Batavia Township trustees recognize their mowing crew

October 13th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Batavia Township trustees recognized the lawn crew from Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities Oct. 7. From left are Chris Marksberry, Trevar Field, Tim Vogel, Clermont DD Work Services Coordinator; David Williams, Trustee Bill Dowdney, Fiscal Officer Jennifer Haley, Ben Blizzard, Trustee Jim Sauls, April Harrington, Clermont DD Habilitation Technician; Trustee Randy Perry, David Smith, Clermont DD Habilitation Technician; Dan Ottke, Clermont DD Assistant Superintendent.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Batavia Township trustees recognized several individuals that are part of the township Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ mowing crew during their Oct. 7 meeting.

The township contracts with the mowing crew each year for the lawn care services in the township cemeteries.

“One of the most important things we do is maintain our cemeteries,” Administrator Rex Parsons said about the township’s responsibilities during the meeting.

Parsons introduced members of the lawn crew with Clermont DD that is in charge of mowing the cemeteries and thanked them for their work.

Tim Vogel, work services coordinator of Clermont DD, spoke on behalf of the lawn crew.

“Thank you for letting us have the opportunity to do this again this year,” Vogel said. “Batavia Township is one of our longest standing projects.”

Vogel said this year has been a busy year for the lawn crew because of the amount of rain the area has had and the number of times they have had to mow.

Vogel introduced each of the individual members of the crew, including Chris Marksberry, Trevar Field, David Williams and Ben Blizzard.

“These are the hands and feet on the ground,” Vogel said.

Vogel explained a little about the program, which helps prepare individuals with disabilities for future jobs. He said the crew takes their responsibilities very seriously.

“They are very passionate about what they do,” Vogel said.

Trustees Bill Dowdney, Randy Perry and Jim Sauls presented each of the members of the mowing crew with a medal and thanked them for all of their hard work this year.

For more information about programs at Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, visit

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