Trustees pass 2016 budget

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Monroe Township Trustees passed the 2016 township budget of estimated resources at their June 15 board meeting that totals $1,859,328.30. The township fiscal officer will be delivering this approved resolution to the Miami County Auditor’s Office before this year’s deadline date of July 20.

At the same meeting, the board moved to pay current billings that totaled $60,737.98.

The board is also addressing recent resident complaints regarding traffic visibility issues on Ginghamsburg Road; noxious weeds at southeast corner of State Route 571 and County Road 25-A and at a second address on Roberta Drive; speeding and semi-truck traffic on West Evanston Road; and a business allegedly operating in a residential garage on Scottsdale Drive. The board also noted that Ohio Department of Transportation has added to their maintenance work listing the bridge on Shoop Road at the I-75 overpass to correct a roadway surface problem. A work date has not been set at this time.

The trustees are also organizing an open house celebrating the township building’s 100th anniversary in the late summer. An exact date will be announced soon. June dates of interest noted at the meeting included the Tipp City Farmer’s Market at S. Third and Main streets on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon; and the Tri-agency meeting hosted by Tipp City Council at 6 p.m. June 29.

Residents are reminded that next month’s Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off will be taking place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 1 at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Facility, 2200 N. County Road 25-A in Troy. Additional information may be obtained by calling 440-3488, Ext. 8705, or by going to and then to Sanitary Engineering.

Other early July activities involve Tipp City’s 175th Anniversary celebration from 4-10 July 3 in the historical district featuring live entertainment and horse and buggy rides; and on July 4 to include an afternoon parade that will highlight Tipp City’s heritage and history and followed by live entertainment, food and family activities at the Tipp City Park. The evening’s activities will conclude with the traditional Tipp City fireworks display funded by the city of Tipp City and Monroe Township.

As a future date being set, it was noted that Miami County Council has selected Thursday, Oct. 29 as this year’s Trick or Treat night. This will be held between 6-8 p.m.

All township offices and facilities will be closed Friday, July 3 in observation of Independence Day. The next township trustees’ meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 6, always held in township meeting room at 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.