Sunday, July 25, 2004

Neighbors briefs



Mason to present ideas for city's future parks

MASON - Anyone wanting to get a glimpse at what the city's future parks could look like has a chance Aug. 12.

Concept plans of about 240 acres of undeveloped, city-owned land will be presented at the 7 p.m. park board meeting. Residents will have a chance to view the ideas and give comments on the plans, which incorporate the public comment from the "plan your parks" workshops last May.

The meeting is being held at the municipal center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.

The park board is serving as a steering committee for developing a park master plan. The final proposal, as well as cost estimates, will be presented this fall.

Council member hired as marketing specialist

MIDDLETOWN - Middletown City Council member Nancy Nix, who holds degrees in marketing and accounting, starts Aug. 3 as a marketing specialist for Butler County.

Nix has been hired by county commissioners for a part-time position in the county's Certified Development Company. She will be paid $19.92 an hour for 24 hours a week, or $24,860 a year.

Police auctioning confiscated items

FAIRFAX - Cars confiscated in drug cases, as well as bicycles and other unclaimed theft items, will be auctioned at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at Ronald G. Cribbett Recreation Center, 5903 Hawthorne St.

Fairfax, Madeira, Newtown and St. Bernard police departments and the Little Miami Fire & Rescue Department are participating.

The items can be viewed 8-10 a.m. on the day of the auction.

Items that the participating communities no longer need, such as old computers and desks, also will be auctioned.

Deerfield Twp. trustees to fill water board post

DEERFIELD TWP. - Trustees are looking to fill an open spot on the township's Storm Water District Board.

Interested residents should send a letter of interest by Aug. 27 to Public Works Director Larry Weis at the township offices, 3378 Townsley Drive. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

The board of trustees will make the final decision of who is appointed to fill the spot held by former trustee Bill Morand. He resigned from the board July 12.




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