Trustees take step toward levy

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Monroe Township Trustees passed on July 6, the first of two required resolutions declaring the intention to levy a proposed tax in excess of the 10 mill limitation for the funding and provision of a local senior citizens services and facilities.

This proposed one (1.0) mill levy would be for a five-year period with a collection time from 2016 to 2020. The intention is to place the question before the voters of the entire township, including the city of Tipp City, on the November 2015 ballot.

Noted as upcoming meetings and events locally is the Monroe Township Water and Sewer District meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 13, held in the township meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City; the Farmers Market each Saturday in July from 9 a.m. to noon at the corner of Third and Main streets in Tipp City; the Miyelo Music Festival in downtown Tipp City Saturday, July 18, with live music from 1-11:45 p.m.; and the Miami County Shred Fest 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 18, under the grandstand at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A in Troy (for more information call 440-3488 or go to Sanitary Engineering at The board also announced that Monroe Township Building’s 100th anniversary open house celebration will take place Friday, Sept. 18, and more information is to come as plans for this historic event progress.

The township maintenance staff has been patching holes on Floral Acres and Marjean drives, cleaning ditch areas on Meadow Drive, clearing right-of-way overgrowth on Ginghamsburg Road for safer travel visibility as required by the Ohio Revised Code, and mowing and seeding grass in Maple Hill Cemetery as time allows. The staff will soon be addressing vegetation removal at Deerdale Park.

Lane restrictions and right lane closures have been announced for the southbound travel lane on County Road 25-A beginning July 14. In addition, a left lane restriction in the northbound lane starting approximately 1000 feet north and south of Meijer’s Facility entrance will be in place. This closure will only be during the working hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all lanes will be re-opened to the traveling public each night. The closure has been approved for four days by the city of Tipp City; however, dependent on weather conditions, it could be extended for the week of July 19.

Additional lanes restrictions also begin July 22 on Evanston Road east and westbound and in the vicinity of Curtwood and Sycamore Woods drives. The city of Tipp City has approved a maximum of 4 days of lane restrictions for installation of sanitary and water service behind the curb and through the public right-of-way boring under the roadway. The lane restrictions will be during the weekday working hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with at least one lane of travel available at all times. All lanes will be re-opened unrestricted to the traveling public each night.

Bills paid by the township thus far in July equaled $58,925.84, and the board also accepted the financial status report for the end of June 2015 and the bank reconciliation of May 31,2015 as presented by the township fiscal officer.

The next township board meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, in the township meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.