Silver Creek Township approves Dewey Lake weed special assessment district

Published 6:00 am Thursday, September 15, 2022

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — The Silver Creek Township Board of Trustees hosted its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14 administered by Supervisor Mick Braman. The meeting started off with a public hearing for the Dewey Lake Special Assessment District, but there was no public comment or discussion on the matter. Following the closing of the public hearing portion, Silver Creek resident Jean Rowe spoke to the board and the crowd about her aspirations running as a commissioner. Rowe shared that if she were elected, she would attend all of the township board monthly meetings. After general public comment, the board moved on to their list of motions for approval. 

  • The Silver Creek Township bubbler ordinance and application were topics tabled until the following meeting in October. The board agreed it would be best to gather more information before moving forward with any decisions on the matter. 
  • The resolution for Dewey Lake weed special assessment district was approved. 
  • The Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services contract was approved. $804.50 is given yearly to DASAS. 
  • The resolution for Inn D Inn Drive deficit elimination plan was approved. Money is lent to the project, and then later paid back. 
  • Up to $1,200 was approved to be used to purchase township plats. The copies would then be stored in the township hall offices. 
  • The board appointed Mike Alwine, Al Kaiser, and Scott Wade to the construction board of appeals, effective September 30th, 2022. The three new members will be compensated $100 each for every meeting they attend. 
  • The topic of the asphalt millings was tabled until the October meeting. The board thought it a good idea to pay for the remaining crumbled asphalt from the old parking lot to be removed. Silver Creek resident Phil Nevins spoke up and questioned why the township would pay for removal, rather than sell the remnants or give them away. Nevins mentioned that there are companies and business who would pay good money for the crushed asphalt. More information will be gathered, and discussion will be continued next month. 

The next Silver Creek Township board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month.