Letter to Spencer Township Residents - September 2017

Residents of Spencer Township,

Here is a synopsis of what has happened in the township over the last year or so.

3.5 miles of Township roads will be asphalt resurfaced. By the end of 2020 all of our roads which are about 10 miles will be repaired if the plans are continued.

Drennen ditch is being cleaned so water will get away faster and prevent flooding. This ditch hasn’t been touched in 35 years or more. The County only works on the ditch from November through March.

On July 1, 2016 our Township entered into a 10 year contract with Springfield Fire and Emergency. They are renting our fire station and providing us with service 7 days a week 24 hours a day. 3 EMS personnel are on the premises at all times. They can now respond to a call immediately. The 10 year contract is saving our township $350,000.00 a year! The savings does not include monies which would have to be spent on purchasing new equipment. Because of the savings a total of $72,000.00 will not be collected from Spencer Township residents on their Real Estate Taxes for 2017.

Trash collection has been expanded to twice a year. Our next collection will be October 9, 2017.

There is public transportation with CTS from the Community Center to connect with TARTA leaving 3 times a day. Schedules can be found on the website. The cost is $26,000.00 a year to the Township. This is a $54,000.00 savings from what TARTA was charging.

Spuds salvage yard has been cleaned up. The area will be developed as commercial (C-1) property.

A wonderful new website has been created by our IT person Jim Baum. Please check it out at spencertownship.org. Also sign up for email notifications which are sent out monthly or as needed.

Please come to the Township Hall September 28, 2017 at 7pm. The six candidates who are running for the Office of Trustee for 2018 will be there. They will give you information and answer questions. November 7, 2017 is Election Day. You will be able to vote for two.