MIAMI TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
JULY 18, 2022
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chairperson Mucher. Trustees Hollister and Moir were present.
ADOPTION OF TH MINUTES
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt the minutes of June 6th as amended. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to adopt the minutes of June 27th as presented. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt the minutes of July 6th as presented. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to pay accounts in the amount of: $95,941.69: General Fund – $1,950.29; Fire Fund – $29,876. 53; Cemetery – $14,006.42; EMS Billing – $4,024.76; R0ad and Bridge – $46,083.69. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
The Trustees received:
• OTA’s “OneOhio Distributor Settlement” update;
• Greene County Sanitary Engineering Pipelines newsletter;
• Ohio Twp Magazine;
• League of Women Voters General Mtg announcement July 12th;
• Letter from YS School Board President re: fire levy;
• E-Mail re: 100 Harleys present at fire station;
• Greene County Public Health COVID Levels information;
• E-Mail from Trustee Moir re: BZA bylaws;
• E-mail from Trustee Mucher to website creator re: Glen Forest cemetery;
• July Ohio Business Gateway newsletter;
• Greene County Safety Council’s information re: Greene County Safety Council;
• E-Mail from Village Director of Public Works re: transformer in Glen Forest Cemetery;
• Fund Status, Revenue Status and Appropriation Status reports for 7/18/2022.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM
Steve Wirrig, owner of The Wirrig Pavilion, asked when the removal of Section 18 in the Township Zoning Code will be removed. Mr. Mucher stated that the action will be considered first by the County Prosecutor’s Office, then the RPCC Executive Committee, then back to the Township’s Zoning Commission, followed by a Public Hearing then back to the Zoning Commission.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
It was reported that Chief Altman is attending the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association in Columbus therefore, Assistant Chief Powell reported there were 31 EMS runs (2 in Bath Twp.) and 21 Fire incidents (0 in Bath Twp.).
MTFR has once again volunteered EMS standby services for the Annual Epilepsy Foundation’s Mud Volleyball event in Dayton. This is the 17th year this service has been provided for the charity event.
It was reported that unfortunately, 2 pieces of Department critical equipment have recently “died”; the thermal imaging camera and the multi-gas detector. Captain Ayers was able to find a very competitive purchase price of two units for the amazing price of $1,500; Lt. Kline has found a quote for a new multi-gas detector for $2,713.20. A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to authorize the purchase of these items. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
Recently, 10 MTFR members successfully completed and were certified the rope rescue technician course.
Mr. Hollister asked if there is potential for MTFR to make money by providing training as it has in the past. Assistant Chief Powell replied that MTFR offering training was a revenue source in the past but, once COVID made its appearance, in person class attendance became obsolete.
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to authorize the Greene County Engineer’s Pavement Marking Agreement to include S. River Road exclusively. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2022-30: Amendment of Permanent Appropriations. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
ZONING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
Mr. Zopf reported he issued permits for an accessory structure on US 68, a house addition on Harbison Road and a new garage on Clifton Road.
The Zoning Commission is meeting tomorrow and holding a Public Hearing on proposed changes to the PUD.
Ms. Moir stated she has created a set of by-laws for the Board of Zoning Appeals. These by-laws state the BZA meetings need to be recorded by recorded voice or on film. It was noted that the Zoning Commission has a set of by-laws in place. Lastly, Ms. Moir stated she re-wrote the descriptions of the of the Zoning Commission and the BZA to be posted in the Township’s website.
Mr. Wirrig stated he felt Mr. Zopf was biased when he has made public comments regrading BZA proceedings. Mr. Mucher stated he does not see that Mr. Zopf has to be non-biased when he expresses his opinions publicly. Mr. Wirrig did not agree with Mr. Mucher’s statement.
Greene County Regional Planning Commission – Mr. Mucher reported the Commission is nearly complete in the writing of the 2040 Land Use Plan.
YSDC – It was reported there was discussion on grant retention efforts. Mr. Hollister added the Corporation is wanting to hear from different sectors of the community on their visions of what they would like to see in a comprehensive economic development plan. This conversation would have prevented the frustration felt by the YS School Board when they heard the Township put a levy on the ballot.
Ms. Moir expressed some discomfort with the process by which the development of the Oak Grove Cemetery is developing. She acknowledged the project has been vetted by the Board but it seems to be moving quickly. The decision has been made to dig a well costing $7,200 without Board consent. She added she is concerned the Oak Grove Cemetery might encounter some unforeseen situations in the future that could be avoided with more research.
Mr. Mucher explained he has been very involved and proactive with regard to the Township’s responsibility to maintain and care for its cemeteries. He added he has put a large amount of hours surveying, recording and improving the overall appearance and profitability of the cemeteries.
There being no further business to discuss, Ms. Moir MOVED and Mr. Hollister SECONDED to Adjourn. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Time – 7:00 pm.