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   Brown Township
2491 Walker Rd.
   Hilliard, OH  43026
   (614) 876-2133
614) 876-2421
   Gary Dever, Trustee
   Pamela Sayre, Trustee
   Joe Martin, Trustee
   Greg Ruwe, Fiscal Officer

  (614) 527-6390

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MEETINGS (as of 1/1/2014):
   Held at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of
     each month in the upstairs meeting
     room of the Brown Township Firehouse
     at 2491 Walker Road, Hilliard, Ohio

Other meetings, when held, are advertised at least 24 hours in advance with time and location.

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ISSUE #20 - Our EMS and Fire Levy

On May 6, 2014, the voters of Brown Township will be asked to approve a new 5.12 mill Fire & EMS levy (ISSUE 20) to continue to provide professional, responsive fire and emergency services to our residents.

Under a contract between Norwich and Brown townships, the Norwich Township Fire Department provides these services in exchange for equitable support from residents of both townships.  

This levy amounts to $0.512 for each one hundred dollars of taxable valuation as stated by the Franklin County Auditor (or $179 for each $100k of market value).

The contract states that the effective tax millage rate residents of both townships pay be roughly equivalent for the same level of fire and emergency medical services. Due to the current millage imbalance, Brown Township needs to increase funds earmarked for fire and EMS coverage to comply with the contract.

Passing the levy will assure continued staffing of Brown Township's Station 82 at 2491 Walker Road and the availability of firefighters and medics within four minutes of a request from a resident.

Failure to pass the levy could result in a cancellation of the contract potentially leading to a loss of staffing at Station 82 and longer response times, higher property insurance premiums, and lower property values for our residents.  Brown Township's general fund cannot make up the slack and contracting with other fire/EMS services and forming our own department are not economically feasible options.

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Why 5.12 Mills?The Fire / EMS Contract

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Safety First, the Fire Levy Campaign, is on Facebook


One or more of the Brown Township trustees will be attending the
weekly meetings of
SAFETY FIRST, the committee organized
for the passages of ISSUE 20, which is the Fire / EMS levy.

6:30 p.m. Thursday Evenings

Newsletters Mailing Ends

Starting in 2014, the Brown Township newsletter will no longer be mailed unless a copy is specifically requested. This represents a considerable savings to the township in printing and postage costs. More can be found in the Newsletters section of this website (see button on left side).

Meeting Times Changed

7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month
Brown Township Firehouse - Upstairs meeting room

Effective January 1, 2014, Brown Township Trustee meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month in the upstairs meeting room at the Brown Township Firehouse, located at 2491 Walker Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.

Comprehensive Planning

This project began in September 2012 and is being managed by the Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department. Brown Township residents, officials and Franklin County planners are developing a land use plan for unincorporated Brown Township.

Franklin County planners are meeting with a working committee composed of township residents, business owners, developers and others. This committee helps review public input and provides detailed feedback to the planners during the planning process.

Several public meetings are scheduled to gather public input and comments about the direction and content of the plan. Meetings are publically advertised with road signs throughout the township, mailbox flyers and other announcements. Franklin County planners have set up a public website where township residents and other stakeholders can download plan documents, meeting materials and presentations.

Public meeting 1: Information Gathering & Vision
Held 6:30pm December 11th, 2012
Brown Township Hall
2491 Walker Road
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Public meeting 2: Policy Development
Held 6:30pm June 25th, 2013
Hilliard Bradley High School
2800 Walker Road
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Public meeting 3: Plan Review
Date TBD
Location TBD



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Grove City, OH 43123
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Jerry Compston
Community Outreach & Programs Manager
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
4239 London Groveport Road
Grove City, OH  43123


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Columbus, Ohio 43201
(The corner of E. 8th and Essex Avenue)
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Thursdays 9am - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
(Closed on holidays)

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Big Darby Accord
Town Center Master Plan

Open Document

The Big Darby Accord Town Center Master Plan is available online.

Block Watch Organized

The Brown Township Trustees hosted a Neighborhood Watch Program meeting in conjunction with the Franklin County Sheriff Community Programs division on November 18, 2010.

A Franklin County Sherriff Officer presented a two hour session and distributed materials regarding establishing a Neighborhood Watch Program. He also shared preventative practices and services available to help fight crime.

At the officers' request, the Trustees urge you to participate and help make this program more successful!  If you have any questions, please contact the Trustees

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. Please contact Beth Clark if you would like to see a specific item addressed in the newsletter or on the website. Printing and publishing of the newsletter and website is coordinated by Joe Martin.

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