Limited Home Rule discussion panel slated

By Darrell Wacker -

BUTLER TWP. — Butler Township voters will once again be given the opportunity to form a Limited Home Rule form of government in November. This is the same measure that failed by nearly a 2-1 margin a year ago.

The renewed push to pass Limited Home Rule comes in the wake of the township’s trustees moving to dissolve the police department earlier this year. Limited Home Rule would have provided residents the opportunity to pass a referendum to overturn that, or many other decisions by the trustees.

While the police issue is no longer a matter of contention, there is still much confusion about what exactly Limited Home Rule will, and will not do.

To help voters make an informed decision, the Turtle Creek and Yorkshire Reserve Neighborhood Watch is sponsoring a discussion panel on Limited Home Rule on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in the Township Hall.

The discussion will be facilitated by Erika Vogel, Butler Township Administrator; Judi Boyko, the West Chester Township Administrator; and Vicky Earhart, Anderson Township Administrator.

Organizers are asking for at least 25 attendees due to the distance being traveled by the facilitators. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by emailing

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.