Ronald Dickel – Vermilion Township
Ronald Dickel, 7515 Barnes Road, is running for one of two open seats for a four-year term on the Vermilion Township Board of Trustees.
He stated what prompted him to run for re-election was using his experience to further keep the township moving in a positive direction. “For the past 16 years I have had the privilege of working as your dedicated Vermilion Township trustee. Some of our accomplishments include establishing the Vermilion Township Fire Department and upgrading the storm water drainages of several township roads. As a lifelong resident of Vermilion Township, my love for the township has been my inspiration. During my years of being your township trustee, it has been my honor to acknowledge and work for the interests and well being of all our citizens.”
As far as priorities, Dickel stated that the following are only a few of the goals we will work to achieve together. “The improvements and maintenance of our township roads and drainage ditches throughout every season will continue to be of top importance. Also to continue working in all aspects in support of our township fire department to better the health, safety, and welfare of our residents.
Concerning economic growth, Dickel said, “I will strive to keep a sense of community within the township and continue to be open to exploring new opportunities to encourage growth. To carry on in the work for our community’s freedom and growth, I am asking for your support in this November 7, 2017 election.
Dickel lives with his wife, Joy, and he has a daughter, step-daughter and two step-sons. After graduating from Vermilion High School in 1967, he studied civil engineering at Lorain County Community College. He is retired from Ford Motor Company. He has worked both full and part-time for the Vermilion Townshipo Road Department which has given him hands-on knowledge of the needs of the township. He has also served as president of the Erie Regional Planning Commission Board. Plus, he has the opportunity to further communicate with the people of the township on a daily basis through his water hauling business of 37-years. This has granted him further insight into the needs of the community.
Charles T. Trinter – Vermilion Township
Charles T. Trinter, 15211 Trinter Road, is running for one of two open seats for a four-year term on the Vermilion Township Board of Trustees.
What prompted him to run for re-election was having family members previously involved in township government and the desire to serve the community in a greater capacity. “This prompted me to originally run for the office of trustee in 2009. I would like to continue to serve in that capacity,” said Trinter.
“My top priorities as trustee are to maintain and improve the roads and drainage in the township, and support public safety by upgrading the equipment of the fire department and providing a second location to house fire equipment at the Stanley Road garage. I also want to work with the solid waste department of Erie County to provide additional opportunities for recycling in the area.”
As far as economic growth, the Route 60 corridor provides an opportunity for commercial development which I can support as long as it provides needed jobs and services, “stated Trinter. “As a lifelong resident of Vermilion Township, I have always been concerned about the economic and residential development in the township, and the effects on my business and the rural atmosphere enjoyed by many property owners.”
Trinter resides with his wife, Barbara. They have three adult children: Joseph, Rebecca, and David, who also reside in the township. The candidate is a graduate of Vermilion High School and the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He is self-employed and owns and operates Trinter Farms, Inc., a family farming corporation involved in beef and cattle breeding, dairy beef, grain and hay production.
Trinter is a part-time staff member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as the Confirmation coordinator and a youth minister. He is a member and officer of the Vermilion Knights of Columbus Council #4539, and he has served as a director of the Erie County Fair Board for 45 years. Trinter is a former member of the Vermilion Township Zoning Commission and presently represents the township on the Erie County Regional Planning Commission.