Camden Township News



          2020 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.






WHEREAS; dogs running at large have menaced people, damaged property, and created an unhealthy situation by indiscriminately defecating and urinating, and

WHEREAS, barking dogs have disturbed the peace by incessant barking at all hours of the day and night, and

WHEREAS, Lorain County has adopted no resolutions to regulate dogs, and Section 955.221 of the Ohio Revised Code provides that a township may adopt resolutions to regulated dogs provided that the county has not adopted such resolutions,

NOW, THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED by the Camden Township Board of Trustees that Camden Township shall regulate dogs as follows:

Section I:  Chapter 955 of the Ohio Revised Code is in full force in the Township.

Section II:  Barking or Howling Dogs

                A.            No owner, harborer, or keeper shall keep or harbor any dog within

                                the Township which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling or

                                yelping, creates unreasonable loud and disturbing noises of such a

                                character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and

                                good order of the Township. Any person who shall allow any dog

                                habitually to remain, be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building,

                                yard or enclosure, which he occupies or owns, shall be considered as

                                harboring such dog.


                B.            Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.


Section III:   Dog Defecation


               A.  No owner, harborer or keeper shall dispose of dog feces on any property owner

                     other than the property of the owner,  harborer, or keeper.  No owner,

                     harborer, or keeper shall permit feces to remain on the property of another

                     or in the road right-of-way.


               B.  Whoever violate this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.


Adopted January 21, 2020, Camden Township Board of Trustees


Application/Hiring Event
Friday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 24 from 10-3
The Bridge
82 S. Main St., Oberlin
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A Census employee will be on-site to help with applications.
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Winter Crisis Help Available

posted 10/14/19 -- Winter heating assistance for residents who need help paying for heat or who have had their heat turned off will be available beginning Nov. 1 through March 31, 2020.

Residents may begin calling Oct. 18 to make an appointment. To be eligible for help, residents must live at or below 175% of the federal poverty level.

Residents who have received a disconnection notice are especially urged to call the HEAP hotline at 855-806-9620 or go online to to make an appointment. Residents trying to restore, reconnect and or transfer services also qualify for the program.

Utility companies will stop a service disconnection if an appointment to determine eligibility has been made. Please note:

  • Appointments must be no less than 48 hours before a disconnection to service is scheduled;
  • The appointment must be kept to maintain an account hold;
  •  Account number must be added to the appointment booking;
  • Rescheduling removes the hold and possibly triggers loss of service; and If an appointment has been made but an individual chooses to be seen as a walk-in, the HEAP office needs to be notified of the active appointment so that the time can be released.


LCCAA assists clients at four locations: the main office, 936 Broadway Ave. in downtown Lorain; at the OhioMeansJobs office, 42495 North Ridge Road, Elyria; at Wellington Village Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square; and in North Ridgeville on the campus of Lorain County Community College, 32121 Lorain Road.


At the Lorain office, walk-ins and appointments are seen Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Elyria location sees only those with appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wellington location is open Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and sees walk-ins in the morning only; appointments are required in the afternoon. The North Ridgeville location is open Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seeing walk-ins in the morning and appointments in the afternoon.


All sites are closed for lunch daily from noon to 1 p.m. Applicants must be seated with an advocate within 45 minutes of closing to be seen.


LCCAA’s automated appointment line includes a recorded message describing the documents needed for the appointment. Those needing to do so may also speak to a representative during regular office hours.

Please visit or call 440-245-2009 (select 2 for HEAP) during business hours for a detailed list. Customers may also complete an application at


Documentation includes:

  • Income information for all household members 18 years of age or older. Any member reporting “no income” must complete a no income form;
  • Social security numbers for all household members;
  • Proof of citizenship for all household members;
  • Most recent electric and gas bills;


Additional information may be required.

Last year, LCCAA directly helped more than 2,000 clients during the winter crisis period. The Winter Crisis Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Assistance.


Wellington Location

Wellington Town Hall                                                    Crisis Hours  
115 Willard Memorial Square                                       Wednesdays Only from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wellington, Ohio 44090                                               Closed for lunch daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.                           


Year-Round Hours                                                     Appointments

Wednesdays Only from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.             Available in the afternoon only.
Closed for lunch daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Walk ins

Only in mornings



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.


Lorain County Public Health March 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. 


Wellington Town Hall, Wed., Mar. 11, 2 pm-5:30 pm  115 Willard Memorial Sq.  

 Avon VFW, Wed. Mar. 18, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm 36950 Mills Rd.  

 L.C. Free Clinic, Wed. Mar. 25, 2 pm - 5:30 pm 5040 Oberlin Ave. Lorain


   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.


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 

(March 22, 2020) & 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.



Lorain County Residents:  Sign up for emergency information by home phone, cell phone, text and e-mail at:

“The only thing harder than emergency planning is explaining why you didn’t plan” 

  • 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 March 17, 2020 

                                            Election: November 3, 2020

 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:  Battery charger & Battery Pack at 303 Hall

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



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