The Board of Washington Township Trustees would like to thank the voters in the unincorporated area of Washington Township for voting on the Sheriff’s Levy on May 8, 2018. Your voices have been heard and we now understanding that the Sheriff’s contract is a priority service that our residents want to see continued. The levy was approved with a vote of 196 For the Levy (71.83%) and 78 Against the Levy (28.17%). To see how the levy will impact your taxes, please go to the Clermont County Auditors website (www.clermontauditor.org); do an Owner or Property Search; then select the Proposed Levies for the May 8, 2018 Election. Again we thank you for voting and making your voices heard!
The Board of Washington Township Trustees has coordinated a rate reduction, plus additional services, for all residents that utilize Rumpke for their trash collection needs. Residents who currently utilize Rumpke should have received a large postcard in the mail regarding the rate reduction and the option to request additional services. This postcard gave the resident the option to:
1. Request bi-weekly curbside recycling, utilizing a 18-gallon recycling bin or a 96-gallon recycling cart at no additional cost
2. Upgrade their trash containers to one of Rumpke’s 96 gallon trash cart at a rate of $2.00 per month. If you do not want a Rumpke trash cart residents can still use up to six (6) of their own garbage cans.
3. The pickup of one large item per week, free of charge. Large item must be properly prepared for pickup. Residents must give Rumpke 24 hours advance notice that they will be setting out a large item for pick-up. For questions or to sign up for recycling service please call Rumpke directly at 1-800-828-8171
Washington Township’s has set their Fall Trash Days for:
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dumpsters will be located at 2225 S.R. 756. The following hazardous materials cannot be accepted: batteries, paints, oil thinners, and other flammable materials. Also, no wood debris or construction debris (shingles, treated wood, etc) will be allowed. Barrels and five (5) gallon drums must have the end cut out. Freon filled appliances will be accepted. However, these items must be set aside, so please inform the person checking you in that you have a freon filled appliance. Township personnel will be able to direct you to where you should unload these items. Proof of residency will be required at the time of drop off. If you have a question regarding an item, please contact the Township Hall at 513-553-2072 to get approval. The Township will NOT BE ACCEPTING TIRES!
The 2018 Annual Youth Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 with the fish a bitin'! One hundred thirty seven (137) children particpated in the event and 196 fish were caught and weighed
Grand Prize Winners were: Ryan W. (age 11) caught the Largest Fish, a 7.72 lb. catfish, and was awarded a $70.00 gift certificate. Ryan also caught the most fish – 29. However, as per Township Rules contestants are only eligible to receive one grand and/or category prize, so Jonah R (age 15).was awarded a $70.00 gift certificate for the Most Fish Caught – 26.
Category Winners received $50.00 gift certificates and were as follows:
Girls Ages 4 & Under- Bailey H. (age 3) 1.5 oz Sunfish
Girls Ages 5 – 7 Myia F. (age 7) 2.20 lb. Catfish
Girls Ages 8 – 12 - Abby H. (age 9) 6.08 lb. Catfish
Girls Ages 13 – 18 Grace R. (age 13) 2.0 oz. Sunfish
Boys Ages 4 & Under - Cole S. (age 4) 3.2 oz. Sunfish
Boys Ages 5 – 7 Kaden L (age 5) 6.50 lb. Carp
Boys Ages 8 – 12 Jaiden B. (age 8) 2.00 Catfish
Boys Ages 13 – 18 Matthew H. (age 17) 3.13 lb. Catfish
The most unusual catch of the day was made by Jacob S. who caught a 2.20 lb.albino catfish.
A big thank you to Vistra for sponsoring the event and to Dynegy employee Chip Coombs, and volunteers Lori Coombs and Joyce Montgomery for preparing and serving lunch.
Ryan W. (Age 11) 7.72 lb. Catfish