FAIRBORN — Those living in the Bluffs on Trebein housing subdivision will have new neighbors in the coming years. Fairborn City Council approved final plans for an expansion of the subdivision during its regular Monday meeting.
The project will include adding 29 dwelling units consisting of more than six acres and a new street, altering a current street, maintaining a wooded open lot space and planting more trees around the retention pond.
“It will follow all of the conditions that were outlined in the concept and preliminary plans,” Fairborn City Planner Kathleen Riggs said.
The subdivision is located east of Interstate 675, north of Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in between Trebein and Byron roads. It currently includes two acres of open space and two streets, in addition to 80 acres with 195 single-family homes at least 8,000 square-feet in living-area size.
The subdivision development started with council’s approval of a concept plan in September of 2013, followed by planning concept approvals, which set standards for particular measurements of the homes within the subdivision, in March 2014. Construction for section two is scheduled for March and is aimed to be completed within the following 24 months.
City clerk recognized
Fairborn City Clerk Julie Taylor worked toward and accomplished becoming a certified municipal clerk, making her one of less than 100 certified municipal clerks in the state.
“The certified municipal clerk, or CMC designation, is a program designed to the enhance the job performance of a clerk in both small and large municipalities,” said Janice Bates, Ohio Municipal Clerk Association representative, during the council presentation. “To earn the CMC designation, a municipal clerk must attend extensive education programs. The designation also requires proven experience in a municipality.”
Taylor was presented with a plaque from OMCA, as well as flowers from council. Her family members and friends from the Fairborn Government Center, were present in the celebration.
“They say it takes a village to raise a child … I will say that it took this city to make me a clerk,” Taylor said. “This all wouldn’t be possible without [family members]. … It wasn’t just me, it was everyone in this room and everyone in this city who helped me get there.”
City officials recognized Taylor’s work in earning the certification.
“Julie is the best city clerk in the United States, and we are going to testify to that,” Fairborn Mayor Dan Kirkpatrick said. “She does a fantastic job. You only see her for an hour or two on Mondays, but behind the scenes, she’s doing a tremendous amount of work for our city council, and we want her to know that we appreciate that.”