Three candidates — including one incumbent — are seeking to fill the two seats available on the Delaware Township board of trustees in the Nov. 7 election.
Ormeroid has been employed by the Delaware County Department of Facilities for the past 26 years. He said he and his wife of 35 years raised two sons and have four grandchildren.
“We built our home in Delaware Township in 1987,” he said.
Ormeroid is currently serving as the chairman of the Delaware Township Zoning Board, of which he has been a member for 17-plus years. He has served as voting location manager for the Board of Elections for 12 years and served on the Republican Central Committee for Delaware Township A since 2016.
“As a public servant, I am knowledgeable in creating and maintaining a balanced budget,” he said. “My desire is to be a hands on trustee in which to assist with snow removal, ditch and road repairs, and facility upkeep.”
Ormeroid said the big issues for Delaware Township currently are annexation, speed limits, and communication within the township.
“My plan is to work with state and local officials to prohibit townships from being annexed,” he said. “Work with officials and residents in lowering speed limits within the township and better communicate with the residents by way of emails, texts and newsletters.
Shively grew up in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in business, then moved from Dublin to Delaware Township where she and her husband Mitch have been residents for 12 years.
Shively said for the past 20 years she has worked for a large firm in the area of municipal finance. She said she represents the interests of political entities from all over Ohio. In the past year and a half, she has served on the board of trustees of the Dornoch Homeowners Association.
“I would like to continue building this solid foundation of service to local governments and my community by representing the best interests of township residents as a trustee,” she said.
Shively said she sees the growth of the township as a pressing issue.
“I think my history and experience working with other local governments that have been affected by changes will be valuable in guiding the township down the right path while still preserving the community feel that exists,” she said. ”Thoughtful and careful consideration regarding the pace, type of development, and expansion is important in preservation.”
Roger Van Sickle
Van Sickle has served on the board of Delaware Township trustees for 32 years. He’s lived in the township since 1972.
“I’ve enjoyed serving,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed the job, meeting the people, and I want another four years”
Van Sickle said the township roads are in great shape and during his tenure, the board has been able to reduce taxes twice.
“In my 32 years we’ve really improved our roads,” he said. “I believe in keeping the public safe and the roads safe for the people.”
He said the most pressing issue is keeping zoning regulations up to date to match the growth of the township.
“We have 50 new building permits in Dornoch,” he said.
Van Sickle said most recently the board was successful in reducing the cost of a trash truck by half.
“I used to be a vice president of a bank so I understand a budget,” he said. “I’ve always been a watchdog.”
Overall, Van Sickle said he thinks the people of the township are “very satisfied” with the township services.
“I try to work with the people and try to respond to their needs,” he said. “I think they appreciate that.”
He sits on the boards of SourcePoint and the Delaware Area Transportation Agency. He’s been married for 51 years, raised two sons, and is now enjoying his two grandchildren.