April 23, 2014

Medina
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Montville snow removal program targets seniors

MONTVILLE TWP. — Trustee Ron Bischof said the township is starting a snow removal program for low-income seniors.

“Last year, I had a resident who was 90-some years old,” he said. “Her niece gave me a call and asked if we had that particular program because she couldn’t take care of the snow.”

Trustees approved creation of the program at their Nov. 13 meeting. The township is accepting applications for the emergency snow removal program, which has a $25 fee good for eight snow removal vouchers.

“If we have a bad winter and they run out of coupons, we’re flexible,” Bischof said.

Paul Jeffers, township assistant zoning inspector, will administer the program, he said. Hinckley and Lafayette townships both have similar programs.

The city of Medina has offered a snow removal program for low-income seniors, the disabled and active-duty military personnel since last year. This year, Medina City Council increased the income eligibility to allow more seniors to join.

Applicants to Montville’s program must be the owner of a single-family dwelling and be 65 or older or disabled. They also must meet the following 2011 gross adjusted income limits:

• $22,340 for a one-person household.
• $30,260 for a two-person household.
• $38,180 for a three-person household.
• $46,100 for a four-person household.

Township residents who apply need to provide their 2011 IRS form 1040 along with the application, which is available at the township zoning office, 6665 Wadsworth Road.

For more information, call the township at (330) 725-8313. The forms soon will be available at www.montvilletwp.org.

Contact Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.