Trustees move forward with levy

Money to fund senior citizens services, facility

MONROE TOWNSHIP — The second of the required two resolutions was passed by the Monroe Township Trustees on July 20 declaring the intention to levy a proposed tax in excess of the 10-mill limitation for the funding and provision of local senior citizens services and facilities. This proposed 1.0-mill levy is intended to be placed before voters of the entire township, including the city of Tipp City, on the Nov. 3 ballot.

This levy would be for a five-year period with a collection time from 2016 to 2020. The first resolution passed on July 6 has been certified by the Miami County Auditor’s Office with a tax valuation of the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the Township stated as $388,785,570 and the amount of revenue that would be generated by a 1.0-mill levy, assuming the tax valuation of property within the area remains constant throughout the life of the levy, would be $388,785.57 per year.

The township will be addressing future issues that include a broken culvert on Ginghamsburg Road, blacktopping plans in various areas of the Township, and the creation and distribution of a Township newsletter that will be announcing more details on Monroe Township Building’s 100th anniversary open house celebration Friday, Sept. 18.

As a reminder there will be lane restrictions that began July 22 on Evanston Road east and westbound and in the vicinity of Curtwood and Sycamore Woods drives. The lane restrictions for the installation of sanitary and water services at this site will be during 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.

Upcoming planned events include the annual Children’s Art Adventure Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, 14 E. Broadway in Tipp City; and the 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off date of Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Facility, 2200 N. County Road 25-A in Troy. For details on the Children’s Art Adventure email or call 667-8631, and for further information about the waste drop off, call 440-3488 or go to and then select Sanitary Engineering.

Bills paid at the second monthly township meeting totaled $ 17,809.69.

The next meeting held by the trustees will be 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3.

Money to fund senior citizens services, facility