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Bethel Township Board of Trustee Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Alexander   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 00:00

Bethel Township Board of Trustees met on September 25th, 2012 for its bi-weekly meeting. The Board approved meeting minutes for their September 11th  meeting.  Staff reports were provided by township staff for the Fire Department, Planning & Zoning Department and by the Township’s Administrator. 
Assistant Fire Chief, Andy Ehrhart reported that from September 7, 2012, thru September 24th, 2012. The Fire Department responded to 22 EMS and 2 fire calls for a total of 24 calls. Ehrhart also advised the Board that the Department had received one mutual aid requests during this time period.  Bethel Township sent an EMS medic unit to the City of Huber Heights on September 11th, 2012.  The EMS training for Department members this month was on head injuries and fire training for the month was on wild land (grass and brush) firefighting techniques. 
Ehrhart, who also serves as the Township’s Planning and Zoning Director, reported that since the last meeting there have been no related issues on zoning. Year-to-date there are twenty zoning related issues, one zoning amendment and one text amendment.   He also advised the Board of Trustees that the Township’s Board of Zoning Appeals would not meet for the month of September because there was no pending business for the Board of the Zoning Appeals and the Township’s Zoning Commission has also been canceled for the month of September. 
During Fire Prevention week, on Sunday October 7th the Bethel Township Fire Department will have open house from 1-3pm.
The Board of Trustees took the following action:
Resolution 12-09-127 was approved unanimously by the Bethel Township Board of Trustee's accepting the 2013 official certificate of estimated resources along with the tax year 2012 rates and amounts from the Miami County Budget Commission.
Resolution 12-09-128 was approved unanimously by the Bethel Township Board of Trustee's accepting supplemental appropriation for 2012 for Bethel Township, Miami County in accordance with section 5705.40 of the Ohio Revised Code
Resolution 12-09-129 was approved unanimously by the Bethel Township Board of Trustee's. This resolution authorizes the purchase of $2,945.00 from emergency reporting company utilizing funds provided for by the 2012 Emergency Medical Services Grant received by the Bethel Township Fire Department.
Each year the Bethel Township Fire Department applies for Grant money in the hopes of up-grading their Emergency Medical Services. During the Fiscal Year 2012 the Bethel Township Fire Department applied for and was awarded Grant money. The money will be used for the purchase of new equipment and supplies related to the Departments Emergency Medical Services Operations. The Administrator and Public Safety Director of Bethel Township has determined that one of the best use of the grant money will be to purchase new EMS reporting software. The software is used on a daily basis by the Bethel Township Fire Department
Resolution 12-09-130 was approved unanimously by the Bethel Township Board of Trustee's accepting the resignation of John Weaver from the Bethel Township Fire Department. Mr Weaver has excepted a paramedic role with the City of Dayton Ohio.
Resolution 12-09-131 was approved unanimously by the Bethel Township Board of Trustee's accepting additional labor cost for fall of 2012 for bush removal etc..and general clean up.
On the lighter side of the news, On October 3rd the Historical Society will hold their meeting in the Township meeting room at 7pm. On October 9th and 23rd the Bethel Township Trustee's  will hold their regular meeting in the Township meeting room at 7 pm. The October 25th Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been cancelled. The Bethel Township Board of Trustee's meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7 pm in the Township meeting room located at 8735 South Second Street in Brandt next to the Bethel Township Fire House. The public is welcome.

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