MONROE TOWNSHIP — Monroe Township Trustees announced at their Monday meeting that they are accepting applications from local residents in the unincorporated area of the township to fill a three-year volunteer position on the Tipp Monroe Cable Access Commission beginning Jan. 1, 2016. A letter of interest may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Monroe Township Office, 4 E. Main St., Tipp City.
Other board business conducted at the November meeting included passage of the following resolutions: a new five-year contract with Miami Valley Lighting Company beginning Jan. 1, that covers the township’s subdivision street lights; authorization for the township trustees and the fiscal officer to attend the Ohio Township Association Winter Conference in Columbus on Jan. 27-29; acceptance of the financial status report at the end of October 2015 and the bank reconciliation report of Sept. 30, 2015; and payment of township bills totaling $44,560.50.
The trustees emphasized that the township does not pick up leaves and urges residents in the unincorporated areas of Monroe Township not to rake their fallen leaves into the street nor into the catch basins. Residents are recommended to either mulch their leaves or dispose of them through local businesses who accept leaf drop-offs for a small fee.
Meetings and gatherings in the upcoming month encompasses the Monroe Township Water and Sewer District (open to the public) at 6 p.m. Monday, November 9 in the township trustees meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City; the DARE graduation 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at L.T. Ball School; the Monroe Township Trustees’ next board meeting 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the township’s meeting room (open to the public); and the quarterly Tri-Agency meeting hosted by the township trustees on Monday, Nov. 30. A future date noted by the township fiscal officer is the Miami County Township Association’s next meeting, held on Thursday, Dec. 10 as a Christmas celebration at Caroline’s in Troy.
The board also announced two holiday closings for township offices and facilities this month where the staff will be off on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day and on Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving.
Guests at the Nov. 2 board meeting included Fire Chief Steve Kessler giving an update on department calls using the township’s new tanker truck, and Tipp City Seniors Inc. Representative John Berk who publicly thanked the township for placing the levy on the ballot this fall and all the volunteers, including KIT-TV, for getting the word out about the 1.0 mill levy that was on the Nov. 3 ballot.
It was also noted the township maintenance and grounds staff have been recently busy cleaning up in township cemeteries, and repairing and completing maintenance on township trucks, all before the winter weather moves in. The staff is also prepping and opening the downtown township facilities for special events that will include Saturday’s 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 Valley Arts & Crafts Show, and the Winter’s Gathering in downtown Tipp City on the same weekend of Nov. 14-15.