CONCORD TWP. — The Concord Township Trustees kicked off the new year with new meeting dates for 2017.
Concord Township Trustee meetings will begin at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays beginning the month of April. The trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 for those two months only. The township trustees will resume their bi-monthly meetings beginning the month of April.
Chairman Don Pence said the meeting dates were changed to better accommodate month-end finances and fit the trustees’ personal schedules.
“At the end of the month there are things that need to be done that we haven’t been able to do that because we met too early, so meeting on the second and fourth Wednesday helps that,” Pence said. “Second, personally Wednesday is better for everybody’s schedules.”
The trustees tapped Pence as chairman and Bill Whidden as vice-chairman for 2017.
Trustees discussed the tenant moving out of the former township building at the end of the month. Trustees discussed placing a “For Rent” sign on the property. Trustees agreed to have road superintendent Neil Rhoades be the point of contact for initial inquiries and trustees to meet with potential occupants to negotiate lease terms if parties express serious interest.
At the Dec. 20 meeting, trustees approved to increase pay rates for Neil Rhoades, Brandt Miller and Jake Heffner by 3 percent and give a 25 cent per hour raise to returning seasonal employees.
Trustees approved to pay $2,435.70 (46 cents per 5,295 township residents) for the 2017 Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission dues.
Trustees also appointed Bill Whidden as Miami County Council representative (Pence alternate); Pence as Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (Whidden alternate); Debris Management representative Tom Mercer (alternate Rhoades); Stormwater II representative Tom Mercer (Rhoades alternate); and Mitigation Committee representative Tom Mercer (alternate Pence).
Rhoades said employees are still picking up Christmas trees on the curb for residents. Residents may call and leave a message for pick-up at the township office.
For more information, visit www.concord-township.com.
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