, energy saving tips and products, and technologies offered through our online store. For more information about NOPEC or how to become a member of myNOPEC, visit us at nopecinfo.org.

About NextEra Energy Ohio, LLC.: NextEra Energy Ohio, LLC is the Ohio retail affiliate of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). NEE is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.5 billion, and approximately 14,300 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2015, as well as approximately 45,000megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), as of April 2016.  For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: NextEraEnergy.com, FPL.com, NextEraEnergyResources.com.