HVAC unit OK’d for Miami Shelter Kennel
A new heating, ventilating and air conditioning unit is on its way to the kennel area at the Miami County Animal Shelter. The county commissioners on July 16 approved a contract with Mechanical Systems of Dayton for $15,750 to remove the old unit, install the new HVAC unit and upgrade ductwork leading to the kennel area.
Schools to be back if levy fails
The Huber Heights board of education agreed to return to the ballot in November if the school levy before voters in August is not approved. The November request, however, would be at a higher cost to taxpayers because of changes in the state budget regarding tax rollbacks, district officials said.
Pay increase approved for Council
After years of debate, the Tipp City Council voted July 15 to increase council pay and eliminate health insurance coverage, effective in 2016. Council voted 5-2 to increase the pay from $1,000 a year to $5,000. The vote to eliminate insurance was unanimous.
City resident Steve Huffman, who had filed notice of intent to seek a citizen initiative vote to end taxpayer health insurance subsidies, said he’d drop that effort. Councilman Mike McDermott said the vote would allow council races to focus on other issues. Councilman Pat Hale said the compromise vote was a “fair and good solution” to an issue that had “plagued” council for four years.
Schools buildings to benefit from savings
Vandalia Butler City School District officials said the district saved $91,000 on its $54.8 million building project that recently was completed. The project was financed with a 4.76-mill bond issue approved by district voters in 2008. The savings cannot be used for district operations so it will be applied toward other capital needs of district buildings.
Week ahead: July 28-Aug 2
Movie Night scheduled for July 26
The City Arts and Beautification Commission will sponsor a free Community Movie Night at Eichelberger Amphitheater, 8625 Brandt Pike, on July 26 at 9:30 p.m. The featured movie will be “Wreck It Ralph,” rated PG. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be available. If there is bad weather, the event will be rescheduled.
Blood drive set July 31 in Englewood
The Bill Davenport Memorial Blood Drive will be held July 31 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Englewood Government Center, 333 W. National Road.
Main Street hosting free concert Aug. 2
Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp will take the stage on Troy’s Prouty Plaza downtown on Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The free performance is part of the Troy Main Street concert program. Guests are asked to bring chairs or blankets. For more information, call (937) 339-5455 or visit www.troymainstreet.org. The rain location is Troy Christian High School, 700 S. Dorset Road.