By Darrell Wacker
BUTLER TWP. – The Butler Township Trustees voted to send four different assessments to the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office on Monday evening.
Those assessments include uncollected costs for the 2016 Willowbrook subdivision curb, sidewalk, and driveway apron repair program in the amount of $101,880.82; grass cutting and nuisance abatement of $6,599.62 divided among four properties; unpaid trash collection bills in the amount of $31,458.95 divided over 179 accounts; and $105,154.52 for street lighting assessments in various districts.
Administrator Erika Vogel noted that the Willowbrook assessments will be divided into equal semi-annual payments for a period of five years.
The Trustees also appointed Jeffrey Barnett as the new supervisor of the Service Department effective on August 31. Barnett comes to Butler Township after a career of eight years in Kettering and a stint in the U.S. Marines as part of the Marine Security Forces in Washington, DC.
Barnett will take over for Doug Brunk who is retiring after more than 40 years of service in the Township.
“Brunk has been an exemplary employee for Butler Township during his 40 years of service,” said Vogel. “He has made significant contributions to the township, including the guidance and leadership he has provided to the Service Department and excellent service delivery he has provided to the community. We are definitely going to miss Doug and his smiling face.”
The Trustees named the week of August 27 – September 2 as C. Douglas Brunk Week in Butler Township.
The Trustees also set a public hearing on a zoning text amendment for the RCS-1 Zoning District Permitted and Conditionally Permitted Uses allowed in the district. The hearing will be held on September 25 at 7 p.m.
In other action, the Trustees accepted Vogel’s recommendation to revise the Trustee’s meeting schedule for the remainder of the year to match that of this summer. That schedule will see a workshop meeting on the second Monday of each month in the conference room at the Butler Township Hall and a regular business meeting on the fourth Monday of each month.
“This allows the board to have additional time to discuss agenda items that will be coming up and preparation for approval,” wrote Vogel in her report of August 25.
Under the new schedule, the Trustees will hold a workshop meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 and a regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.