Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Township to consider maintenance code

SPRINGFIELD TWP. - Residents have the chance to see the draft of a proposed township property-maintenance code at a public hearing tonight at the administration building.

After the presentation at 5:30 p.m., the Board of Trustees will have another public hearing at 6:30 p.m. to review and consider adopting the proposed township zoning resolution amendment.

The zoning text and the map will be reviewed at the hearing, according to officials.

The administration building is at 9150 Winton Road. Information: (513) 522-1410.

Chamber offers view of new office space

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Township residents will be able to tour the new West Chester Alliance office on Cox Road at a 5-8 p.m. open house Oct. 28.

The chamber of commerce serving West Chester and Liberty townships moved Friday from Olde West Chester to the new Peoples Community Bank building, 7617 Cox Road, at the Voice of America Centre.

The new location signals the growing importance of southeastern Butler County, particularly with the planned Liberty interchange connecting Interstate 75 and Ohio 129 with Hamilton-Mason and Cox roads, said Joe Hinson, chamber president and CEO.

"Cox Road will become Liberty Township's central business district, and we have positioned ourselves as the growth continues to go north," he said.

By tripling its space, the chamber made room for the Southeastern Butler County Workforce Academy, an adult training partnership with Butler Tech and the Miami University regional campuses.

Ohio 747 widening delayed into 2006

LIBERTY TWP. - The start of widening Ohio 747 between Tylersville Road and Ohio 129 has been delayed at least six months, until late 2006.

Cinergy crews can't move an electrical line along the road until 2006, pushing back road construction, said John Fonner, Butler County Transportation Improvement District director.

Expanding the highway to four lanes likely won't be completed until spring 2008, Fonner told transportation board members Monday. Widening Ohio 747 to four lanes at Princeton Road in Liberty Township, north of Ohio 129, is on schedule for next summer, Fonner said.

Great Wolf Lodge discussion on hold

MASON - At the developer's request, City Council held off a discussion about an indoor water park that's being proposed for Paramount's Kings Island's campground.

The public hearing has been rescheduled for Nov. 22.

The proposed Great Wolf Lodge would include a 60,000-square-foot conference center, a 74,000-square-foot indoor water park, 401 hotel suites as well as a spa, arcade and restaurants.

Contributors: Liz Oakes and John Kiesewetter

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