HINCKLEY –– The Hinckley trustees Tuesday approved emergency snow removal for qualifying seniors in the township this winter.
The program is supported by the Hinckley Fire Department Community Fund. Through this program, seniors receive vouchers they can give to the contractor who plows for the township for snow removal.
“They get vouchers and then the snowplow driver takes the vouchers and they come into office and then the fund pays for it and then the trustees look into reimbursing the nonprofit for that,” said Martha Catherwood, the township fiscal officer.
To qualify for this program, residents must own a single-family home and be 65 years or older or disabled.
The individual must be occupying the home at the time that the service is received. There are financial requirements as well.
The individual applying for the service must make $41,560 per year or less for a three-person household, $32,920 a year for a two-person household or $24,280 for a one-person household.
This program has been helping seniors in the community for almost two decades, Catherwood said.
“It must be close to 15, maybe 18 years that it’s been in place,” said Catherwood. Last year, the program helped 35 Hinckley residents.
Applications for the 2018-19 winter season are due Oct. 1. Applications are to be made through the Hinckley Township Administrative Office by calling (330) 278-2071.
Additional questions can be answered at the same number.