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.
Springtime signals many changes; longer daylight hours, warmer temperatures, time spent outdoors, spring cleaning and perhaps a home improvement project. Before the mercury hits those summer sweating temps, keep these spring friendly tips in mind:
Never use a grill in a garage, barn or under a wooden overhang. Doing so can put you at risk for fire and/or CO poisoning. Inspect propane tanks for leaks or damage before using and always use in a well ventilated area.
Always keep cleaning products and other chemicals away from and out of reach of children and pets. Properly discard medications and chemicals that are out of date or no longer needed. Prevent the accumulation of combustible items, such as newspapers and rags, around heat sources like dryers and water heaters. If you didn't change your smoke detector batteries when the time changed, now is the time to do it.
Always be sure to check with Butler County and with Morgan Township planning and zoning departments before starting a home improvement project. Some projects may require a permit or possibly a zoning change, while other projects may not. Don't forget those landscaping projects! Depending on what all is involved, you may need a permit for that project as well. Check out the Zoning Department tab on this website for contact information.
Always remove lawn debris(sticks, rocks or toys) prior to mowing. Always wear shoes and proper fitting clothes. Store gas in an approved container and away from children and pets. Never leave a running mower unattended. Make use of gloves, safety glasses and other protective clothing. Remember, when not in use, all power equipment should be stored unplugged.
With spring comes storms, frequent lightning, and other weather related concerns such as tornadoes. Check local weather reports before venturing outdoors or near water. Consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio and/or adding apps or text messaging services to your cell phone for severe weather information. Social Media like Facebook and Twitter may also be useful in keeping you updated. Prepare for significant events such as severe storms or tornadoes by knowing where to seek shelter and having an emergency kit prepared. Include a minimum of a flashlight, radio and extra fresh batteries in your kit.
May Historical Society Meeting
Plan to attend the May Morgan Township Historical Society Meeting on Saturday, May 20th, 10:00 am, at the Morgan Township Administration Building on Chapel Road. Robert Warfel, local Cincinnati area FBI Agent, will present "The FBI in the Cincinnati Region". Along with the history of the FBI and it's function, he'll be discussing the FBI's involvement in our community, criminal threats and national security. Don't miss out! Mark your calendars now! Everyone is welcome!
Thank you to all the high school students who entered the History Essay Contest! We'll be recognizing the winners of the contest during this May meeting.
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: Refrigerators, 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