News & Current Events

New Service Department Leader

October 2, 2017

New to Butler Township is Service Department Director Jeff Barnett. He comes to his new position from the City of Kettering, where he served as a street department supervisor.

Prior to his eight years with Kettering, Jeff worked in the tool and die industry. He also served in the United States Marine Corp, attached to the Washington, D.C.-based Marine Security Forces.

Jeff and his wife, Debbie, live in Germantown with their four children. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, kayaking, horseback riding, hunting, hobby farming and getting involved with his children’s sports and activities.

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Supervisor retires after 40 years!

Doug Brunk retired from Butler Township on August 31st after 40 years of dedicated service. Doug’s township career began in 1977, when he was hired as a laborer making $4 per hour. He worked his way up in leadership roles and had held the title of Service Department Supervisor for the past 10 years.

“Doug has been an exemplary employee for Butler Township,” said Township Administrator Erika Vogel. “He has made significant contributions to our roadway maintenance and services, residents’ safety and welfare, and the department’s leadership. We wish him the best!”

 

 

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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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