Thursday, June 17, 2004

Neighbors briefs



State officials to hear Warren Co. concerns

COLUMBUS - Warren County commissioners will meet with state lawmakers today to discuss growth management legislation and push for impact fees.

The meeting is expected to be attended by representatives from the County Commissioners' Association of Ohio and from the offices of Rep. Michelle Schneider, R-Madeira, and Rep. Jon Peterson, R-Delaware.

A legislative committee is researching impact fees that would be imposed on new homes to help pay for the growth.

Mason moves ahead with Bethany widening

MASON - The city hired Blue Ash-based CDS Associates Inc. for design engineering to widen Bethany Road and to negotiate right-of-way purchases. City council approved a contract not to exceed $215,353.

Ultimately, Bethany Road will be widened from Ohio 741 and U.S. 42 and drainage problems will be fixed.

Extended-stay hotel to be finished by 2005

MILFORD - HiFive Development Services will break ground on the four-story Homewood Suites by Hilton on Wednesday in the River's Edge development. It is the same site where the Hawthorne Suites burned down a year ago.

The 76-room extended-stay hotel is scheduled to open in spring 2005 and should generate 20,000 room-nights annually in Milford.

Nominate site that looks beautiful

MONTGOMERY - Nominations are being sought through June 30 for the city's annual beautification awards.

Categories include residential, business, landmark, most improved, window boxes and landscape niches.

Nomination forms are available at city hall, Kroger, Nann's, Pipkins and the city's Web site, www.montgomeryohio.org.

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