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Monroe Township Explores Dry Hydrants (Audio Included)

The Monroe Township trustees had their second meeting of October Monday night. Three significant items highlighted the agenda.

Trustee Don Bradley has begun the process of exploring the possibility of putting up to ten dry hydrants in the township.  Dry hydrants are connected to area ponds or bodies of water that have at 30,000 gallons of water and can be accessed by local fire trucks.

The idea is cost effective.  Presently, Monroe Township has higher insurance rates because access to water to put out fires is a significant distance away.  Water has to be transported.  Insurance companies consider this a costly proposition.

Many questions remain before the plan can be put into place.  Funding and availability of water are the main two.

Bill Petty of Distinctive Building Systems was pleased to announce the completion of the new roof on the township hall. In addition to the roof, leaf guards to the gutters, snow jacks and spouts were also installed.  The new roof replaces the original roof which was installed in the 1920’s.  Cost of the project was just under $16,000.

Finally, the hall is ready for November 6th voting.  Restrooms have been installed.  The building is now more accessible for the handicapped.

The next meeting will be November 12th at the township hall at 7:00 p.m.

Trustee Don Bradley discusses dry hydrants.

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