The Community Services Building is located at 583 Robert Lucas Road, Lucasville, Ohio 45648. Constructed in 2016, this multipurpose building is where the Township Trustees hold their bi-monthly public meetings, houses the office of the Township Fiscal Officer, and is the location of the Valley Township Fire Department and EMS service.
This is now the official township polling location where all three voting precincts in Valley Township vote.
The Community Services building is used for various community and local government events, however, this building is not available to rent for private events by the public.
The Board of Valley Township Trustees hold regularly scheduled meetings on the second Monday and last Thursday of each month. All meetings start at 6:00 p.m. If the need arises to meet before the regular scheduled meeting, or if a change in date or time become necessary, then the board of trustees will hold a special meeting. Public notice of any change in schedule will appear in the local newspaper and notice will be posted on the meeting room door of this building.
All Board of Valley Township Trustees meetings are open to the public. The Board of Trustees encourage the public to attend. Public participation will be permitted at each meeting. The Chairman will recognize persons according to the order registered. A maximum of 30 minutes of public participation will be permitted at each meeting. Each person will be allotted three (3) minutes until the total time of thirty minutes has been used. Persons desiring more time should follow the procedure of the board to be placed on the regular agenda.
Township Trustees meetings are meetings of the Trustees, not the citizens. Of course the meetings are open, and all citizens who wish to speak have a right to be heard. But citizens do not have a right to interrupt the meeting concept. Township meetings are not town meetings were citizens may vote on issues. Ohio has a representative government, where the Trustees are the lawful representatives of the citizens, and only the trustees have the authority to make township decisions.