Miami Township Monthly
October 2017
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Autumn Leaves Will Fall
Road Department prepares for pick-up season
The Public Works Department is preparing for a busy fall and winter season. Leaf collection begins Oct. 30, 2017 . Crews will visit each township street twice this season, beginning each round in the Huber subdivision, then working north to south. The second and final round will begin Nov. 27, 2017 , so have all your leaves curbside by the 27 th to be sure they are collected.

Residents who have questions about the leaf collection program can call the Road Department at (937) 866-4661, weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. You can also follow the crews' progress report on our website , under Public Works .

Next month : What you need to know about winter snow and ice removal
In the News
MVFD purchases new imaging cameras that saves lives
The Miami Valley Fire District has replaced outdated Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) with brand new state-of-the-art equipment. Five new TICs are now in service to better serve the community. Each of the ‘first out’ fire apparatus have one onboard and all personnel are fully trained in their operation.
The new TICs are smaller, making them easier to handle, and have better image quality that allows firefighters to fully interpret a fire scene and make better, more informed tactical decisions.
Huffy Corp. moving to township
The Huffy Corporation announced plans in mid-September to move its operations to Miami Township. It will occupy a 50,000-square foot facility at 8877 Gander Creek Dr. by the end of the year. 

Township partnership demolishes blighted properties
Teaming up with the Montgomery County Land Bank, two properties are already demolished, and others are in the works.

Business Insider:
Poelking Lanes
Poelking Lanes has been striking up business in Miami Township since 1976. Meet Owner Joe Poelking in this month's Business Insider:

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a third-generation bowling proprietor. My grandfather started in the bowling business back in 1939. I’ve grown up in the bowling center and have worked all positions within the business, from janitor, to cook to mechanic, front desk to running the business when my father and his brothers retired. I went to Archbishop Alter High School and graduated from the University of Dayton.

What makes Poelking Lanes unique to our township?
Our facility has and always will be a family friendly gathering spot for the local community. We have hosted many events from local and state to national and regional tournaments over the years. These tournaments bring in people from around the surrounding communities, state and nation to bowl and compete. We have also hosted many community fundraisers and youth programs. We currently host the high schools for the high school varsity bowling program and have hosted school, local, regional and sectional state tournaments.

What is new and exciting at the center?
We converted part of our facility into a private eight-lane suite four years ago. The VIP Suite comes complete with its own bar, conference room and patio. It creates a unique environment for that special occasion, event meeting or function. It’s a must see!
Community Spotlight
Boy Scouts give back to township
Jack Nicholaisen re-painted the shelter at Omietanksi Park for his final Eagle Scout community project. The Oakwood High School senior recruited family and friends to help him clean, prime and paint.
Jack had to overcome some adversity to complete his project. His original plan to paint a cemetery's service building fell through at the last minute, so he had to scramble to find a new one.
He worked with the township to line up the park project. He must now complete his Service Project Workbook, receive final approval, then it will be time to take the Eagle Scout pledge.
      The Miami Township Veterans’ Memorial project is now complete. You might remember we introduced you to Eagle Scout candidate, Tony Foster, last month on our website and Facebook page. The Miamisburg High School junior replaced brick pavers at the memorial site in August to complete his final community project.
           We checked in on Tony’s progress. His mother says he put the final touches on his Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and submitted it to the Scout Council. It must receive approval from both local and national councils before all is said and done. Tony hopes to take the Eagle Scout Pledge in November. 
Township Snapshots
MVFD Smoke Detector Giveaway
MVFD Smoke Detector Giveaway
Miami Crossing Advisory Group Meeting
McAlister's Deli Grand Opening
Miami Crossing Advisory Group Meeting
Beatrice Hamilton's 100th Birthday Celebration
So. Metro Chamber Business Showcase
Fix A Phone Ribbon Cutting
So. Metro Chamber Business Showcase
Staff Spotlight
Name: Clay McCord, CIA, CRMA  
Title: Finance Director
Years of service: 2

Clay McCord has served as Finance Director for Miami Township since 2015. He and his staff process payroll, incoming deposits, accounts payable, assemble the township budget and oversee the township’s investment portfolio. In the simplest terms, Clay is the money man!

With more than 25 years of internal auditing experience in the banking/financial services industry, Clay is a Certified Internal Auditor and an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, holding leadership roles at the local, national and international level. He currently serves on the Chapter Relations Committee for North America and is a District Advisor to 24 chapters across Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

Lifelong learners, Clay and his wife, Jennifer, both graduated from the University of Tennessee and have three master’s degrees between them… three! He earned his MBA from Franklin University and the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation.

Clay does make time on occasion to step away from the books. He and his wife like to travel. Their favorite destinations are a relaxing day at the beach along the Gulf Coast and a scenic drive through the Smoky Mountains.

Clay and Jennifer love spending time with their two adult sons, but both admit they look forward to someday possibly suffering from the empty nest syndrome!
New to the Team
Alex Carlson
Alex started working for the township at the end of August. He's working part-time now, but that will not last long.

Jill Drury
Communication Coordinator
Jill started working for the township in mid-July after a long career in local TV news. But, what does the Wizard of Oz have to do with it?
The most popular feature in September's newsletter was the video about how our community plays a key role in the I-75 Growth Corridor! Haven't watched it yet? Here's your chance:
Did You Know?
  • Miami Twp. offices are closed Monday, Oct. 9, for Columbus Day.

  • Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Carlisle and Franklin high schools have scheduled Homecoming festivities for Oct. 6 and 7. Trustees Andy Papanek and Eric Flasher will take part in the Miamisburg Homecoming Parade on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.

  • The Miamisburg Fall Festival is Oct. 7 at Riverfront Park. Family fun includes inflatables, hayrides, music, food trucks and more! Admission is FREE. Visit for more.

  • Hillgrove Union Cemetery and Boy Scout Troop #103 are selling holiday wreaths to be placed at grave sites this holiday season. Click for more.

  • Our website now includes staff biographies so you can get to know township administrators.

Phone: 937-433-9969

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