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The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on August 15, 2005, at <br />7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President <br />Snyder led the Pledge of Allegiance. It was noted that Mrs. Young was absent and was <br />excused from the meeting. <br />MINUTES OF PRECEEDING MEETINGS <br />It was moved by Mr. Blair, seconded by Mr. Snyder, that the Board approves the minutes of <br />the Pre - Meeting Workshop and Regular meeting held August1, 2005, and the Workshop held <br />August 8, 2005. <br />Vote on Motion: Blair, aye; Snyder, aye. M2005 -294 <br />CLERK'S BUSINESS <br />Lighting District <br />The township clerk received and notified the Trustees on July 18, 2005, of a street lighting <br />petition received from Oberer Companies for Somerset Sections 1 and 2. Under the Ohio <br />Revised Code, a public hearing must be held within 30 days of notification to the Trustees; and <br />15 days prior, all landowners must be notified of the hearing. All landowners have been <br />notified. If approved by the Trustees, a contract with Miami Valley Lighting will be signed. The <br />developer has agreed to pay all of the up -front installation costs; and, thereafter, the monthly <br />lease of the poles and fixtures and yearly lighting fees for usage will be assessed to the <br />property owners. <br />A motion was requested for the Board to approve a resolution for a lighting district at Somerset <br />Sections 1 and 2 for seven 9,500 Lumen HPS Acorn style fixtures with decorative poles and <br />that the Board authorizes the township administrator to enter into a contract with Miami Valley <br />Lighting for said lighting district. <br />Mr. Blair asked what the average cost to the property owner in that area would be for a lighting <br />district. Mr. Huff indicated that the Madrid Estates Lighting District has about ten poles and it <br />usually costs about $2,500 per year. It is assessed to about 50 different properties. <br />Mr. Huff summarized that the Somerset developer wanted to put in seven lighting poles in the <br />development. Originally he proposed that the homeowner's association pay for the lighting. <br />However, there have been problems in the past when the homeowner's association dissolved. <br />His preference at this time is to have it assessed and the poles maintained by Dayton Power <br />and Light. <br />Mr. Zobrist confirmed that the developer would be paying for the initial installation. There were <br />other questions or comments made from citizens that were inaudible since they did not go to <br />the microphone. <br />Mr. Blair confirmed that the developer would be paying the installation charge of $4,445 and <br />the trenching charge of $3,069 for a total charge of $7,514. <br />Sue Hanna, 10134 Sawtry Lane, asked if a petition from the homeowners would be necessary <br />to approve this assessment. Mr. Huff indicated that the purpose of the public hearing is to <br />determine if the homeowners did not want to pay for it. If this is the case, the streetlights <br />08/15/05 <br />