MIAMI TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
MAY 16, 2022
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Mucher at 5:00 pm. Trustees Hollister, Mucher and Moir were present. Road Department employee Gochenouer and Fiscal Officer Silliman were also present.
Chamber of Commerce President Mark Heise and Township resident Amy Achor were in attendance.
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms Moir was made to adopt the minutes of May 5th as amended. 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 $49,044.77: General Fund – $6,088.25; Fire Fund – 36,772.83; Cemetery – $1,294.34; EMS Billing – $1,489.62; Road and Bridge – $3,399.73. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
The Trustees received:
• ValleyAsphalt price increase notification;
• OTA’s Grassroots Clippings;
• March/April Activity report for Bath Township;
• Wirrig request for copies of Zoning Commission meetings minutes; request for change of Chappelle shows schedule; response to Trustee’s May 2nd meeting and Wirrig Family Foundation offer to purchase the treadmill;
• Refund from Ohio DC;
• Notice from Veritext re: available files;
• FEMA GO User Survey;
• Kinkaraco postacrds;
• IRS determination Miami Twp. Firefighters Association’s tax exempt status;
• Request from Agraria Executive Director to be on June 6th’s meeting agenda;
• Interest in joining the BZA from Twp. resident;
• Fund Status, Revenue Status & Appropriation reports for 5/16/22.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
Township resident Amy Achor asked if the zoning code is up to date. She added she has read most of the of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Ms. Achor offered to fill the vacant position on the Board of Zoning Appeals. She added she feels the Township land is precious, special and fragile. She believes the Zoning Commission and the BZA do very important things. Lastly, Ms. Achor stated she thinks of herself as a problem solver.
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to appoint Ms. Achor to the BZA. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Chief Altman’s Memo reported there were 39 EMS incidents (5 in Bath Twp.) and 7 Fire incidents (2 in Bath Township) since the last meeting.
The MTFR crew responded to multiple crashes in the past weeks. There was a 2-car head-on crash on US 68 North. Unrelated to that incident, three patients were transported to area hospitals, including one in serious condition.
This week is National Emergency Medical Services Week and in celebration, dinner will be provided to our crews.
The new treadmill should be scheduled for delivery towards the end of this week.
Mr. Gochenouer reported there were 4 burials: 1 natural, 2 traditional full and 1 ashes since the last report. A burial is scheduled for this Friday.
He added he plans to pour bases tomorrow and Wednesday. Next week they will be weed eating in Clifton.
ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
Mr. Gochenouer stated they will begin mowing ditches as soon as the Cemetery chores are completed.
Mr. Mucher mentioned a large limb is down on Glen Road just off of Glen Drive.
Lastly, there was discussion regarding which roads were fogged last year and which roads to fog this year.
FISCAL OFFICER REPORT
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2022-21: Amendment of Permanent Appropriations. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
ZONING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Moir stated that by-laws are required for the Commission. She added that she is working on training for members of the BZA.
MVRPC – No report.
RPCC – Mr. Mucher reported the Commission met last month and reviewed subdivision submissions in Beavercreek. Expenses for the Commission were reviewed as well as a Comprehensive Plan for the County.
Clifton Cemetery Board – No meeting.
YSDC – Mr. Hollister reported the tax levy calendar was a continuing topic of conversation.
Greene County Solid Waste District – Mr. Hollister announced he has been appointed to the newly established Operating Board. The purpose of this group is to coordinate Townships and their road side trash efforts. This effort was previously the responsibility of the Counties.
Climate Action Sustainability – Ms. Moir stated a long term plan is in the very early stages of development and considering what role the Township may play.
Ms. Moir proposed making an effort to get the Agenda out to the public earlier. Putting it on the township website is an option.
The Trustees discussed the recent rent subsidy request from the YSCF. The requests’ intention was to use ARPA Funds. Mr. Mucher stated the Township has already submitted a commitment to contribute $12,900 towards the development of broadband expansion. He added he feels the request by YSCF is not very formal with no specifics.
There being no further business to discuss, Mr. Hollister MOVED and Ms. Moir SECONDED to Adjourn. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Time – 6:25 pm.