BUTLER TWP. — The Butler Township Trustees will increase its Service Department staffing level from the current five full-time employees to six.
Township Administrator Erika Vogel said that the proposal was reviewed by the township’s Budget Commission who recommended that the position be created and filled.
Vogel said the position is “to keep up with the work in the department and maintain a safe environment for the crew.”
The Trustees also approved the Police Department’s continuing participation in the Montgomery County OVI Task Force. The Dayton Police Department is the administrator of the grant which reimburses overtime and benefits when township officers participate in OVI checkpoints and patrols.
The final item approved was a measure to increase the appropriation for K-9 training and supplies by $1,000 due to donations received to benefit the K-9 unit.
Prior to the meeting, the trustees got their first glimpse of the proposed 2018 budget. Vogel thanked the Budget Commission for their assistance with the review of the budget.
The trustees will continue reviewing the budget at its workshop on November 13.
The Vandalia Drummer News will provide more detailed information on the budget in an upcoming edition.
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