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Public Health Spraying for Mosquitoes in Southeast Corner of Township, on Monday, August 26th

The Summit County Department of Public Health will be spraying for mosquitoes, in the southeast corner of the Township, on Monday, August 26th.  Spraying will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m. and continue until completed.  In the event of bad weather, the spray schedule may be modified.  An updated schedule will be available the following day by calling (330) 926-5667.  The spray schedule can also be viewed on the Summit County Public Health’s (SCPH) website at https://www.scph.org/pest-control/mosquito-spray-schedule.  Further questions or concerns regarding the SCPH’s mosquito control program can be addressed by calling (330) 926-5668. 

A map of the areas of the Township included in Monday's spraying may be viewed here:  https://www.northfieldcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Spraying-Map-Monday-August-26th-.pdf.  

 

Residential water quality testing available through the Summit County Health Department

In Ohio, an estimated 1.5 million people receive their drinking water from ground or surface water resources through private water systems such as wells, springs, ponds, rain water cisterns, and hauled water.  As a private well owner, you are responsible for testing your well to ensure that your water is safe to drink.  It is recommended that private water system owners test a few parameters such as total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrates and arsenic on a regular basis to maintain a record of water quality and identify any changes to the system.  

The Summit County Public Health Department laboratory offers a variety of low cost drinking water testing services, including tests for bacteria, lead, copper, arsenic, and nitrate/nitrite.  All homeowner samples are $10 per test.  They also offer arsenic testing free of charge (with other metals testing) to Summit County residents.  For more information, visit https://www.scph.org/water-quality/private-residential-homeowner-testing.  

New Street Signs!

The Service Department staff have begun installing the new street signs.  They not only meet the new industry and legal requirements; we, also, feel that they are more aesthetically pleasing than the existing signs.  Kudos to the Service Department for helping us to enhance our signage!  

Proposed Purchase of Bank Building Ballot Issue: PUBLIC FORUM DATES

In the interest of keeping our residents informed regarding the proposed bank building (9447 Olde Eight Road) ballot/bond issue and purchase, we will be holding a series of Public Forum discussions, in September and October, in the Fenton Room of the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.  The dates and times for the Public Forum events are as follows:

Wednesday, September 25th-3 to 4:30 pm
Thursday, October 10-6:00 to 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 26-3:00 to 4:30 pm 

As in the previous Public Forum event, there will be a presentation followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.  In addition, we are intending to have building renderings available.   

For answers to commonly asked questions regarding the proposed purchase, please visit our FAQs page:  https://www.northfieldcenter.com/updates-regarding-township-buildings-and-properties/.  
 

West Nile Virus detected in mosquito trap on Vesta Avenue, in Northfield Center Township

A message from Summit County Public Health:  This message is to notify you that Summit County Public Health (SCPH) set a mosquito trap on Vesta Avenue on August 6, 2019. Mosquitoes in this trap tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). It is not uncommon for mosquitoes caught in traps to test positive for the virus.

Most people who become infected with WNV do not have any symptoms. About one in five people who become infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Less than 1 percent of infected people develop a serious neurologic illness, such as encephalitis or meningitis (inflammation of the brain or surrounding tissues).

We will not be spraying Northfield Center Township at this time because we already sprayed this area on August 12th  and this was after the date of the positive trap.

SCPH recommends avoiding mosquitoes and mosquito bites by doing the following:

•             Use insect repellents when you go outdoors.

•             Apply repellents on exposed skin that are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

•             Wear clothing treated with permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent for extra protection.

•             Take extra care to use repellents from dusk to dawn.

•             Wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts or jackets and long pants to protect against mosquito bites.

•             Consider avoiding outdoor activities during peak mosquito biting hours.

•             Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure.

The spray schedule  and maps of where we plan to spray can be found at the following link: https://www.scph.org/pest-control/mosquito-spray-schedule.  

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