Council gets down to business


FAIRBORN – The Fairborn City Council proclaimed Aug. 1 as Fairborn Skyhawks Marching Band-Aid Day. Keith Young, a drum major, attended the city’s latest regular council meeting, which took place on Monday evening, to accept.

“We always enjoying doing [proclamations], especially for something as great as our very own Fairborn high school and [its] marching band,” Fairborn Mayor Dan Kirkpatrick said during the meeting. “Whereas the City of Fairborn encourages its citizens to be active in their community; and whereas Fairborn City Schools and Fairborn High School are an integral part of the Fairborn community … Therefore, I, Daniel R. Kirkpatrick, mayor of the City of Fairborn, Ohio, hereby designate and proudly proclaim Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 as Fairborn Skyhawks Marching Band-Aid Day.”

Kirkpatrick encouraged citizens to get acquainted with band members, and recognize their contributions to the community and school system.

“I would like to thank the Fairborn community for the ongoing support we constantly get,” Young said. “I’m looking forward to doing our show for you guys this year.”

Council was additionally presented with the “A Foot at a Time” campaign, in which the objective is to replace the fencing in front of the high school school facility.

The individuals behind the project are in hopes that the campaign will be the first of multiple partnerships between the school and city, and they are asking for $100 at a time to replace one foot of the fence. The ultimate goal is for the fencing outside of the high school to match the fencing outside of Community Park. Construction for the fence would begin upon all of the funds being raised, which is approximately $17,000.

If individuals wish to donate, checks can be made out to the Greene County Community Foundation or Greene Giving, with funds being tax deductable. None of the funding for replacing the fence would take away from the school or city general fund. It has raised approximately $4,200 in the first or three phases of the project, as of the latest council meeting.

“What makes this project extra special is that it was a group of citizens who came up with this,” Kirkpatrick said.

Councilmembers also presented an ordinance that would limit right turns at the Dayton Yellow Springs and Southlawn intersection. A public hearing for which will take place at the next regular council meeting.

In addition to various other items of business presented at the meeting, the city is currently entering the design process of the reconstruction of Ohio Street and Wright Avenue, with construction scheduled to begin next year. Councilmembers authorized the city engineer to being the process. During the project, the water lines and all pavement for the streets would be replaced.

A citizens forum will take place beginning at 7 p.m. July 27 at First Baptist Church. The next regular council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 3.

By Whitney Vickers

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Whitney Vickers can be reached by calling her directly at 937-502-4532.

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