For the Troy Daily News
A motion to purchase a 3,000 gallon pumper/tanker truck for use by the Tipp City Fire Department in the unincorporated area of Monroe Township was passed by the Monroe Township Trustees at their April 7 meeting.
The board also authorized Tipp City Fire Chief Steve Kessler to determine the equipment specifications needed with final approval of the specifications agreed upon by the trustees.
Other issues the trustees plan to address in the near future include the feasibility of a resolution to restrict solicitation in residential areas of the township and the possibility of an additional noise ordinance addressing recreational vehicles operating without proper mufflers, both in response to complaints by individuals residing in the unincorporated area of Monroe Township.
The next Monroe Township Water and Sewer District Board meeting will take place at 6 p.m. April 14 in the township meeting room, 6 E. Main St. Residents in the unincorporated area of Monroe Township are welcomed to attend this public monthly meeting.
As a reminder, there is still a seat open on the Tipp Monroe Cable Access board for an individual from the unincorporated area of Monroe Township. Anyone wishing to apply for this volunteer, once a month position, may submit a letter of interest by mail or in person to the attention of Monroe Township, 4 E. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371.
It was noted that a “Prescription Pill Drug Take Back” event is taking place at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering, 2200 N. County Road 25-A in Troy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Unwanted pill (only) medications can be dropped off by residents of Miami County in an unwanted zip lock bag. No fluids and other types of medication can be accepted.
Also the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department, in association with Ohio EPA and Rumpke, now has a separate container for recycling glass. In the past, Miami County residents would place glass into a bin with other materials for recycling but thanks to a grant administered by Ohio EPA, a separate bin is being provided specifically for all glass containers and glass jars.
These items will be recycled by Rumpke at their recycling facility in Dayton, and as a reminder residents cannot recycle such glass pieces as windows, ceramics and glass cooking pans. For more information on recycling and proper disposal, visit the Miami County website at www.co.miami.oh.us and go to sanitary engineering under the Services tab.
Township maintenance staff has been busy the past few weeks with spring cleanup at the township cemeteries, patching potholes, clean out of various catch basins and prepping of equipment used in the spring and summer months.
Bills paid at the township meeting totaled $51,720.29. The board also accepted the latest financial status report for the end of March 2014 and the bank reconciliation reports for February 28, 2014 as presented by the township fiscal officer.
The next township board meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 21.