Trustees OKs steps toward TMCS levy

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services President Debra Jackson addressed the Monroe Township Trustees at their April 4 meeting about TMCS’s plans of a township-wide 0.5 mil replacement levy for the Nov. 8, 2016, ballot. The current 0.5 mil levy will expire on Dec. 31, 2017, and the levy on the 2016 November ballot would run from tax year 2017-2021. The last replacement levy passed was 24 years ago that carries 1992 valuation.

In a formal letter to the board, Jackson explained that the goal of TMCS has always been “to identify needs and desires of the community and then attempt to find resources,” which has allowed fulfillment of those needs and desires. Since its inception in 1969, TMCS has progressively added programming and services in the areas of health, social services, culture, recreation and education for the residents of Tipp City and Monroe Township. The board agreed to take the necessary steps to place a township-wide 0.5 mil replacement levy for Tipp Monroe Community Services on the November ballot.

During township announcements, it was noted the next Monroe Township Water and Sewer District meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday. April 11. These meetings are open to the public and are held in the Monroe Township meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City. Also, Tipp City Senior Citizens will hold their April meetings on April 14 and 28 at 10 a.m.; and the New Path Ginghamsburg Church 5K and 10K Run has been set beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30.

Bills paid by the Monroe Township board at the April 4 meeting equaled $337,482.84. The trustees also accepted the financial status reports ending March 2016 and the bank reconciliation of Feb. 29, 2016; and agreed to a 2016 contract with Quick Mow Inc. for roadside mowing for the township, a service provided by Quick Mow for the past six years.

The next township trustees meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 18 in the township meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.