Vogel on leave, Alig Acting Butler Township Administrator


BUTLER TWP. – Butler Township Fire Chief Dan Alig has assumed the duties of Acting Township Administrator after the township trustees announced that Administrator Erika Vogel began maternity leave on Monday.

The move was expected after the trustees passed a resolution last month anticipating Vogel’s absence.

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The trustees also approved a fee payment schedule for solid waste collection and disposal. Residents will see an increase of 25 cents per month for regular service ($16.75) and low volume service ($15.50.) Container fees will be increased to $56 for two cubic yards, $70 for four cubic yards, and $83 for six cubic yards.

Other action included approval of an agreement with the Montgomery County OVI Task Force. The agreement will allow the township to share a $224,000 grant with 20 participating agencies while taking part in OVI checkpoints, extra patrols, and enforcement using reimbursed overtime expenses.

Butler Township employees will have a High Deductible Health Plan option in 2017 that will utilize health savings accounts (HSAs). The trustees authorized the services of the Dayton Firefighters Credit Union for HSAs which will come at no cost to the township or employees.

Finally, the trustees approved their annual reorganization resolution for 2017 setting meeting dates, compensation of trustees, etc. Under the reorganization, Nick Brusky will serve as President of the Board of Trustees in 2017 with Joe Flanagan serving as Vice President.

Trustee business meetings will continue to be held twice a month on the second and fourth Monday excluding holidays. From June to August meetings will only be held on the fourth Monday of the month.

Flanagan proposed that the trustees change to a work session “in the round” once per month while reducing business meetings to just one per month. Currently, work sessions are scheduled only as needed.

Trustees Brusky and Mike Lang opposed the idea, however, due to the infrequency of current work sessions and the added cost that would be involved to reconfigure video recording of the meetings.

The trustees also gave an update to the annexation proposals by the cities of Dayton and Union on the west side of the airport. The two cities reached an agreement prior to a decision by the county commissioners on the annexation of 630 acres.

“It’s not the ideal situation, but it will keep Union from annexing south of (U.S.) 40,” said Lang.

The Butler Township Trustees will hold their next regularly scheduled business meeting on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Butler Township Hall.

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

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