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<br /> <br />The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on September 12, 2005, <br />at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President <br />Snyder led the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES OF PRECEEDING MEETINGS <br /> <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 August 15, 2005. <br /> <br />Vote on Motion: Blair, aye; Snyder, aye; Young, abstained. M2005-311 <br /> <br />It was moved by Mrs. Young, seconded by Mr. Blair, that the Board approves the minutes of <br />the Workshop held August 22, 2005. <br /> <br />Vote on Motion: Young, aye; Blair, aye; Snyder, aye. M2005-312 <br /> <br />CLERK’S BUSINESS <br /> <br />Public Hearing – Somerset Lighting District <br /> <br />The Township Clerk notified the Trustees on July 18, 2005, of a street lighting petition received <br />from Oberer Companies for Somerset Sections One and Two. Under the Ohio Revised Code, <br />a public hearing must be held within 30 days of notification to the Trustees; and 15 days prior, <br />all landowners must be notified of the hearing. All landowners have been notified. If approved <br />by the Trustees, a contract with Miami Valley Lighting will be signed. The developer has <br />agreed to pay all of the up-front installation costs. Thereafter, the lease of the poles and <br />fixtures and yearly lighting fees for usage will be assessed to the property owners. The <br />Trustees held a public hearing at their August 15, 2005, meeting. It was continued until tonight <br />due to questions that were raised by citizens who live in the Somerset Development. The <br />Township requested the developer and DP&L to be present at tonight’s meeting. <br /> <br />Mike Oberer, representing the developer, indicated that this development was marketed as a <br />lighted community and that every purchaser has signed a disclosure that indicated there was a <br />possibility of a street lighting district and that the cost for operating that district would be <br />assessed under taxes. Mr. Oberer indicated that the developer is paying for the cost of <br />installation and that the only thing being assessed is the cost for operation. <br /> <br />Sandra Surface, 10118 Sawtry Lane, asked about the color of the light poles and the timeline <br />for having them installed. <br /> <br />Robyn Livesay, Miami Valley Lighting, indicated that the poles are black and are a direct bury <br />aluminum pole that tapers at the top. It is an acorn style fixture. It is the same fixture that was <br />installed in Washington Trace. Lighting is normally installed within thirty to sixty days from the <br />date they receive a signed proposal from the Township and payment from the developer. It <br />should not require any painting. Miami Valley Lighting will own and maintain the poles. If a car <br />would hit it, they would come out and repair it with no additional charges to the Township. If a <br />light goes out, they only need to be called. <br /> <br />Mr. Blair asked how many lots were in this particular district. Mr. Oberer indicated that he <br />believed there were approximately 50-55 lots in Sections One and Two. In answer to Mr. <br />Blair’s question, Mr. Oberer indicated that they still owned several of the lots for which he <br />would also be assessed. He would pay his share just like everyone else. <br /> <br />Mr. Snyder closed the public hearing. <br /> <br />09/12/05 <br /> 1 <br /> <br />