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					                                                                                                      Winter Newsletter:
                                                                                                Oct. 31, 2009 - March 30, 2010



From the President, Deborah Preston                                                                     Wright “B” Flyer
                            The elected officials   Mad River Station
                         and staff of Miami          • Eyemart – 2735 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
                         Township understand
                         the tough economic         Other New Businesses
                         conditions our resi-          • Walmart –8800 Kingsridge Drive, including:
                         dents are facing. That        • Smart Style Hair - 8800 Kingsridge Drive
                         being said, the Town-           -Walmart
Deborah Preston          ship’s mission remains        • Subway Restaurant -8800 Kingsridge Drive
                                                                                                        Trustee Deborah Preston presented a proclamation to
Miami Township           to provide quality              - Walmart                                      Mitch Cary, President of the Wright “B” Flyer Inc. and
board president.         efficient services while      • Woodforest Bank - 8800 Kingsridge Drive        his staff. Photo by Susan Davis
                         working to minimize             - Walmart
the tax burden. A key component in accom-                                                                  It was with great pride that on Thursday,
                                                       • O’Reilly Auto Parts- 5841 Springboro Pike      Sept.17 Board of Trustee President Deborah
plishing our mission is economic develop-
                                                       • Horizon Mortgage- 9080 Springboro Pike         Preston presented a proclamation to John Bosch
ment. The Township has been working hard to
                                                       • Famous Footwear- 2782 Miamisburg-              and Mitch Cary in recognition of the Wright “B”
bring and retain quality business development
to our community. Again, no easy task in this            Centerville Pike                               Flyer for being an outstanding citizen of Miami
economy, but quality businesses offer good             Another project area that is very important      Township. When presenting the Proclamation,
jobs, provide significant property tax revenues     to not only Miami Township but the en tire          Trustee Preston stated, “It was on honor to have
for township services, and also substantial         region is the new Austin Road Interchange           the Wright ‘B’ Flyer located in Miami Township.”
revenues for our schools without significantly      which began construction early this year. The       The Wright “B” Flyer has participated in numer-
increasing the student population.                  project remains on schedule to be com-              ous events both domestically and internationally
   Even in this slow economy the Township                                                               to promote the history of aviation and the roots
                                                    pleted in its entirety early in the fall of 2010,
has been successful in securing new business                                                            that aviation has in the Dayton area.
                                                    although various segments of the project
as well as expanding existing businesses this                                                              Wright B Flyer Museum is located in Miami
                                                    will open prior to the fall 2010 date includ-       Township at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport,
year:                                               ing the bridge over I-75 which is scheduled
   • $45 million of new business related                                                                which many of you may have passed numerous
                                                    to open this year. During 2010, Austin Road         times going to or from the Springboro area. The
construction
                                                    from SR-741 to Washington Church will be            Wright “B” Flyer replica at the museum is not just
   • approximate 557 new jobs either through
new business or expansion of existing busi-         reconstructed to a four-lane roadway and            for show, it is functional. You can actually receive
ness                                                Byers Road will be realigned with Wood Road         a free ride in the Wright “B” Flyer by purchasing
   To better inform residents of new or             as a part of the final phasing of the new inter-    an honorary aviator or patron membership. If you
proposed businesses and to support our              change improvements.                                have family coming into town or just want to do
local retailers, the Planning Department has           Development is already under way in and          something different, please stop by the Wright
released the following list of businesses that      around the new interchange. Austin Landing,         “B” Flyer Museum located at 10550 Springboro
have been opened in the past few months or                                                              Pike in Miami Township. Admission is free.
                                                    located in Miami Township (Northeast quad-
are under construction:                                                                                    The hangar/museum is open to the general
                                                    rant of the new Interchange), is now under
                                                                                                        public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
The Exchange at Spring Valley                       construction. The RG Properties mixed- use          from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed holidays. If your
  • Botti Dental Office – Under construction        development will have the first 120,000-            schedule does not accommodate the museum’s
  • Namaste India                                   square-foot office building under construction      hours of operation, please call (937) 885-2327 or
  • Michael Ledbetter                               in early November with additional mixed use         e-mail: wbflyer@dayton.net to set up an appoint-
  • Direct Energy                                   development to occur in 2010.                       ment for a personal tour of the facility. Please
                                                       Finally the Board of Trustees wants to           visit their Web site at www.wright-b-flyer.org.
Shoppes at 725
  • Smashburger – Opening October 15, 2009          extend a big thank you to all residents who            The Wright “B” Flyer organization is financed
  • Oreck – Under Construction                      participated in this year’s award-winning           through contributions from flying enthusiasts and
                                                    National Night Out, which was once again a          sponsors. Sponsors are being sought for a variety
Southtowne Shopping Center                          huge success!                                       of centennial activities planned for the new
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Under construction                                                              “Silver Bird” Wright “B” Flyer for 2009 -2013.

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                               News you can use

                                                         Shelter Reservations                               Election Day: Do not forget
                                                            For family reunions, company picnics and        to vote!
                                                         similar events, the shelter houses may be            Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day in Miami
                                                         reserved at no charge. The Board of Trustees       Township. We have several pressing issues
                                                         recently changed the first-come-first-served       on the ballot this year so please remember to
                                                         reservation policy to one that gives Township      vote. Your voice can make a difference.
                                                         residents and businesses the first opportunity
                                                         to reserve shelters each year. Starting Jan. 1,
                                                         residents and businesses within the unin-          Election 2009
                                                         corporated areas of the Township may make          Trash Levy on November Ballot
                                                         reservations on a first-come-first-served             When residents go to the polls on Nov.
                                                         basis until April 15. After April 15 any person    3, they’ll have the opportunity to vote on a
                                                         or business, regardless of where they reside,      5-year, 1.2 mill replacement levy to generate
                                                         may make reservations on a first-come-first-       revenue for trash and leaf removal. If ap-
                                                         served basis. Businesses must submit their         proved, the levy will replace the existing
                                                         request for reservations on their company’s        1.2 mill levy approved by voters in 2004. In
                                                         letterhead, with the request being by an           2004, the millage was reduced from 1.5 mills
                                                         owner/corporate officer/manager. A permit/         to 1.2 mills, reducing the amount residents
                                                         release must be obtained by everyone with a        pay for trash and leaf removal.
                                                         shelter reservation. This permit/release may

Belly dancer entertains festival enthusiasts. Photo by
                                                         be picked up at the Miami Township Govern-         Balancing
                                                         ment Center, 2700 Lyons Road, from 8 a.m. to
Jim Zaidain
                                                         5 p.m. on weekdays. A key to the restrooms         Property
Lebanese Festival: A                                     may also be checked out at this location for a     Management
                                                         $10 refundable key deposit. To make a shelter
Successful Partnership                                   reservation or for more information on the
                                                                                                            and Habitat
   Thousands of people visited the 16th Annu-
                                                         reservation process, please call the Adminis-      Preservation
                                                         trative Office at 433-9969.
al Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival held this                                                                  Miami Township worked this last summer
past August at St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite                                                             with Five Rivers MetroParks to identify an
Catholic Church located on Springboro Pike.              Basketball Hoop Policy                             area of land controlled by Miami Township
While this was the 16th Annual Festival, it                                                                 along the Great Miami River that has become
was the first time the event was held in Miami               The Miami Town-                                good habitat for a declining grassland bird
Township. To kick off the event, Trustee Debo-           ship Trustees adopted                              species. The Bobolink, pictured, has been in
rah Preston presented the Festival Committee             a resolution at the Feb.                           decline for the last half century due to the
with a proclamation. The Rev. Pierre T. Bassill          14, 2006 meeting                                   loss of grassland habitats. Originally the birds
said in a letter to the Township Trustees, “We           that institutes a policy                           nested in tall grass prairies and later found
are very appreciative of the interest, planning          regarding the removal of                           habitat in large expanses of hay fields when
advice and on-site support during the festival           permanent and portable                             horses were a primary form of transporta-
of the township’s police and fire services.”             basketball hoops located                           tion. As agricultural practices have shifted,
Rev. Pierre also acknowledged and thanked                within the road right-of-way. The action stems     the species has been declining in numbers.
the neighbors adjacent to the St. Ignatius for           from an increasing number of resident com-         MetroParks identified the species on prop-
their cooperation during the festival. Plans             plaints and accidents involving the basketball     erty that has been set aside to protect water
are in the works for next year’s festival.               hoops.                                             wellheads and the underground aquifer.
                                                             It is the obligation of Miami Township to      Miami Township worked with MetroParks to
CPR training dates                                       keep the road right-of-ways clear of obstruc-      adjust the maintenance procedures on the
                                                         tions that impede or impose a threat to the        property to provide the nesting birds adequate
   The Miami Township Division of Fire/EMS               motoring and pedestrian public. The policy in-     time to raise their young prior to removal of
is offering CPR classes. Classes will be on the          cludes the steps involved to address any loca-     hay on the property. This is just one example
third Saturday of the month through March                tions that are in violation. Please help correct   of how cooperative efforts between farmers,
2010. The Friends and Family Course will be              this safety issue by removing the permanent        landowners and other individuals can result in
Nov. 18 and Feb. 17. Classes are held at Sta-            or portable basketball hoop at your residence      greater habitat preservation while still provid-
tion 50 on Lyons Rd.                                     if located within the road right-of-way.           ing for the underlying use of the property.
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                                       Miami Township’s                                    National Night Out 2009
                                       Second Annual Veterans                                 National Night Out was a success again this year. There
                                       Day Breakfast Ceremony                              were 16 parties scheduled in neighborhoods throughout
                                                                                           the township. On Sunday, Aug. 2 Miami Township Police
                                          Come join us in celebrating and honoring         had a display inside the Target Store. Miami Township
                                       our Veterans with a special breakfast.              employees attended neighborhood block parties on both
                                          When: Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m.                 Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5. There were three
                                          Where: Miami Township Government Cen-            new parties this year including Carriage Hall Court, the
                                       ter Community Room, 2700 Lyons Rd.                  Miami Township Library and The Wellington of Dayton
                                          The event is free, but requires a ticket         on Alex Bell. National Night Out is a great opportunity for
                                       which can be obtained by contacting Susan           neighborhoods to send the message that they back their
                                       Davis by Nov. 5 at (937) 531-4001 or e-mail:        local police and are united against crime. Despite the
                                       sdavis@miamitownship.com                            rainy weather, the attendance and support of the residents
                                                                                           was outstanding. It is estimated that approximately 1,225
                                                                                           people celebrated National Night Out in Miami Township.
                                                                                           Members of the police department are very appreciative
Transition to Regional Dispatch Center Complete                                            of the participation by residents on “America’s Night Out
                                                                                           Against Crime.”
   On Aug. 26, Miami Township made             “Citizens will see some changes                For the past six years the Miami Township Police Depart-
the final step in the transition pro-       when coming to the Police Department           ment has received national recognition for its “National
cess to the Regional Dispatch Center.       between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. and on               Night Out Against Crime” event and hope to earn a seventh
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office          weekends,” Chief Krug said. The main           award for this year’s event. Chief Chris Krug stated, “The
dispatchers had been working out of         lobby to the police department will not        success for this event comes from the great planning by
the Miami Township Communication            be staffed outside of normal business          staff, the high level of participation from residents, corpo-
Center on Lyons Road, and on Aug. 26        hours, but a phone is mounted on the           rate sponsorship and the philosophy developed several
they moved to the Regional Dispatch         wall between the inner and outer doors         years ago to involve all the departments that make up
Center. The decision by Miami Township      to the lobby, so that a citizen only           Miami Township Government! It’s a fun event that allows
elected officials, on the recommenda-       need to pick up the phone and it will          Miami Township employees the opportunity to interact with
tion of Chief Chris Krug, to become         ring directly to the Regional Dispatch         residents, learn about what we do right as an organization,
part of the Regional Dispatch Center        Center. Dispatchers will be able to see        and understand where we need to strive for improvement in
will create significant cost savings for    the caller, and in emergency situations,       the delivery of services!”
Miami Township each year and allow          allow the caller access to the Police De-
Miami Township safety personnel ac-
                                            partment lobby. In non-emergency situ-
cess to improved technology. This is
                                            ations, callers will be advised to wait in
especially important given the current
                                            their vehicle until a police officer arrives
state of the economy.
                                            at the Police Department to handle their
   Chief Krug stated, “The transition
                                            request for service. Chief Krug stated, “I
to The Regional Dispatch Center went
                                            hope to provide extended hours in the
smoothly and citizens calling for police,
fire and EMS service should receive         lobby through the use of volunteers.”
the same high-quality service they had         Chief Krug explained, “The Mont-
become accustomed to receiving when         gomery County Sheriff’s Office is
the dispatching operation was in the        under contract with Miami Township to
Miami Township Police Department.”          provide quality dispatching services for
He further stressed, “Citizens needing      the community and I believe that will
emergency police, fire and EMS should       happen. However, if a resident of Miami
call 911. Citizens needing non-emer-        Township does not feel they were given
gency police service should continue to     quality dispatching service, I want
call 433-4400 (vacation house checks        them to call me with their concerns at
included). The main number for the          433-2301. I will work with the resident
Police Department (433-2301) and Fire       to get answers to their questions and
Department (433-4242) will remain the       resolve their concerns.”
same.                                                                                      National Night Out photos by Sgt. Jay Phares.

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                          At your service
                                                   fort of employees has earned the department         tomer-service oriented, and very profession-
                                                   approximately $41,000 worth of equipment            al,” Chief Chris Krug said. “We look forward
                                                   including the patrol vehicle.”                      to getting him through our three-month Field
                                                                                                       Training Officer Program and making him a
                                                   Miami Township PD                                   productive member of our department.”
Battenburg police car                              Receives Grant from Target                          JOINT FIRE DISTRICT MOVES
markings                                              The Miami Township Police Department             FORWARD
                                                   received a $1,500 grant from Target on Aug.
   In 2007, the Miami Township Police Depart-      31 for the purchase of electronic equipment            Miami Township and the city of Miamisburg
ment won one of two police vehicles given          that will enable the police department to play,     continue to move forward on the development
away by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for         duplicate, and enhance surveillance tapes           of a new Joint Fire District. Recently, after so-
education and enforcement efforts during the       created by a variety of recording equipment         liciting input from within both departments and
“Click It or Ticket” and “You Drink, You Drive,    installed in banks and retail stores. Major         the public, the name Miami Valley Fire District
You Lose.” campaigns. While planning for the       John DiPietro applied for the grant and             was approved by the Interim Fire Commission.
vehicle’s design and equipment, the depart-        attended a special ceremony awarding the            The anticipated starting date of the new joint
ment learned more about the “battenburg”           grant. Target is a national partner with Nation-    fire service remains January 2010. As a Joint
markings used by many police agenices in           al Town Watch for “National Night Out Against       Fire District, the combined city and township
Europe. At present, the vehicle is a test and      Crime” events across the United States. Major       fire/EMS departments will provide services
evaluation car also equipped with all blue         DiPietro said, “This is another example of the      to all citizens and businesses of the city of
emergency lights. The department hopes to          Miami Township Police Department partnering         Miamisburg and Miami Township.
achieve two goals with the vehicle: high vis-      with private sector companies to further the           This combined entity will represent one
ibility for officer safety and quick recognition   law enforcement mission.”                           of the larger fire/EMS Districts in the state
as a police vehicle to motorists.                                                                      of Ohio and will be a collaboration model
Miami Township Police Department                   Miami Township Hires                                for other jurisdictions across the state to
Selected Again for a Chance to Win a New           New Police Officer                                  consider. The new Joint Fire District will serve
Patrol Car                                                                                             a population of 48,000 and an area slightly in
   In August, the Miami Township Police                                           On Aug. 24 Of-       excess of 33 square miles. The effort to cre-
Department was notified that it had been                                       ficer Wiley “Bill”      ate the district is being directed by the Interim
selected as one of 40 finalists for a chance                                   Jones was sworn         Fire Commission, comprised of citizen and
to win one of five new Ford Crown Vic patrol                                   in as a Miami           elected official representatives from both the
cars being given away. Miami Township was                                      Township police         township and the city.
selected by the Special Projects Committee,                                    officer before the         Work on the creation of the Joint Fire
Ohio Traffic Safety Office as one of the 40                                    Board of Trustees.      District began following a recommendation
finalists, in recognition of the department’s                                  Officer Jones was       from a joint steering committee to merge the
outstanding participation in state of Ohio         Photo by Sgt. Paul Neinhaus a police officer with   two departments. The committee report cited
sponsored Traffic Safety Programs.                                             the Fairborn Police     a number of overall efficiencies that could
   On Sept. 2, Chief Chris Krug and Sgt. Jay       Department for five years, prior to leav-           be gained by the merging of the township
Phares traveled to Columbus to participate         ing law enforcement to pursue a marketing           & city fire/EMS services. These efficiencies
in the car giveaway. While not successful in       career in the private sector. After two years       include creation of joint facilities to service
winning a car this year, the Miami Township        in the private sector, Officer Jones realized       the expected future growth in the service
Police Department was the recipient of a laser     he missed the law enforcement profession,           area, combining staffing to increase response
gun for measuring speed, valued at $3,000.         and completed the application process with          capability, stabilizing the future tax burden
   The Miami Township Police Department is         Miami Township. Prior to joining the Fairborn       to citizens of both communities and longer
no stranger to the chance to win a patrol car.     Police Department, Officer Jones served four        term efficiencies created by converting two
This is the department’s sixth trip to Colum-      years in the United States Marine Corps, serv-      response systems into one. Most importantly,
bus in seven years. Chief Chris Krug stated,       ing as military police officer. He received an      the committee felt these efficiencies could
“I am extremely proud of the team effort in        honorable discharge with the rank of corporal.      be gained without compromising the level of
these mobilizations. Major John DiPietro and       Officer Jones completed 96 credit hours in          service both communities currently enjoy and
Sgt. Jay Phares organize the administrative        business administration at Morehead State           in fact in some cases services such as re-
end of each of the mobilizations and our           University prior to becoming a police officer.      sponse times should improve. The creating of
patrol officers do a great job implementing        Officer Jones is married and has one son.           a new Joint Fire District represents continued
our enforcement and educational strategies.           “Officer Jones will make a great addition        cooperation of the city and township for the
Over the past seven years, the outstanding ef-     to our police department; he is mature, cus-        betterment of services for their constituents.

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                                                   October Means Fire Prevention
                                                      We are at the end of    year and not just during one week. We believe the best way to prevent
                                                   another great sum-         a fire or injury is to prevent it from happening in the first place. This
                                                   mer and fall is right      can only happen through an aggressive prevention campaign which
                                                   around the corner.         the Division is committed to bring to all the citizens and visitors of the
                                                   For most people, fall      Township.
                                                   ushers in a new school        In other news, Miami Township has been the fortunate recipient of
                                                   year, football, apple      a grant from Montgomery County for the installation of emergency
                                                   cider and the beautiful    warning sirens within Miami Township. The township received grant
                                                   color changes. Here at     funding for a total of five (5) sirens to be installed. Several locations
                                                   the Fire Department,       were selected for evaluation to obtain the best possible coverage. At
                                                   fall means a totally       this time, all five locations have yet to receive approval. However the
Firefighter/paramedic Bryan Shaw accepts the       different thing. For us,   sites that have are well under way toward being completed.
Walmart grant.                                     October means fire            The sites selected for evaluation include 6855 Gillen Lane, 9001
                                                   prevention week.           South Union Road, 5040 Medlar Road, Soldiers Home Miamisburg
   The 2009 theme is “burn awareness and prevention.” Some of the             Road and Springboro Pike in the area of Waldruhe Park. As of the print-
things that will be talked about are testing the water before putting a       ing of this newsletter, the siren at 5040 Medlar Road has been installed
child in the bath and wearing short or close-fitting sleeves when cook-       and is awaiting electric to be supplied to it. The sites on Gillen Lane
ing on the stove top. This and other simple actions may be all it takes       and South Union have been approved and installation will soon com-
to prevent devastating burns.                                                 mence. Township officials are working diligently to receive approval for
   The Division will be out this year talking about burn awareness and        the last two sites.
other fire safety measures. This has been helped along by a generous             If you would like to ask any questions about fire safety, please give
grant of $2,500 dollars from Walmart. This money is going to be used          the Division headquarters a call at (937) 433-4242. We would be
to help refurbish our prevention trailer that was in desperate need of        happy to assist you in any way possible. Remember that smoke detec-
repair. Our hope is to be able to use the trailer throughout the year at      tors save lives, so when you change your clock for daylight savings
public events so the prevention message can be spread throughout the          time change your battery as well. Have a wonderful fall and stay safe!


Miami Township Police                               Leaf Collection Program                             fertilize your yard.
                                                                                                           To help speed the collection program up for
Chief Honored                                       begins in October                                   crews, residents are urged to:
                                On Aug. 3 at the                                                           • Mulch or rake leaves often.
                            Ohio Association           The Public Works Department will provide
                                                                                                           • Place leaf piles near the curb.
                            of Chiefs of Police     leaf collection services to residents beginning
                                                                                                           • Avoid parking vehicles on the leaves.
                            Inauguration Dinner,    Oct. 26. Leaf collection will continue through
                                                                                                           • Avoid mixing grass clippings (free fertil-
                            Chief John “Chris”      the fall and come to an end by mid-Decem-
                                                                                                        izer too!), sticks and other debris in with the
                            Krug was named          ber. Once leaf collection on streets concludes,
                                                                                                        leaves.(Crews will not pick up leaf piles that
                            the 2009 recipient      crews will concentrate on leaf and debris
                                                                                                        contain these items)
                            of the “Theodore        removal in storm water basins.
                                                                                                           Residents with questions regarding the leaf
                            S. Jones Service           The crews will visit each street in the town-
                                                                                                        collection program may call the Public Works
                            Award.” The             ship once every 10 to 14 working days or
                                                                                                        Department at (937) 866-4661, weekdays
Photo by Jeff Hill, OACP    “Theodore S. Jones      sooner early in the season. During the heavi-
                                                                                                        between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
                           Service Award” is        est stage of leaf fall or times of inclement
presented to an Ohio Chief of Police according      weather, it is not uncommon to have longer          Dog Licenses
to specific award criteria.                         periods between rounds. The department will
   Major John DiPietro nominated Chief Krug         adjust to a six-day work and/or ten hour per           Dog licenses are available for
for the award and the final selection was           day work schedule when necessary in order           purchase at the Administrative
made by the OACP Awards Committee. Chief            to accelerate the collection process.               offices (2700 Lyons Road) start-
Krug traveled to Cleveland to receive the              Residents are encouraged to mulch                ing Dec 1, 2009, through Jan 31,
award and he said, “Being recognized by your        leaves during the fall to supply their turf         2010, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fri-
peers is one of the greatest honors anyone          with nutrients necessary for a healthy lawn.        day). The license fee is yet to be determined,
can receive. There were many other chiefs           Mulching can be accomplished by raising the         and payable to Miami Township by check or
of police worthy of receiving the award, and I      deck of the lawnmower and installing a blade        exact cash only. No credit or debit cards are
feel honored to have been chosen.”                  designed for this activity. It is a free way to     accepted.

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                                                     by streets with steep inclines and select in-        • Condo/apartment complexes and mobile
                                                     tersections. Side streets and cul-de-sacs may      home parks have streets maintained by the
                                                     not receive treatment if the snow event does       owners of the complex.
                                                     not warrant action. Please adjust your driving       • New streets (not formally accepted by the
                                                     habits and time needed for travel to compen-       Township) are maintained by the developer of
                                                     sate for untreated roadways.                       the plat until streets are officially dedicated to
                                                        Miami Township has built a reputation of        Miami Township.
                                                     providing commuters within the Township              Residents with questions or concerns re-
                                                     limits with safe travel when adverse weather       garding snow removal are encouraged to call
Snow Removal Operations                              strikes. We will continue to do so, but must re-   the Public Works Department at
                                                     evaluate our operations in order to maintain a     (937)866-4661.
   The Public Works Department provides              balanced budget as a fundamental commit-
residents and businesses with snow removal           ment to our community.                             Roadside right-of-way
on all Township-maintained streets. To accom-
plish this task efficiently, the department has
                                                        Future plans are to construct a salt dome       tree trimming
                                                     that would house an entire season’s worth
divided the Township into 10 zones.                  of de-icing salt and will greatly reduce our          To ensure the safe passage of vehicles on
   Snowfalls of less than 3 inches are               dependency when supplies are not stable.           Township streets, Public Works crews trim
removed by melting with de-icing salt. It            We will have the option of adjusting our bid       overhanging branches in winter as a part of a
requires approximately three hours to suc-           in years when the demand causes drastic            seasonal program. The program will begin on
cessfully treat all Township-maintained streets      increases in salt prices like we have this bid     Jan. 4, 2010, and should be completed by the
once with de-icing salt. Snowfalls of more           season. Our current salt barn has the capacity     end of March.
than 3 inches have to be plowed and salted           to house 1,000 tons of de-icing salt. The fu-         Miami Township is divided into area zones,
to remove the snow. This operation requires          ture construction of a salt dome will increase     with a different zone trimmed each year to en-
at least 10 hours to complete one pass with          our stockpiling capacity to more than 4,000        sure that all streets receive attention. Here are
snow plows over all Township roadways.               tons.                                              some guidelines crews use while performing
Weather conditions and traffic patterns can                                                             the trimming:
add a substantial amount of time for snow            Snow removal tips                                     • Trees are vertically trimmed from the
removal operations.                                     To help snow removal crews complete each        back of the curb edge or right-of-way to a
                                                     snow event in the most efficient manner, the
De-icing salt supplies and operational                                                                  height of 13.5 feet. Shrubs and trees that
                                                     Public Works Department asks residents to do
changes update:                                                                                         block motorist sight from necessary signage
                                                     the following:
   Miami Township participates in a pooling                                                             are also trimmed.
                                                        • Delay non-essential travel until after the
program (SWOP4G) with many neighboring                                                                     • Shrubs and trees that overhang sidewalks
                                                     roads have been cleared.
jurisdictions in Southwestern Ohio to obtain                                                            leaving less than 8 feet of clearance will be
                                                        • During snowfalls of more than 3 inches,
the lowest price bid for de-icing salt each                                                             trimmed.
                                                     park off streets to allow crews to plow the
year. All jurisdictions in this program submit a                                                           The zones in the Township scheduled to
                                                     entire street.
requested amount of de-icing salt to be col-                                                            be trimmed this year include the Singing
                                                        • When using a snow blower, shovel or
lectively bid on by suppliers. Miami Township                                                           Hills and Spring Valley plats and various rural
                                                     plow to clear your driveway, do not push the
requests a bid for 3,500 tons of de-icing salt.                                                         roads. Residents of these areas will be notified
                                                     snow out into the street.
   The bid for de-icing salt this year is slightly                                                      by handbill in November or December. The
                                                        • To avoid clearing your driveway entrance
less than last year, however it is still 30 per-                                                        advance notice gives residents the opportunity
                                                     repeatedly, wait until the plow truck has com-
cent more than the price we paid in 2007-08.                                                            to perform the trimming themselves or hire a
                                                     pleted clearing the roadway curb to curb.
The sharp increase in the cost of de-icing salt                                                         professional prior to the start of the Township
last year forced most jurisdictions, includ-         Plowing responsibilities                           program.
ing Miami Township, to adjust snow removal             The Public Works Department reminds                 Call the Public Works Department at (937)
practices in order to conserve salt supplies         residents to note that not all roadways within     866-4661 for more information on this yearly
and maintain a balanced budget. The 3,500            Miami Township are maintained by Miami             program.
tons may be all the salt available to Miami          Township. Certain roadways are maintained
Township for this winter season.                     by other government agencies or private
   Miami Township will assess each snow              developers.
event and must work in ways that conserve              • The Ohio Department of Transportation
our salt supplies through prioritizing Township      (937) 832-1824 maintains all state routes.
streets. What this means is the most heavily           • The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office
traveled streets will be treated first, followed     (937) 837-2528 maintains county roads.

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                             Spotlight on
                             Miami Township
                             businesses
  Miami Township businesses offer dozens of options with products and services that cater to
  most every need and want. In this column, we highlight the Township’s newest businesses:

                                                                                                           Smashburger grand opening
                                                                                                              Denver-based “better burger” restaurant
                                                                                                           concept Smashburger is coming to Ohio Oct.
                                                                                                           15. Sure to become the Miami Valley’s favor-
                                                                                                           ite burger place, Smashburger will open in
                                                                                                           The Shoppes at 725, with a second University
                                                                                                           of Dayton location following later this year.
                                                                                                           In recognition of local flavor, Smashburger
                                                                                                           will offer a Buckeye Smashburger designed
                                                                                                           especially for the Ohio market.
                                                                                                              The Shoppes at 725 location is Smash-
                                                                                                           burger’s first foray into Ohio. Smashburger
                                                                                                           and local franchisee group Rodenkirch
                                                                                                           Management LLC are scheduled to open
                                                                                                           12 restaurants in the Dayton and Cincinnati
                                                                                                           region over the next few years.



Store Manager Ed Protiva, Trustee Deborah Preston, Township staff Lisa deGuzman, Matt Queen, Chris Krug,
Greg Rogers and Administrator Greg Hanahan celebrate Walmart’s grand opening. Photo by Theresa Smith.

Walmart grand opening
  On Wednesday, June 17, Walmart cel-                   new location. If you haven’t already done so,
ebrated their grand opening with a ribbon               please check out your new Walmart Super-
cutting ceremony. Trustee Deborah Preston               center located at 8800 Kingsridge Drive, in
welcomed the Walmart Supercenter to its                 Miami Township.



                                                                                                           Deborah Preston presented a proclamation to
                                                                                                           BounceU owners Sherri and Dejay Hayn.
                                                                                                           Photo by Greg Hanahan.




BounceU celebrates its 1st anniversary. Photo by Greg Hanahan.


BounceU first anniversary
   On Saturday, Sept. 26, BounceU celebrated            Wounded Warrior Project formed with the
its first anniversary at its facility located           purpose to “honor and empower wounded
at 2109 Lyons Road in Miami Township. In                warriors” of the U. S. Armed Forces and 100
celebration of their first-year anniversary,            percent of the proceeds will be donated to the     BounceU volunteers provide rock-star hair painting
BounceU is raising money for the                        Wounded Warrior Project.                           for the celebration. Photo by Greg Hanahan.

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        Newsletter - Winter 2009-2010                                                                                                                                                         DAYTON, OH
                                                                                                                                                                                              PERMIT #41

   The Miami Township newsletter is published
   three times a year for the purpose of providing                          2700 Lyons Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342
   useful and interesting information to township
   residents. Citizens’ input, suggestions and com-
   ments are welcome.
                   Web site/E-mail
                www.miamitownship.com
   David Coffey ......................................... Trustee
   Charles Lewis ........................................ Trustee
   Deborah Preston .................................... Trustee
   Judy Lewis .................................... Fiscal officer
   Administration offices ........................ 433-9969
   Township fax ..................................... 433-8709
   Emergency police, fire and medical..............911
   Fire Department nonemergency ......... 433-4242
   Planning and Zoning .......................... 433-3426
   Police Department, dispatcher
      nonemergency .............................. 433-4400
   Police Department, administrations,
      detectives, records ........................ 433-2301
   Police Hotline (TIPS) ........................... 434-8477
   Public Works Department ................... 866-4661
   TDD (telecommunications
      device for the deaf) ....................... 433-4402
   Art and Design ......... Vicki Denney & Brian Glass
                                        Cox Ohio Publishing




Winter 2009-2010 calendar
November 2009
Daylight Savings Time ends: Check smoke detector batteries! ................... 1                      Board of Zoning Appeal meeting (7 p.m.) ................................................... 4
Board of Zoning Appeal meeting (7 p.m.) ................................................... 2          Board of Trustees meeting (7 p.m.) .......................................................... 12
Election Day: Don’t forget to vote! .............................................................. 3   Township offices are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day ....................... 18
Combined Health District childhood immunizations (4-6 p.m.) .................... 5                     Zoning Commission meeting (7 p.m.) ....................................................... 19
Board of Trustees meeting (7 p.m.) .......................................................... 10       Board of Trustees meeting (10 a.m.) ........................................................ 26
Township offices are closed for Veterans Day ........................................... 11            Last day to purchase dog licenses at Government Center ......................... 29
Zoning Commission meeting (7 p.m.) ....................................................... 17          February 2010
Board of Trustees meeting (10 a.m.) ........................................................ 24        Board of Zoning Appeal meeting (7 p.m.) ................................................... 1
Yard waste collection (separate pickup) ends ........................................... 25            Combined Health District childhood immunizations (4-6 p.m.) .................... 4
Township offices are closed for Thanksgiving Day .................................... 26               Board of Trustees meeting (7 p.m.) ............................................................ 9
Township offices are closed ..................................................................... 27   Township offices are closed for Presidents’ Day ....................................... 15
December 2009                                                                                          Zoning Commission meeting (7 p.m.) ....................................................... 16
Dog licenses for 2010 are available at township offices ............................. 1                Board of Trustees meeting (10 a.m.) ........................................................ 23
Combined Health District childhood immunizations (4-6 p.m.) .................... 3                     March 2010
Holiday lighting contest deadline for entries ............................................... 4        Board of Zoning Appeal meeting (7 p.m.) ................................................... 1
Judging of holiday lighting contest ....................................................... 7-12       Combined Health District childhood immunizations (4-6 p.m.) .................... 4
Board of Zoning Appeal meeting (7 p.m.) ................................................... 7          Daylight Savings Time begins: Check smoke detector batteries! ............... 14
Board of Trustees meeting (7 p.m.) ............................................................ 8      Board of Trustees meeting (7 p.m.) ............................................................ 9
Zoning Commission meeting (7 p.m.) ....................................................... 15          Park Board Meeting (7 p.m.) ...................................................................... 9
Board of Trustees meeting (10 a.m.) ........................................................ 22        Zoning Commission meeting (7 p.m.) ....................................................... 16
Township offices are closed for Christmas ............................................... 25           Board of Trustees meeting (10 a.m.) ........................................................ 23
January 2010                                                                                           Park Board Meeting (7 p.m.) .................................................................... 23
Township offices are closed for New Year’s Day ......................................... 1             Spring newsletter published ..................................................................... 31
Park shelter reservations open to township residents, businesses .............. 4                      Please call ahead or check the Web site to confirm the date and time of
Roadside right-of way tree trimmings begins ............................................. 4            scheduled meetings or events

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