News & Current Events

NEWS: Electric Aggregation Program Bulletin

June 29, 2017

Butler Township residents voted in favor of the electric aggregation program on November 8, 2016.

Butler Township is providing residents with the opportunity to join with other residents and businesses to receive preferred rates on the electric you use. The program is possible through a concept call governmental aggregation, where Township officials bring together citizens to gain group-buying power for the purchase of electric from a retail supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. As an eligible resident or small business, you will be automatically enrolled in the program unless you choose to opt-out (not participate) by July 13, 2017 by completing and returning the reply card attached or by calling 1-888-682-2170.

Under this arrangement, Dynegy has been selected as the Township preferred electricity provider. Dynegy Inc. is an electric company based at 312 Walnut Street, Suite 1500, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Residents and businesses will begin receiving a rate of $0.0539 per kWh through your August 2020 billing period. There is no cost for the enrollment and you will not be charged a switching fee. You do not need to do anything to be a part of the program.

Click Here for additional information Butler Twp Energy Bulletin or Butler Twp Dynegy Opt out

Questions about the program should be directed to the Township Consultant, Scott Belcastro of Trebel LLC at 1-877-861-2772.

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District Brings New Businesses

March 5, 2017

Burger King was recently constructed and opened its doors in December 2016. The restaurant is located at the corner of Benchwood Road and Towne Center Drive.

Another new restaurant, Amar India, is now open at 7070 Miller Lane.

Also, a new Hilton brand hotel, Home 2 Suites, is under construction on Towne Center Drive and expected to open January 2018.

One more half-acre parcel is located between these two projects and is being marketed for development.


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New Firefighters Bring Unique Skills

February 25, 2017

To ensure reliable and adequate protection for the community, the Butler Township Fire Department hired two full-time firefighter/paramedics in February 2017, essentially converting the positions from part-time to full-time.

Ryan Boon has been a part-time firefighter/paramedic for Butler Township for the last nine years. He has gained additional experience working part-time for other communities, as well. He is certified in swift water rescue, trench rescue, rope rescue and confined space rescue.

Todd Flohre has served as a part-time Butler Township firefighter/paramedic for the past five years, and gained additional experience working part-time for Washington Township. He is a certified technician for ice rescue and hazardous materials.

“With their highly specialized skill sets, Ryan and Todd are excellent additions to our staff,” said Fire Chief Dan Alig.





Fire Department: Emergency Calls Peak in 2016


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Betz Named New Trustee

February 10, 2017

Ken Betz was appointed Butler Township Trustee on January 23, 2017, to fill the vacant position created by the resignation of Trustee Nick Brusky. Ken has served on the Butler Township Budget Commission since its inception in June 2016.

Ken has been the director of the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory for more than 40 years. He serves on various committees including the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Council, Montgomery County Child Death Review Committee, Montgomery County Domestic Violence Death Review and Montgomery County Technical Advisory Committee (Office of Emergency Management). He also serves as the current board chairman for Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science from Xavier University. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, he has lectured on forensic issues in China and the Soviet Union. He has served as an adjunct professor at Sinclair College and has lectured to law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio.

Ken and his wife, Chris, have been residents of Butler Township for more than 40 years. Chris recently retired from the Tipp City School District after teaching for more than three decades. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Ken’s term of office expires December 31, 2017.

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Township Hires New Police Officers

In January, Chief John Porter swore in two new full-time officers.

Officer John Rieder comes to the township with 20 years of police experience, having served as a detective, sergeant and evidence technician. He was a park ranger for the Five Rivers MetroParks and an officer with the Germantown Police Department as well as Butler Township.

Officer Troy Dexter, who has worked for the Clayton and Trotwood police departments, brings over 17 years of law enforcement experience to his new position. He has served as a detective, crash investigator and a special drug investigator.

“Without the community’s support of the police levy last November, we would not have been able to hire these two highly trained and experienced officers,” said Chief John Porter. “They bring outstanding credentials and expertise to our department.”

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