Submitted by DAVID M. PRYZBYSZ, Assistant Chief

It is hard to believe that yet another summer has already come and gone! Those warm, humid, and often thunderstorm filled days have quickly been replaced by the cooler, more grey days of Autumn.

Soon the beautiful bright leaves will fall from the trees and fill our yards and landscapes. Folks will be raking their lawns, trimming their shrubs, and pruning branches in preparation for the cold winter ahead.

As tempting as it might be, we need to remind you that the burning of leaves and yard waste is prohibited in Chippewa. The Township has a dump for yard waste disposal. A permit to use the dump can be purchased at the Chippewa Township Municipal Building. 

Our Road Department will also come by your house, chip, and haul away any branches and tree limbs that you may collect. Just simply stack them by the road and give them a call.

Nothing beats sitting around a small recreational fire on a cool fall evening. Hanging out by an outdoor fire with friends and family, sipping on your favorite beverage while roasting a hot dog or s’mores is a true American past time!

If you plan on using your indoor fireplace to take the autumn chill off, please have your chimney cleaned and checked before tossing in that first crackling log.

The fall also ushers in an increase in activity for our youth.

Football, basketball, and other fall sports are in full swing along with fall dances, school social activities, and holiday preparations. That, along with the earlier setting of the sun means we have to be more vigilant while driving. 

Once again, the Fire Department will be out and about for safety patrol on Trick-or-Treat night. Don’t hesitate to give us a wave or flag us down and say hello, we’d love to meet you!

We hope all of our residents have a very safe and enjoyable fall season. 

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