Hiram Township and the Village of Hiram will host a tire pick up day on June 17, 2017. Tires will be collected at the Village of Hiram Municipal Parking Lot on State Route 82.Trustees Meeting Schedule Update
The Trustees will be meeting on the First Tuesday of every month at the Hiram Township Hall. Additionally, The July Meeting will be held on July 11th, at 7PM.Changes to Recycling Pickup
Beginning September 1, 2017 Portage County Solid Waste Recycling will provide curbside recycling service in Hiram Township and the Village of Hiram.
Kimble Company will continue to provide Solid Waste Curbside Service.
Weekly service will continue to be on Friday for both Recycling and Solid Waste.
Kimble Company will send the following notice with your next invoice for recycling:
"This invoice reflects billing for July and August. The first part of August 2017 you will receive an invoice for September, October and November residential trash collection and disposal services. The last day of recycle service will be August 25, 2017. Please leave the Kimble provided recycling cart at the curb for pick up. Thank you in advance for your prompt payment!"
Asset Mapping is the process of inventorying the resources of a community or region. The asset mapping project for Portage County is a joint venture between the Portage County Regional Planning Commission, Auditor, and Information Technology Department. Community Data can be accessed by clicking Here.Used Oil Pickup
Used oil can now be taken to the Hiram Township Garage for recycling. Just take your container of used oil and place it inside the dam around the tank along the driveway of the garage. The Road Crew will dump the oil into the barrel. If you want your container, please mark it and the Road Crew will leave it inside the dam area after emptying it.
There are a few phone numbers that Hiram residents can call to report dumping activity.
If you would like to report dumping activity concerning Oil or Gas wells, dial The Ohio Department of Natural Resources at (330)-896-0616. This is a 24-Hour gas and oil hotline.
Any other dumping activity can be reported to The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency at (800)-282-9378.
Concerned Citizens Ohio/Hiram will be offering water monitoring the Fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Hiram Christian Church. The monitoring tests for four “indicators.” Using temperature and conductivity, our instrument calculates Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and salinity. We also test for chloride. These are “indicators” of water quality because they are not in themselves toxic or immediately harmful, but high levels might indicate the water contains minerals or chemicals that could be harmful. We establish baseline records to identify unusual chemical spikes if chemical migration underground, or industrial spills might have occurred . We are NOT able to do Tier III testing; we are NOT EPA certified; because you have brought in your water, we cannot establish a chain of custody. We do NOT test for bacteria (e coli for example). The purpose of our testing, is to establish a baseline level of the indicators, so that if chemical contamination, for example, from oil or gas drilling, or waste injection wells or industrial spills occurs, you will have warning that perhaps you should get an EPA certified lab Tier III test to find out precisely what chemicals are in your water before you continue to use it. The Sierra Club provided the training and the meters for this project, as part of their Water Sentinel Program. When a holiday falls on the fourth Monday of the month (for example, Memorial Day), our water monitoring will occur on the third Monday of the month. We will place notices in the Villager and the Record Courier and post notices the preceding month.