Plain Township is considering a fundraising policy that would detail how township facilities are used by local groups.

Plain Township is considering a fundraising policy that would detail how township facilities are used by local groups.

During the July 18 trustees meeting, Township Administrator Ben Collins said he could not find similar policies in other townships, but he is drafting a policy for trustees to review.

Collins said the township needs to be protected from liability and ensure that fundraising organizations are not in conflict with any of the township's goals or policies.

Trustee Dave Olmstead said private businesses leasing space from the township have allowed local groups to hold car washes on township property.

"I know Hayley (Savage of the Hayley Gallery) did it, but that was her and in her capacity as a tenant," Olmstead said.

The Hayley Gallery previously was in the township administrative building on Second Street.

Olmstead said the township can legally contribute to nonprofit organizations.

Plain Township Fire Chief John Hoovler said the fire department lets a local Boy Scouts of America troop hold a car wash at the fire station in August. Trustee David Ferguson said the township should continue that practice.

Ferguson requested Collins prepare an application for organizations to apply for fundraising opportunities.

Olmstead said the policy could authorize the township administrator to schedule fundraising events and make sure not just one organization benefits.

"We're part of the community and organizations, and we should try to work with them if we can," Ferguson said.

Trustees agreed to review a policy at a future meeting.