Awards

Village of Jackson Center Receives Environmental Award

The Village of Jackson Center was presented the Environmental Award for its Community Leaf Recycling Program at the Annual Awards Banquet at the 2008 OPPEI/AMP-Ohio/OMEA Conference on Thursday, October 30, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Village of Jackson Center started the community leaf recycling program in 1997 and has been very successful.  

The village crew picks leaves up throughout the community on a regular basis between October to December. The leaves are picked up with a leaf machine that puts them in a box mounted on the back of a dump truck.  This is a joint effort between the electric department and street department and is done solely with village crews.

The leaves are then taken to area farmers and dumped on their fields. The farmers then spread the leaves and work them into the soil.

The Village of Jackson Center recycles approximately 400 cubic ft of leaves every year. 

The Village views this project as a win-win.  The leaves are not entering the storm sewer system and creating issues, and are instead providing excellent material for local farm crops.

With approximately 4,400 cu. Ft. of leaves recycled to date, the village employees are proud to do their part in helping the environment.

Village of Jackson Center Receives Public Power Promotion Award

The Village of Jackson Center was presented the Public Power Promotion Award for its active Promotion of Public Power at the Annual Awards Banquet at the 2008 OPPEI/AMP-Ohio/OMEA Conference on Thursday, October 30, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Village of Jackson Center is actively promoting public power in our community in several ways including, but not limited to: 

  • Our new utility bills have the public power logo on it. 
  • The quarterly Leader Lines is e-mailed to all our local businesses in the community.
  • The Amp-Ohio weekly newsletter is share with village council and village employees.
  • We annually participate in Public Power Week with a proclamation and various activities and publications educating the public about public power. 

Village of Jackson Center Receives System Improvement Award

The Village of Jackson Center was presented the System Improvement Award at the Annual Awards Banquet at the 2008 OPPEI/AMP-Ohio/OMEA Conference on Thursday, October 30, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Village of Jackson Center has made many system improvements in the last year and we are excited about the efficiencies the improvements have brought.