Butler Twp. Trustees to discuss Sheriff’s proposals


Trustees considering proposals for policing due to budget concerns

By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



BUTLER TWP. — The Butler Township Trustees have received three proposals for the contracting of police services by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.

The proposals were included in the May 9 meeting packet sent to Trustees late last week and will be discussed at the Trustees’ meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

The three proposals give Trustees three different scenarios, two of which include sharing personnel with Harrison Township. The third proposal is a standalone “district” similar to what Washington Township and Harrison Township currently have.

The first proposal would see Butler and Harrison Township share a captain, administrative assistant, 4.5 sergeants, and three COP deputies who would patrol across jurisdictions.

The estimated annual cost for 2016 would be $1.63 million and rise to $1.86 million in 2020. According to Acting Township Administrator Erika Vogel, this proposal would save the Township $26,944 per year compared to the current police budget.

The second proposal would share a captain with Harrison Township and provide nine full time deputies, two detectives, and 4.5 sergeants.

That offer would cost the Township $1.71 million in 2016 and rise to $1.92 million in 2020 and result in an additional annual cost of $46,297.

In the third scenario, Butler Township would have its own policing “district” similar to Harrison and Washington Township. It would provide nine full time deputies, two detectives, 4.5 sergeants, and one captain.

The estimated cost in 2016 would be $1.77 million which would rise to nearly $2 million in 2020. The township would incur an additional cost of $114,510 per year over current expenditures.

Other items on agenda

Other items on the Trustees’ agenda include an appointment to the Zoning Appeals Board, a lighting agreement with Miami Valley Lighting, electrical aggregation, and a grant for part of the Willowbrook Subdivision infrastructure improvements.

The Trustees will also hold an executive session to discuss personnel matters in the Administration Department.

The Butler Township Trustees meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Butler Township Hall, 3780 Little York Road.

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Trustees considering proposals for policing due to budget concerns

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.