Area briefs

City seeks public comment

TROY — The city of Troy has a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) general permit (#OHQ000002) as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. As part of this storm water permit, the Ohio EPA requires the development and implementation of a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) that satisfies the appropriate water quality requirements of Ohio Revised Code 6111 and the Clean Water Act.

This year, the city of Troy was required to update its Storm Water Management Plan, which identifies and describes the best management practices (BMPs) selected by the city of Troy to address the six minimum control measures (MCMs) in the permit. The six MCMs are:

1. Public Education and Outreach

2. Public Participation and Involvement

3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

4. Construction Site Runoff Control

5. Post-Construction Runoff Control

6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

The draft plan is located on the city’s website for review

Please send any comments to Christy Butera, assistant city engineer, by calling at 339-2641 or at by Dec. 16.

YMCA offers day camp

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a Winter Holiday Day Camp Program for first through sixth graders (kindergarteners with older siblings attending may also participate).

Camp will run December 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, & January 2 at the Piqua and Robinson Branches (only Robinson Branch December 21). Participants can enroll in any of the days they choose with each day beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m. Each day has a special activity planned such as playing at Jumpy’s, ice skating at Hobart Arena, bowling in Troy, roller skating in Vandalia, watching a Movie at Cinemark or Danbarry, or visiting Boonshoft Museum, along with swimming and gym games.

Register at either Branch or over the phone (Piqua = 773-9622 and Robinson = 440-9622). Cost is $20 per day for members and $26 per day for non-members. For further questions and information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

Museum to close for season

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill History Center will be closed Dec. 5 until March 6.

It is necessary to close for the winter months due to the high cost of heating the building. In the meanwhile, visit, Facebook and newspapers for news and updates during this time.