Open house held in Kingston Twp.


SUNBURY — Kingston Township recently celebrated 209 years of service with a Community Open House.

The event took place June 12 at the new township hall on Carter’s Corner Road. It was a chance to mingle with the Kingston trustees, Zoning Commission members and Porter-Kingston Fire District staff. Jackie Bain from the Delaware Public Health District was on hand to discuss the district’s programs and services. Perhaps the highlight may have been an actor playing the part of outspoken Union Gen. William Stark Rosecrans, who was born in the township.

Also discussed was the formation of a new township group focused on building relationships with neighbors. That proved to be successful enough that the community conversation will continue with a meeting next month.

“I want to thank everyone who attended the Community Open House,” said Trustee Chairman Matthew Roy in the August Kingston Township Newsletter. “I have thoroughly enjoyed talking with a number of our residents regarding Township operations and issues since becoming a Trustee and serving as Chairman for 2022. It is an honor to serve you, and I encourage you to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments regarding our Township.”

Roy said the trustees are working on a permanent entrance sign for the township hall, as well as roadway and parking lot lighting. A stainless-steel flagpole base was fabricated and donated to the township by Rodney and Curtis Harp, Product Tooling, Inc. In addition, the Health District donated tables, chairs and desks to furnish the hall. Finally, Joyce and Robert Sietz donated the clapper for the bell from the Blue Church to the township. The church was formerly at state Route 521 and Blue Church Road, and the bell is in Blue Church Cemetery.

Along with the township hall, there is other work occurring in Kingston. For example, crack sealing was completed on Rosecrans Road, as well as roadways within the Northstar development.

“Major work will occur on Wilson Road between State Route 61 and Carter’s Corner Road from August 22nd to August 29th in cooperation with the Delaware County Engineer using funding from an Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Grant,” said the newsletter. “The work includes road leveling and application of new asphalt. The roadway will be closed during resurfacing work.”

Good weather this week has allowed for the project to proceed smoothly.

A drainage issue was corrected on Beacom Road, and that’s not all.

“Two Petition Ditch Projects have been approved by the Delaware County Commissioners on Todd Street Road including the Ribov and Kingston 2 petitions,” the township said. “As part of the Kingston 2 project, Kingston Township will install a new culvert under Todd Street Road to return the normal flow of water from north to south. As a benefited party in both projects, the Township will pay an assessment along with other property owners.”

An open house was held in June at the new Kingston Township Hall at 4063 Carters Corner Road. open house was held in June at the new Kingston Township Hall at 4063 Carters Corner Road. Gary Budzak | The Gazette

By Gary Budzak

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Gary Budzak covers the eastern half of Delaware County. He may be reached at the above email address or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

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