Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
|• Total||34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)|
|• Land||34.0 sq mi (88.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|Elevation||919 ft (280 m)|
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (570/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086675|
Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:
- Moraine - north
- Kettering - northeast
- Washington Township - east
- Clearcreek Township, Warren County - southeast
- Franklin Township, Warren County - south
- German Township - west
- Jefferson Township - northwest
Several cities are located in Miami Township:
- Part of Carlisle, in the southwest
- Miamisburg, in the center
- Part of Springboro, in the southeast
- Part of West Carrollton, in the north
The township is highly urbanized in its eastern half, nearest to Miamisburg and Kettering. Ohio law prohibits townships from collecting income taxes from residents; thus, the township has seen higher growth than incorporated towns nearby.
Name and historyEdit
Miami Township is home to the American offices of LexisNexis information systems, a regional office of MetLife insurance, and the world headquarters of Teradata. It is also home to the area's oldest major shopping area, the Dayton Mall, and it has Southview Hospital, a member of the Kettering Medical Center Network, a Seventh-day Adventist facility.
The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
Property taxes are used to fund police and fire departments.
Bishop Leibold School, a Catholic school named for Paul Francis Leibold, is partially located in Miami Township. Bishop Leibold School has two campuses: the west campus, preschoolers through third graders attend the west campus in Miamisburg, while fourth through eighth graders attend the east campus in Miami Township. Bishop Leibold School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2008. Bishop Leibold has also been working to improve its STEM education and as a result was awarded the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education each year from 2010 to 2014. In its most recent school year for receiving the award (2013-2014) it was the only Dayton-area grade school to be recognized.
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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.