Monroe Township to vote on renewal levy

By Sam Wildow - Miami Valley Sunday News

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Voters in Monroe Township will be considering a renewal levy on the Nov. 5 ballot that will go toward senior citizens services and facilities.

The 1-mill, five-year levy was first introduced in 2015 to raise money for a new home for the Tipp City Seniors, Inc., which has since moved to its new location at 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City, next to the Tipp City Post Office.

“There are no new taxes involved,” Joanna Pittenger, volunteer with the Tipp City Seniors, Inc., said. The current levy will expire in 2020, and the organization is seeking to renew the levy in order to help with additional renovations needed at the site. The Tipp City Seniors purchased the building, which was the former Evans Title building, in 2017 and celebrated the opening of the new location in November 2018.

“It’s for some repairs and some additions to the building they purchased on North Hyatt Street,” Pittenger said. The Tipp City Seniors plan on adding a driveway off of Don Davis Way, as well as completing additional renovations inside the building and adding more parking with new lighting. Since the organization relocated to North Hyatt Street, their membership has grown from 150 members to about 350 members, so the additional parking is needed accommodate the growing membership.

“There’s some additional repairs that need to be looked at,” Pittenger said. She said the Tipp City Seniors also need to look at replacing the roof, repairing the HVAC system, and adding a catering and warming kitchen, which is smaller than a commercial kitchen.

The Tipp City Seniors offers a variety of weekly events to its members, including line dancing, crafts, card games, and dining out and carry-ins. The also have entertainment at the facility often for members to enjoy.

By Sam Wildow

Miami Valley Sunday News

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