Lori Zebrasky Office Manager
Michelle Halman Administrative Assistant
Township Office Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am — 12:00pm / 12:30 pm -4:30 pm (Closed 12:00pm- 12:30pm for lunch.) Closed Saturday, Sunday and All designated Holidays.
Township’s Trustees Regular Monthly Meeting is normally on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am and 4th Tuesday at 6pm .These meetings are open to the public as are all other Township Committee and Board meetings. We encourage you to attend and participate in your local government. MINUTES OF ALL TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE AND ZONING BOARDS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE. Click on the link shown as MINUTES in the upper center of this page to view them. If you have comments, questions or concerns you may contact your elected official. All Township meetings are at the Township Administrative Offices unless otherwise noted.
In regards to CSX blocking the rail crossing in Saybrook, below is the contact information for the Surface Transportation Board (STB). We ask you to contact them every time there is an issue. Michael H. Higgins Deputy Director STB: Direct Line (202) 245-0284 email: Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also CC the Township in your e-mail so our office can stay informed email@example.com.
Named for the Connecticut Saybrook Colony it is the only Saybrook Township statewide.
Saybrook Township was originally part of Austinburg Township and contained a settlement called Wrightsburg. It was not until 1816 that modern Saybrook Township became a separate township of its own. The township and community continued to be called Wrightsburg until 1827 when the name was changed to Saybrook, its new name coming from Saybrook, Connecticut. The early settlers are listed in the 1820 census for Ashtabula County with the township recorded as Wrightsburg.
The Saybrook Township lands were originally owned by Connecticut Land Company investor William Hart. Hart then sold the entire township, with the exception of one lot, to Josiah Wright and his son Samuel Wright of Pownal, Vermont, in 1811. The deed for this sale is recorded in the Ashtabula County Courthouse in Jefferson, Ohio.
Even though the Wrights were early owners of Saybrook Township, they were not the first settlers.The first settler in Saybrook Township was George Webster, a New Yorker who came in 1810.
In 1833, Saybrook Township contained one store, three taverns, a saw mill, and a carding machine.
Meeting Location: Administrative Offices Date: Regular Trustee Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday @ 10:00 AM and 4th Tuesday at 6pm
7247 Center Road Phone: 440-969-1106 fax: 440-969-7450
Robert Brobst: 440-969-1269
Gloria Baum: 440-964-2975
Norman Jepson: 440-812-1106
Larry Johnson: 440-969-1106 ext. 304
Mark Pope Road Superintendent /Cemetery Sexton
The Saybrook Township Road Department is responsible for the maintenance of the township's roads.
Ashtabula County (440-576-2816) is responsible for the maintenance of the county's roads, and the State of Ohio (440-997-2276) is responsible for the maintenance of the state's roads.
Service provided by the township road department include:
Yard waste bags will be picked up all year (weather and schedules permitting). These bags are for yard waste only (leaves and grass clippings only). No waste of any other kind is to be put into these bags. A reminder that sod, rocks and dirt are not permitted. Due to environmental concerns and regulations, the Township will NOT pick up any leaves in plastic bags or any non-biodegradable bags. Bags must not be over a reasonable weight and no heavier than a person can lift overhead or they will not be picked up by the township
Barb Carr Zoning Inspector
440-969-1106, Extension firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are planning any construction such as building a new structure, putting up a fence, sign, pool, or shed, you are required to apply for a Zoning Permit before any work is started. This applies not only to residential but all industrial and commercial buildings.
Office hours Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, your written questions will be reviewed.
Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) :
John Jyurovat, Fire Chief
5714 North Ridge West Phone: 440-969-1179 fax: 440-969-1605
The above is an abbreviated list of services. If you have a question, please feel free to contact the Chief.
The Township bills for our Ambulance Services. Anyone that has a question concerning this billing should contact Medicount Management Inc. at 800.962.1484.
Saybrook Township now offers car seat install and inspection by our Certified Technician Capitan James Krenisky. Call for an appointment 440-969-1179.
Fire Services: Three Engines, Two Ambulances, One Fire Command Vehicle, One Grass Truck. Water Rescue Services: One Command Vehicle, Two Jet Skis With Trailer.
The Saybrook Fire Department was established in 1929 with 15 volunteer members and one used 1926 pumper. The fire notification system consisted of a bell that was mounted on the roof of the garage that housed the fire truck. Once notified of a fire, members of the department who lived or worked at nearby stores would respond to the garage, ring the bell, and drive the truck to the fire scene.
Our department now has both full and part-time personnel that includes a Chief, Captains, Firefighters who are either EMTs or Medics.
Water Rescue Services has a part-time Commander and Vice-Commander along with approximately 12 volunteer members of this service.
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