City, township, and school officials meet

TIPP CITY — Representatives of the City of Tipp City, Tipp City schools, and the Monroe Township Trustees met Monday night for the regular Tri-Agency meeting.

Members of the various boards discussed road work, facilities and upcoming anniversaries.

The Tipp City school district will be reconvening the facilities planning committee later this month. While the district was on track with the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) for funding this summer, the board decided to wait.

“After going through that process, a couple of last minute things came up with the OSFC that we did not anticipate,” outgoing superintendent Dr. John Kronour said.

Issues with the size of the high school would impact the amount of funding the district could receive. The board also learned about the state’s requirement that locally funded initiatives (LFI) not exceed more than 50 percent of the local share of the co-funded project.

Now the district could be eligible for funding as early as October because of changes to OSFC funding schedule.

The facilities committee meeting is scheduled for July 16 at 6:30 p.m. in room 109 at the high school.

The district is also in the process of its first union negotiations since the formation of a teachers’ association earlier this year.

“Committees are in place on both sides and that will start, I believe, on Wednesday,” Kronour said. “It’s a brand new contract so we’re basically starting from scratch.”

Kronour also said goodbye to members of the other local agencies and thanked them for the opportunity to work together over the last few years. Kronour has retired from the district and has accepted a position as superintendent of Northeastern Local Schools.

For the 100th anniversary of the township building this year, the township trustees are planning an open house for Sept. 18.

“We encourage everybody to come and find out a little bit more about it. It’s been there 100 years, so it’s certainly a community mainstay,” trustee Phil Cox said.

The commemorative evening will feature tours and more information on this local landmark.

The township paving program will focus on the Floral Acres subdivision this year, Cox said. The project is scheduled to begin in July.

Tim Eggleston, the city manager, discussed upcoming construction projects in the city. The city is receiving bids for the County Road 25-A reconstruction project until mid-July.

The project consists of the reconstruction of County Road 25-A from Michaels Road to State Route 571, including the construction of pavementand curbs, as well as the replacement of a waterline, the sanitary sewer, and the installation of a new storm sewer system.

Two studies are also planned for this year. They are an electric rate study and a traffic study on Weller Drive to determine whether or not to change of the flow of traffic to Menards.