Miami Township Monthly
September 2018
Miami Township is now on Ohio Checkbook! The Ohio State Treasurer’s Office program gives citizens access to expenses for many Ohio municipalities including ours. Joining the checkbook database allows for complete transparency in how your tax dollars are spent.

“Transparency in government is the key to building trust with the community. Taxpayers should be able to monitor how their dollars are being spent and the Ohio Checkbook makes it easy for them,” Miami Township Trustee President John Morris said. “I am excited that the citizens of Miami Township will now have access to this tool.”

The Miami Township Finance Department provides the data that is then added to the state’s accounting system, the Ohio Administrative Knowledge System. It is updated each fiscal year, although state spending is posted monthly.

“I am proud of the work my team has put in to preparing Miami Township for participation in the Ohio Checkbook,” Miami Township Finance Director Clay McCord said. “Transparency is an on-going effort, and we in finance continue to challenge ourselves to improve the delivery of our services to the township.”

Watch this introductory video to help get you started at OhioCheckbook.com:
At Your Service
Trustees approve updates to maintenance standards
The Board of Trustees approved updates to the Miami Township Exterior Property Maintenance Resolution at its August 28 meeting after Community Development Director Chris Snyder made an introductory presentation August 14. The changes take effect 30-days from approval and will allow for better interpretation of code requirements, modify penalties for continued violations and consolidate the current code to reduce redundancy.

“There are a variety of issues on a regular basis that our staff is charged with enforcing and we try to encourage property owners to improve their properties, bringing them into compliance within the general standard that the community expects in the township,” Chris Snyder, community development director, said. “We have a broad set of standards that cover general property maintenance issues, such as the maintenance of the structures, yards, driveways, parking lots, and other aspects of the outdoor space surrounding a residential or commercial property.”

Anytime there is a noted violation, township zoning inspectors will directly contact the resident in writing and make every effort to work together to try and reach a resolution before issuing a monetary penalty. A new, four-tier penalty structure for issuing civil citations for habitual violations includes a $100 fine for a first violation up to $1,000 for a fourth violation. Penalties that are denied or go unpaid are referred to the Miamisburg Municipal Court for a hearing.
Township 'shows off' at chamber showcase
The South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Business Showcase on Sept. 27 at Miami Valley Hospital South, 2400 Miami Valley Dr. (Enter from Clyo Road at BED Tower entrance).

Miami Township is setting up a table again this year to show all that we offer the community. The showcase is a perfect opportunity to meet fellow business people and see what local companies offer, all while enjoying music and hors d’oeuvres.

The Business Showcase is free of charge and runs from 5 - 7 p.m. For more information, visit the South Metro Chamber online.
Teamwork pays off at Reeder Park
Reeder Park, in Villages of Miami, is coming back to life due to township trustees’ investments and neighbors’ dedication. From being nearly empty last year, the park now has a new playset, upgraded fall zone materials, benches and picnic tables. It is a perfect example of how resident and township collaboration can accomplish more together than alone.
Neighbors surrounding the park were excited when the trustees committed township resources to fund park upgrades, but knowing that funds are not unlimited, they remained involved in the process and committed to making it a desired destination for everyone. Community fundraising efforts are currently raising money to purchase a new swing set. In fact, a neighborhood garage sale recently raised almost $1,000 for the cause. And, Jerry Reeder, son of the park's namesake, is currently working to secure the remaining donations needed to reach their goal and make the purchase.

“Reeder Park is coming back to life in a big way,” Trustee President John Morris said. “Working together can do great things and I think this is a perfect example of that. Our Public Works Department has been working closely with the residents to help them choose the best swing set equipment and they’ve done a great job re-seeding the grass around the new equipment to create a park everyone will enjoy. We’re not stopping here; there is so much more we can do in this park and in other neighborhoods.”

The Reeder Park fund is a component of The Dayton Foundation. You can donate by sending a tax-deductible contribution by check to:

The Dayton Foundation for the Reeder Park Fund

The Dayton Foundation
40 N. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45423
At Your Service - Police Beat
Henry Cline makes quite an impression
Not only did a little boy's simple words of kindness tug at the heart strings of Police Officer Pat McCoy, but he made quite an impression on the Board of Trustees and residents as well. 6-year-old Henry Cline received a special Achievement Award at the Aug. 14 board meeting. The accolades stem from a simple thank you.

Officer McCoy was touched by the boy’s kindness in June when the family’s car pulled up alongside his cruiser at a red light. Officer McCoy noticed young Henry roll down his window, wave and yell “thank you” to him. McCoy was so touched by the gesture that he wrote a hand-written letter to the boy’s mother praising Henry’s actions. He also sent the boy a special commemorative coin.
Officer McCoy says it isn't unusual for people to say hello, but he was struck by Henry's genuine delivery of his message. Henry says he did it to be nice to someone who works so hard.
New officer now on duty
Miami Township Police Officer Jason Lewis is new to the force. He was ceremoniously sworn in during the Aug. 14 Board of Trustees meeting.

Lewis comes to Miami Township after serving four years as an officer at Miami Valley Hospital and at the Cedarville Police Department, where he participated in the field training officer program and served as a shift supervisor.

Officer Lewis is an avid fisherman and loves to spend time with family and friends.
Officer Gregory Stites retires after 23 years
The Miami Township Police Department and township trustees paid special tribute to retiring Police Officer Gregory "Buddy" Stites for his 23 years of service to the community. A reception was held in his honor Aug. 14, and trustees presented him with a special proclamation. Officer Stites received multiple commendations during his career and successfully completed certificate training to become an Intoxilyzer senior operator and evidence technician. Happy retirement, Officer Stites!
Township hosts ALICE Training Institute
Two day course teaches survival skills
A lert. L ockdown. I nform. C ounter. E vacuate. These five actions can help save a life during a violent encounter such as an active shooter situation, act of terrorism or workplace violence. The Miami Township Police Department is hosting the ALICE Training Institute (ATI), Sept. 20 and 21, 2018, to teach you the necessary skills that could save your life and that of family members and co-workers during such an event. Upon completion, trainees will be ALICE-certified in survival skills that they can then teach to others.

“Research shows that by the time first responders make it to a scene like a mass shooting, the violence is often already over, so it is imperative in the world we live in now, that people are able to protect themselves and act accordingly during these attacks,” Capt. John Magill, Miami Township Police Department, said.

ALICE empowers people with necessary skills of survival during a violent encounter:
The ALICE Instructor Certification Training course is Sept. 20 and 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Moraine Heights Baptist Church, 5661 Munger Rd. Registration is required.
Build Day is Sept. 27 - #CanstructionDay
Canned goods donated to The Foodbank
Drop your donation in a Foodbank barrel beginning the week of Sept. 17 at the Dayton Mall outside Macy's!
Canstruction teams are busy designing creations for Canstruction Build Day, Sept. 27, at the Dayton Mall. A dozen teams made up of local construction companies, architects, engineers, a tech company, and manufacturers, are competing by building beautiful structures completely out of canned goods. Every can used in their sculptures will be donated to The Foodbank at competition’s end.

“The Foodbank will ensure that each can is distributed locally to help alleviate hunger in the Miami Valley to support the vision that no one should go hungry,” Lora Davenport, advocacy and communications manager, The Foodbank, said.
The Foodbank helps provide food to those in need across Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. It has been the primary source of hunger relief in the Miami Valley for 40 years and strives to provide nutritious meals with the help of volunteers like those taking part in Canstruction. The Foodbank distributes food to a network of local food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and Kids Café programs, while also filling backpacks for school food programs. It is a member of Feeding America, a national food bank network.
“Events like Canstruction are important to The Foodbank as there are over 120,000 people struggling with hunger in the Miami Valley,” Davenport said. "It takes a community coming together, like this, to ensure everyone has nutritious food made available to them. Every can counts and goes directly to our neighbors in need.”

The local Canstruction competitors must choose and purchase the types of canned foods that will work best for their designs. Everything from can shape to color makes a difference in the final look of the sculptures. Each team will have a 10-by-10-foot space to build their creations at the Dayton Mall just outside of Macy's.

Visitors are encouraged to watch as thousands of cans turn into sky-high pieces of art, then vote on their favorites. Winners will be announced October 4. Be sure to bring a few canned goods along with you as Foodbank donation barrels will be available outside Macy's beginning the week of Sept. 17.

The sculptures will be on display at the Dayton Mall from Build Day through October 8 when they will be deconstructed and delivered to The Foodbank.

Business Insider
Hunger Paynes Beer and Wine Garden
Hunger Paynes Beer and Wine Garden opened for business inside the Dayton Mall on June 1, 2018. Owner/chef Andrew Payne is already well known in the food truck world having run the Hunger Paynes food truck for five years. He has served as executive chef to the Nutter Center, Dayton Convention Center and the Hilton Garden Inn - Beavercreek during his illustrious career. He is a 2008 graduate of the Culinary School at Hocking College.

Tell us how you turned your successful food truck business into a beer and wine garden at the Dayton Mall?
We were approached by Washington Prime Group (they manage the Dayton Mall) back in August of 2017. They wanted someone local to introduce their new concept of the Beer & Wine Garden. As a family, we all signed the lease shortly after and waited 10 long months for the construction to be completed. We still operate the food truck during the spring, summer, and fall months. We do food truck competitions, local festivals, visit breweries, and come to business complexes for lunch. We offer full scale wedding catering and corporate event catering from the truck too.

What do you feel the Miami Township community and Dayton Mall bring to your business?
We have had great success with events at the Dayton Mall and throughout Miami Township with the food truck. We are looking forward to providing these residents with a place to relax while shopping during this holiday season.
What is your menu like at the beer and wine garden?
The menu reflects some of the same menu items from the food truck. Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese Croquettes, Reuben Croquettes, Soft Pretzel Bites, and our homemade chips all appear on the menu. We also offer charcuterie plates, flatbreads, wraps, and salads. Our food is kid-friendly, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Tell us about your specialties.
We are known for our unique variations of croquettes. We are also one of the few restaurants in the area who still make our soft pretzels from scratch using an old world German recipe. We also highlight local beer in some of our sauces.

Talk to us about the BEER (and wine)!
We chose to primarily serve beers that have been produced here in the Miami Valley. Every brewery in the area has graciously opened their doors (or parking lot) for our food truck over the years and we want to drive some business back their way. We have 12 beer taps that we rotate on a weekly basis. Crooked Handle, Warped Wing, Eudora, Toxic, Fig Leaf, Municipal Brew Works, Lucky Star, Star City, and Yellow Springs Brewery are just a few of the local breweries who currently have a tap at our location. We offer growler fills, flights, and information on all of the great beer being brewed here in Dayton. We are also highlighting local vineyards such as Brandeberry, and the Winery at Versailles. We have our signature wine slushy made with a locally produced semi Sweet Red Wine with hints of concord grape and blueberry.

Any special events planned to tell us about?
We are finalizing dates for trivia nights, crafting nights, painting parties, tap takeovers, wine tastings, beer tastings, and live music nights. Check out our Facebook page for updates on these events.

When are you open?
We are currently open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 p.m. to - 7p.m. on Sunday. Weekly specials currently include: Tuesday – ½ price bottles of wine and $1 off wine slushies, Thursday nights - $2 off draft beers, Friday - $1 off beer flights, Sunday - $5 off growler fills.

You can find more information via our social media pages: Twitter , Instagram , Facebook - @HungerPaynes937
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Shop Hopping
Austin Landing
  • Sept. 1 and Sept. 29, 8-11 a.m.; Cars and Coffee features hundreds of cars to check out while sipping coffee and enjoying a light breakfast.


Visit Austin Landing online for more news and events.
Dayton Mall

  • September 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.: Canstruction: Teams spend the day building sculptures made entirely from canned goods that will then be donated to The Foodbank. Stop by and watch the action! #CanstructionDay.

Visit the Dayton Mall online for more news and events.
Did You Know?
  • Miami Township administrative offices are closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. Offices re-open Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 8 a.m.

  • FM Bank River Blast at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg is September 1. Music begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:05 p.m.

  • ICYMI: The Miami Township Police Department and the Miami Valley Fire District are asking voters to keep services strong. Each is asking voters to pass a renewal levy on Election Day, November 6. The police department is asking for renewal of a 5.25 mill levy while the fire district is asking for the renewal of 3.50 mills.

  • If you haven't subscribed to our YouTube channel yet, you're not only missing out on trustees meetings and all the information they bring, but you're missing out on videos like this from National Night Out 2018:

Calendar:
September
Photo Gallery
Breakfast with the Board-Cinepolis
Breakfast with the Board-Cinepolis
Remodeling Designs, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival
Runway Fest
Runway Fest
Brooklyn is the NNO Coloring Contest Winner
Breakfast with the Board-Cinepolis
Remodeling Designs, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival
Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival
Runway Fest
Runway Fest
Runway Fest
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