Township Snapshot

The following is a snapshot of Sugarcreek Township projects and updates for the month of March 2023 from the township administrator.

The Sugarcreek Township Board of Trustees, after considering current resources and expanding demands on our Police Department, as well as in overall increase in the cost of doing business and resident input, has opted to place a 1.5 mill levy on the Spring ballot for property owner consideration.  This additional funding, if authorized by voters, will allow the Township to continue to provide the excellent public safety services our residents expect.

 Improvements to Carpenter Road, including realigning the intersection of Carpenter and South Alpha Bellbrook Road, is set to begin in April.  Clearing of trees from the project area has already taken place.  This will improve safety at the intersection and allow for bus traffic coming from the Middle School to better navigate the intersection area.

 Sugarcreek Township, in conjunction with Yellow Springs and the City of Xenia, has submitted a request for a $25 million RAISE grant for funding for three multi-use trail enhancement projects that will connect important trail sections in Greene County.  Sugarcreek’s project would look to realize engineering and construction of the long discussed Bellbrook to Spring Valley connector, connecting Sugarcreek Township and the City of Bellbrook to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Spring Valley.   We look forward to award announcements in April.  

 Plans for the Sugarcreek Veterans Memorial are moving forward, with the site in the process of being transferred from the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District to Sugarcreek Township.  The Memorial will be located at the northeast corner of the Feedwire/Upper Bellbrook Road/Pine Court intersection, an ideal location for visibility and access.  Ground breaking on this project should occur later this year. 

 Chief Doug Buffenbarger continues to transition into his new role leading our Fire Department.  Major projects underway include replacement of the bay floor in Station 71 (in downtown Bellbrook) and interior painting of Station 72, with long overdue kitchen remodeling projects at both stations recently completed.  The Department will say goodbye to Ken Collier, a long serving Captain, set to retire at the beginning of April and be working to fill available positions (two full-time firefighter/paramedics, a lieutenant, and the soon to be vacant Captain spot) through a competitive process.  

 The redevelopment of the Applebee’s site for a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen continues.  We look forward to a Grand Opening this summer with details forthcoming as the event date nears!  

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