Thursday, March 25, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Developer agrees to fix water issues

COLERAIN TWP. - Leaders approved Tuesday the final phase of a development of more than 300 homes and condominiums after the developer agreed to keep rainwater runoff from inundating a neighborhood downhill.

On the southern border of Colerain Township, Monte Vista Estates will extend north to a Green Township development by Ameritek Custom Homes.

Residents on Mullen Road, many bordering the third phase of the development, said they shouldn't have to deal with water runoff problems created by the new development.

Filter responsible for reddish water

MONROE - City water officials have discovered why some residents' tap water has been reddish: A faulty filter at the water treatment plant let through iron deposits.

Rob Takach, city water superintendent, said the filter is under repair. He said the water never posed a health threat. The iron stained some residents' clothing, sinks and bathtubs.

Iron content reached more than 1 milligram of iron per liter. Takach said the iron levels are now at 0.1 milligrams per liter, and within a week the water should be colorless again.

Alternate truck route discussion delayed

MASON - City Council is postponing its discussion of alternate truck routes to U.S. 42.

Council was originally to discuss the issue at its April 12 meeting, but at the recommendation of City Manager Scot Lahrmer will hold off until city staff can talk more with the executive committee of the Downtown Mason Association.

Job fair stops twice in Butler County

MIDDLETOWN - More than 80 Southwest Ohio employers will discuss job opportunities and training at the two-day Butler County Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at Towne Mall, at Ohio 122 and Interstate 75.

The same companies will be represented in Hamilton the next day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Miami University Hamilton gymnasium, 1601 Peck Blvd.

For more information, go to, or call the Job Fair hot line, 785-5345.

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