Put-in-Bay Census Response Extremely Low

Census 2020The U.S. Census Bureau reaches out to Ottawa County to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.  Ottawa County’s 2020 Census response rate is only 37.1%.  It is the lowest among the 88 counties in Ohio.

>The Put-in-Bay census tract is only 11.1%.

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“This is worrisome as census data informs future representation and funding for schools, emergency services, health care and much of our social safety net and more for the next ten years,”  according to Kurt Wesolek, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau.

A real-time (updated daily) mapping program which shows the current response rate for Put-in-Bay and the country is available on the Web at Ottawa County Census 2020.

Easily complete the survey online at 2020census.gov or by phone ( 844-330-2020).Census 2020


Put-in-Bay Township Opens Lottery for Cemetery Plots

The Put-in-Bay Township is holding an open lottery for spaces in Crown Hill Cemetery. Completing the form enters your name into the Crown Hill Cemetery space lottery. Completing this form does not guarantee a space within Crown Hill Cemetery. All applications must be turned in to the Put-in-Bay Township Office by May 1st, 2019. Applicants will be notified in order of the drawing.  If your name is chosen, you must have your space paid-in-full to Put-in-Bay Township within 30 days of being notified of your eligibility.  After this time, your application will be deemed ineligible for this lottery.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must be or have been a property owner on South Bass Island or a full-time resident of the island for at least 10 years. Property owner includes Condo, Land, Home, Cottage, Business, or Mobile Home. Proof of residency must be made available upon request of the Township. All other circumstances must be approved by the Township Trustees.

If chosen in the lottery, applicant must pay in full the $1000 per full burial space (plot) to the Put-in-Bay Township within 30 days of being notified.