Concord Twp. begins leaf pick-up schedule

By Melanie Yingst -

CONCORD TWP. — Concord Township will began its season for leaf pickup this week.

A mailer was sent to township residents advising them of when road crews would be available to remove leaves placed one foot away from the curbs of residences. For residents who do not have curbs, leaves should be placed as close to the road as possible. Trustees noted that homeowners are advised brush pick-up services end in September. No branches or foreign objects are allowed in leaf piles. Leaves must be put out by 7:30 a.m. of the day of the area pick-up.

Trustee Tom Mercer reported the township spent $1,500 on mailing leap pick-up schedules and Stormwater II information out to township residents. Trustee Don Pence asked Mercer if there was a more cost effective way to distribute the Stormwater II as well as pertinent township information. The township is required to inform residents of stormwater management tips as part of EPA standards and notification. Mercer said he would look into other ways the township could have the information distributed as well as keep residents informed of township schedules such as leaf and brush services.

Concord Township Trustees were informed of the “No Outlet” sign installed on top of a stop sign at Countryside Drive South. The sign was requested by a resident. Road superintendent Neil Rhoades said the county allowed the street-sign-sized sign to be placed on the top of street signs. Trustee Bill Whidden thanked Rhoades for following up on the request.

For more information or a copy of the monthly leaf pick-up schedules, visit

By Melanie Yingst