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Township Trustee - 4 Year Term - Term Commences 1/1/2018
  • Harold Grosnickle

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What is the most important issue facing your township, and what do you specifically suggest to address this issue?

Consolidation of emergency services is advocated as a cost saving efficiency. What is your position on shared equipment ownership?

The heroin crisis is escalating in Clermont. The Mental Health Board has a four part plan to increase treatment, prevent opiate misuse, reduce harm and cut the supply of opiates. What specific actions should your township take to protect residents?

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Education BA 1987
Experience Wayne Township Board of Zoning Appeals
Fiscal Responsibility is Wayne Township’s number one issue! I disagree with our current trustees' spending habits. First, the decision to spend and commit hundreds of thousands of dollars on a “Community Center” was an unnecessary expenditure. They have pulled 100,000.00 out of savings(i.e. money that we have in accounts but not appropriated for anything), adopted a bond with Peoples’ Bank for $175,000.00 and require more grant money to complete the project. Like many communities, Fire EMS is a large portion of the budget. The trustees decided they needed our Fire Chief to be the Township Administrator. The position was created as a possible full-time with pay and benefits package. I believe this is a wasteful use of our Fire Chief and township funds.
I would like to research the possibility of a Joint Central Fire/EMS Service. One where the two rural townships form to provide service to the area without township lines interfering. One Chief. Solid, reliable coverage. A big project. A large number of issues. However, the cost of wages, training and service will continue to rise. Tax levies cannot fix this issue.
Wayne Township does not have a local police force. We rely on the Clermont County Sherriff’s department in dealing with drug issues. One way we would benefit our community members, as well as assist surrounding townships, is to have our experienced EMT’s and Medics offer informative classes throughout the township. Then maybe the Townships’ new internet Neighborhood Watch program would assist the Sherriff’s department with credible information.
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Education MBA, Thomas More College B.A., Union Institute A.A., University of Cincinnati Clermont
Family Married with five children, two grandsons
Employer Duke Energy
Experience Community and Government Relations serving Clermont, Brown, Adams, Clinton, Highland, and Hamilton County
Wayne Township has healthy financials and a strong cohesive Board of Trustees. There are always opportunities for improvement and the Board routinely evaluates those opportunities. The Wayne Township Growth and Development Plan is dated and needs to be refreshed. Economic Development does not require a drastic change to our beautiful landscape but more work needs done to prepare our township for growth opportunities.
I support shared services as a solution for cost saving efficiencies and have been involved in implementation in other professional responsibilities. Wayne Township currently provides a contracted service to our friends in Jackson Township. Chief Moulden has designed an elite training program that is offered to our first responders as well as surrounding townships. Sharing services and consolidating units can be very beneficial resulting in enhanced service offerings. A challenge when consolidating services is finding agreement on span of control and the financial allocations.
This crisis is at the forefront of every municipality and impacts Wayne Township on a daily basis. There is not a silver bullet solution and the Mental Health Board approach utilizing a multi-prong attack appears to be effective in other parts of the country. Wayne Township specific actions include remaining engaged with community coalitions in and around Clermont County. Community education programs will be hosted during the next several months as we partner with health professionals, first responders, and agencies equipped with expertise. logo


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