WM council honors Miltonian Women’s Club month


By Matt Clevenger

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WEST MILTON — Members of the West Milton Village Council have designated September, 2023 as Miltonian Women’s Club Month, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Miltonian Women’s Club of West Milton (MWCWM).

Council members voted to issue a proclamation naming the month during their regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

“The MWCWM was founded in the village in 1923, and the history of the club provides a wonderful perspective on the community as a whole,” the proclamation said. “The club was created when nine civic-minded ladies got together in November of 1923 to help the less fortunate in the community with clothing and quilts.”

“In the early years of the club, there were committees formed to investigate unsanitary conditions at the school, address bad behavior of some boys at the school, and improve the lighting at the school grounds,” the proclamation said. “The club continues to be a valuable asset in the community, and contributes to all that is good, and makes West Milton the special community that it is.”

Council members also voted to approve the village’s continuing participation in hazard mitigation plans from the Miami County Emergency Management Agency, authorized contracts with Anthem to provide health insurance for municipal employees through August of 2024, and heard announcements regarding the village’s Third Thursday events and the Rock the Hill concert scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19.

Council also approved an annual resolution to certify delinquent water, sewer and refuse accounts, costs associated with the removal of grass, weeds, litter and trees and repairs to sewer lines to the Miami County Auditor for collections as tax liens or assessments on properties.

Delinquent accounts are payable by Thursday, Sept. 7; after that they will be certified for collection with an additional 5% charge from the county auditor for collection services.

Council members also approved a resolution authorizing the use of the village’s remaining $507,757.13 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds towards the upcoming Main Street Water Main and Lead Service Replacement project, which is scheduled to start in the fall.

“It’s a $1.8 million project,” Service Director Ben Herron said. “This water main is desperately needed, to start pulling water more from our north tower and serving areas that we’re having problems with volume and flows.”

Council also approved an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to resurface parts of state Route 571 in and around the village.

“The areas that we’re talking about will be on the west end of West Milton, on state Route 571 from Milton- Potsdam Road into Laura,” Herron said. “The east portion of the project will be state Route 571 from Iddings Road to Tipp City.”

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