Monroe Twp. trustees address maintenance work

For the Troy Daily News

MONROE TWP. — Much discussion took place at the Monroe Township Trustees’ August 3 meeting.

Trustees discussed progress in maintenance and upkeep of grounds at Maple Hill Cemetery, paving of driveways at township facilities and rental house across from Maple Hill, and improvements at Deerdale Park’s basketball and tennis courts. The board also addressed issues with the Buckingham Ditch maintenance, and the trimming along Neal Pearson and Shoop roads, and on Edwards Drive.

Reports heard by the trustees included the campaign planned by the Tipp City Senior’s group in favor of the proposed 1.0 mill levy that will appear on the 2015 November Ballot; and this month’s printing and mailing of a township newsletter that will focus on the 100th year anniversary of the historic township building and the building open house that is set for Friday, September 18.

Bills paid at the August 3 meeting equaled $52,086.11, and the board also accepted the financial status report at the end of July 2015 and the bank reconciliation report of June 30, 2015 as presented by Fiscal Officer John Skolnicki. The board also agreed for Trustee President Phil Cox to maintain his position as the township’s representative on the multijurisdictional Miami County Hazard Mitigation Plan beginning in 2016.

As a reminder, the next Monroe Township Water and Sewer District board meeting is set for 6 p.m., Monday, August 10. This board meeting is always held in the Monroe Township Trustees’ meeting room and is open to the public.

Upcoming events this month include the Tipp City Farmer’s Market each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon; the Miami County Fair August 14-20; and the Miami County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off on Saturday, August 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Building, 2200 N. County Road 25A in Troy.

The next meeting held by the township trustees will be 7 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2015 in the township meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.

For the Troy Daily News