ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
BRUSH AND LEAF PICKUP
The Ravenna Township Road and Service Department will have its final brush pickup for this year in the Township Monday & Tuesday, October 12th and 13th . The township would like to remind the residents that the amount of brush to be picked up is limited to a bundle four (4) feet high by eight (8) feet wide by eight (8) feet long.
The Township also has a limited supply of leaf bags for distribution free of charge to township senior citizen residents for the Fall leaf pickup. The leaf bags (limit of 5 bags per resident) can be picked up at the Township Administration Offices, located at 6115 South Spring St, Mondays through Thursdays between the hours of 9AM and 1 PM. Proof of residency is required. Residents with questions can contact the Service Department at (330) 296-5583.
FRIENDS OF THE FLAGPOLE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF RESTORATION OF HISTORIC RAVENNA FLAGPOLE IN RAVENNA, OH
Friends of the Flagpole Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Ohio corporation today announced that restoration work will commence on the historic Ravenna flagpole situated in Ravenna, Ohio in front of the Portage County Courthouse.
Built in 1893 by Van Dorn Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio, the Ravenna flagpole has been the most distinctive feature of central Ravenna, the Portage County seat, since it was erected. While the 19th century courthouse has come and gone, the flagpole remains the tallest structure in the city and a symbol of the community’s pride and patriotism. The flagpole’s structure was modelled after the Eiffel Tower which graced Paris, France only four years before Ravenna’s flagpole was erected.
The work will begin (weather permitting) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7 am when the flagpole will be disassembled to be trucked to a local sandblasting firm. The flagpole will come down the same way it went up over 120 years ago – in sections. The pole and the infrastructure will be sandblasted and then prepped with a special coating used in the aeronautical industry and known for its strength and endurance. Dismantling the iconic structure will take around 8 hours. Vehicular traffic on Main Street in Ravenna near the Courthouse will be restricted. South Chestnut Street from Main to Spruce will be closed. The base of the structure will be prepped in place and a new base, lighting, and an ornamental fence will be erected. All the work, including reassembly is expected to be completed before Ravenna’s annual Balloon-A-Fair, held the third weekend of September.
The City of Ravenna will provide free, all-day parking at the City lot at the corner of Cedar and Meridian Streets to those who wish to watch the flagpole disassembled that day.
Effective September 4, 2012, Ravenna Township has adopted an Exterior Property Maintenance Code.