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Articles About Miami Township Board of Trustees
Following an executive session, the trustees later voted to appoint current Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Powell to the position of interim fire chief, effective Friday, Aug. 11, beginning at 5 p.m.
The changes come following a June 5 meeting of the trustees in which local resident Steve Wirrig, owner of the Wirrig family pavilion between U.S. 68 North and Meredith Road, laid out concerns regarding the transparency of the BZA and the actions of Zoning Inspector Richard Zopf.
Chief Colin Altman reported that Miami Township Fire-Rescue has responded to 35 EMS calls and eight fire calls since the last regular meeting of the trustees.
The Miami Township Board of Trustees continued to discuss the recent decision by the Ohio Power Siting Board, or OPSB, against Texas-based Vesper Energy’s proposed 175-megawatt, utility-scale Kingwood solar project at the trustees’ most recent meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7 — the most recent meeting between members of the Yellow Springs Board of Education, Village Council and Miami Township Trustees — the three entities discussed their respective financial futures.
At its Monday, Nov. 7, regular meeting, the Miami Township Board of Trustees held a public hearing to listen to community feedback on large solar power installations from residents of the township, which includes Yellow Springs.
If Issue 25 is approved by voters, the levy will generate about $670,000 per year for Miami Township Fire-Rescue; it will cost taxpayers $122.50 for every $100,000 of appraised property value.
The request from the Zoning Commission concerns the removal of sections 18.51 and 18.52 from the Zoning Resolution. The sections in question, which can be read in full at bit.ly/3zW53Zn, concern temporary structures and property uses.
The letter from the school board expresses disappointment that plans for the levy were not shared or discussed with the school district and Village government before action was taken.
The dialogue began with villagers Theresa and Jerome Borchers proposing the establishment of an advisory and work group to address issues with invasive and nuisance plants at Glen Forest Natural Burial Cemetery.