Trustees hear new senior center update

MONROE TOWNSHIP — A progress report was presented to the Monroe Township Trustees at their Aug. 15 meeting by Tipp City Senior Inc. Building Committee Chairman John Berk, who informed the board that architectural rough drafts will be reviewed by the building committee this month.

The committee’s decisions will determine building placement, location of the driveway entrance into the complex, storm water drainage requirements, and designation of an area for possible expansion in future years. Finalization of these plans is now expected by first of October.

In township cemetery reports it was noted 36 burials have been completed in Maple Hill Cemetery so far this year, and the maintenance staff has been trying to keep up with trimming and mowing in Maple Hill and other township cemeteries despite inclement weather conditions. Future township projects include curb and catch basin repairs, equipment maintenance, side ditch mowing, and preparing for new monument foundations for Maple Hill Cemetery.

Township residents are reminded of various upcoming August meetings and events that include the weekly Tipp City Farmer’s Marketplace on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. at the corner of South Third and East Main streets; the Tipp City Senior Citizens 10 a.m. business meeting (and open to the public) that will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 at the current location of 320 S. First St.; weekly Miami County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miami County Sanitary Engineer Office, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy; and the Trans Am Nationals in the Tipp City downtown Main Street historic district from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. On the township trustees’ agenda this month is this board hosting the Tri-Agency Meeting on Aug. 29.

Bills paid at the township trustees last August meeting totaled $17,379.68.

The next meeting for the township trustees will shift to a 7 p.m. Tuesday evening meeting on Sept. 6 due to the first Monday in September being the Labor Day holiday observance on Sept. 5. On Sept. 5, all township offices and facilities will be closed for Labor Day.