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About The Department

The Service Department currently maintains 67.390 miles of roads in the township. They are responsible for the maintenance needs of all township roads and their corresponding right-of-ways. Some of the services performed include asphalt patching, crack sealing, roadside ditch cleaning, chip sealing, gravel road grading, dust control application, installation and maintenance of all signage, roadside mowing, snow and ice control, roadside shoulder repair, tree & brush trimming and dead animal removal from road right-of-ways, and storm water drainage system (culverts, ditches, storm basins) repair. A road cut permit (work in a public right of way) will need to be completed when requesting to cut into a township road along with a $50.00 fee. Click here for a road cut permit (work in a public right-away).

In addition, the department maintains township owned buildings and open spaces including seven parks and a cemetery. This includes mowing, trimming, installing footers, open/closing of the graves, and maintenance of two ball fields.

The Service Department wears many hats in the township and strives to provide quality services to the township community. The department operates with eleven full time employees and one part time employee. When you see the Service Department employees out on the roads, please be cautious and slow down for their safety and yours.

Service Department Hours are Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. For information regarding the Service Department, please contact John Koehler, Service Director, at (513) 947-2021, or Mike Casteel, Foreman (Road), or Norman Darnell, Foreman (Cemetery & Parks) and selecting option #3 or Laura Frederick, Administrative Assistant at (513) 752-6262 and selecting option #3. Fax # (513) 752-8418.

John Koehler

John Koehler

Service Department Director

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Mike Casteel

Mike Casteel

Service Department Foreman (Roads)

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Norman Darnell

Norman Darnell

Service Department Foreman (Cemetery & Parks)

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Laura Frederick

Laura Frederick

Assistant to the Service Department Director

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Service Department Staff

Dave Schneider, Doug Painter, Jake Ober, Dave Pelfrey, Jonathon McLemore, Trevor Smith & Isaac White