Miami Township Monthly
April 2019
On the Ballot May 7
Miami Township Police Department
Issue #3 - 5.50 Mill Tax Replacement Levy
MTPD should employ 50 sworn officers*
We currently have only 39
The Miami Township Police Department is the first line of defense anytime your family needs help. Our officers are highly trained, using progressive investigative techniques and technology. We are nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement and strive to provide the community with professional services that protect your property and reduce crime.

The police department is asking voters to pass a 5.50 mill replacement levy for police services on Election Day, May 7, 2019. The additional funds this levy would provide means more officers on patrol protecting you:
Just the Facts

  • Replaces 5 mill levy that expires Dec. 31
  • Generates approximately $3.35 million a year for five years
  • Additional .5 mill allows for three additional officers
  • Residents pay up to $40 more per year for every $100,000 in property value
  • Accompanies operating levy passed in November 2018
What Voters Need to Know:

  • Language change allows for funding of police department only, not for outside contracted services
  • Seized federal and state funds will continue to be used for capital expenditures to offset use of levy
  • Will help sustain daily operations and support strong community relations
  • Levy failure means reduced patrols; less protection
At Your Service - Police Beat
SRO named at Dayton Christian
Officer Danielle Schweickart has been named the school resource officer at Dayton Christian School. She will start her new role in July, working to keep students and staff safe. Schweickart is a 19-year veteran of the MTPD, having served the last five years as a detective. Read more about the new school resource officers in the spring/summer 2019 newsletter that arrives in the mail this May.
Report It - Register your property
The Miami Township Police Department offers a free and secure way to protect your property from theft and loss. Report It allows you to inventory your property for easy identification should you become a victim. You can provide serial numbers, item descriptions and more. Sign up now.
RV season is upon us
Time to start planning for spring break and summer time fun. Many township residents will soon take recreational vehicles and equipment out of winter storage, but there are some rules to follow as you park them outside your home.

We’re talking about recreational vehicles (RVs), trailers, boats, camping equipment and utility trailer storage. These are permitted, but under the following conditions:
If the vehicle or equipment is parked or stored outside a garage, it must be on the side of the house, not sticking out toward the front of the property.
Live on a corner lot? Vehicle must be parked on a side of the house that is not toward the street.
A couple other things to keep in mind:

  • Cannot be connected to electricity, water, gas or sanitary sewer facilities; cannot be used for living or housekeeping purposes
  • Can only take up to 400 sq. ft. of yard area/two vehicles max. on property
  • Keep them looking good and in repair
  • Must be up to date on license and registration
  • Don’t let the weeds grow or leave trash underneath
  • You can park vehicle on the grass, but if it becomes a muddy mess, you will need to put down a hard surface underneath

This is a brief overview of the rules and regulations you must follow to park a recreational vehicle/equipment at your home. To view the Miami Township Exterior Property Maintenance Resolution in its entirety, visit our website under Community Development > Codes, Plans & Maps or one click will take you there now! Questions? Call (937) 433-3426.
2020 Census countdown begins
Here are the top ten ways the 2020 census affects you (source: Ohio Development Services Agency ):

  1. Budget planning for all levels of government
  2. Drawing school district boundaries and even school lunches
  3. Planning for hospitals, nursing homes and other health services
  4. Directing funds to services for people living in poverty
  5. Developing assistance programs for low-income families
  6. Designing facilities for the elderly and people with disabilities
  7. Attracting new business
  8. Investment planning
  9. Planning future housing needs
  10. Reapportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives

A general guideline for the year ahead (source: Ohio Development Services Agency ):

  • January 2019: Ohio regional offices began opening
  • June 2019: Ohio Complete Count Committees are set in place
  • July 2019: Census advertising begins
  • August 2019: In-field address canvassing begins for mailing lists
  • February 2020: Census login cards are mailed to all households
  • March 2020: Internet response begins
  • April 1, 2020: Official Census Day
  • April 2020: Follow-up begins for households that did not complete the census online

Dayton is one of eight Ohio cities that will have a regional office. It is expected to open in downtown Dayton this October, temporarily employing 40 to 60 people.
At Your Service - In The News
New columbarium built at Hillgrove Union Cemetery
A 72-unit columbarium is now available at Hillgrove Union Cemetery. The cemetery board contracted with Dodds Memorials for construction in a continuing effort to make the cemetery more self-sufficient. Miami Township and the city of Miamisburg are jointly responsible for the historic 30-acre site.
Each contributed $20,000 toward the purchase of the columbarium. The cemetery paid the remaining $8,800. Hillgrove Union Cemetery is located at 1002 E. Central Avenue in Miamisburg. It was established in 1863 and is open daily to visitors.
Stelter receives Girl Scout award
Township resident, Alex Stelter, earned the Girl Scouts' highest achievement, the Gold Award, during a special ceremony at Sinclair College. Stelter was one of 42 young women in western Ohio to receive the honor. We first introduced Alex in the March edition of the Miami Township Monthly. To learn more about her achievement, read it here.
Photo courtesy: Alex Stelter (left)
County offers comprehensive veterans services
The Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission is reaching out to township veterans who may need assistance. This county agency can help you fill out claims such as discharge papers, bonus awards, medal requests and more. Financial assistance may also be available. Veterans can make an appointment to discuss your options by calling (937) 225-4801 or go online .
Start early - CANstruction 2019
Time to start thinking about what you can build with canned goods! Registration for CANstruction 2019 is just getting underway. Build Day is October 2. But, the time to start designing your can sculpture is now! Read More
Business Insider
Verso Corporation
The next time you pop the top on a can of Pringles or read a copy of National Geographic, you have Miami Township-based Verso Corporation to thank. Verso makes the paper that helps create those products and hundreds more.

A leading manufacturer of quality paper, packaging and pulp, Verso has seven paper mills across five northern states. A bout 200 employees make their way to the Miami Township corporate headquarters every work day.  Read More
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Dayton Mall
  • April 1-20, daily hours vary; Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Fee. More info

  • April 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; KidX Aerial Show: High flying acrobatics by the Cincinnati Circus Company!

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Did You Know?
Monthly Calendar
  • Park reservations open to non-township residents on April 15.

  • Light Ohio Blue May 8 - 16! Watch our social media pages for how you can participate in support of police officers everywhere.
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