Butler Township Trustees designate roads as “no parking zones”

By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The Butler Township Trustees voted unanimously on Monday night to declare Jackson, Furnace, and Dog Leg (Airpark Boulevard) Roads to be no parking zones.

Township Administrator Kim Lapensee said that the Township was taking the action to prevent semi-truck drivers from parking on Township roads for sleep or rest.

“In order for us to make areas no-parking zones, we must approve legislation, post legal ads in the newspaper for three consecutive weeks, and it can’t take effect for 30 days,” said Lapensee. “We can declare county roads as no-parking zones.”

Trustee Nick Brusky voted in favor of the measure.

“We have been chasing trucks away for months,” Brusky said. “They have been parking in the middle of the road. I encourage you to make the signs as big as possible.”

Other resolutions passed by the Trustees:

  • Appointed Anna Reed, Jenna Kesler, and Michael Whitecar to the position of Volunteer Firefighters.

  • Authorized Lapensee to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation for signage upgrades funded through the Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $36,081.74.

  • Authorized Lapensee to solicit bids and provide legal notice for the HVAC renovation in the government center which is estimated to cost $150,000 – $160,000. The Township has been in mediation with the original contractor Levin Porter/Dynamics Engineering over the faulty installation of HVAC and expects to recoup the cost of the project through the company’s insurance for faulty design and recommended equipment.

During her report to the Trustees, Lapensee said that she had been notified on Monday of the pending annexation by Union of 189.66 acres of land directly north of the Dayton International Airport and bounded by Old Springfield Road on the south, Dog Leg Road on the west, County Line Road on the north, and Peters Pike on the east.

The Union City Council approved the annexation at their meeting on Monday.

By Darrell Wacker


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

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