Smoke issue discussed by trustees

MONROE TOWNSHIP — The Monroe Township Trustees were addressed at their May 2 meeting about a change of day for this year’s Tipp City Farmer’s Market, traditionally held on Saturday mornings at Main and South Third streets. The change for this annual event is now 5-8 p.m. each Thursday from June 9 to Sept. 15. Vendors and a food truck will be able to start their set-up at 4 p.m. on those Thursdays; therefore, no parking will be permitted after 4 p.m. on South Third Street between Main Street and the alley that runs behind the Monroe Township Building.

Other upcoming local events include The Tipp-Monroe Community Services area wide-garage sale on Saturday, May 7; the weekly Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off each Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Transfer Station, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy; and the Maple Hill Cemetery Information Tent manned by township staff for questions and directions about grave sites between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 26-27 and between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28.

It was also noted that this month’s Monroe Township Water and Sewer District meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, May 9, held in the township meeting room at 6 E. Main Street and always open to the public. Additionally it was reported this month’s Tipp City Senior Citizens meetings will be 10 a.m. Thursdays, May 12 and 26, at 320 S. First St. in Tipp City. These meetings are also open to the public.

The trustees were also addressed at their meeting by Tipp City residents who are being affected by smoke from the burning of trash and garbage by township residents. The Miami County deputy attending the meeting advised that they report specific incidents of open burning to the sheriff’s office.

Township residents are reminded that changes have been recently made with the County Road 25-A Reconstruction Project where County Road 25A from Blauser to Curry Branch drives are closed to northbound and southbound traffic. Also County Road 25-A from Curry Branch to State Route 571 (West Main Street) will be open northbound and southbound to local traffic only. Evanston Road, Peters Road and State Route 571 continue to be posted as the detour route while this construction is ongoing until County Road 25-A reopens after the work in completed.

Bills paid at the township meeting May 2 totaled $39,725.83. The board also accepted the financial status reports ending April 2016 and the bank reconciliation on March 31; and approved the purchase of an iPad for use in locating cemetery records off the township’s internet website while on-site at the township cemeteries.

The next township trustees meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 16.