Rumpke Holiday Schedule

Christmas Day 2017: Monday, Dec. 25, 2017

Service will NOT occur on Monday, December 25.

Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Monday will move to Tuesday; Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; Friday will move to Saturday).

EXCEPTION: Logan County and Lithopolis Residents – Customers in Logan County and Lithopolis will NOT be affected by the holiday.


New Year’s Day 2018: Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

Service will NOT occur on Monday, January 1.

Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Monday will move to Tuesday; Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; Friday will move to Saturday). Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

EXCEPTION: Logan County and Lithopolis Residents – Customers in Logan County and Lithopolis will NOT be affected by the holiday.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018: Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

No delays.

EXCEPTION: City of Columbus Residents – please refer to the schedule provided by the City of Columbus.


President’s Day 2018: Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

No delays.

EXCEPTION: City of Columbus Residents – please refer to the schedule provided by the City of Columbus.


Memorial Day 2018: Monday, May 28, 2018

Service will NOT occur on Monday, May 28.

Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Monday will move to Tuesday; Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; Friday will move to Saturday). Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

EXCEPTION: Logan County and Lithopolis Residents – Customers in Logan County and Lithopolis will NOT be affected by the holiday.


Independence Day 2018: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Customers with service on Monday will NOT be affected by Independence Day.

Service will NOT occur on Tuesday, July 4, and service will be delayed one day for the rest of the week (Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; Friday will move to Saturday). Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

EXCEPTION: Logan County and Lithopolis Residents – Customers in Logan County and Lithopolis will NOT be affected by the holiday.


Labor Day 2018: Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

Service will NOT occur on Monday, Sept. 3.

Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Monday will move to Tuesday; Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; Friday will move to Saturday). Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

EXCEPTIONS: Logan County and Lithopolis Residents – Customers in Logan County and Lithopolis will NOT be affected by the holiday.


Columbus Day 2018: Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

No delays.

EXCEPTION: City of Columbus Residents – please refer to the schedule provided by the City of Columbus.


Veteran’s Day 2018: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

No delays.

Legal Notice

By order of Sheffield Township Trustees, notice is hereby given on that on December 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. a special meeting will be held to conduct business on Trash Consortium; security; surveillance; computer purchase; and review 2018 healthcare plan. The meeting will be held at 5166 Clinton Ave. Lorain, OH 44055.

Patricia F. Echko, Fiscal Officer

Buddy Connect Pilot Program

Friendships are just plain good for you. In fact, social connectedness is strongly linked to a person’s overall health, including risk for chronic diseases, depression, happiness, and suicide. To better connect Lorain County adults ages 55 and over to the community, the Lorain County General Health District is launching the Buddy Connect Pilot Program—for no cost. Starting this fall, two phone calls from a volunteer buddy will help you or a loved one to connect to the community; home visits are also available. Call 440-567-4120 to sign up or to volunteer.

Railroad Crossing Repairs

Over the past few months,  CSX Railroad has been repairing several crossings throughout Lorain County.  Listed below are road crossings that are scheduled for repair beginning late November – starting in the City of Elyria and working south to Grafton.

The Lorain County Engineer’s office will update you as we receive more specific dates of closure.   The attachment shows maps and detours of affected crossings.

SR 611 in Elyria
N. 36th St.
SR 254 North Ridge Rd. in Elyria
Griswold Rd.
Parmely Ave.
Brace Ave
Bell Rd.
Lowell Rd.
Woodford Ave.
Infirmary
River Rd.
Mussey Rd.
AM Vets
Butternut Ridge Road
Slife Rd.
Indian Hollow Rd.
Main St (SR 57)-Grafton
Railroad St. – Grafton
Mechanic St. – Grafton

Need Help with your Gas Bill?

FirstEnergy’s (NYSE: FE) Ohio utilities, remind customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance programs. In Ohio, customer assistance programs include:
• Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus)
The Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus) is an extended payment arrangement that allows Ohio customers meeting program guidelines to pay a percentage of their income or $10.00 per month, whichever is greater, instead of
their usual electricity bill. Eligible customers must have a household income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. For more information, call (800) 282-0880.

• Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP is a federally funded grant program administered by the State of Ohio Department of Development through a network of local community action agencies. HEAP provides customers help with paying winter heating bills, and occasionally summer cooling bills. For more information, call (800) 633-4766 (Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison customers); or (800) 589-3101 (Illuminating Company customers).

• Salvation Army Emergency Hardship Programs
The Salvation Army organizations across the Ohio utility territories offer emergency assistance programs for those who have suffered a recent financial hardship and need temporary help to pay their electricity bill. Program funding is provided by FirstEnergy’s Ohio employees and customers. The distribution of funds is administered by Salvation Army agencies located throughout Ohio. Contact your local Salvation Army agency to learn more.

• Emergency Assistance
Additional help in paying utility bills may also be available to low-income residents through local county departments of human services, community action agencies, soldier’s relief commissions or veteran’s services offices. Listings for these resources can be found in the blue pages at the front of your local telephone directory, or you can call your county government or visit them online to learn
more.

Ohio residential customers of FirstEnergy’s utilities looking for a convenient way to manage their electric bills also can sign up for the FirstEnergy Installment Plan, which allows customers to make consistent monthly payments to avoid the impact of seasonal highs and lows in their electricity bills. To apply or learn more about programs to help keep electricity bills affordable, visit www.firstenergycorp.com or call Ohio Edison customer service at (800) 633-4766; The Illuminating Company customer service at (800) 589-3101; and Toledo Edison customer service at (800) 447-3333. Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., serves more than 1 million customers across 32 Ohio counties. Connect with Ohio Edison at www.ohioedison.com, on Twitter @OhioEdison and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OhioEdisonThe Illuminating Company serves more than 750,000 customers across Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Follow The Illuminating Company on Twitter @IlluminatingCo and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IlluminatingCo.  Toledo Edison serves more than 300,000 customers in northwest Ohio. FollowmToledo Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ToledoEdison.

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Visit FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com and follow on Twitter at @FirstEnergyCorp.

Lorain County Office on Aging

The core services offered by Lorain County Office on Aging are designed to promote the health, well-being, and independence of at-risk aging and disabled adults living throughout Lorain County.  Services include:

  •   Aging & Disability Resource Network (residents 60+ & adults with a disability)
    • Information & Assistance
    • Benefits Screening & Assistance
    • Options Counseling to help aging & disabled adults remain safely in community settings
    • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Support Services to maintain health, well-being & independence
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Chore Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Transportation Assistance to Health Care Appointments
  • Food Pantry Services (including home delivery of commodities and fruits & vegetables)
  • Senior Dining Program
  • RSVP (volunteer opportunities for Lorain County residents 55+ years)
  • Senior Years Newspaper
  • Health Education Services
  • Kinship Care Program

Main Office
 320 N. Gateway Blvd., 2nd Floor
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 326-4800

Services:   Benefits Assistance, Support Services, Options Counseling, Information & Assistance, Senior Dining, Food Pantry Services, Chore Services, Housekeeping Services, Transportation to Healthcare Appointments, Kinship Services, RSVP Volunteer Program, Senior Years Newspaper, Health Education Services.

Service Area:    Lorain County

http://lcooa.org/index.php/about-us

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

Holiday Schedule

Now Hiring! Do you know someone looking for a meaningful career in a stable industry with great pay and benefits? Send them our way. We are looking for hardworking individuals to join our team. Appy at https://www.rumpkejobs.com/.

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.

 

 

 

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.”