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Miami Township Section :: Page 3
At a special joint meeting between Village Council and the Miami Township Trustees on March 30, leaders discussed how best to step up strategic planning for the Village and Township, in order to coordinate initiatives to reflect local values and goals.
Last Thursday evening Miami Township Fire-Rescue held a ceremony for newly trained fire fighters as well as new inductees to the squad.
Fire fighters and civilians alike will join in Yellow Springs’ first annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College on Sept. 27. Participants are encouraged to register early for the fundraising event.
Miami Township Trustees voted at their meeting this month to place a Township Fire-Rescue levy renewal on the ballot in November. The trustees chose a renewal, which does not increase taxes, for several reasons, including the possibility that they may ask voters for a new levy next year to build a new fire station.
Miami Township has been looking for a new home for its Fire-Rescue team for over three years, and this summer the land option they had banked on since 2011 fell through.
Volunteerism may have dwindled over the past 50 years, but no where is it felt more seriously as a matter of life and death than in small town fire and EMS departments across the country. Miami Township Fire-Rescue is no exception.
The historic house on the Barr property downtown will be burned in a training exercise this month, according to Miami Township Fire Chief Colin Altman at Village Council’s April 1 meeting.
Miami Township elected officials were ordered to pay $11,624 back to the Township last week when a state audit revealed that they overpaid themselves in 2010 and that money in the Township’s books is missing from its bank account.
As a result of reduced state and local funds, Miami Township will need to decide how much to rein in the general fund, which is expected to lose nearly 12 percent of its budget this year, and then sustain another 12 percent in cuts the following year.
On Friday, April 20, the Village of Yellow Springs filed objections to the first ruling by a Greene County magistrate who decided in favor of Ken and Betheen Struewing in their case against the Village.