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Jefferson Township learns about possible future for Camp Myeerah (Audio included)

The Jefferson Township Trustees heard a presentation on the possible future of Camp Myeerah Tuesday.

David Vasarhely from The Trust for Public Land was present to speak about purchasing the camp for the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society. Camp Myeerah is owned by the Girl Scouts and is located at 7405 State Route 540 in Jefferson Township. The Trust for Public Land looks to buy the land from the Girl Scouts and hold it for Tri-Moraine. If Tri-Moraine can receive a Clean Ohio Grant, the camp will be transferred to Tri-Moraine from The Trust of Public Land. Tri-Moraine looks to use the land as a green space.

Following the presentation, the trustees passed a resolution giving their blessing to the project for Camp Myeerah.

The trustees also accepted a bid from McGuire Excavating out of Urbana to do ditch work along Township Roads 127 and 129. The township started the project last year and could not finish the project. The trustees rebid the project and accepted the bid worth around $7,400.

The township purchased two new mowers for the park. Each year the township trades in its mowers to get new ones. The mowers come from Lakeview Hardware and this year the trustees paid $1,323.50 for the upgrade.

The township recently formed a five-member park board. The park board will meet in February and March. The park board will organize policies and act as a liaison between the park and trustees. In the future, the trustees will look to acquire more land for the park and having a park board helps to receive grants to purchase land or make improvements.

A Gypsy Moth Spraying Public Open House will be held at the Tri-Valley Fire Department on February 12th from 6-8 pm.

Trustee President Dr. Tim Tillman comments on the meeting.

The Jefferson Township Trustees will meet again on February 26th at 5 pm.

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