Trustees pass resolutions

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Monroe Township Trustees passed resolutions on July 5 to place two tax levies on the November 2016 ballot

A combined fire protection and emergency medical services levy for the unincorporated township was set at 2.0 mills for a five-year period beginning in the 2017 tax year. Tax revenue from this levy is figured as $273,099.44 per year with the first collection being in 2018. The board decided to replace the existing 1.0 mill fire protection levy and the existing 1.0 mill emergency service levy, both due to expire Dec. 31, 2016, with this new 2.0 mill levy that would combine both services under one levy. In making this move, the township will save costs by placing one levy on the ballot instead of two separate ones. The board reminds township residents that although the new 2.0 mill levy is considered an “additional levy,” in this case it takes the place of the two 1.0 mill levies that will expire at the end of 2016.

A 0.5 mill levy for Tipp-Monroe Community Services is a township-wide replacement levy for the five-year period of 2017-2021 and will provide revenue of $195,561.96 per year which would be collected in the calendar years 2018-2022. The last replacement levy passed was 24 years ago and still carries the 1992 valuation. This levy will be voted on by voters in the unincorporated township and by those in the City of Tipp City. These funds will provide for the continuation of Tipp-Monroe Community Services recreational and enrichment programs and activities for city and township residents.

In other business, the board agreed to a contracted bid of $5,035 for tree work projects in Maple Hill Cemetery and Deerdale Park; recommended the acceptance of township resident Jeff Baird to serve a vacancy on the Tipp-Monroe Cable Access Commission through the term of Dec. 31, 2018; paid township bills equaling $52,615.05; and accepted the financial status report ending June 2016 and the bank reconciliation report as of May 31, 2016.

Township residents are reminded an upcoming Monroe Township Water and Sewer District meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, July 11, usually in the township meeting room of 6 E. Main St., Tipp City, and is always open to the public. Other activities and events for this month include each Wednesday the Miami County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miami County Sanitary Engineer Office, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy; the weekly Tipp City Farmer’s Marketplace on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. at the corner of South Third and East Main streets; and the Tipp City Senior Citizens 10 a.m. business meeting on the second and fourth Thursdays at the current location of 320 S. First St.

The next meeting scheduled for the township trustees is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 18 at their meeting room, 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.

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