Trustees pass resolutions

Staff Report

MONROE TOWNSHIP — The Monroe Township Trustees passed a number of resolutions at their Nov. 20 meeting that deals with the plans for 2018 township operation.

The new rental rates for township properties, including the downtown building office suites and basement rentals and a Maple Hill Cemetery residential house; and cemetery rates were set at this meeting. Also due to a change in licensing through the Miami County Health Department, a food license was canceled for the township building’s kitchen effective December 1, 2017. This change affects future rental agreements in the township basement rental facility by individual groups selling food; and thereby, these renters would be required to get their own event permit through the Miami County Health Department to sell food.

Financial resolutions passed also included payment of bills totaling $43,504.46, authorization of the 2018 Ohio Township Association dues payment for the three trustees and fiscal officer, and the hiring of a full time maintenance worker effective November 27. Another resolution allows the trustees and fiscal officer to attend the 2018 Ohio Township Association Conference in Columbus January 31 and February 2 and 3, and for the fiscal officer to pay conference fees.

It was announced that there will be an opening on the Monroe Township Water and Sewer District board effective January 1, 2018 and anyone interested in applying is asked to drop off a resume at the township office, 4 E. Main St., Tipp City. The board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the township meeting room, 6 E. Main Street, Tipp City. This board’s next regular meeting will be Monday, December 11.

The township trustees were also addressed by Mashell Stith of the Tipp Pride Association who covered progress of the fundraising for a proposed athletic field and stadium at Tipp City Park. Following Stith asking for any assistance from Monroe Township, the trustees said they would need additional information about this venture and that the Miami County Prosecutor would need to be consulted as to what is permitted under the Ohio Revised Code.

The next meeting by the township trustees is Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and are held in the township meeting room at 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.