Alert !

Violet Township is in a position to subgrant CARES Act funds to township businesses and non-profits with COVID-19 expenses, provided that the receiving entity spends the funding on eligible expenses (see Treasury guidance below in “Requirements”).

The township is responsible for the use of these funds by other entities and will require a written agreement prior to awarding any subgrant. Interested parties may provide the information below to Vanessa Niekamp, Violet Township Fiscal Officer at, or 10190 Blacklick Eastern Rd., Pickerington, OH 43147:

 Name, Address, Point of Contact, Phone Number

Award Amount Requested: (List the total award amount here.)

Payment Method: Payment will be made to subgrantee on a reimbursement basis. Paid invoices, receipts, bank statements, etc. must be submitted to Violet Township for review and approval prior to receiving reimbursement.

Project Description: (Details on the planned use of funds and how they were necessary due to COVID-19.)

Requirements: The following link includes answers to frequently asked questions supplement Treasury’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (“Fund”) Guidance for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments, dated April 22, 2020, (“Guidance”). Amounts paid from the Fund are subject to the restrictions outlined in the Guidance and set forth in section 601(d) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).

Road Closures:

Harmon Road/204 - project to begin approximately September 8, for widening turn lanes and modifying traffic signal. 

  • Project to begin September 8 and tentative finish date is mid to end of October
  • Signage will go up to include detours
  • SR 204 will remain open in both directions; Southbound lane of Harmon Road will close on September 14 for approx. 14 days; Northbound lane will remain open

Allen Road Between Basil Western and US 33 (Columbus-Lancaster Road)
beginning Monday, August 17, 2020 through approximately Friday, October 16, 2020 for road improvements. 

Basil-Western/Allen Road Intersection
The intersection of Basil Western and Allen Road will close beginning September 17 for approximately 3 weeks for road improvements.

Road Work

Allen Road south from 256 and the railroad tracks - chip and fog sealing September 22 - 23, 2020


Harmon Road, Ashley Creek Drive & Ault Road - Chip sealing September 22 - 23


Harmon Road, Ashley Creek Drive & Ault Road - micro sealing September 29



2020 Census Field Operations  are ongoing in Ohio. Operations field staff will be hand delivering census packets as part of the Update Leave operation. and have started to do follow up visits in the greater Violet Township area. These are the forms delivered to areas where they do not receive mail at their home address (P.O. Box Delivery). The follow up visit is for locations listed as addresses that there have been no responses from.  Census field staff will have mask and gloves and will leave the questionnaire packet at the door or on the porch in a plastic bag, or, will attempt to speak with someone at the home if they are readily available. Please check your porch, or, answer follow up questions if a Census Field Operations staff member comes to your home.

Currently, the planned completion date for data collection for the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020, but that date can and will be adjusted if necessary as the situation dictates in order to achieve a complete and accurate count. 

It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail - all without having to meet a census taker. Learn more about these updates and ways to be counted here.

US Census Website

Ohio Census Website