Neal Rhoades, Road Superintendent, was notified that three silver maple trees at the northern entrance to the Barbee Park Cemetery have been vandalized.  Apparently, someone used a handsaw to saw through the bark near the bottom of the three trees.  The property owner just north of the cemetery allowed installation of a billboard, which was placed too close to the northern entrance.  The trees partially blocked the sign, although the maples had been trimmed to prevent blockage of the sign. Mr. Rhoades talked to Vital Signs, the company that owns the billboard.  The company wanted to know if the township wanted the trees removed.  Tom Mercer proposed that the township "wait until later in the growing season to see if they are going to die."  According to Mr. Rhoades it is too early to tell whether the trees were damaged enough to kill them.  Vital Signs agree to replace the trees if they do not survive.  Mr. Mercer noted, that the "trees could use some pruning."  However, Pence wanted to make sure that we "find someone who knows how to prune."

In addition,  there are three trees on Forest Hill that are on the road right-of-way. Therefore, it is the township's responsibility to trim them.  One of the trees is dead; the other two have significant dead wood in them.  Stillwater Tree Service of West Milton provided the township with a quote for $800 to address the three trees. The company will take down the dead tree and trim the dead wood from the other two.  In addition, they will remove the stump of the dead tree and clean up the area.

Cindy Bach, Miami County Solid Waste Coordinator, announced several upcoming events sponsored by the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department.  The 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off dates run from April through October.  The events will be on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 6pm at 2200 N. County Rd 25A.  There is a $1 charge per pound.  For information on the materials accepted go to  She also announced a Backyard Composting and Gardening Workshop on April 5, 2014 from noon at 8901 Loonry Rd in Piqua.  The workshop is free. There will be a Prescription Pill Drug Take Back on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department. This event is for Miami County residents only. The Shred Fest is scheduled for May 3, 2014 from 9am to 1pm at Miami County Sanitary Engineering Facility. There is a limit of four bags or paper boxes per customer.  Coming on September 6, 2014, the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department in cooperation with Goodwill Industries will sponsor an Electronics Recycling Event.  There will be a $5 - $10 fee for TVs depending on the size.

The Concord Township Flag has served its duty, but now it needs replaced.  The replacement cost for one flag is  $331.  For three flags the cost is $630. The trustees decided since it is not a requirement to fly the township flag and there is a sign in front of the building identifying the facility as the township office that a replacement flag was an unnecessary expense.

The trustees received notification from the Miami County Zoning Commission that there will be public hearing on the Trafalgar Rezoning on March 25, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Commissioners' Hearing Room in the Safety Building. Trafalgar Corp. has requested to rezone a 50.0 acre tract from A-2, General Agriculture to R-1AA, Single Family Residential. located at 1619 Monroe Concord Road,

Troy Hayner Cultural Center is sponsoring a Quilt Exhibit beginning on April 25, 2014

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control notified the township that it is time for liquor permit renewals. Any objections to renewal must be submitted to the state.

The trustees sent a notification to the state asking for an exemption to the stop sign rule for Lytle Road Railroad Crossing. The state acknowledged receipt and the matter is closed.

The trustees approved renewal of the following contracts: Rumpke Waste Removal Contract and the DP&L Energy Resources Contract.