Trustees to offer information tent at cemetery

MONROE TOWNSHIP — The Monroe Township Trustees announced at their April 18 meeting dates for this year’s Maple Hill Cemetery Information Tent as May 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leading up to the 2016 Memorial Day weekend, the staff will be stationed in a tent to answer questions or provide directions to grave sites.

Township grounds staff continues to work towards readying the cemeteries for Memorial Day weekend by mowing, trimming, and clearing of township properties. The staff is also preparing the foundation frames so that new monuments may be placed by Memorial Day weekend.

An upcoming April activity noted at the meeting is the annual New Path Inc. 5-K race on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 9 a.m., and that starts from the Ginghamsburg Church main campus and moves east on Shoop Road, north on Tipp Cowlesville Road, and west on Evanston Road until reaching the church driveway off Evanston. Participants in the 10K race that same day will follow this same route twice to achieve the proper distance.

The 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off is currently being held weekly on Wednesdays through October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Transfer Station, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. For more information on cost or acceptable items, call (937) 440-3488, Ext. 8705, or go to and then continue on to Sanitary Engineering.

Bills paid at the April 18 township meeting totaled $19,117.85, and updates noted at this same meeting included progress being made by Tipp City Senior Citizens, Inc. and Monroe Township Water and Sewer District for their respective projects on-going throughout the year. The public is welcomed to these groups’ meetings — Senior Citizens on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 10 a.m., 320 S. First St., Tipp City, and the Water and Sewer District on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m., 6 E. Main St., Tipp City.

Additionally it was reported that the township’s tornado sirens passed the April testing after a recent repair was made to one of the sirens. All three sirens will continue to be monitored on a monthly basis.

The next township meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, May 2.

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