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Remote Access for Public Meetings

Due to Governor DeWine's orders concerning the spread of COVID-19, the Brown Township Hall and the Trustee Meeting Room are both closed to the public until further notice. Therefore, beginning April 20, 2020, the Brown Township Board of Trustees will conduct their public meetings electronically and in accordance with the modifyed Ohio Open Meetings Act.

Join on Zoom: [Click here]
Watch on Facebook: [Click here] then click on the video panel with the  LIVE  icon.

Listen on your phone:

Dial: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 917 703 3666

 

 

Shooting in Brown Township

It is not illegal to discharge a firearm on private property in Brown Township under certain conditions, including:
  • Shooting must be confined to one’s own property or property where the shooter has permission from the property owner.
  • Ammunition rounds must not leave that property and not pass over a roadway.
  • Shooting may not take place on a public road.
  • Rounds must not pass within 100 yards of a house, park, school, church, inhabited dwelling, or property of another.
  • Shooter must not be intoxicated.
  • Shooters may be criminally prosecuted for injury or property damage caused by their rounds.

If you see or hear shooting that you consider unsafe, call the Franklin County Sheriff’s non-emergency number at (614) 525-3333 and exlpain your situation. A deputy will investigate and provide the shooter with information about appropriate shooting practices if they find unsafe circumstances.

Coronavirus Update

The best and most current information can be found on the Franklin County Public Health website.

To report any infectious disease, call (614) 525-8888

COVID-19 Handout (3/26/2020)
DIY cloth face covering (4/9/2020)
Checklist for face covering (4/9/2020)
Home sewn face mask (4/9/2020)
Face mask FAQ (4/9/2020)
Stay at Home order (3/23/2020)
Stay at Home FAQ (3/23/2020)

Township Open House

Ice Cream Social and Firehouse Anniversary Celebration

Brown Township residents were invited to attend an open house at the Brown Township Firehouse between 2:00pm and 5:00pm on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the construction of the Firehouse.

The day saw a strong steady flow of families stopping in and talking with the Brown Township Trustees, our Fiscal Officer as well as representatives of the Norwich Township Fire Department, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, Franklin County Public Health, Franklin County Board of Elections, and Brown Township Block Watch.

The fire fighters served up free ice cream and gave firehouse tours while other residents obtained information on how to maintain their home sewage system and Focus Hilliard (our community paramedic program). The kids enjoyed the Norwich Township Fire Department bounce house and Sparky the Fire Dog. The Franklin County Board of Elections demonstrated a new voting machine that anyone could try out. Of corce there was inforamtion on rain gardens, and much more.

Thanks to all who stopped in and joined us in our celebration of the 20th anniversary of our Brown Township Firehouse!

Block Watch Reorganized

On December 10, 2018, four Brown Township residents met with Deputy Hatfield from the Franklin County Sheriff's office and Trustee Martin to discuss new Block Watch leadership. Much work has been done over the past ten years and the new leadership wants to continue the level of service residents have enjoyed in the past. Therefore, as part of the reorganization effort, the Block Watch is asking those residents who would like to continue to receive block watch communications to please update your contact information (see form on the right). This process will speed the transition process as the new leadership updates and verifies the list of township residents.  Also, if you have a neighbor that does not read the newsletter or website, please share this information with them.  Thank you for making Brown Township a safer place to live!

Report Failing Sewage Systems

When household sewage treatment systems fail, untreated sewage is discharged into the environment. Untreated wastewater from a failing system can contaminate drainage ditches, streams and drinking water wells. Avoid contact with untreated human waste.

Report suspected failed systems:

  • Call (614) 525-4787
  • FailingHSTS@FranklinCountyOhio.gov

About Township Communications

Section 505.07 of the Ohio Revised Code allows newsletters and websites for public awareness. Content for the Brown Township Newsletters and Website is provided by township officials, residents and various public organizations. This website contains much more information than is published in the newsletters. However, each newsletter is archived on this website.

Please send comments, articles and photos to Brown Township Newsletter Editor, 2491 Walker Rd, Hilliard, OH; 43026.
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