News from Berkshire Township

Staff Report

Community and Service since 1806

While there is a lot of news to share this month, we feel the need to open by acknowledging the terrible devastation that Hurricane Harvey wreaked on the southwest. Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens whose lives have been upended by the flooding and winds. We know that in the months to come, in cities and in rural towns, neighbors will help neighbors, just as we would help each other if it were to occur here.

Your Trustees

You are invited to a special event!

For over a year, your trustees and several residents have met, planned and worked hard; all with an eye to creating a space that our township residents can use and enjoy. It’s far from done, but the beautiful Berkshire Township Learning Garden and part of the children’s play area, as well as United Way’s Born Learning Trail are ready for a preview on Sunday afternoon, September 24, 1- 3 p.m. Ribbon Cutting and Fall Party at the Community Park, Berkshire Township Hall.

Bring your Family & Celebrate with Us!

  • Visit our Pollinator Garden, which has been officially certified as Monarch Waystation number 17747 by
  • Experience the Born Learning Trail
  • See the unique artwork created by Big Walnut High School art students
  • Let the little ones play in our new Natural Play Area for kids 1-5
  • Check out the Berkshire Book Nook free lending library
  • Touch-A-Truck – Firetruck, EMS Vehicle, Sheriff’s Cruiser and more!
  • Kid’s Activities – Face Painting, Paint-a-Rock and more
  • Enjoy free hotdogs, burgers and refreshments

Visit with the Delaware County Master Gardeners, United Way of Delaware County, Delaware Health District, and others. Brought to you by Berkshire Township and United Way of Delaware County


Rod Myers, Bill Holtry and Mike Dattilo, Township Trustees

Calendar Of Events


Monday, September 25, 7 p.m. Trustee Meeting. Open to the public. Berkshire Township Hall, 1454 Rome Corners Rd., Galena OH 43021.


Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m. Zoning Meeting. Open to the public.

Monday, October 9, 7 p.m. Trustee Meeting. Open to the public.

Still hunting for history! Calling all historians!

We are still looking for some vintage images of Berkshire Township. We don’t need your originals, but if you have photos of scenes in the township with historic buildings, farm equipment, family members, etc. and you’d be willing to have them reproduced and hung in the Township Hall, we’d love to talk. Please contact Shawna at 614-369-2601 or at

Township hall rental dates are filling up fast

If you’ve been considering renting the Township Hall for a family gathering, meeting or party, heads up! Fall and Winter dates are filling up fast. Please make your plans and contact Shawna at to get your reservation in now. The hall is available for rental to Berkshire Township residents only.

2017-2018 updated trash and recycle collection calendar

With regards to trash and recycling cans, we encourage you to always collect the empty cans on Fridays as high winds may cause them to blow over into the road, creating a traffic hazard.

(It keeps our streets and neighborhoods looking nicer, too.)

Please contact REPUBLIC WASTE at 800-601-1867 or at the number on your invoice if you have any questions or issues with your service.

New to the township? Republic Waste is the single authorized trash hauler for Berkshire residents, so please call them to subscribe and be sure to tell them you are on the Berkshire Township contract.

Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by the Township’s September newsletter.

Information for this story was provided by the Township’s September newsletter.