Licking Township News

Trustees Meeting Schedule

The regular meetings of The Board of Licking Township Trustees for 2023 will be held at Licking Township Fire Station #600, 9384 Jacksontown Road, Jacksontown, Ohio, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, except when it falls on a legal holiday. The meeting shall then be held the following evening, unless otherwise published/posted on the door of the township hall. Regular meetings will be noted on the township website. Meeting times will be at 7:30 p.m.

By Order of the Licking Township Trustees
Andrea M. Lynch, Fiscal Officer

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Letter to Licking Township Residents - 12/1/22

Residents of Licking Township:

As we turn the calendar to December, it’s easy to get lost in the endless list of things to do: baking, decorating, shopping, and celebrating the season with loved ones. And just as inevitable as the hustle and bustle of year-end…so is the inevitability of winter weather!

As such, I’d like to take a moment of pause to not only wish you all a healthy and happy holiday season, but to also share some fun facts and good information about Licking Township’s Winter Road Maintenance Plan for snow and ice removal.

Did you know that last winter we had a total of 13 snow events with the 1st snow of the year arriving on November 14, 2021? The 1st significant snowfall occurred on 1/17/22 quickly dumping 6” of snow and ice. Our Road Department worked around the clock and spread 50 tons of salt in one day alone! For perspective, we used a total of 160 tons of salt and 50 tons of shot-sand with brine water for the entire 2021-22 winter!

In addition to filling up our salt bins (500 tons) and shot sand (30 tons) reserves this fall, we have prepped and readied the following Licking Township Road Department equipment:

  • 2 - Heavy, 4wd GMC 1 Ton Trucks each with 3.5 ton salt box spreaders and 9’ snow plows
  • 1 - Heavy, 4wd International Dump Truck w/a 8.5 ton salt box spreader and 10.5’ “V” plow
  • 1 - New Holland Backhoe
  • 2 – John Deere Tractors

Now, some of you may wonder why the need for both salt reserves AND shot sand with brine water…doesn’t the salt and plowing take care of things? The answer is a bit more complex than this letter allows for however, the short answer is “no”. When the temperature falls below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, salt simply will not work. A mixture of shot-sand and brine water is used instead to help provide traction while still offering a melting material to treat the roads. Once the temperature gets above 10 degrees, salt will then be used. Pre-treating is another excellent method to get a jump on impending snow/ice events. You may see our trucks pre-treating roads up to 2 hours prior to a winter weather event. This helps our fleet stay ahead of the precipitation and is part of the process for effective winter weather road treatment procedures.

For more detailed information regarding the Licking Township Winter Road Maintenance Plan, please visit the Road Department tab found under the “Departments” page of our website. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns about Licking Township roads or bridges, please call our Road Department at 740-323-0724 or contact one of our Trustees.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday and extend our continued appreciation to the men and women who serve the residents of Licking Township each and every day.

Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season.

John Holman, Licking Township Trustee Chairman