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Miami Township Summer 2009

www.MiamiTwpOH.gov

513-248-3725

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mary Makley Wolff

Mary.Wolff@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

Ken Tracy

10th Anniversary

Ken.Tracy@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

Karl Schultz

Karl.Schultz@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Member of the Board of Trustees

Schedule of Events

Eric Ferry, Fiscal Officer

Friday, July 10

Eric.Ferry@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Township Fiscal Officer

6-11 p.m.

The Marshall Tucker Band performs at 9pm

ADMINISTRATION

Saturday, July 11

Larry Fronk, Administrator Community Development Director

3-11 p.m.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds performs at 9pm

Larry.Fronk@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Both days feature food, entertainment and fun for kids, teens and the family

John Korfhagen, Law Director Mike Mantel, Service Director Mike.Mantel@MiamiTwpOH.gov

R. Steven Bailey, Police Chief Steve.Bailey@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Jim Whitworth, Fire/EMS Chief Jim.Whitworth@MiamiTwpOH.gov

July 10-11, 2009

PARKING IS $5 PER VEHICLE No alcohol can be brought in to the Park For info: www.MiamiTwpOH.gov

Krystin Thibodeau, Recreation Director Krystin.Thibodeau@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Tim Pennington, Community Relations Tim.Pennington@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Cindy Huxel, Community Resources

t The Marshall Tucker Band The Fabulous Thunderbirds q

Cindy.Huxel@MiamiTwpOH.gov

MEETINGS Board of Trustees Business meetings 3rd Tuesdays of each month 7 p.m.; Civic Center, Meijer Dr. Work Sessions 2nd Mondays of each month 11 a.m.; Civic Center, Meijer Dr. Resident Zoning Commission 1st Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center, Meijer Dr. Resident Zoning Appeals 1st Monday of each month 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center, Meijer Dr.

Miami Township Civic Center 6101 Meijer Dr., Miami Township, OH 45150

The Marshall Tucker Band hits include “Can’t You See,” “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Fire on the Mountain,” and “This Ol’ Cowboy.” The Fabulous Thunderbirds have opened shows for the likes of The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”

513-248-3725 • www.MiamiTwpOH.gov Printed on 50% recycled content, 25% post-consumer waste using soy-based inks

The Miami Township Board of Trustees appreciate the help of presenting sponsor Kroger and Duke Energy, PNC Bank, Potterhill Homes, Lykins, Time Warner Cable, Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Clermont College, Brower Insurance, Re/Max, GameCity 360, International Paper, Rent 2 Own and SmarTravel.


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From Your Board of Trustees ... Mary Makley Wolff

Ken Tracy

Karl Schultz

Eric Ferry

As you can see from the cover of the newsletter and on the next page, we have an outstanding weekend scheduled for our annual ‘MidSummer at the Meadows’ event on July 10-11. We hope you get a chance to come out and visit with your friends and neighbors at Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131. The Marshall Tucker Band and the Fabulous Thunderbirds will entertain us with great music, plus there will be plenty of outstanding food and fun all weekend long . We hope you enjoy this great Miami Township community event, and plan to spend the weekend with your friends and neighbors July 10-11. Contact Trustee Mary Makley Wolff at 248-3725.

The music at MidSummer is always great, but please don’t forget the free summer concerts that Miami Township’s Recreation Department sponsors, too. We’ve had two great shows already on the schedule at the Performance Pavilion at Community Park on Buckwheat Road, and we’ll have another on Aug. 23 with ‘The Modulators,’ a long-standing band that performs reggae, dance, and rhythm & blues music Join us Sept. 20 for the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, an outstanding community orchestra that helped us open the Performance Pavilion two years ago. Bring your families and lawn chairs or a blanket! Contact Trustee Ken Tracy at 248-3725.

As Miami Township increases its wareness of recycling stations to our residents, we also wanted to let you know that we try to practice what we preach when it comes to recycling and ‘green’ initiatives. For example, the newsletter you are reading is comprised of 50% recycled materials, and is made up of 25% post-consumer waste material. In addition, we use soybased ink in the printing instead of petroleum-based material to help cut down on costs. Plus, it gives us a brighter, more vibrate color, too. We’ve also added recycling cans in all the township offices and facilities to help save what goes into the landfill. Contact Trustee Karl Schultz at 248-3725.

Very soon you will see an exciting new look to the Miami Township website as we revamp the look to be more appealing and fresh to visitors. We are reorganizing some content to make it much easier for residents to find pertinent information about our community, and we’ll have more links right on the home page of each department instead of drop down lists that might be confusing. Of course, you’ll still be able to find all of our minutes from meetings and resolutions over the past several years. We want to make sure residents have access to all vital information they need about our great community. Contact Fiscal Officer Eric Ferry at 248-3725.

Recycling workshop for residents is Aug. 22 Miami Township will host a free recycling workshop for residents on Saturday, August 22 at the Miami Township Civic Center. The workshop will allow residents to learn about recycling efforts, and how to properly recycle their trash to help cut down on items going to the landfill. Speakers from several trash haulers will be on site to discuss the proper way to sort recyclable materials, and to offer tips and suggestions on what materials can be recycled.

In addition, there will be experts on hand to teach residents how to build home composting stations, and how to properly utilize composting materials around the home. Children’s activities will also be available, with several events set up to teach children the proper way to recycle, and the importance of recycling. Miami Township staff will be on hand to also discuss the new tree and limb dropoff program, too. Please check our website for more information.

METAL, PLASTIC, GLASS: There are 3 locations in Miami Township where residents can recycle cans, plastics and glass at no charge at designated Rumpke containers: • Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131 • Miami Twp Civic Center, Meijer Drive. • Miami Twp Fire Dept, Branch Hill-Guinea Glass Containers Aluminum cans Steel cans #1 (PET) plastic

#2 (HDPE) plastic Mixed containers Packing materials Newspaper

Office paper Magazines Mixed paper Cardboard/ Paperboard

Visit our website to see more locations we will be adding!


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Friday July 10 • 6pm - 11pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7 & 8 pm 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 11:00 p.m.

MidSummer at the Meadows begins Kroger Kidz Fun Zone Activities Amusement Rides Taste of MidSummer Food & Drinks Community & Business Expo Main Stage Music: “Swimsuit Models” Magic Show: Miami Meadows Pavilion Main Stage Music: “Sonny Moorman Group” Main Stage: ‘The Marshall Tucker Band” MidSummer ends

Saturday July 11 • 3pm - 11pm 3:00 pm 5,6,7,&8 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 p.m.

MidSummer at the Meadows begins Kroger Kidz Fun Zone Activities Amusement Rides Taste of MidSummer Food & Drinks Community & Business Expo Magic Show: Miami Meadows Pavilion Main Stage Music: “Midnight On Vine” Main Stage Music: “David Cousino Band” Main Stage Music: “Fabulous Thunderbirds” Rozzi Fireworks MidSummer ends *** Schedule Subject to Change ***

Parking is $5 per vehicle. No alcohol can be brought into the park. You may bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. There is no admission to the event but there is a $5 per car parking fee. Musical entertainment, Saturday night fireworks and some activities are free. There is a charge for festival rides and some activities. Taste of MidSummer offers plenty of food and beverage choices, including beer, at reasonable prices. Coolers are not allowed.

July 10-11, 2009

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


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Miami Township Police Department

R. Steven Bailey, Police Chief Steve.Bailey@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Police Administration: 513-248-3721

Officer Ed Schmid retires after 28 years of service

From the Chief

Miami Township Police Officer Ed Schmid has retired from the department after 28 years on the force and over three decades of service in the law enforcement community. Officer Schmid served the Miami Township Police Department from March of 1981 until his last day on May 31. His entire law enforcement career spans 30 years having served briefly with the Miami Township Police Department in Montgomery County, and then with the Blanchester Police Department. In the time that he has served Miami Township Police Department he has performed in a variety of positions and assignments. He served for many years as a uniformed police officer and had assignments as a Patrol Officer, Traffic Safety Officer, Bicycle Officer and Motorcycle Officer. Officer Schmid has shared his wealth of knowledge and experience by being a Field Training Officer for new officers, as an In-Service Instructor of many law enforcement topics including Identity Theft, Defensive Driving, Radar and Laser Operation and Homeland Security

Parents play a major role in their children’s choices about alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. In a recent national survey of parents and teens by the National Center on Addiction and Chief Bailey Substance Abuse at Columbia University, one-third of teen partygoers have been to parties where teens were drinking alcohol, smoking pot, or using cocaine, Ecstasy or prescription drugs while a parent was present. By age 17, nearly half (46 percent) of teens have been at such parties where parents were present. Miami Township works with the Drug-Free Action Alliance in their “Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking” public awareness campaign to provide parents with accurate information about the health risks of underage drinking and the legal consequences of providing alcohol to youth. The campaign encourages parents and the community to send a unified message at prom and graduation time that teen alcohol consumption is not acceptable. It is illegal, unsafe, and unhealthy for anyone under age 21 to drink alcohol. If you have questions about the law or this program, please contact us.

topics. In the final years of his career, Officer Schmid has served as a Community Policing Officer Officer Schmid and a Crime Prevention Officer. In this assignment, he organized many Neighborhood Watch Programs in Miami Township. He applied Problem-Solving techniques and in doing so brought workable solutions to a number of chronic problems in the community. He attended many Homeowners Association Meetings where he listened intently to their concerns, offered solutions and an assurance of safety to those gathered. He was an active member of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association and was elected to two terms as Secretary of that organization’s Executive Board. He was the Property and Evidence Room Custodian and managed the evidentiary video recordings of the department’s patrol fleet. In the time that he served Miami Township, Officer Schmid concurrently served for over

18 years in three different fire departments. He began that work at the Loveland-Symmes Fire department, moved on to the Jefferson Township department, and ended up at the Clinton South Joint Fire District. He rose through the ranks of the department and eventually became the Fire Chief. He has served the Village of Fayetteville Police department for over six years. In that time he has advanced to the rank of Captain and holds primary responsibility for that department’s training program. He has also found time to raise a family, and worked for two different commercial farms. “While serving the Miami Township community, Officer Schmid has always made an exceptional effort to help where needed, and to extend himself beyond the normal call of duty,” Miami Township Police Chief Steve Bailey. “He has many times demonstrated that he has the heart and courage of a true public servant. Congratulations to Officer Schmid on his exceptional achievements in his long and fruitful career.”

Undercover operation to stop teen alcohol sales nets zero violators An undercover operation by the Miami Township Police Department to stop illegal alcohol sales to minors resulted in no violations for the first time in 14 years. Miami Township Police Chief R. Steven Bailey said that 27 stores that sell alcohol in the township were visited by an undercover police officer and an underage operative on Saturday, May 2 in an attempt to buy alcohol, and all followed proper state laws. In 2008, two stores were cited for selling to minors. In 2007, four stores violated state law on the sale of alcohol to minors. As many as 8-10

businesses have been cited in past years, Chief Bailey said. All business were sent warning letters in advance to remind them of their responsibilities under the law. “We are very pleased with this result,” Chief Bailey said. “It’s a good

sign that vendors have understood our message about preventing underage alcohol abuse and have taken their responsibility seriously.” The undercover operation involves using persons at least 18 years of age but under 21 years of age to attempt to make purchases of alcoholic beverages, the chief said. They do not use fake identification. Vendors that sell to underage persons are subject to arrests, a fine and the possibility of losing their liquor sales permit.


Miami Township PARKS&Recreation ! e n o y r e v E r o f g n i h t Some To register for an activity fill out a registration form and mail or drop off your form with your check to: Miami Township Recreation, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Township, OH 45150-2189. Pre-registration and prepayment is required for all camps & activities. Receipts will be sent to you. Financial assistance scholarships are available to Miami Township residents who meet assistance requirements. Direct your questions to the Recreation Department at 248-3727.

Check out our lineup of Summer Camps on Page 11! Sports & Wellness Adult Adult Swing Class Mon. and Wed., July 13-22; 7-8:15 pm; MTCC; $60 R single, $75 NR single; $100 R Couple, $120 NR couple; Emily and David Beatrice, college-age siblings, will teach you extensive and thorough coverage of East Coast and triple time Swing. Latin Class Mon. and Wed., Aug. 3-12; 7:459:00 pm; ages 16+; MTCC; $30 R single, $40 NR single; $50 R couple; $60 NR couple; Cincinnati has a fabulous Latin music and dance scene. Here is the perfect opportunity to learn some of those great dances while getting a great workout! We may cover Cha-Cha, Salsa, Merengue and Tango. Basic Yoga Tues., 10-11:30 am; MTCC; $60 NR $75 NR ; $15 (per class dropin); Session 1: July 21 – August 25; Session 2: Sept 8 – Oct 13; Session 3: Oct 27 – Dec. 1; Basic Yoga - 5:30-7:00 pm; Beyond Basic Yoga - 7-8:30 pm; Wed., LH; $60 NR, $75 NR; $15 (per class drop-in); Session 1: July 22-August 26; Session 2: Sept 9-Oct 14; Session 3: Oct 28-Dec. 2; Desktop Yoga® with Julie Lusk Mon., Oct. 5; 7-8:00 pm; LH; $15 per person. Desktop Yoga

revitalizes aching backs, tired eyes, and tight shoulders with effective stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques that can be done right at the workstation. Energy is replenished with a “Twohour nap in ten minutes”. Ctry Western Couples Dancing Tues., Sept. 8-Oct. 27 (8 weeks); 7-9:00 pm; MTCC; $5.00 per class (drop- in). Learn Couples ChaCha, East Coast Swing, Wooden Nickel, Couples Waltz, Mixers and more. Enjoy the experience of Ray and Carmen Saylor who will be teaching this fun and energetic class. Partners are not needed. Line Dancing Monday, Sept. 14-Dec. 14; Classes resume Jan. 4, 2010; 7- 9:00 pm; MTCC; $6 per class (drop in). Janet Short & Kathy Wills teach this high-energy class to adults of all ages. Participants will learn the latest line dancing along with some old favorites.

Fall Kids Tennis Tues. & Thurs. Oct. 6-15; beginners 4:30-5:30 pm (ages 7-9); intermediate 5:30-6:30 pm (ages 8-14); CP; $25 R $30 NR Tumble Time Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 14; 1:00-1:45 pm; MTCC; ages 3-5; $35 R; $45 NR; Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 14; 6:157:00 pm; MTCC; ages 4-6; $35 R; $45 NR Hip Hop / Breakdancing Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 14; 7:15-8 pm; MTCC; ages 7-10; $35 R; $45 NR; A high energy class that uses fun up-to-date music to teach hip hop fundamentals and choreography. Beginning breakdancing steps will also be included as you learn an easy routine to showcase your talents.

Kids Tae Kwon Do, Kor. Martial Arts Wed., July 15-Sept. 16, 4:30-5:30 pm, ages 7-10; 5:45-6:45 pm; ages 11+; MTCC; $45 R; $60 NR;

Teens Jr.High / High School Tennis M,W,F July 20-24; CP; $25 R; $30 NR (session); A.M. Session 10-11:00; P.M. Session 6-7:00; Milford High School Coach, Nancy Haines will conduct drills for new and old players to get ready for the tennis season. All schools welcome.

Summer Kids Tennis July 13-17; Beginners: 9-10:00 am, (ages 7-9) : 10-11:00 am, (ages 9-14) *intermediate: 11noon (ages 8-14) CP; $30 R $35 NR;* players can play matches independently

Teen Swing Class Tues., and Thurs., July 14-23; 7-8:15 pm; MTCC; $40 R; $50 NR; The ever-popular East Coast Swing is the perfect dance to add to your repertoire for homecoming, prom, etc.!

Legend: R – Miami Township Resident; NR – Non-Resident MHS – Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way MTCC – Miami Township Civic Center – 6101 Meijer Drive PR – Paxton Ramsey Park, 6265 Price Road

MR – Miami Riverview Park, 587 Branchhill-Loveland Road MMP – Miami Meadows Pavilion, 1546 St. Rt. 131 MML – Miami Meadows Lakeside, 1546 St. Rt. 131 CP – Community Park, 5951 Buckwheat Road LH – Leming House in CP, 5951 Buckwheat Road

Krystin Thibodeau

Miami Township Recreation Director Krystin.Thibodeau@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Recreation Department, 248-3727

Complete a registration form on page 12!

From The Director As this latest edition of our newsletter arrived in your mailbox you have most likely made the transition to warm sunny days, schedule changes and for those with children that famous phrase “I’m bored”. If that’s the case we have lots of activities planned for children and adults of all ages. Our themed preschool camps still have a few spots so it’s not too late to register for Krystin Thibodeau “Let’s Go Camping”,” Holiday Camp”, and our very popular Kindergarten Safety camp are just a few. The highlight for the children in Kindergarten Safety (outside the safety lessons of course) is riding their very own Hummer through our safety town and taking their first school bus ride to the Fire station. We are excited about all the camp collaborations we have with our Police, Fire and Service Departments. For the school-age child there are many opportunities for adventure, education and even magic. We are so lucky to have some of Milford High schools best and brightest graduates back from college leading camps like Engineering, Games Galore and Games Galore Expansion Pack. If sports are their thing come and play some recreational basketball in our Come Play Basketball series which is structured for kids from fourth grade up to high school. If your kids love tumbling, gymnastics and cheerleading there are camps which will instruct in basic and intermediate levels. There really is something for everyone in our line up this summer. Enjoy this special time of year with your loved ones.


Preschool Activities Playgroup Primetime Thur., 9:30-11:30 am; MTCC; ages 0-4; $35 R; $45 NR; (per session); Session 1: Sept. 3-Oct. 15; Session 2: Oct. 22-Dec. 17 (no class 11/26);Session 3: Jan. 7-Feb.18;Our playgroup aims to allow children ages 0-4 to have fun, play and make new friends in a relaxed, informal environment. Parents can mingle and socialize and hopefully see these gatherings as a means towards which friendships can be built. My Little Friends Camp Aug 10-14; 9-11:30 am; CP; ages 0-6; $30 R Family; $40 NR family; This camp is for families with children ages 6 and under. Kelly Wuest will provide the setting for a great play date, a snack, a circle time, and fun activities. Experience the “camp” atmosphere. We will have sensory, musical, large and small motor, building and other types of activities. Parental supervision is required for this camp.

Pre-School Art Extravaganza Fridays, 10-11:00 am; MTCC; ages 3+; $25 R; $30 NR; (4 classes); Even the smallest artist (with help from Mom) can make delightful home made art. We will focus on a different theme each month and make great art projects for display at home! Come with your child and join in the fun.; Oct. 16 – Fall Treasures; Nov. 20 – I am Thankful For; Dec. 18– Holiday Excitement; Jan. 22-Let it Snow! Munchkins in Motion Fri., Oct. 2 -Oct. 23 and/or Fri., Oct, 30Nov. 20; 1-2:00 pm; MTCC; age 3+; $25 R; $30 NR; (session); Children are introduced to movement and games through a variety of fun activities. They will explore the space around them while learning basic concepts such as over/under, up/down and many more. We will have tons of fun in this completely active class!! We will focus on basic motor skills, play games, tumbling, music and fun. Children will learn simple skills, and how to communicate and cooperate in a group setting.

Tumble Time Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 14; 1:00-1:45 pm; MTCC; ages 3-5; $35 R; $45 NR;; Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 14; 6:15-7:00 pm; MTCC; ages 4-6; $35 R; $45 NR; A fun and instructional tumbling class emphasizing correct form and tumbling techniques. Each child will improve their listening skills, develop higher self-esteem, and socialization while learning to tumble. This class is taught by a talented and experienced instructor from Dance Etc. Mom & Me Wed. Sept. 16-Oct. 14; 5:30-6:00 pm; MTCC; ages 2-3; $25 R; $35 NR; This parent assisted tumbling class is for ages 2 to 3. Kids will learn basic motor skills, somersaults, walking across the balance beam, parachute play, and more. Kids will learn basic motor skills, learn how to follow instructions, make friends, and have a great time. Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet. This class is taught by a talented and experienced instructor from Dance Etc.

Preschool Camps Sporties for Shorties July 13-17; 12:30-2:30 pm; PR; ages 4-5; $65 R; $80 NR; Each day your children will learn about flag football, baseball, basketball, and soccer, with different stations and game setups. Plus, we will have a special activity at the end of every day! Let’s Pretend Camp July 27-31; 9-11:30 am; MTCC; ages 3-4; $65 R; $80 NR; Preschoolers can transform into characters for a grocery store, beauty/barber shop, pet store, flower shop, and bakery/restaurant. The week will enhance imagination and promote an understanding of the world that surrounds a child. What fun it is to be a part of a kidsized neighborhood! Skyhawks – Pre-K Golf July 20-24 or Aug 10-14; 12:30-1:30 pm; MR; ages 3-4; $60 R; $75 NR; Skyhawks will be using the SNAG Coaching System, a new system for training beginning golfers using the most fun golf equipment around. Skyhawks will provide launchers and rollers designed with larger heads and greater hitting surfaces that make it easier to hit the ball while learning proper swing techniques. Please do not bring your own clubs. (See Skyhawks information under Sports Camps.)

Nature Tots Fridays, 10-11:00 am; LH; ages 3+; $25 R; $30 NR; In this program we will use storybooks, songs, nature walks, observation, crafts and games all to help foster a sense of discovery and wonder for preschoolers. ; Oct. 2 - My 5 Senses; Nov. 6 - Autumn; Dec. 4 - Squirrel Nuts; Jan. 8 - Winter Wonderland

Preschool Safety Camp Fridays, 10-11 am MTCC; ages 3+; $25 R; 30 NR;(4 classes); Sept. 11-Fire Safety; Oct. 9 – Bike Safety; Nov. 13-Personal & Stranger Safety; Dec. 11-Traffic Safety; What a wonderful way to introduce your preschooler to safety. Join Kelly Wuest who will educate your child about safety. We will cover basic concepts such as hand washing, water safety and calling 911.

Pre-Ballet Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 14; 1:45-2:30 pm; MTCC; ages 3-5; $35 R; $45 NR; This is a fun and positive way to introduce ballet. Learn simple dance steps & vocabulary, basic motor skills, songs and dances. This class is taught by Dance Etc. staff.

Family Activities

clay and pottery paints. We’ll create some really cool pieces from clay that will get fired in the kiln. Then we’ll paint them and some other pieces using mega-fun techniques. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. This class is in partnership with Ann Flynn, Star Glazers. All supplies provided. The created work will be returned to the Miami Township Civic Center for pick up at a later date.

nances or an upcoming test? Guided imagery teaches you to deeply relax your body and promotes your ability to cope with stressful situations. This class is lead by Chris Popa RN, who is a Certified Guided Imagery Therapist, with 7 years of experience and 35 years in the medical profession. She has performed relaxation services in a variety of settings, including working with the terminally ill. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Beginning Orienteering, Geocaching & Letterboxing Tues., Nov. 10 & 17; MMP; ages 14 to adults; 7-9:00 pm; $25 R; $30 NR. Learn about these three popular outdoor recreation activities that offer a fun challenge! Orienteering can be a competitive race or a trail walk in the woods that requires only an inexpensive compass. Equipment not included. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Harvest Festival & Bonfire Sat., Oct. 10; 6:30-9:00 pm; CP; FREE. Join us for Miami Township’s 5th annual Harvest Festival and Bonfire. From 7:00 –8:30 pm kids will enjoy crafts and storytelling. Keep warm by the bonfire while enjoying live music by Diamond Blue, an original acoustic quartet featuring guitars, fiddle, mandolin and sweet vocal harmonies.

Wire Wrap Jewelry Making Thur., Nov. 5; 7-9:00 pm; MTCC; $35 R; $45 NR; Have you ever wondered how a jewelry artist links beads together? Learn the professional technique of wire wrapping beads. Using sterling silver wire and an assortment of beads, create your own basic earrings & bracelet, in one evening. Megan Painter will guide you through the process of making professional-looking jewelry.

Family Tennis Clinic Tue., Wed., & Thur., July 7, 8, & 9; 5:45-6:45 pm or 6:45-7:45 pm; CP Tennis Courts; ages 7 to adults $25 R, $30 NR, 1st adult plus $10 for each additional family member; This special clinic is offered to families who wish to learn a sport the entire family can enjoy. The class is taught by Milford High School Tennis Coach, Nancy Haines and will offer drills and fun games geared to the beginner player of any age. Limited space. Learn Archery! Sat., July 25, 11-noon or noon-1:00 or 1-2:00 pm; MM; $5 per person; Jeff Foster from the Gophers Archery Pro Shop will teach you archery. He will provide all the equipment and discuss safety and technique. This class is available to women, men, and children ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult. Only 10-12 participants per hour. Pottery Handbuilding & Painting Thurs., Aug 6 & 13; 10-11:15 am; MTCC; ages 5+; $10 per adult plus $20 R per child; $25 NR per child; This activity is designed for families with kids. Join us as we learn with

Educational Workshop “Colleges are a Big Business/ Get a Degree, Not Debt! Tues., Oct. 6; noon-1:00 p.m. or 7-8:00 pm; MTCC; $5 per family; Thur., Nov. 12; noon1:00 p.m. or 7-8:00 pm; MTCC; $5 per family; This is a workshop designed specifically for parents of high school students or parents with children already in college. It covers all of the how-to’s on financing college WITHOUT loans as well as the frequent mistakes families make during this daunting time. Q&A to follow.. Stress Reducing Techniques Thurs. Oct. 8-Nov. 12; 7-8:00 p.m.; MTCC; ages 7-Adult; $35 R; $40 NR; $15 kids; Are you feeling overwhelmed with raising your child, the loss of a job, cancer, smoking, weight loss, or even stressed over your fi-

Kindergarten Safety Camp Call for open dates & times.

Women’s Self-Defense Wed.,Oct. 28; 6-10 pm; Ages 14+; MTCC; $10 R; $15 NR; Join the Miami Township Police Department for selfdefense training. Learn easy, practical ways to defend yourself. Please wear rubber-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. Pre-registration required.

Jewelry Making: Earrings Thur., Nov. 12; 7-9:00 pm; MTCC; $35 R; $45 NR; Making wire-wrapped jewelry is creative and fun. Make one advanced swirly earring set using sterling silver wire. Prereq: either our Wire Wrap Jewelry Making class OR prior experience wire wrapping.


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Flag Football Camp

Thru July 31 • LH

Safety Camp

Thru July 31 • MTCC

Let’s Pretend Camp

Thru July 31 • MR

Sports Camp

Thru July 24 • LH

Safety Camp

Thru July 24 • MR

Pre-K Golf Camp

Thru Juky 24 • MTCC

Holiday Camp

MWF • Thru July 24 • CP

Teen Tennis

Thru July 17 • MTCC

Cheerleading Camp

Thru July 17 • PR

Sportie Shorties Camp

Thru July 17 • CP

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DARE Camp

Thru July 10 • MR

Fun In Sun Camp

Thru July 10 • LH

Wacky Camp

Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Zoning Appeals

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Basic Yoga

Civic Center, 7 p.m.

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Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Labor Day

20

6:30p • CP • FREE ‘Clermont Symphony’

27

CONCERT IN THE PARK

No Permit Needed

Thru Dec 14 • MTCC

Line Dancing

7

14

Monday

28

21

Free Yard Sale Weekend Board Zoning App.

Sunday

8

1

Thru Oct 14 • MTCC

Tumble Time

Civic Center, 7 p.m.

29

22

15

Board of Trustees

Thru Oct 27 • MTCC

CtryWstrn Cpls Dance

Thru Oct 13 • MTCC

Basic Yoga

Tuesday

September 2009

Thru Dec. 2 • MTCC

23

30

Act Up-Speak Out

Thru Oct 14 • MTCC

Preschool Mom & Me

Thru Oct 14 • MTCC

Preschool Tumble

Thru Oct 14 • MTCC

16

Hip Hop Breakdance

Thru Oct 14 • MTCC

Beyond Basic Yoga

9

2

Wednesday

Thursday

3

Thru Oct 15 • MTCC

24

17

10

Playgriup Primetime

Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Zoning Commission

www.MiamiTwpOH.gov

730-5pm • MTCC

Trash Days

25

18

11

4

No Permit Needed

5

9 a.m. • MMP

26

Kids Fishing Tourn.

730-5pm • MTCC

Trash Days

19

12

Saturday

Free Yard Sale Weekend Free Yard Sale Weekend No Permit Needed

Friday

Please see Recreation Guide for times, locations and fees, or visit

Miami Township Calendar of Events


Monday

Tuesday

Thru Oct 15 • CP

Fall Kids Tennis

Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

6

13

20

27

Board of Trustees Civic Center, 7 p.m.

Educational Wkshop Noon-1pm. or 7-8pm • MTCC

Desktop Yoga

Columbus Day

19

26

Red Cross Babysitting Thru Nov. 9 • MTCC

12

7-8 pm • MTCC

Board of Zoning App.

5

October 2009 Sunday

4

11

18

25

Basic Yoga

Thru Dec 1 • MTCC

Miami Township Calendar of Events

Thru Oct 23 • MTCC

2

16

Preschool Art Adv. 10-11 • MTCC

23

30

Munchkins in Motion Thru Nov 20 • MTCC

9

Munchkins in Motion

10-11 • LH

Nature Tots

Friday

Please see Recreation Guide for times, locations and fees, or visit

Thursday

1

Zoning Commission

8 Stress Reduce Tech.

15

22

29

Playgriup Primetime Thru Dec 17• MTCC

Thru Nov. 12 • MTCC

Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

www.MiamiTwpOH.gov

Wednesday

7

Girls Holiday Singing Thru Nov.. 18 • MTCC

14

21

28 Beyond Basic Yoga Thru Dec 2 • MTCC

Womens Self Defense 6-10 pm • MTCC

Saturday

3

10

& Community Bonfire

31

24

17

6:30-9pm • Leming House

Halloween


Sports Camps Come Play Basketball! MM; $35 R session; $45 NR session; If all you want to do is play basketball than this is for you. Join Bruce Brunetti, Coordinator, and other enthusiast for some basketball open play. Bring a basketball and a water bottle. July 13-16; Boys Only; grades 5-6; 11-12:30; July 13-16; Girls Only; grades 5-6; 9-10:30; July 27-30; Boys Only; grades 7-8; 9-10:30; July 27-30; Girls Only; grades 7-8;11-12:30; July 20-23; Boys Only; grades 9-10; 1112:30; July 20-23; Girls Only; grades 9-10; 9-10:30; On the Flip Side 2 July 13-17; noon-1:30, ages 10-12; 2-3:30 ages 13-15; MTCC; $50 R; $60 NR; Join Michelle Veite, Cheerleader at Xavier University, for this camp that will teach stretching and advanced skills from splits, roundoff, backbends, advanced cheers and tumbling. All About Sports August 3-7; 9:00-12:30 pm; MR; ages 6-11; $65 R; $80 NR; Campers will participate in a variety of sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and badminton. One day of the week will be devoted to learning and playing each of these sports, and then Friday will be Olympic Day. Skyhawks – Beginner/Intermediate Skateboarding July 20-24; ages 7-12; 9-noon; MM SkatePark; $100 R; $125 NR; Learn skateboarding maneuvers including ollies, shuv its, kick flips, board slides and grinds on flatland, transitions (ramps), and rails.

Kids Adventures Red Cross “On Our Own” Class Mon., Aug 10; 10-11:30 am or Wed., Aug 12; 1-2:30 pm; MTCC; ages 7-12; $20 R; $25 NR; This class will reduce your worry when the kids are home alone. Led by a Certified Red Cross Instructor, kids will learn simple rules and procedures to ensure maximum safety when home alone. Includes a Red Cross certification of completion. Kid’s Only Fishing Tournament Catch & Release . Sat., Sept. 19; registration is required at MML Pavilion at 9:00 am; tournament; 10 am–noon.; FREE; Child requires adult supervision. Bait available at a nominal fee. All participants will receive a prize. Weigh-ins can be

Skyhawks - Beginning Golf July 20-24; 9-noon; MR; ages 5-9; $100 R; $125 NR; Aug 10-14; 9-noon; MR; ages 5-9; $100 R; $125 NR; Skyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes through training in proper technique and foundational skills. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) technology to its curriculum. SNAG utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and “mini-tennis balls” to help build confidence. As a safety precaution, Skyhawks Sports will be utilizing golf helmets for protection. Please do not bring your own clubs. Skyhawks - Flag Football July 27-31; 9-noon; MR; ages 5-14 (grouped by ages); $100 R; $125 NR; Skyhawks flag football offers a complete package of skills and thrills that teaches every young athlete to enjoy this fast-paced game. The camp introduces the core skills of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning – all presented in a fun and invigorating training environment. Skyhawks Recreation July 27-31; 1-3:00 pm; MR; ages 6-12; $70 R; $85 NR; Skyhawks Recreation is meant for the athlete who wants to do a little bit of everything! These programs are designed for participants who want to have fun playing games in various sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Flag Football. Participants from Flag Football that have signed up for “Recreation” will have a Skyhawks Coach for supervision between the two camps.

done anytime during tournament with final weigh-in at the end of the tournament. Only live fish will be weighed. Stringers are prohibited. Only fish baskets or buckets can be used. An Ohio State Fishing License may be required based on your age. Only 1 pole per child will be allowed. Acting Up/Speaking Out 4:15-5:30 pm, grade 4+, MTCC; Wed., Sept. 23–Dec.2; (no class 11/25); $65 R; $80 NR; 10 wks; Wed., Jan. 20–May 5 (no class 3/31); $90 R; $110 NR; 15 wks;Did you ever wish that you could speak in front of your class without your knees knocking? Did you ever want to experience what it would be like to perform on stage? Did you ever wish that you could write more effectively? If you

Skyhawks – T-Ball Aug 3-7; 9-noon; PR; ages 4-7; $100 R; $125 NR; Skyhawks Sports T-ball is designed to teach the fundamental skills of the game--fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and base running-while infusing each athlete with the exciting spirit of the game. Each athlete will learn basic skills in exercises tailored to individuals through tee hitting.

Kids Camps “Fun in the Sun July 6-July 10; 10-12:30 pm; MR; ages 8-12; $50 R; $60 NR; Have fun with hula hoops, capture the flag, across the ocean, kickball, parachute activities & an obstacle course. Learn a survival game called Pashua, a version of many different types of games, like tag and hide-n-seek. Campers bring your jump rope each day and practice for the jump rope challenge on the last day.

YR Junior Zoo Drawing Camp July 13-15; 10:30-noon; MTCC; ages 5-8; $55 R; $65 NR; Kids love to draw animals! Join us as we learn to draw a variety of animals found at our local zoo. We will draw giraffes, lions, tigers, birds and more. Our final day will result in one large scene of the zoo, divided into several habitats and incorporating the many animal friends we have learned to draw.

Miami Township • Page 11 Games Galore - “Expansion” Pack July 20-24; 9 -11:30 am; MTCC; ages 10-12; $60 R; $75 NR;

Magic Camp I July 20-22; 1-2:15 pm; ages 6-9; 2:303:45; ages 10-14; MTCC; $40 R; $50 NR (includes $15.00 supply fee); Magic Camp II July 27-29; 1-2:15 pm; ages 6-9; 2:303:45; ages 10-14; MTCC ;$40 R; $50 NR (includes $15.00 supply fee); Dr. Seuss’ Summer Adventure July 27-31; 9-11:30 am; ages 5-7; PR; $60 R; $75 NR Engineering Camp July 27-31; 9-noon; ages 11-13; MTCC; $65 R; $80 NR; Card College! Aug. 3-5; 1-2:15 pm; ages 9-14; MTCC; $40 R; $50 NR; YR Monster Cartoon Camp Aug. 10-12, 1-2:30 pm; MTCC; ages 6-13; $55 R; $65 NR; Boys and girls are going to love these inventive, original and playful monsters! Learn to draw wild faces, exaggerated features and scary bodies. Children will learn a variety of basic cartoon techniques, while enjoying the fun our creatures offer. The “monster under the bed”, the “closet monster” and many more will appear, along with a multitude of original monster characters!

Pop Star Camp July 20-July24; 9-11:30 am; CP Amphitheatre; ages 7-10; $65 R; $80 NR;.

have ever wished any of the above, then this class is for you. During the first session, participants will get the experience of working on some classic literature. If you attend the second session, participants will be given input into creating an original work. And for those wishing to be able to perform in front of a group, there is a performance for family and friends at the end of each session. This experience is beneficial when you have to get in front of your class and present a report. So come on out and have some fun while learning. Girls’ Holiday Singing Ensemble Wed., Oct. 7-Nov. 18; 5:30-6:30 pm, age 9-13; MTCC; $60 R; $75 NR; Have fun with holiday music using proper vocal techniques and ending

the class with a grand performance showcasing your talent at the “Annual Christmas Tree Lighting”. Gina Jasinoski who majored in voice and piano and is also a licensed music teacher, will lead this class. Music & CD included in fee. Red Cross Babysitting Mon. Oct. 19-Nov. 9; 6:30-8:30 pm; MTCC; ages 11-15; $60 R; $75 NR; Senior Programs Senior activities will be offered at Miami Township Civic Center. Call Ginny Kaldmo at Clermont Senior Services 248-4345 for more information.


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Participant Name: ________________________________

Parent/Guardian (If Minor): _________________________________

Street Address: ______________________________ City: __________________ Phone: ___________________

Email: _______________________

How would you like us to send a registration confirmation notice?

State: ______

Zip Code: ______________

Date of Birth: ______________

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Grade: ____

[ ] US Mail

How did you find out about this program? _______________________________________________________________________ Event Name

Date

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Refund Policy: Participant requested changes or refunds are subject to a $5.00 processing fee. Refunds will only be granted when requested no later than 24 hours prior to the first class meeting. Since decisions to maintain classes are based on the enrollment at the first session, no refunds are granted after the first session. In the case of maximum class enrollment or class cancellation, you will be granted a full check refund. Please allow four weeks for processing all refunds. Release: Recognizing the risk and possibility of injury associated with participation in Miami Township recreation programs and in consideration of Miami Township offering the programs at a nominal fee and accepting the participant into the program and activities, I for myself, my heir, successors, administrators and assigns hereby release, discharge and/or otherwise indemnify Miami Township, Clermont County, Ohio, The Board of Trustees of Miami Township, as well as all employees and/or agents of these entities from any and all claims by or on behalf of the participant, the participant’s heirs, administrators and assigns as a result of participating in the Miami Township recreational programs. I further certify that the participant is physically fit and capable of participating in all activities required by the recreational programs and that participating in the recreation programs will not pose a risk of physical harm to any participant. In addition, I grant permission for my child to participate in all activities, including field trips with transportation provided by Miami Township in connection with the program(s) in which I have enrolled my child. Authorization for Medical Treatment: In the event the participant receives an injury requiring medical attention of any type, I hereby authorize Miami Township, Clermont County, Ohio or its employees or agents to consent to whatever treatment is medically necessary and hereby release those entities from any claims whatsoever arising from that consent. I also give Miami Township representatives permission to transport my child to the nearest available medical/dental facility for emergency medical care, although this form does not authorize or guarantee treatment upon arrival at the designated facility, as each facility sets its own treatment procedures. Authorization to Use Image and Photographic Likeness: In the event the participant or my photograph or other image is taken or created during the participant or my participation in this program, in consideration of the acceptance of the participant in the program, I authorize Miami Township to use my photograph or other image for any purpose without compensation.

Participant Signature: _____________________________________________________

Date: _________________________

Guardian if under 18: _____________________________________________________

Witness: _________________________

Mail or drop off this form with check/money order payable to Miami Township Recreation Dept, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Township OH 45150-2189. For questions, please call 513-248-3727. No phone registration permitted. Event information can be found on the web at www.MiamiTwpOH.gov.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS PART ONLY IF THE PARTICIPANT IS A MINOR Mother’s Name: ____________________________

Cell Phone _____________________

Work Phone___________________

Father’s Name: _____________________________

Cell Phone _____________________

Work Phone___________________

Emergency Contact: __________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________

Allergies/Medical Conditions: ____________________________________________________________________________________


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Miami Township Fire & EMS

Jim Whitworth, Fire Chief

Jim.Whitworth@MiamiTwpOH.gov Fire/EMS Administration: 513-248-3700

Donation helps cardiac patients The Miami Township Fire & EMS has received a donation of more than $150,000 worth of equipment to better transmit information to hospitals about cardiac patients. With the donation from TriHealth and Bethesda North Hospital, Miami Township ambulances now have equipment designed to shorten that time and better alert hospitals about patient condition. The donation is part of a regional TriHealth Foundation grant providing Rosetta transmit­ters to first responders in Cler­mont, Hamilton, Butler and War­ren counties. According to Miami Township Assistant Fire/EMS Chief Dan Mack, ambulances already are equipped with an EKG ma-

chine that sends information to hospitals. But, he said, different depart­ ments use different brands of EKG machines, making it harder for hospitals to receive them all. The new Rosetta transmitters allows TriHealth hospitals to receive EKG readings from any brand of machine. From there, emergency depart­ment officials can send EKGs to their

catheterization laboratory (cath lab), to printers and to indi­ vidual doctors via PDA or cell phone. That lets medical professionals see the severity and location of heart damage before the patient gets to hospital, said Bethesda North EMS coordinator Jeff Heist. It shortens the time before treat­ment and leads to more positive patient outcomes. Miami Township’s fire/EMS department received four Rosetta transmitters, one for each ambulance. He said the transmitters will take paramedics “one step further” in their treatment. Whereas sometimes paramedics had to describe EKGs or send them over cell phone lines, “now the doctors can actually see it.”

EMS crew honored for saving life The Miami Township Board of Trustees honored an EMS crew and two residents who helped save the life of a local woman. March 2 wasn’t a typical afternoon at the Neuville house in Miami Township. Eric Neuville usually travels during the week for his job in marketing insurance. This afternoon, he was on a conference call at his home. His wife, Anne, was about to leave for the afternoon, but she had stopped to help their house painter, Anne Tabor, take down some scaffolding. Anne Tabor, from Goshen Township, was usually in good health. She exercises regularly, but on March 2 Tabor had a heart attack. The 39-year-old painter had simply felt light-headed before she fell on the Neuville’s living room floor. She was experiencing “sudden cardiac death.” “Her heart stopped. She had no pulse, she was not breathing,” said Eric. His wife had run to the back office to get her husband. Thankfully, Eric was ready. He had been an orderly in college and was experienced in CPR. Shortly thereafter, the Miami

The EMS crew included, from left to right, Capt. Bob Burns, Lt. Glenn Bischoff, Lee Hines, Keith Workman and Greg Lang are honored, along with (from left) Anne Tabor, Eric Neuville and his wife, Anne. Township EMS crew of Captain Bob Burns, Lt. Glenn Bischoff, and Paramedics Lee Hines, Keith Workman and Greg Lang arrived and shocked Tabor’s heart back into rhythm and transported her to the hospital. Weeks later, Tabor now has a pacemaker and internal cardiac defibrillator in her chest, along with a diagnosis of long QT syndrome, a rare disorder of the heart’s electrical rhythm. She knows that without quick action by the Neuvilles and the Miami Township EMS crew, she wouldn’t be alive today. “I really truly believe God put me in the right place at the right time for my

family,” said Tabor. For the Neuvilles, the moral of the story is to learn CPR, which the Miami Township Fire & EMS offers. “You hope you never have to use it,” said Eric. “But I can tell you what, it has come in handy ... if you only use it once in your life, that’s a life you’ll save.” The two families predict they’ll be longtime friends after the incident, and Tabor said she’s planning to have her sons tested for long QT “I will forever and ever be grateful to them,” she said. “I will do whatever I can to help make good on my second chance.”

From The Chief During the summer months there is an increased risk of fire associated with the use of barbecues, gasoline, air conditioners and other electrical appliances. Protect your family by taking a few precautions: Propane gas grills: • Check tubes that lead into Chief Whitworth the burner for any blockage from insects or food grease. • Visually inspect the propane hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks. Never use a flame to check for gas leaks. Gasoline: • Store only a 30-day supply, but not more than one gallon in an approved safety container. • Store gasoline in a cool and well-ventilated area. • Store gasoline away (at least 50 feet) from any source of heat or open flame, such as a pilot light. Electrical: • Use light bulbs with the appropriate wattage for the size of the light fixture. A bulb of too high wattage may lead to overheating and fire. • Extension cords are only for temporary use. Most cannot carry as much current as permanent wiring and tend to overheat. If using an extension cord, be sure it is designed to carry the intended load. • Never use an extension cord for large appliances such as air conditioners.


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Miami Township Community Development

Larry Fronk, Director

Larry.Fronk@MiamiTwpOH.gov Comm Develpment Office: 513-248-3731

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE: best practices The words ‘Green and Sustainable’ are heard often today when discussing constructing a new building or an entire community. On the larger scale, in order to become more sustainable communities are mixing land uses, adding more sidewalks and bike paths and clustering development to preserve green space. On a smaller scale, green and sustainable can apply to building materials, pavement materials, energy efficiency, landscaping and stormwater management. This year Miami Township will begin to look at some best practices and new regulations to promote new “green” technologies. The Township will look at residential windmills, outdoor wood burning furnaces, rain barrels and solar power. The Township will also look at bio-swales for the storage and filtering of stormwater in parking lots.

Green and sustainable may mean homes use solar power and energy from windmills.

As energy costs increase and environmental consciousness grows, it is important for communities to embrace new ideas and best practices. Miami Township has taken some larger scale steps to promote sustainability through the Miami Township Connections plan to contract sidewalks connecting residential neighborhoods to parks, schools and businesses. It is also promot-

ing mixed-use development through its SR 28 Redevelopment Plan. If you have any other ideas on green technology or sustainable communities, please let us know. Send comments or suggestions e-mail them to Larry Fronk, Community Development Director at larry.fronk@ miamitwpoh.gov or mail them to Miami Township, 6101 Meijer Drive, Milford, Ohio 45150.

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Join Trustees Mary Makley Wolff, Karl Schultz, Ken Tracy and Fiscal Officer Eric Ferry each month as they talk with guests from Miami Township and Clermont County.

From The Director As the economy continues to suffer, the number of vacant properties in Miami Township seems to increase. Many times the most obvious clue a property is vacant is the tall grass. The Township has received many complaints this year relating to tall grass on vacant Larry Fronk properties. It only takes one property to blight a neighborhood. The Township must follow a very specific process before it can mow the grass on a vacant property. The Miami Township Board of Trustees must adopt a Resolution during a public meeting declaring the tall grass a nuisance. After the Resolution is adopted, notice must be provided that the Township plans to abate a nuisance after a given date. This notice can be in the form of a certified letter to the last know address of the owner, a legal notice in the newspaper, a notice posted on the door of the structure on the property or a combination thereof. The notice gives the property owner 7 days to mow the grass, before the Township hires a contractor to do the work. It can take up to three weeks to complete this process. After the nuisance is abated, we then place a lien on the property to recover the costs associated with the mowing.


Miami Township Service Department

Miami Township • Page 15 Miami Township Mike Mantel, Director • Page 15 Mike.Mantel@MiamiTwpOH.gov

Service Department: 513-248-3728

Several roads to be resurfaced this summer The Miami Township Service Department has identified several roads in the community that will be repaired as part of it’s annual resurfacing program. A pavement management system assists in the resurfacing program. Miami Township roads are inspected annually, and by assigning ratings to road characteristics such as surface distress, smoothness of travel, and curb/gutter distress, paving priorities can be established. Once a list has been generated and reviewed, the Miami Township Board of Trustees reviews and approves the final list of roads. The resurfacing will take place sometime between June and August. Other road maintenance activities include repairing damaged asphalt, repairing potholes, and the maintaining of curb and gutters. The majority of the township’s 146.25 road miles are made up of subdivision streets. The few exceptions include Dry Run, Sugar Camp and Ibold Roads. Collector streets such

Miami Township 2009 Road Resurfacing Program

Street Name From / To Linda Way Drive SR 131 TO North End HillTop Way SR 131 TO North End SR N131 TO South End Greimann Ln. Eagle Ridge Rd. Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Rd. TO Naomi Dr. Day Drive 1/2 Valley Forge Rd. TO Eagle Ridge Dr. Day Drive 2/2 Eagle Ridge Dr. TO SR 131 Eagle Ridge Dr. Naomi TO Day Drive Eagle Ridge Rd. TO South End Bunker Hill Rd. Brandywine Ln. Eagle Ridge Rd. TO South End Heritage Lane Eagle Ridge Rd. TO West End Liberty Ct. Valley Forge Dr. TO South End Valley Forge Rd. Day Dr TO Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Rd. Buckwheat Rd. TO North End Ridgecrest Dr. Berkshire Dr. Buckwheat Rd. TO North West End Berkshire Dr. TO Liberty Ct. Larkspur Dr. Louanne Ln. Price Rd. TO East End Price Rd. TO East End Oskamp Dr. Redbird. Rd (long Redbird) Paxton Guinea Rd. TO East End Trailwoods Dr. TO Loveland Corp. Line Cedar Dr. Happy Hollow Rd. SR 28 TO Happy Lane Happy Lane Happy Hollow Rd. TO North East End SR 28 TO Montclair Ct. Montclair Dr. Montclair Ct. Montclair Dr.TO West End

as Buckwheat Road, WolfpenPleasant Hill Road, Price Road, Cook Road, Woodville Pike, and the State Route 28 Bypass are maintained by Clermont County Engineer’s Office. State Routes (SR28, SR126, SR131, SR48, SR50 and I-275) are maintained by the Ohio De-

Feet Width 1584 18 1659.504 18 912.912 24 3650.592 24 708.576 24 1645.776 18 638.88 24 464.64 24 570.768 24 564.96 24 116.688 24 1958.88 24 1695.936 19 1216.512 20 257.664 18 1147.872 19 1138.896 19 6277.92 16 674.784 20 3923.04 14 1643.664 12 850.608 40 739.2 17

partment of Transportation. Pavement markings — lines that mark the road edges, centerlines, crosswalks, turning lanes, and arrows — are also maintained by the Service Department on high volume roads or business districts. Please call 248-3728 with questions

Trustees honor Service employees Miami Township Board of Trustee Chairperson Mary Makley Wolff presents a proclamation to Gary Frank, a representation of the employees from the Miami Township Service Department, as the township honored National Public Works Week in May. The week was instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association in 1960.

From The Director

Miami Township residents enjoy a high quality of life, thanks in large part to the public workers who make the township run smoothly every day. The men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure and Mike Mantel services collectively known as the Service Department are an integral part of the health, safety, and comfort in the daily lives of Miami Township residents. Miami Township honored those employees who are vital to the efficient operation of public works systems such as roadways, parks, public buildings and properties and signage, when the American Public Works Association celebrate National Public Works Week in May. The week was instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association in 1960 and is designed to call attention to the importance of public works in the daily lives of present and future generations. National Public Works Week gives residents of Miami Township a chance to reflect on the excellent public services we have in our community. Many comforts enjoyed by residents depends upon the dedicated professionals of the Service Department.


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‘Be A Journalist’ winners The Milford Schools and the Community Press sponsored an essay writing contest for students. The winners, runners-up and finalists were presented their certificate at the May Trustee meeting. Trustee Ken Tracy was a judge in the comptetion. Winners (top) were Natalie Brady, Annie Dalziel, Sarah Hopkins, Kourtney Kolb, Paige Ross and Kelly Shaffner. Runners-up (middle) were Anna Anbalagan, Chloe Ballard, Shannon Brueck, Megan Creager, David DiSilvestro, Stephanie Drees, Jacob Drobrowolski, Sarah Ely, Steven Hart, Robert Krebs, Jamie Kuhn, Julia Pegis and BJ Richardson. Finalists (bottom) were Kate Gardin, Jillian Harrington, Carley Matson, Kenadee Muldoon, Emily Murphy, Chelsea Nagy, Aryan Overstreet, Alyssa Owens, Matthew Ridgway and Taylor Roof.

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Gas aggregation information Miami Township residents approved an initiative on last November’s ballot that allowed residents to join with other residents to form a large “buying group” for natural gas, which might result in cheaper, more stable gas costs. Miami Township is not incurring any costs for this program. Integrys, a company which is offering the aggragation plan, is handling the opt-out process, whereby residents do not have

to take any action to participate, but do have to “opt-out” of the program if they wish to remove themselves from the program. Particiapting residents will still receive one single bill from Duke Energy. You can find more information about the aggregation program by referring to the letter you will receive from Integrys or call their customer support line at 1-614-871-5290 to speak with a representative.

2009 Concert Calendar Mark your calendars for the concerts being held at the Community Park Performance Pavilion at 5951 Buckwheat Road from 6:309:00 pm: June 21: Blue Stone Ivory – Classic Hits

Aug. 23: The Modulators This long standing band performs Reggae, Dance, and Rhythm & Blues music Sept. 20: The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra; 6 pm


2009 Summer Newsletter