Welcome to Morgan Township!

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Morgan Township, one of thirteen in the county, is located in the southwestern corner of Butler County, Ohio, on the state line with Indiana. The township covers an area of 36 square miles. 

Morgan Township was divided from Ross Township by the Butler County Commissioners on March 4, 1811. Named for General Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War, it is one of six Morgan Townships statewide. The township is bordered on the south by the Hamilton County townships of Crosby and Harrison; on the southwest by Dearborn County, Indiana; on the west by Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana; on the north by Reily Township; on the northeast by Hanover Township; and on the east by Ross Township. Originally settled in 1801 by Welsh immigrants from Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales.  In later years, German settlers also came into the township.


Annual Shandon Strawberry Festival

The Annual Shandon Strawberry Festival is Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Celebrate the beginning of summer in downtown Shandon! 

The Community House, the site of the 1825 Welsh Church, will be serving delicious, homemade Strawberry shortcake and ice cream beginning at 10:00 am with dinner foods being served starting at noon. Enjoy traditional welsh organ music. Refreshments and other foods will also be available at the Old Firehouse. 

Stop by the outdoor booths featuring local vendors and artists. Explore the old Welsh Cemetery. See antique tractors exhibited all day during the Annual Antique Tractor Show.   Visit the local shops in some of Shandon's historical houses for antiques, country crafts, original art, furniture and pottery.

Be sure to include a stop at the Morgan Township Historical Society Museum and The Salty Dog Museum. The Morgan Township Historical Society Museum, located several miles up the road at 6464 Okeana Drewersburg Rd. in Okeana, will be open from noon to 4:00 pm. The Salty Dog Museum located at 4995 Cincinnati Brookville Rd., featuring antique and classic vehicles, will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Catch a ride in an antique fire engine or vintage Ford car from Downtown Shandon to the museum and back! How cool is that!

Morgan Township Fire Department and EMS will be on hand providing free blood pressure checks and community safety. 

The Annual Shandon Strawberry Festival has no admission charge, is open to the public and has free parking.  




Road Department Superintendent Celebrates 25 years!

On May 25, 2017 Rob Brehm will celebrate 25 years as Morgan Township's Road Department Superintendent. Rob grew up in Ross Township and is a Ross High School graduate. With the exception of several years, Rob has lived his life in Butler County with most of that time in Morgan Township. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children; Justin and Katie. 

Rob began his career as Road Department Superintendent in 1992 under then township trustees Bob Copeland, Carl Dillhoff and Tony Sears. At that time, the Administration Building and Maintenance Building were housed in what is now the Walt Westridge Community Center. "The township trucks were in what is now the back room and the offices and storage were in what is now the front room. I didn't really have much of an office, my desk was right next to the furnace," Rob said. "Back then, there were two full-time employees, one of which was me. Several part-time helpers were hired to work over the summer; June thru September."

Rob has seen and done a lot over the 25 years he's worked for the township, with the biggest changes being in equipment and technology. "With three full-time employees now and the advancements in the equipment we use today, it makes my job easier. With better equipment, trucks and facilities, it allows us to do more with less."

Rob does admit that while his job has basically remained the same, some his responsibilities have changed. He now attends more meetings with ODOT, Butler County and with other neighboring townships. He also has more administrative duties. "I've had to learn to be more computer savy. What used to be done with a phone call or handled through the mail now has to be done on the computer." 

With 25 years dedicated to Morgan Township and his career as Road Department Superintendent, Rob has given some thought to retirement..... but he doesn't think it will happen anytime soon. We hope not Rob! 

Morgan Township is proud of Rob and the awesome job he's done and continues to do for the township! Congratulations Rob for 25 years as Road Department Superintendent and here's to many more!! Thank you for all that you do and for a job well done!!

Did You Know???
CURBSIDE FREON APPLIANCE COLLECTION 
Begins April 3, 2017

Please call 1-888-886-9268  to schedule pick up of your unwanted/used Freon appliance.  Unwanted Appliances will schedule pick up of your appliance beginning April 3.  This "on-demand" service will be offered through the end of October. Freon is removed by certified technicians and appliances are recycled.  
Accepted items: R
efrigerators, Freezers, Dehumidifiers and Air Conditioning units.
Limit of 2 like appliances per pick up. Appliance MUST be placed in driveway or at curb on morning of scheduled pick up. This program is available for Butler County residents only.

Household Battery Recycle

To find locations that will recycle your small household batteries go to the website: www.butlercountyrecycles.org

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

Every Thursday, 2:00pm to 7:00pm
July 14 to end of October
175 Westheimer Dr. Monroe, Ohio