The Monroe Township Trustees passed a Memorandum of Understanding for Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Services within Miami County at the board’s January 17 meeting.  According to this agreement, the EMA will continue to fulfill the requirements of State and Federal laws, rules and regulations that pertains to the countywide emergency management response, recovery, preparedness and mitigation of hazardous situations. 

In other business, the board approved a retainer agreement with Attorney Wanda Carter of Carter Law, LLC in Columbus to handle annexation issues in 2017 should they arise. Fees are only paid if consultation is required. The trustees also approved payment of current township bills totaling $24,314.48.

Upcoming meetings and conferences for the trustees include the Ohio Township Association Winter Conference in Columbus January 25-27; Tri-agency meeting on January 30 and hosted by the Tipp City Board of Education; and the Annual Certification of Highway Mileage Meeting on February 22 at the Miami County Engineer’s Office.   

It was noted as well that additional January meetings have been set by the Monroe Township Water and Sewer District Board.  On Monday, January 23 at 4 p.m. a Monroe Township Water and Sewer District Board Equalization meeting will take place, and on Monday, January 30 at 6 p.m., a special meeting of the Monroe Township Water and Sewer District Board is scheduled.  Both meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Monroe Township meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.

Reports were also made about progress with the Tipp City Senior’s future building construction; township maintenance staffing plans and equipment projections; and looking ahead for additional provisions at Maple Hill Cemetery for an increasing interest in cremation burials.     

The next meeting held by the Monroe Township Trustees’ board is 7 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 in the township’s meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.