Brown Township, Franklin County
Vol. 1, No. 10
SITE OF FUTURE BROWN TOWNSHIP FIRE STATION
After a formal interview with four architectural firms and one design-build contractor, the Brown Township Trustees are pleased to announce the selection of Meacham and Apel Architects for the design of the Brown Township Fire Station. The trustees are anxious to delve into the process with Meacham and Apel. The proposed date of completion is June 1999. More information to come in future newsletters.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
The trustees would like to thank the steering committee members: Joe Martin, Dona Carrel, Harold Jerman, Jeff Smith and Glen Siemer for their many hours of hard work, as well as their dedication to the completion of the draft update. After careful review of the update by the trustees, they have reported back to the committee chair with their comments. As soon as revisions are made, the draft should be ready for a final printing by MORPC and presented to the trustees for passage. It will then need to go before the Franklin County Commissioners for their approval.
Olen Corporation has filed for rezoning of 15.808 acres adjacent to the south pit. They were granted EQ (excavation-quarry) zoning in 1987 by following a seeding line parallel to Amity Road. Olen now wants to mine 100 feet east of the seeding line. The trustees are unanimously opposed to the rezoning based upon the fact that Olen was granted EQ zoning be agreeing the seeding line would be the boundary. All mining is to cease in August 2002. The trustees need citizen input on this matter.
The replica of the old Bronson (Brownson) Station at Homestead Park in Washington Township has had a name change. The trustees have decided to rename the replica BRADLEY STATION after the late Raymond Bradley, local historian and civic leader. It was Mr. Bradley who first came to one of the trustees with a copy of the original photograph of Bronson Station. His comment was. "Don't you think we could have a historical marker or something made to let everyone know there really was a train station in Brown Township?" When he found out what the trustees had decided to do in collaboration with the Homestead Park development, he was very pleased. The trustees feel it is very fitting to honor his memory with this new name.
In keeping with honoring others, the trustees have initiated an historical path from that station to the Heritage Rail Trail. Please refer to the information on the following page and help us complete the Brown Township path with your donation.
THE BRADLEY STATION
The Homestead Park
Bradley Station is a replica of a train station, which was once located in Brown Township along the railway. The abandoned railway has been converted into the Heritage Rail Trail. Brown Township has constructed this building as a historical monument. History of Brown Township and the railroad will be displayed in the building.
Your name or that of a loved one, can appear of a brick in the Historical Path at Bradley Station for a $50 contribution. Through your donation the heritage of this community will continue to be preserved.
Complete the information below and return it with payment to: Washington Township Parks and Recreation, 4675 Cosgray Road, Amlin, OH 43002.
For more information, call 876-9554.
The Homestead-Bradley Station
Family Contribution Program
______ $50 Contribution (please make check payable to Washington Township)
Name, as it will appear on brick
(Limited to 2 lines of text, maximum of 13 spaces per line)
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Example: Mike & Becky (12 spaces)
Miller ( 6 spaces)