|Monroe Township Trustee Meeting|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 13 February 2013 00:00|
Monroe Township Trustees extended an agreement at their February 4 meeting with the Miami Valley Fire/EMS Alliance that is the coordinating authority for the Dayton Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team (HAZMAT).
This year’s service agreement cost remains the same as in past years totaling $1,320.96 and is based on population according to the 2010 census. The service is in coordination with the Tipp City Fire Department.
Residents are reminded of a public meeting on Monday, February 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Tipp City Government Center for a discussion with the city officials and representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) on a South County Road 25A Reconstruction and Widening Project from State Route 571 south to Evanston Road. The project is proposed to widen the existing roadway to a 5-lane design that will meet current and future traffic volumes, and is set to also include curb, walkway, street lights, storm sewer improvements, driveway aprons, and waterline. An upgrade of the South County Road 25A and West Main Street (State Route 571) traffic signal light is also in the plans.
Tipp City and ODOT staff will be on hand at the Monday evening meeting to answer questions and accept comments regarding the improvements. After a public presentation by the staff members, citizens will be provided an opportunity to speak and participate in a one-on-one session with members of the project team.
An additional meeting township residents are reminded about is the Monroe Township Water and Sewer District, traditionally held on the second Monday of each month. This month’s meeting date is February 11 at 6 p.m. in the Monroe Township meeting room.
It was noted that in January 2013 there were 16 burials conducted at the township’s Maple Hill Cemetery which is the most for one month since 1952. Also a trustee and maintenance staff member have been approved to attend the Ohio Cemetery Association Conference on Friday, February 22 in Columbus. This conference which includes a trade show will offer current information on different types of burials and equipment available.
The township trustees and fiscal officer recently returned from the annual Ohio Township Association Conference where they attended classes and seminars as an update on such issues as federal health care, cemetery management, and new rules and regulations.
Bills paid at the meeting equaled $41,705.28. The board also accepted the January 2013 financial status reports and the December 31, 2012 bank reconciliation as presented by the township’s fiscal officer.
The next township trustees meeting will shift to Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. due to Monday, February 18 being President’s Day. All township offices will be closed on February 18 in honor of the President’s Day holiday.