Camden Township News



          2019 MEETINGS: All meeting are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month

(except if a holiday then on Tuesday.)  All are at 7:30 p.m. & are held at: 

42 COURT ST., KIPTON (unless otherwise advertised.)



P.O. Box 172, Kipton, OH 44049 or email form on Contact Us page


Camden Township Zoning Commission

meets the 2nd Wed. of March, June, September & December

at 7:00 p.m. at 42 Court in Kipton.

All meetings are open to the public.






SATURDAY, JULY 27 from 11:00 - 2:30

Free Hot Dogs & Condiments

Bring a dish to share!!


Lorain County Mental Health


Join us for any or all of the upcoming mental health events or learning sessions for people who live or work in Lorain County:

Cleveland Indians Mental Health Awareness Night, July 18



#HowICope Health Fair, July 20, noon to 6 p.m. 



Mental Health First Aid - Adult Focus, two mornings (for a total of 8 hours): September 17 & 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm both days

Open to anyone ages 16+ who lives or works in Lorain County



Resilience in Trauma-Exposed Workplaces for first responders, trauma professionals, and peer supporters in Lorain County

October 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Request a QPR basic suicide prevention class for your group of 8 to 40 Lorain County residents





Crisis Hotline: 1-800-888-6161 




Do you have trouble getting to the store or a food pantry? Age-related chages, disabilities, and chronic health conditions that may make it difficult to go grocery shopping.  The Coalition for Quality Aging at Oberlin Community Services is testing this delivery service.  Do you live in southern Lorain County? (This includes Camden Township.) We will deliver to your door!

Food delivery is available on the third Friday of every month at no cost to you! Deliveries include perishable goods like meat and produce, and nonperishable goods such as pasta, cereal, milk.

For eligibility and to sign up, call 440-316-2063.


To become a volunteer: call 440-316-2063.  Volunteers tipically spend less than 2 hours per month.


33% of Lorain County's total population is projected to be made up of people age 60 & older by 2030.


Summer Crisis Program

For low income residents 60 & older or with medical conditions worsened by extreme heat.  July 1 thru Aug. 31 will help pay cooling bill and/or air conditioning unit and fan. Must also live at or below 175% of Federal Poverty Line.  Call 1-855-806-9620 or visit


Lorain County Public Health July Vaccine Clinics

Call 440-284-3206 to check clinic times & to make an appointment.

Walk-ins Welcome.  Visit for more information

Weekdays 8:30 am - 3:30 pm are at 9880 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria.

July 3 extended hours - 8:30 - 6:00 pm   Murray Ridge   

Wed. July 10, Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard, 2:00 - 5:30 

Wed. July 17, Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd.  1:30 - 5:30 

Wed. July 24, L.C. Free Clinic, 5040 Oberlin Ave.Lorain 2 - 5:30 


   Appointment only for International Travel. Call 440-284-3206 4 weeks before departure for an appointment; walk-ins not accepted. Travelers attending the travel clinic will receive needed vaccines, medications, & health education to travel safely & return home healthy.

Times & dates are subject to change.

Bring patient's current vaccine record if available, insurance card, & photo ID.  Cash, check, VISA or Mastercard accepted for payment.  All children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  LCPH participates in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) to provide vaccines to children that qualify.  No child in the VFC program is turned away for inability to pay.




Tests for:

- Cholesterol

- Sugar

- Iron

- Other Health Numbers

- Prostate - for men

Call: 440-567-4120 for a reservation.  Blood tests are $31.  Prostrate tests for men are $10.  Cash & check are accepted.  There is no office fee.  

Clients may schedule a follow-up appointment to receive results & ask questions, either in person or vis phone call.


The Lorain County Health District Warns About Tick Season!

Tick bites can be more than bothersone, they can spread disease to people & dogs. The most common disease deer ticks spread is Lyme Disease,which can cause headache, fatigue, and rash, and might spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.  Dog ticks are larger & can cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

"By taking some simple precautions, you can prevent tick bites & Lyme disease & still enjoy the outdoors," says David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at LC Public Health.  Many people in areas of the county make tick checks a daily habit, and it's time for people across Ohio to get into the same routine.

Prevent tick bites by following these steps:

       For Humans:

  •  Stay out of areas with tall grass and lots of plants, where ticks like to hide, and walk in the center of trails
  • Wear light colored clothing to make ticks easier to find & tuck pants into tops of socks or boots.
  • Use bug repellants-follow directions.
  • Check yourself, children & pets after spending time outside
  • Bathe or shower after walking through tall grass or plants to help find them easier.


For Pets:

  • ​Check dogs & cats
  • Ask vet about tick control for pets
  • Mow yard & other places where pets & people play so ticks won't hide there.



50 YEARS!!

Save the Date 

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020




    You can give you family or a love one in your life a lasting tribute by recognizing them on the walkway around our Roll Call Monuments. They can be in memory of, in honor of, or in appreciation of persons or groups.

    The engraved pavers are 4"x 8" and are engraved with up to three lines of 15 characters (this includes letters, spaces & punctuation.) The information will be centered on the brick.

    Cost is $30 per brick.  We reserve the right to refuse any inappropriate language.

Please enclose your money with the form.  Make check payable to: Kipton/Camden Memorial Day Committee.

If you would like the brick placed by Memorial Day the form must be to us by the first of April of that year.


For example:

                  A 1st line I n  Memory of   (uses 12 spaces)                   
2nd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
3rd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Please print the 3 lines legibly: 

1st line  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

2nd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3rd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Your Name:____________________________________________




Cash____________Check(Amount & Number)_________________


Make check payable to:

      Kipton/Camden Memorial Parade Committee


      P.O. Box 19 

      Kipton, OH 44049 

     Please contact Delores @ 440-775-3944 for this form or if you have any questions.


Veterans in Camden Cemetery

The Camden Memorial Committee places flags on the graves of veterans. 

Please notify us of any veteran in the cemetery if there is not a flag marker.

440-775-2015, use email form on Contact Us page of this website or call  Delores 775-3944


What Is Your New Property Appraisal?

Click on the map then "Zoom" to Camden Township.  

The Trustees have no control over the reappraisal process. 


County Records Information

Access your real estate documents online, 24/7, free of charge at


Lorain County Probate Court Records and general information can be found at


Lorain County Clerk of Courts information on motor vehicles & watercraft can be found at:


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Recently some residents received a flyer in their mail boxes about a neighborhood watch website  This website appears to be a for profit company & is not endorsed by any local governmental agency or the Better Business Bureau.


 Energy Assistance Programs

Ohio customer assistance programs include:

PIPP Plus Percentage of Income Payment Plan -% of income or $10/mo. Household income at or below 150% federal poverty level.  800-282-0880    

HEAP Home Energy Assistance Program - federally funded grant program administered by OH Dept. of Development thru local community action agencies for heating bill help.  Live at or below 175% of federal poverty line.  HEAP HOTLINE 1-855-806-9620 to make appointment. Line open 24 hours, 7 days.  Call for appointments beginning Oct. 15Assistance beginning November 13 locations-936 Broadway, Lorain walk-ins & appt. 8-5 Mon-Fri.; 115 Willard, Wellington walk-ins-morning, appt. afternoon Wed. 7:30-4:30 ; 611 Lake Ave, Elyria Mon. 8-11 walk-ins,1-4 appts. Tues 8-4 walk-ins.  All sites closed 12-1 daily for lunch.  Automated appointment line includes message describing documents needed.


-SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM   Assistance to eligible households once per season. 

July 1-August 31.  Households at or below 175% of Federal poverty line AND member 60 or older OR Member documented medical condition worsened by extreme heat. 

          Call 1-855-806-9620 24 hours a day.


Salvation Army Emergency Hardship Programs Emergency assistance for those who have suffered recent financial hardship& temporary need. Contact local agency.


Emergency Assistancy Additional help in paying utility bills may be available thru local county human service departments, community action agencies, soldier's & veteran's offices.


First Energy has an installment plan. 800-633-4766


THRIVE! Is a group of southern Lorain County residents, agencies, businesses & schools working together to make Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.

It is led by the YMCA with the United Way & the Lorain County General Health District (Creating Healthy Communities Program.)  They have asked what we in Camden Township need/want.  One possibility suggested is an exercise class of some type at the 303 Complex.  Please let us or them know any suggestions you might have.  They are promoters of the Farmers' Market.


Camden Township

Medical Marijuana Resolution 17-34

At their March 6, 2017 regular meeting, the Camden Trustees passed Resolution 17-34 to prohibit cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries of medical marijuana within the unincorporated territory of Camden Township, pursuant to Section 3796.29 of the Ohio Revised Code.  The effective date of this Resolution shall be May 1, 2017.



A new crisis text resource available for Lorain County.

Text 4hope to 741741

Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Help may be just a text message away.  The Crisis Text Line serves anyone in any type of crisis, including a mental health need.  It provides access to free, 24/7 support & information. 


4HOPE OR HELLO to  741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor.


Crisis Text Line is there any time, day or night, to help those in need.

All ages - Free support at your fingertips

An individual may text the keyword 4HOPE to 741741 and expect a reply from a trained Crisis Counselor within minutes.

The message is confidential, anonymous, and secure. 

No charge to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon. And nothing will appear on your bill.  Other carriers - standard message rate may apply & 741741 will appear on bill.


(4HOPE is state specific. HELLO is national.)

Local residents can also call the mental health hotline:


Non-Emergency Navigator:




Please remove all decorations you want to save. Cemetery clean-up is 2 weeks prior to Easter 

(April 6, 2019) & second week of October

Make sure all items are well attached so the wind doesn't blow them away. Remember, only plants within 1 foot of the headstone and no shrubs or trees.


Lorain County Veterans Service Office

1230 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria 44035


Free Services:

VA Claims Assistance

Financial Assistance

Transportation to VA medical facilities: 440-284-4624


Soliciting by Camden Fire Dept.

  There was also one incident of a resident receiving a call from someone soliciting money for the department.  The Camden Fire Department does not solicit money by phone or door to door from residents!   Please report any such activity to the township or Sheriff.

 Township 440-775-2015 or use form on Contact Us page

 Sheriff 440-329-3709, 329-3710, or


 Sheriff's Department Warning

The Sheriff's Department warns burglaries are increasing around the county.  (Very recently in Camden Twp.- cars & buildings.) Some are ringing doors to see if anyone is home and if there is they ask for someone then say they have the wrong house.  The Sheriff asks that you give them a call if this happens so they are aware & can send an officer to check.

 440-329-3709, 329-3710 or

The Sheriff's Dept. also urges residents to take pictures of valuables, jewelry, tools, TV's, electronics & the serial numbers if they have one.  It helps to catch a burglar especially if they go to pawn shops & it really helps for your insurance.  There is an app for this if you have a smart phone: ENCIRCLE & it's free.




Call: 440-284-3206  to make an appointment.  The following adult & child vaccines are offered:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis)   DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertusis) Td (Diphtheria, Tetanus)
  • Hepatitis A, B, Combination A & B 
  • Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B)
  • Influenza (inactivated, nasal, & high dose)
  • Zostavax (Shingles)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella),  MMRV
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Rotavirus

They will bill insurance for vaccine & administration fee.  (Accept most private insurance, Medicare Part B & Medicaid. Participate in Vaccine for Children Program.) For residents of our health district, there will be no balance due after insurance pays.  For non-residents, they will send a bill for the remaining balance. 

Questions?  Lorain County General Health District, 440-322-6367    9880 S. Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria.  Visit


Senior Commodity Supplemental Food Program

* Coordinated by Cindy Andrews, Oberlin Community Services (440) 774-6579 for Southern Lorain County communities. Call 775-2015 if you are interested.  This is above & beyond any other assistance programs that you may receive. 

* Second Harvest will deliver monthly to New Russia Town Hall – beginning March 24th

* Individual township will pick up from New Russia by March 25th

* Each package is 40-50 lbs of commodity food plus cheese

* Individual must be 60 years of age and older and based on 130% of Federal   Poverty Income

For more information and an application form contact Oberlin Community Services.



Based on 130% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Household Size       Annual              Monthly                Weekly                                                                                        

      1                          $15,171             $1,265                    $292

      2                          $20,449             $1,705                    $394

      3                          $25,727             $2,144                    $495

      4                          $31,005             $2,584                    $597

      5                          $36,283             $3,024                    $698

      6                          $41,561             $3,464                    $800

      7                          $46,839             $3,904                    $901

      8                          $52,117             $4,344                    $1,003

For each additional family member add:    

                                  $5,278              $  440                      $  102                                                                


Attention All Camden Township Residents:

WENS Emergency Notification System is Available 

Through the cooperation of the Lorain County Commissioners, the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency, the Lorain County 911 Emergency Communications Agency, and the Camden Township Trustees, Lorain County has implemented an Emergency Notification System for its residents.


This system is designed to notify residents of any emergency situation should it arise, via standard phone lines, cellular phones, and email.  Those persons using a standard in home phone line are automatically entered into the system.  Those wishing to receive emergency alerts via their cellular phone or by email must enroll through the web site listed below. 

  • No personal information will be divulged.
  • Enter your information, the communities and/or townships you would like to receive notification from, and the type of notifications you want to receive. 
  • Reminder:  Participation if voluntary.  If you wish to receive alerts via cell phone or email, you must enroll, and no personal information will be divulged.



                       For help call Carolyn Bishop 440-647-0777              

              508 Dickson St., Suite 4, Wellington.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for passionate & dedicated older adults who are interested in sharing their time, wisdom and skills to improve the lives of needy Lorain County residents

Many types of volunteer opportunities available to choose from – throughout Lorain County - based on your interests, availability and experience.    
Flexible hours. Opportunities to meet new people, make friends and learn new things. No experience needed – just an interest to help others.  


Contact Carolyn at: Lorain County Office on Aging Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (440) 326-4805



Habitat for Humanity at  ReStore 214 E. 34th St.

 Lorain Thur.- Sat. 10-4 all year (440-244-1046.)

 Materials Accepted

Countertops   Cabinets    Windows    Doors    Hardware    Light Fixtures    Refrigerators*    Stoves*    Tools*

*Items MUST BE in working condition & residents must be able to unload items donated.



Lorain County Board of Elections

1985 N. Ridge Rd. East


Primary Election May 8, 2018

We vote at the 303 Complex, 50679 SR 303

Corner of SR 303 & SR 511


Curb Pick-up for Large Trash Items:

Camden Township Blue Can Subscribers can put large items on the curb with their Blue Can for trash pick-up on the week of the month indicated by Republic on the regular trash day with the Blue can.  Six (6) trash bags & 1 large item permitted per month.  No tires or refrigeration units accepted.  Questions?  Online check for questions.  Call Allied at 774-3165.

This is still accurateSome residents called & corporate told them there was a fee.  There is not.


Camden Township Resolution Adopting Standard Fire Code:

Camden Township Trustees passed Resolution 11-33 to adopt open burning regulations pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 505.373-505.374 in Chapter 3745-19-01 thru 3745-19-06 of the Ohio Administrative Code.  Effective 10-11-2011.  A complete copy of the resolution and code is on file in the township office and the Lorain County Law Library.  Copies are available at cost.



Found:  2 jackets at Recycle Bldg. in Mar.


 If you lost them call 440-775-2015 or email use form on Contact Us page


The $15 million upgrade to the Republic Recycling Facility in Oberlin has been completed.  We can put 

Do not Recycle: Containers with excessive foods or liquids, Oil or anti-freeze containers, Shredded paper, Styrofoam, Aluminum foil, pie tins, plastic wrap, plastic bags, toys, flower pots, scrap metal, pots & pans, knives, chains, car parts, batteries, ceramics, china, window glass, light bulbs, Christmas lights, clothing, blankets, furniture, wood, needles, syringes, medical waste, etc. & Plastics other than 1-7

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