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A Message From Your Springfield Township Board of Trustees

Dear Township Residents,


As your Board of Trustees and Fiscal Officer, we hope this message finds you and your family in good health. We are experiencing unprecedented times as a country, and we understand this crisis is causing much uncertainty for all of us in terms of our health and the economy.


We wanted to reach out and let you know that Township staff continues to report to work and provide the basic services and essential functions of our local government. Although we have closed our offices to public visitors and implemented internal procedures to help prevent the spread of the virus, we continue to operate by providing emergency response, life-safety, and other infrastructure-related services. If you should need any assistance regarding general Township services, please call (513) 522-1410. Administrative staff is in the office (and teleworking in some cases) and able to respond to your concerns. As always, if you have an emergency requiring Police or Fire/EMS response, please call 911. Police officers remain on duty to answer your emergency calls for service. If you have any requests for non-emergency Police and Fire/EMS services, please call the Police Department at (513) 729-1300 or the Fire Department at (513) 521-7578.


The full effect of this crisis on the economy is not yet known and will not be apparent for some time. However, this is not the first time the Township has faced tough economic times, and we know from experience that it is critical for us to be proactive and prepare for negative influences on the Township budget now. Accordingly, we have already begun the process of reviewing the Township budget and restructuring our budgetary priorities to ensure that the Township will be able to provide essential services in 2020 and 2021. For this reason, we have suspended all non-emergency expenditures and postponed all capital improvement projects which are not currently under contract. We believe that by taking these actions now, we can reduce the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Township, its employees, and our residents.


As your elected officials, we understand and appreciate our responsibility to provide essential services during times of crisis. Rest assured that we and our leadership team are closely monitoring this rapidly-evolving situation, with a focus on preparedness, prevention and response, so that we can best serve our residents. The latest updates will be available on our website at www.springfieldtwp.org.


Please stay safe and healthy. Together we can make it through this difficult time.


Sincerely,


Joseph Honerlaw, Trustee

Mark Berning, Trustee

Kristie Dukes Davis, Trustee

Dan Berning, Fiscal Officer