Hiram Township

Welcome

  Hiram Township was established in 1817 in the Northwest corner of Portage County, Ohio as a 25 square mile tract of land. It is bordered by the townships of Troy, Nelson, Mantua, Freedom and the village of Garrettsville. Over the years some of the original 25 square miles was used for the establishment of Garrettsville Village and 1 square mile for Hiram Village which sits directly in the middle of the township. Hiram Township is served by the Crestwood and Garfield school systems, 3 different telephone exchanges and the Post Offices of Hiram, Garrettsville and Mantua.
COVID-19 Updates An Update from the Hiram Township Trustees

It is important for Hiram residents to know that their Trustees are paying close attention as to how Covid-19 may impact Hiram residents. Open Meetings will remain in effect. The method of conducting the meetings may need to be adjusted depending on orders from the Governor or the number of attendees. Currently, the Regular Trustee Meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Townhall at 7 PM. It is customary to have less than ten people in attendance and social distancing can be managed. In the event that a larger group would like to attend, a change in venue may be required. If this happens, a notice will appear in The Weekly Villager or it will be posted at the Townhall. The Trustees will continue to monitor State mandates and use this website to notify Hiram residents of changes.
 
Please see link for information from Governor Mike DeWine:
Open Meetings Information From Ohio Attorney General
 
Your patience is appreciated. Please contact your Trustees if you have any questions.

Announcements Roads Phone Number

The new and only number will be a cell phone: 330-569-8908 Tom Matota, Road Supervisor. The landline at the garage will be disconnected in an effort to save money.

Portage County Asset Mapping Website

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 be taken to the Hiram Township Garage for recycling between the hours of 7AM and 3PM Monday through Friday by appointment. Please call ahead at (330) 569-8908 to schedule a time for used oil dropoff.

Dumping Activity

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.

Water Monitoring

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.