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Work Session / Public Hearings – March 24, 2015

Yesterday, there was a work session meeting and two public hearings, then the work session reconvened in order for the trustees to vote on some resolutions.  Items discussed were 2015 permanent appropriations, the possibility of creating a solid waste district, and also in part one of the work session meeting the trustees approved a resolution to allow township administrator Mike Hinnenkamp to sign a purchase agreement for a 3.3 acre piece of property on North Bend Rd.  During the work session they did not state how much the property cost, but after the first part of the work session meeting I asked and was told $147,500.  The money for this purchase is coming from the general fund, which saw reductions of 53% over the last few years and the reason our elected officials claimed we needed a JEDZ tax.  They hope to have the property sold within a year and a half, but my question is…  If we are so strapped for cash, why are we getting into the real estate business and purchasing properties?  Please watch the video and draw your own conclusions…

State of the Township Address – March 15, 2015

Here is the video from today’s “State of the Township Address” (or as Gwen McFarlin put it twice in her opening statement “State of the Address”) that took place today at the Grove Banquet Hall.  They went over everything from The JEDZ to today, and offered some insight on the current fiscal situation of the township.  Also discussed was the status of the township property tax levies and they mentioned the upcoming public hearing on March 24 to discuss the new solid waste district they are considering creating.  They also touched on plans to develop the old Warder Nursery property. Overall it was a pretty positive and upbeat event…

Trustee meeting – March 10, 2015

Here is the video from yesterday’s regular trustee meeting.  Topics discussed ranged from the new proposal to create a solid waste district to community events and permanent appropriations for 2015.  There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30PM to discuss the waste district and the appropriations.  The trustees also reminded everyone about the state of the township address that will take place, this Sunday, March 15 at 1:30PM at the Grove banquet hall behind the township offices. We hope you can make it!

Trustee Meeting, February 10, 2015

Sorry we are a little late getting this up, been busy and had some minor technical difficulties.  The video from Tuesday night’s trustee meeting is here.  Nothing earth shattering to report.  Apparently the township is looking to contract out trash removal rather than having residents choose which provider they want.  Sounds promising if the savings that they are projecting is realized…

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