Council

Apr
09

City Council Seats Up?

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Anyone know when the city council seats are going to be up for re-election and are there any interested parties? I may have some interesting information about a current council member that could help your campaign. 

Several Appeals Pending for SunCoke's New Permit

On February 23 2010 Monroe City Council voted 6-1 to appeal SunCoke’s New Source Review permit. The meeting was attended by a group of SunCoke opponents. Several Monroe citizens spoke in support of the City’s actions against the proposed SunCoke plant. The plant is to be built on the Martin/Bake farms near the City of Monroe’s border. Read more »

Council Tables Parking Ordinance

On March 10th Monroe City Council considered an ordinance that would restrict parking on streets less than 28 feet wide. The proposed restriction would prohibit parking on the side of the street where a fire hydrant is located. The ordinance was proposed in the interest of public safety. Emergency vehicles experienced difficulty driving through these neighborhoods and snow plows working during winter storms faced the risk of damaging parked vehicles. Several residents questioned why the current snow emergency ordinance was not enforced throughout the city. Another reason for the ordinance related to the safety of residents. The proposal would allow two cars to pass without having to stop for the other vehicle. Many streets in the City of Monroe would be affected by this ordinance. The City notified the residents who would be affected by this ordinance and many of them appeared before Monroe City Council on March 10th.  Read more »

Appeals Filed by City and SunCoke Watch

On November 25th 2008 the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit to allow the construction of the Sun Coke processing facility in Middletown, Ohio. The permit was issued with a stipulation that Sun Coke not begin construction until a concurring decision comes from the Federal EPA. The Federal EPA has not issued a decision in regard to this permit.  Read more »

Council's Response to SunCoke Plant

The City of Monroe has expressed serious concerns about a proposal to construct a 100-oven coke plant complex that will be located little more than 1,000 feet from a residential community in Monroe. The coke plant is to be constructed by Middletown Coke Co., a subsidiary of SunCoke Energy Inc., and will provide steel-making coke to AK Steel.

Recently, the Chamber of Commerce and the Butler County Building and Trades Council asked publicly that the City of Monroe explain the basis for its opposition to the coke plant. This letter is in response to those public requests. Read more »

Boards and Commission Members

At its meeting on January 8th, Council appointed new members to the various Boards and Commissions. There were a great number of applications for these boards, and Council was pleased to see so many willing to serve their community. Many thanks to those who volunteer their time to make our City a better place to live. Terms expire on December 31 of the year indicated in parenthesis.

Planning Commission (4 year term)
Michael P. Morris (2008)
Steve Wood (2009)
Steven L. Campbell (2010)
James Berry (2011)
Bob Kelley (Council Representative)

Get Involved in Your City Government

The City of Monroe has several boards and commissions that are made up of volunteers of the community. The following is a brief description of each. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit a letter of interest to Angela S. Wasson, Clerk of Council, City of Monroe, 233 South Main Street, P. O. Box 330, Monroe, Ohio 45050 or email to Angela Wasson no later than January 3, 2008. Read more »

City Released from Fiscal Emergency

From the Monroe Alert system:

In her report to Mayor Routson and Vice Mayor Tannreuther, Auditor of State Mary Taylor has determined that the City of Monroe no longer meets the fiscal emergency conditions set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.

City and Historical Society Honor Joyce Tannruether

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The July 4th Open House at the Monroe Historical Society included a surprise (at least for Mrs. Tannruether). Joyce Tannruether was presented with a City Proclamation and a new plaque above the Board Room door.
Joyce arrived for the Open House and was pleasantly surprised by her many friends and fellow historians.
The Open House was well attended with tours throughout the afternoon. Cookies and punch were served along with a hearty dose of appreciation and congratulations for Mrs. Tannruether.
Mrs. Tannruether has been instrumental in many civic organizations, most notably in her ongoing work with the Historical Society. Text of the Proclamation is reprinted -below.
Monroe’s Historical Society is located on East Elm St. and houses many original artifacts and documents about the City. Read more »