Concord Twp. trustees approve pay raises

OK 3 percent salary increase for full-time staff

By Melanie Yingst -

CONCORD TWP. — Concord Township trustees approved wage increases for its three full-time employees and set rates for its seasonal workers on Wednesday.

Trustee Tom Mercer was not present at the meeting.

Trustees Bill Whidden and Don Pence approved a 3 percent increase in the hourly salaries of John “Jake” Heffner to $17.06 per hour; Brandt Miller to $20.11 per hour; and Neil Rhoades to $33.05 per hour.

The state of Ohio’s minimum raise will start at $8.30 per hour on Jan. 1. The trustees approved to add 25 cents per hour to the minimum rate for seasonal employees who return to work for the township each season.

Trustees also approved its OTARMA insurance renewal rate for $7,211.

The trustees voted to not hold a public hearing in regards to an Ohio Division of Liquor Control Notice for the Long Shots Entertainment LLC, the former Hole Hunter Driving Range located at 2315 S. County Road 25-A, Troy.

Rhoades reported they salted township streets on the evening of Dec. 24. Rhoades said staff is performing maintenance on all its vehicles and equipment at this time. Rhoades said the township is currently performing Christmas tree pick-up through Jan. 19. Requests for pick-up can be left on the answering machine at the Township Building at 339-1492.

All lights and decorations should be removed and plastic wrap is not needed. The trees are taken to the Miami County Transfer Station and ground into mulch.

Trustees commented on the email sent by resident Betsy Smith, thanking them for their service throughout the year. Lt. Mike Whaley of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office advised trustees there were no current complaints or advisory issues within the township at this time.

Trustees will hold their first meeting of 2018 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Concord Township Building on Horizon West Court.

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OK 3 percent salary increase for full-time staff

By Melanie Yingst

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