Miami Township Monthly
August 2018
National Night Out 2018
Tuesday, August 7
Neighborhood parties begin at 6 p.m.
Austin Landing celebration 6 - 11 p.m.
National Night Out is just days away! Miami Township throws one of the biggest and best celebrations in the country. Our event ranked fourth in the nation in 2017 among communities of similar size. While our residents know how to throw a block party and Austin Landing knows how to fire up a crowd, it is the building of a solid partnership between officers and neighbors that is most important. Our officers make their way to as many parties as possible and our residents love it!
Testimonials -
"We back our blue! It means so much to get to know your neighbors and police, so if there is a problem, they are there to help..."
-Shirley Mullins, Penbrooke

"We have a friendship with the officers. They tell us what we should be watching for..."
- Sheri Shaner, Villages of Miami

"Officers have interest in the neighborhood. It's reassuring to know there is someone nearby... "
-Jennifer Schmidt, Vienna Parkway
There is still time to register to donate blood during the community celebration at Austin Landing. The Community Blood Center's Bloodmobile will be there from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
At Your Service
Police & fire levies head to ballot November 6
Miami Township is planning to put two renewal levies before voters in the General Election on November 6.

The police department is asking for renewal of a 5.25 mill levy that will help maintain vehicles, communication and general department operations, all in a continuing effort to offer our citizens the best service and security. It will not involve an increase to your taxes.
The trustees are also asking voters to renew a 3.50 mill fire/EMS levy that will help maintain fire apparatus, rescue equipment and other necessary operations of the Miami Valley Fire District. This levy, too, does not involve a tax increase.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its July 10 meeting to approve moving forward with the levies and submitting them to the Montgomery County Board of Elections for final approval as required by law.
Buy salt now, save big money later
Miami Township is stockpiling rock salt now to save money later. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in July to approve $45,000 in additional funding for rock salt through an amended appropriation of the Permissive Motor Vehicle Tax Fund. The early purchase comes after a recent contract bid nearly doubled the price per ton from $47.18 that we currently pay to $89.95 per ton this fall.

“It made sense to buy as much as we could under the old contract, so we basically filled the barn, bought it early, and bought it at a price that is considerably less than we could have,” Trustee President John Morris said.

The Road Department has now purchased 800 tons of rock salt and piled it to the rafters at the township salt barn on Wood Road. The Montgomery County Engineer’s Department assisted by providing equipment and manpower. Public Works Director Dan Mayberry says a mild winter should keep the township’s supply plentiful, but if we do see a lot of snow and ice, a contingency plan is in place to share resources with the county and other municipalities should it become necessary.
Construction underway at Dayton Christian School
Expect to see a lot of construction at Dayton Christian School at the corner of Washington Church Road and Spring Valley Pike.

The Board of Trustees voted July 10 to approve the school's final development plan to build a 28,750 square foot new gymnasium addition at the center of campus that the school calls The Warrior Center.

Traffic patterns and parking on campus will remain the same, but you will see new landscaping.
Police sponsor active shooter training
Miami Township and the ALICE Training Institute are teaming up for a two-day Training Instructor Certification Course, Sept. 20-21, 2018, to be held at Moraine Heights Baptist Church, 5661 Munger Rd.

The course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. The goal is to provide people with survival-enhancing options during a violent situation before law enforcement arrives. Participants will be ALICE-certified to share their new skills with others.

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) is a useful strategy for law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and places of worship.
Happy 101st birthday, Ken Snavely!
Three cheers for Mr. Ken Snavely who celebrated his 101st birthday July 24! Ken lives at Brookdale-Miami Township. Friends and relatives gathered to celebrate and share a piece of Ken's favorite caramel-iced cake! Ken is a World War II veteran and member of the VFW. The township is proud to call him our friend!
Miami Township Police Present: Smooth Criminal
You’ve been hit by a “Smooth Criminal.” Michael Jackson has nothing on Miami Township police officers! They are joining the lip-sync video craze with a music video benefiting the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and Joyride, Inc. You are sure to get the song ‘stuck in your head’ after watching this video:
6 – 10:00 p.m. 'Who's Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience' will perform, and the proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, which is working to build a permanent memorial in Dayton in honor of law enforcement officers who lost their lives protecting the public.

Special thanks to Hardy Communications and Marketing and Aaron Horn for assisting with the making of the video; Austin Landing; Blair Cornell, founder, Joyride, Inc.; Rapid Aerial; The Flats at Austin Landing; and the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.
Community Spotlight
Runway Fest
August 10, 6 - 10 p.m.
Contributed by Dayton Int'l Airport Staff:

The Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is once again inviting the community to its annual open house for a family-friendly festival, Runway Fest, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, August 10.

“Summer just wouldn’t be complete without the Runway Fest at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport,” said Terry Slaybaugh, director of aviation for the city of Dayton. “Dayton residents and visitors gather from the entire region to celebrate aviation and enjoy this annual event.”

Runway Fest is an evening that the whole family can enjoy, including a live musical performance from Funky G and the Groove Machine; inflatables for the kids, multiple aircraft displays and a variety of food vendors. The young – and young at heart – can visit the bounce house, have their faces painted, and take to the sky with airplane rides all while enjoying the atmosphere of a fun, family-friendly evening. Festivities will end with a dazzling display when Rozzi Fireworks lights up the night sky at 9:30 p.m.

Visitors may bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers, pets, alcoholic beverages, or outside food or beverages are allowed. Parking is available at the airport at 11160 N. Springboro Pike. Please park at the airport. For safety reasons, we suggest that guests do not attempt to park off-site and walk across this extremely busy intersection. 

Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is a general aviation airport owned and operated by the city of Dayton. Learn more about us at .
Veterans Memorial 10th Anniversary
Thanks to all who worked so hard to make the Miami Township Veterans Memorial 10th Anniversary Celebration a success! Be sure to visit the memorial soon. Located at 2700 Lyons Road, it is a beautiful monument in honor of our military veterans and active duty military personnel.

Please consider purchasing a commemorative brick in your loved one's name to be permanently placed at the site.
Watch the Memorial Celebration Movie!
It will soon be time for area students to head back to the classroom for the 2018-19 school year. Here are the start dates for schools in our area:

Miamisburg – August 8
Dayton Christian School - August 15
Franklin - August 16 (Grade K - Aug. 22)
Springboro – August 16 (Grade K-Aug. 21)
Carlisle - August 22 (Grade K-Aug. 27)
West Carrollton – August 28

Drivers need to be extra cautious during the school year as many children will be walking to school or getting on and off a stopped school bus. According to the National Safety Council , drivers should heed the following:

  • Don't block crosswalks
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and take extra care in school zones
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Never pass a bus loading or unloading children; it's the law!
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them to safely enter and exit the bus
  • Teach children the proper way to get on and off the bus
  • Line up 6 feet away from the curb as the bus approaches
Have a Great School Year!
Shop Hopping
Austin Landing
  • August 3, 6-10 p.m.: First Friday Food Truck Frenzy presents Who's Bad - The Michael Jackson Experience benefiting the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.

  • August 5, 2-5 p.m.: Taste the Difference features gourmet food samples from Austin Landing restaurants, live entertainment and more.

Visit Austin Landing online for more news and events
Dayton Mall

  • August 11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.: Truck Truck Rally! Enjoy good food, music, motorcycle drive-in and more!

Visit the Dayton Mall online for more news and events
Remodeling Designs
Remodeling Designs, Inc. moved its headquarters to Miami Township to accommodate its growing business. Its new showroom facility is located at 3720 Benner Road. The new space is 8,400 square feet, more than double the size of its previous location.

"We now have expanded office space; room for our carpenters to work efficiently; and most importantly, a much larger showroom that gives our clients an amazing design experience,” Co-owner Christine Balsan said.

Remodeling Designs was founded in 1990 and has become one of the largest home remodeling companies in the Miami Valley.
Did You Know?
  • If you haven't subscribed to our YouTube channel yet, you're not only missing out on trustee meetings and all the information they bring, but you're missing out on videos like this:

  • This quarter's Breakfast with the Board is set for August 22, 8 a.m., at Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas at Austin Landing. The breakfast is for township business owners to network and learn about our community. To RSVP, call 433-9969 or log on to our website.

  • Miami Township is once again honored to be part of the Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival that celebrates its 25th year in 2018. The festival is August 24 - 26.

  • How can you keep better track of township operations? Watch for a big announcement coming August 14 that will explain!

#CanstructionDay is coming to the Dayton Mall Sept. 27! Read more about it!
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