Tax budget proposal presented at meeting

For the Troy Daily News

MONROE TOWNSHIP — The 2018 Monroe Township tax budget proposal was presented by township fiscal officer John Skolnicki at the board’s regular meeting June 5, and totals $2,376,824. Two copies of this proposed tax budget will be on file at the township office for a two-week review by township residents.

A legal advertisement will be in the June 12 edition of the Troy Daily News. Thereafter, the board will need to file this tax budget with the Miami County Auditor by July 20, 2017, a requirement by the state of Ohio. The trustees also paid bills totaling $62,937.82 at their first June meeting.

The trustees reported receipt of a $500 grant through Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority (OTARMA) as a reimbursement for safety equipment purchased by the township this year; and requested Miami County 911 contact Motorola and Federal Signal to resolve the recent failure of the three township tornado sirens to activate.

Staff reports at the meeting reported on the Memorial Weekend Maple Hill Cemetery Information Tent; future maintenance plans for grounds work at township cemeteries, and the cleaning of catch basins; and various issues with tree trimming along township roads.

Upcoming meetings and events noted for June include the Monroe Township Water and Sewer District meeting 6 p.m. Monday, June 12 in the township meeting room at 6 E. Main St. in Tipp City; the Miami County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday through October at Miami County Sanitary Engineer Office, 2200 N. County Road 25-A; the weekly Tipp City Farmer’s Marketplace that began June 8 and continues each Thursday through September from 5-8 p.m. at the corner of South Third and East Main streets; and the 2017 Artisan and Antique Show on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downtown Tipp City Historic District.

It was also noted that the Children’s Summer Lunch Program which began June 12, is Monday-Friday and extends until August 12 (closed July 3-4) for all Tipp City and Monroe Township children through high school. It will be held at the Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also, children in these areas of the township and city of Tipp City need to look for “Lunch on Us” signs and for the marked van at the following drop off locations: Meadow Drive off Ginghamsburg-Frederick Road; Corner of Roberta and Beejay drives; Tweed Woods Park located on Sequoia Court between Larch St. and Banyon Way; Elas Court off Woodlawn Drive; Windridge Apartments on North Hyatt St., and Bellview Apartments off Maynard Drive and Bellview Court near the basketball courts. Area residents may call Tipp Monroe Community Services at 667- 8631 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for approximate drop off times or for further information.

The township board welcomed a new veterinarian to the Tipp City area when Dr. Johanna Smith attended the June 5 meeting. She will be practicing pet wellness and acupuncture at 1470 W. Main Street in Tipp City.

The next meeting scheduled for the Township Trustees will be 7 p.m. Monday, June 19 in the township meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.