Township Snapshot

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

We are working on the transfer of the site for our planned Sugarcreek Veterans Memorial from the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District to the Township. The Memorial will be located at the northeast corner of the Feedwire/Upper Bellbrook Road/Pine Court intersection. We are in the funding stage, with State Capital Projects dollars received ($90,000) as well as a $25,000 commitment from Greene County.  Other funding sources include the Lion’s Club and the owner of the new Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen.  We have a fund set-up to receive any additional donations from the community.   

The redevelopment of the Applebee’s site for a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is underway! This redevelopment will be subject to the new standards established in our Wilmington Pike Commercial Area Overlay District (approved at the end of 2021).  These Overlay standards will have a positive impact on the aesthetics of the redeveloped site.  

Construction is underway on the Magnolia Meadows development site across from Five Seasons on Clyo Road.  This development will include 63 semi-custom patio home lots and 9 custom estate home lots.   The exclusive builder here will be Diorio Construction.

 Sugar Point, which will be a Fisher Homes development located just north of Redwood on Center Point, has submitted for approval of their first three buildings. This development will include 129 for sale units including paired patio, paired townhome and gallery condominium homes. It is a first to our market type of product that should fill demand from a growing demographic here locally (retirees and young professionals).

We have chosen Doug Buffenbarger as our next Fire Chief. He has been with the Township in the capacity of Lieutenant for five years, after a 28 year career with Springfield. He brings a servant leader mentality to the Fire Department and we look forward to having him as an integral member of our leadership team.

We are ready for snow…if we ever get more!  Our Roads and Services Department is one of the best in the Dayton region and we thank them for their service during our last snow event (which proved to be difficult given the extremely low temperatures).  

The Board of Trustees, together with our leadership team, is in the process of evaluating our Police budget to determine funding needs moving forward.  The last increase for our Police Department happened in 2010.  Given the continuing increase in the cost of providing services (payroll, gasoline, equipment, etc.) and an increase in the demand for services (the desire for an increased police presence in our school community, increasing call loads, etc.), additional money will likely be necessary to continue the excellent service our residents enjoy.  

Don’t forget to renew your dog license through the Greene County Auditor’s Office:  The cost goes up January 31st!

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