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 Winter 2005
         P U B L I S H E D Q U A RT E R LY B Y T H E C I T Y O F FA I R F I E L D , O H I O
Destination: Home Improvement

Home Improvement Expo returns March 19
It’s a sure sign of                                             how to accomplish fea-                                                          Heat Pump Specialists will
spring when Fairfield                                           tured projects.                                                                 provide an entire heat
opens the doors to its                                                                                                                          pump system to be given
third Home                                                      Organized by the Fairfield                                                      away at the event. Other
Improvement Expo,                                               Building and Zoning                                                             prizes have included golf
planned March 19                                                Division, the Home                                                              certificates to the City’s
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,                                          Improvement Expo                                                                courses and passes to the
at Receptions                                                   attracts more than 2,000                                                        Aquatic Center.
Banquet and Convention Center on                                guests, each eligible for a
                  Boymel Drive.                                 growing collection of valuable door                                            Adult fix-up fun isn’t the only attrac-
                                                                prizes. Past Expos have featured draw-                                         tion. While mom and dad are planning
                 Admission is free to the                       ings every half hour, with two                                                           their project, the kids can
                 event, which spot-                                          grand prizes being                                                          enjoy a variety of children’s
                 lights booths by                                            made available to                                                           entertainment, including free
                 area architects,                                            attendees this year.                                                        finger printing and child
                 landscapers, con-                                                                                                                       identification kits from the
                 tractors and home                                           As in each of the previ-                                                    Fairfield Police Department.
                 decorators. Many                                            ous Expos, Hill Air
displays offer the latest in concepts                                        will supply a new cen-                                                      Details are still being final-
and products. In addition, various                                           tral air conditioning                                                       ized, but will be included in a
seminars will show do-it-yourselfers                            unit, including installation. In addition,                                     mailing to residents in early March.



Fairfield 2005 operating budget tops $51 million
Maintaining excel-
lence in community                                  Fairfield’s Projected 2005 Revenue                                         Fairfield’s Planned 2005 Expenditures
                                                                         Total: $58,819,468                                         Total: $51,848,579 (BEFORE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM)
services will cost
Fairfield a projected                                           Transfers/                                                              Transfers/                                     General
                                                                                                                                                            Capital Outlay
$51.8 million during                           Interest
                                                             Reimbursements                                Income                        Refunds                  $620,195           Government
                                                                                                                                                                                      $3,952,991
                                                                 $9,572,350                                  Tax                        $9,075,000
2005. To cover those                           Income                                                     $21,000,000                                                                                 Public Safety
                             Building/         $1,366,524                                                                                                                                              $14,803,463
costs, Fairfield antici-      Utility                                                                                        Debt
                                                                                                                           $4,582,500
pates revenues of            Permits
                              $729,550
$58.8 million during
the year, allowing for
a contingency in the
event of unanticipat-        Fines/
ed expenses and for        Court Costs
                            $1,287,000
planned capital
improvement proj-
ects.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                         $1,941,456
                                           Charges                                                            Property     Public Utilities/
                                         for Services                                                           Tax         Solid Waste
On the income side of          $13,886,500                                                    State           $5,606,000      $7,648,588
                                                                                                                                                                                          Public
                                                                                                                                                                                          Works
the budget, Fairfield’s                                     InterGov’l        Assessments
                                                                                            Shared Tax
                                                                                             $4,262,124                                         Development              Parks
                                                                                                                                                                                         $4,347,711
single largest source                                         Grants            $99,000                                                           Services              $3,689,264
                                                            $1,010,420                                                                               $1,187,411
of revenue is the
income tax, which
should generate $21 million in 2005.                             ing year. Local property taxes provide                                        Of the anticipated $51.8 million in
Income tax revenues are projected to                             $5.6 million in income, less than a three                                     expenses, public safety services will
increase only 3 percent over the preced-                         percent increase from the prior year.                                         require $14.8 million dollars.
Community Arts Center program planning underway
As construction on the Community                                                                 Degree in Therapeutic Recreation
Arts Center nears completion, a                                                                  from Ohio University. He is also a
newly-hired staff is busy planning                                                               certified Therapeutic Recreation
brand new arts programs and                                                                      Specialist.
programs for seniors that will bring
the facility to life in May. The new                                                             David Zlatic is the Theater Technical
hub for the Parks and Recreation                                                                 Coordinator for the Community
Department, the Center will be                                                                   Arts Center. He previously worked
home to a variety of programs for                                                                at the Cincinnati Museum Center,
residents of all ages. In addition to       Lisa Buck      Bradley Williams    David Zlatic      where he served as the Traveling
new offerings, the Center will house                                                             Exhibits Technician and was
the fitness and preschool classes already    responsible for all programming for            responsible for exhibit design and
so popular with Fairfield residents.         children, schools, families and adults,        production. Dave has also worked on
                                             and was instrumental in planning and           numerous stage productions as a
The City has hired three key staff           opening the CAC’s landmark new                 freelance stage manager, stage
members to plan and oversee the new          building in May 2003.                          technician, lighting designer and master
programs at the Center: Manager Lisa                                                        electrician with the University of Dayton
Buck, Senior Recreation Programmer           In her new position, Lisa will plan new        Theater, Cincinnati Music Theater,
Bradley Williams, and Theater Technical      arts programming such as art classes and Ovation Theater Group, and the Town
Coordinator David Zlatic. Each will          exhibitions, and oversee day-to-day            Hall Theater. He received his Bachelor
oversee a different area of the Center,      operations, including facility rentals and     of Arts in Theater with an emphasis on
coordinating activities that compliment      marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts        design and production from the
existing programs.                           Degree in Art History from the                 University of Dayton.
                                             University of California Santa Cruz and
Lisa moved from California to Ohio           a Master of Arts in Art History and            The public Grand Opening takes place
seven years ago when she became the          Museum Studies from the University of          on Saturday, May 7, during which time
Curator of Education at the                  Southern California.                           residents can enjoy a day of festivities
Contemporary Arts Center in downtown                                                        and sample the many activities the new
Cincinnati. While at the CAC, she was        Before coming to Fairfield, Brad was           Center will offer. There will be pottery
                                             employed at Dayton’s Grandview                 and art classes in the Arts & Crafts
                                             Hospital, where he served as a                 Room, exhibitions in the Gallery, and
                                             Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. He          theatrical productions in the 250-seat
         You’re                              also worked as Activities Coordinator at
                                             the Heartland of Kettering Nursing
                                                                                            theater. The long-anticipated project
                                                                                            broke ground in 2002.

        Invited!                             Home, and as the Therapeutic
                                             Recreation Supervisor for the Village of
                                             Evendale.
                                                                                            The Parks office moves from its short-
                                                                                            lived home in the old Lane Library on
      Regularly Scheduled                                                                   Wessel Drive. Fairfield’s Income Tax
                                             Originally from the Cincinnati area, Brad      Office and Information Technology
       Monthly Meetings                      attended Summit Country Day School             Division will be taking over the old
       Held at the Fairfield City Building,
                                             prior to earning his Bachelor of Science       library when the dust settles.
            Pleasant Ave. & Wessel Dr.:



                                                           Center to open May 7
                      City Council
              2nd & 4th Mondays at 7 p.m.
                 Planning Commission
            2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 6 p.m.      The grand opening of the Community           being installed and flooring products
                                                Arts Center has been set for May 7.          are on site for installation.
         Board of Zoning Appeals
                                                More details about the gala opening will
      1 Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
       st
                                                be published in the next issue of the        The vast majority of construction work
           Civil Service Commission             Fairfield Flyer. Currently, the outside of   is progressing smoothly. Recently,
      2nd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.      the new Community Arts Center is             however, crews have been running into
                                                nearing completion, with concrete work,      problems with electrical and heating
   Held at the Parks and Recreation Office at   asphalt and landscaping expected to be       issues, which are extremely important to
                701 Wessel Dr.:                 finished by March 2005, depending on         the overall project.
                                                Mother Nature’s cooperation.
            Parks & Recreation Board
                                                                                             The Center is expected to be completed
       2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.      Inside, workers are keeping busy             well in advance of early summer, when
         Community Forest Commission            completing installation of drywall,          numerous events and programs are to
     1st Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.      focusing on the Galleria, Children’s         be offered. With construction entering
                                                Room and Theater. Painting is well           the final stages, planners are busy
      Cultural Arts Advisory Commission         underway, with finishing carpentry           organizing the Center’s opening events
      2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.       closely following. Light fixtures are        and initial programs.

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Spring Programs                                     Seasonal Happenings
                                                    FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348




                                                                                                                                                    Fairfield Parks & Recreation
Sledding and                                      Easter Extravaganza                              Free Arbor Day Seedlings
Cross Country Skiing                              Saturday, March 19 • 11:00 a.m.                  Saturday, April 23 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Info-Fairfield 867-5301 ext. 412
                                                  Join the Fairfield Parks and Recreation          Residents are encouraged
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (when conditions permit)    Department                                       to stop by and pick-up
                                                  and                                              seedlings at Village Green
Winter’s not over yet and there may be a few      AurGroup                                         Park as part of the City’s
more chances to sled ride and enjoy cross         Credit Union                                     celebration of Arbor Day.
country skiing at Harbin Park before spring-      for the annu-                                    Make this event a family
time. Of course, we’ll need the right snow        al Easter Egg                                    tradition, then watch as
amounts... but when we do, bring the whole        Extravaganza                                     your seedlings grow over the years.
family and your friends to enjoy the season.      at Harbin
Be sure to call INFO-FAIRFIELD at 867-            Park (lower
5301, ext 412, for the latest sledding infor-     end soccer                                       Mom and Me for Tea
mation. (Please note that the Parks and           fields). Visits                                  Sunday, March 13 • 2:00 p.m.
Recreation Department reserves the right to       and photographs with the Easter Bunny will
close the sled riding hill because of inade-      be available, along with a jellybean-guessing    This isn’t a pretend tea party, it’s the real
quate snow cover, low temperatures, dan-          contest, with plenty of prizes. Age group        thing. Come to the Elisha Morgan Mansion
gerous wind chill factors, lack of participants   hunts are offered for Fairfield children 3 and   dressed up in your Sunday best for tea (or
or for any safety related reasons.)               under, 4 & 5 year olds, and 6-8 year olds.       coffee or punch), sandwiches and sweets.
                                                                                                   Children participate in their very own fashion
                                                                                                   show, so bring a written description of your
                                                                                                   daughter’s outfit for the commentator to the
                         SUMMER DAY CAMPS                                                          Parks Office at 701
                                                                                                   Wessel Drive by March
                                                                                                   11. Space is limited
 Summer Fun Camp                                  additional activities, are available, allowing
                                                  children to be dropped off as early as 7:30
                                                                                                   so please make your
 Info- 867-5301 (414)                                                                              reservations early.
                                                  a.m. or picked up as late as 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                   Cost: $7 per
 Weekly Sessions: June 6 - August 12               Fees: Regular Camp: $90/week                    person
 (No camp on July 4th)                                   (Non-Resident $100/week)
                                                         (Part time rates are also available)
 The Parks and Recreation Department offers
 an exciting summer of Day Camp for chil-                  Extended Camp:
 dren 6 to 11 years old. Summer Fun Camp                   $20/week (Non-Resident $25/week)
 is Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00               Part-time Camp:                            Nothing kills a
 p.m., with extended camp hours available.
 Our excellent staff includes certified school
                                                           $30/day (Non-Resident $35/day)
                                                                                                      program quicker…
 teachers and college                                                                                 than waiting for the last minute to
 students. A staff-to-                                                                                register. The decision to cancel a class
 child ratio of approxi-                          Summer Adventure Camp                               due to low enrollment is usually made
 mately 1 to 10 will be                           Info- 867-5301 (372)                                the week before the session begins.
 maintained. Planned                                                                                  Registering late may mean the class
                                                  Weekly Sessions: June 6 - August 11                 had already been cancelled. Don’t
 activities will consist of                       (No camp on July 4th)
 challenging and fun                                                                                  wait too long to register!
 crafts, cooperative                              Adventure Camp will again be offered for
 games and contests,                              exciting recreation activities tailored to
 swimming at the                                  youth from 12-15 years old. This camp will
 Fairfield Aquatic Center,                        offer trips and park/community projects.
 hiking and nature activi-
 ties. Field trips are an integral part of the
                                                  Trips may include a Cincinnati Reds game,
                                                  Sun Lite Pool, Omnimax, Caesar Creek,
                                                                                                                       Parks &
 camp program, with trips such as the
 Cincinnati Zoo, museums, roller skating and
                                                  canoeing, and numerous other adventures.
                                                  The Adventure Camp will be offered 4 days
                                                                                                                       Recreation News
 Reds games. Camps are held, rain or shine,       a week (Monday - Thursday) from 9:00 a.m.
 with rain-day activities planned.                to 5:00 p.m., with extended hours available,        Seasonal Happenings ...........3
                                                  if needed, from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. and from
 Campers are dropped off at the NEW               5:00 - 6:00 p.m.                                    Youth Programs ..................4
 Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive,                                                             Fitness Programs ................5
 and picked up at the Fairfield Aquatic           Campers are dropped off at the Grange facil-
 Center on Augusta Blvd. Each child will          ity on Forest Lake Lane and picked up at the        Golf & Fishing ....................6
 receive a Summer Day Camp shirt. Children        Fairfield Aquatic Center on Augusta Blvd.           Active Seniors Programs .......7
 should bring a sack lunch and drink. A light
 snack will be supplied in the afternoon for        Fees: Regular Camp: $70/week                      Swimming .......................8/9
 Twilight campers.                                        (Non-Resident $80/week)
                                                                                                      Additional Programs ...........10
                                                             Extended Camp: $20/week
 Early Bird and Twilight Camp, complete with                 (Non-Resident $25/week)                  Registration .....................11

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Fairfield Parks & Recreation    Youth Programs
                               FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348


                                                                                                                                   Friday Fun Field Trips
                                          Programs for Pre-Schoolers                                                               For ages 4 - 12 years old
                                                                                                                                   Fridays • June 10 - July 15 • 11 am - 1 pm
                                                       Winter Session II: April 4 - May 12, 2005
                                                                                                                                   Learn and explore the City of Fairfield, This
                                     A variety of classes are offered for pre-                                                     Fun Filled Friday class will meet at the NEW
                                     school children. All classes take place
                                                                                     Introduction to ABC’s                         Community Arts Center each Friday, then
                                     at the Parks and Recreation office                                                            explore behind-the-scenes of many of local
                                                                                     Thursday • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.                 destinations. Participants should bring a sack
                                     located at 701 Wessel Dr. Fee: $32 ($37
                                                                                     Thursday • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.                   lunch (unless noted). The day will begin with
                                     non-resident) (The cost includes a $12
                                     supplies and materials fee.)                                                                  a walk to a nearby business or destination for
                                                                                     Learning the ABC’s has never been so
                                                                                                                                   a tour or interesting activity. After the field
                                                                                     much fun! Utilizing lessons and crafts,
                                                                                                                                   trip, everyone will enjoy their picnic lunch, and
                                                                                     pre-schoolers who are 4 and 5 years old
                                     Tots Cooking &                                  will begin to recognize and write the
                                                                                                                                   then return back to the Community Arts
                                                                                                                                   Center. Fee for entire series: $50 ($55 non
                                                                                     alphabet in this exciting class.
                                     Eating Story Time                                                                             resident) (includes $10 for supplies/materials)
                                     Wednesday • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.                                                                June 10: Community Arts Center
                                                                                     Creative Kids                                 Be among the first to tour this beautiful new
                                     After an exciting story, your 3 -5 year                                                       community resource. See the brand new pub-
                                     old will make the story come to life with       Monday • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m
                                                                                                                                   lic areas, then go backstage and into the utili-
                                     baking. Spreading, cutting and                  Monday • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.                     ties area to see how it all works.
                                     measuring are some of the concepts the
                                     children will use to make their creations.      Pre-schoolers age 3 - 5 years old will        June 17: Fairfield Pizza
                                                                                     enjoy arts and crafts, music and physical     We’ll visit the restaurant, and make our own
                                                                                     education activities in our Creative Kids     pizzas. (No need to pack a lunch.)
                                     Creative Movement                               class. Children will enjoy lots of cutting,
                                                                                     pasting and painting as they explore their    June 24: Fairfield Lane Public Library
                                     Tuesday • 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.               creativity.                                   The group will enjoy a special story before
                                     This fun and creative class, all set to                                                       eating the packed lunch each child brings.
                                                                                                                                   Then, we’ll visit McDonald’s for an ice cream.
                                     music, will teach children 3 years old and
                                     older how to strengthen and use various
                                                                                     Toddler Time                                  July 1: Fairfield Fire Headquarters
                                     muscle groups while using such props as         Tuesdays • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.            We’ll travel to the nearby headquarters of the
                                     balls, ribbon dancers and hoops. Children                                                     Fairfield Fire Department to see the equipment
                                     will also enjoy mat time, where they will       Mom or Dad (or grandma or grandpa) can
                                                                                     enjoy a special time with their 2-year old    and tour the fire house.
                                     roll and learn basic acrobatic movements.
                                     A great class for beginning athletes who        as the child learns important socialization   July 8: McDonald’s
                                     love to dance and sing.                         skills with others the same age.              It’s back to McDonald’s, but this time we’ll
                                                                                                                                   tour behind the counter, then enjoy a sandwich
                                                                                                                                   and drink. (No need to pack a lunch.)
                                                                                                                                   July 15: Village Green/UDF
                                                                                                                                   The final Fun Friday will be spent at Village
                                                        NATURE PROGRAMS                                                            Green Park, where we’ll eat the packed lunch-
                                                                                                                                   es. For desert, the group will visit United
                                                                                                                                   Dairy Farmers for an ice cream.
                               Little Naturalists                                 Nuts About Nature Camp
                               For children ages 3 - 5
                               Info- 867-5301 (417)
                                                                                  For children ages 6 - 10
                                                                                  Info- 867-5301 (417)
                                                                                                                                   Youthful Yoga
                                                                                                                                   Instructor: BevySue Hammons
                               June 6 - July 18                                   July 25 - July 28 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.       For students in grades 3-8
                               Mondays (for 3-4 years): 10 to 11:30 a.m. or       This nature camp is                              Mondays • 4:30 - 5:30 pm
                               Tuesdays (for 3-4 years): 10 to 11:30 a.m. or      conducted at Harbin
                                                                                  Park for ages 6 to 10.                           Get your child started on the right path to a
                               Wednesdays (for 4-5 years):10 to 11:30 a.m.                                                         healthy and fit lifestyle. Your son or daughter
                                                                                  It encourages children’s
                               If your preschoolers love the outdoors, then       natural inquisitiveness with                     will learn a deeper feeling of awareness for
                               this is the nature program for them. The           nature studies, hiking,                          his/her body. Age-old techniques of Yoga are
                               class lets your child enjoy outdoor games,         arts and crafts, games                           taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where
                               crafts and nature walks. Environmental             and outdoor cooking.                             children build strength, confidence and char-
                               awareness and appreciation are introduced          Camp session is Monday -                         acter. Participants will focus on basic breath-
                               in a fun way. For children ages 3 to 5, at         Thursday, with Friday as                         ing techniques and balancing which will create
                               Harbin Park. Cost: $40/session ($45 non-           a make up day. Cost:                             a strong mind body connection. Kids will
                               resident) Cost includes a $5 supplies/mate-        $40/week ($45 non-resident) Cost includes a      need an exercise mat and comfortable workout
                               rials fee                                          $5 supplies/materials fee                        wear Fee: $45 ($50 non resident) (Min.
                                                                                                                                   8/Max 15)

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Spring Programs                                                           HEALTH & FITNESS
                                                      FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348




                                                                                                                                                         Fairfield Parks & Recreation
                                                      Spring Session: April 4 - May 28

Cardio-Kickboxing                                  Beginner Pilates Plus                            Yogalates
Mondays & Wednesdays • 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.            Tuesdays • 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.                      Wednesdays • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Devon Allen                            Thursdays • Noon - 12:45 p.m.                    Thursdays • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a high energy, low impact, fantas-     Instructor: JoBeth Yambrich                      Instructor: JoBeth Yambrich
tic, physical workout. Cardio-kickboxing uses
                                                   Learn basic movements and postures of            Yogalates is a system of physical and mental
low-impact aerobic kickboxing moves that
                                                   Pilates in this once-a-week class. Core mat      exercises that join the body and mind. Along
will help you increase your
                                                   and ball movements will be introduced to         with the benefits of Pilates mat-based
cardiovascular endurance.
                                                   prepare for the full Pilates Plus program.       exercises, which are aimed at core
Plus, you get the
                                                   This class is geared for those who have not      conditioning, attention is applied to flexibility,
added benefit of
                                                   previously participated in Pilates and wish to   lengthening and strengthening the muscles.
improving body strength,
                                                   learn more about this unique exercise pro-       These two systems join together to provide a
muscle tone, and reduce body fat
                                                   gram. Fee: $25 per person ($30 non resi-         combination of postures, breathing and
and stress levels! Get fit without
                                                   dent) (Min. 5/Max. 15)                           relaxation techniques that enhance physical
getting hit. This cardio-kickbox-
                                                                                                    well-being.
ing class does not require any
additional equipment. Bring a
workout mat, a water bottle, and
                                                   SPINNING ®                                       Each class includes a warm-up, Pilates mat-
                                                   Mondays & Wednesdays • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.        based exercises, yoga postures and relaxation
wear comfortable workout attire. All fitness
                                                   Instructor: Ben Strickler                        techniques. This is a great introduction to
levels are welcomed to attend. Fee: $45
                                                                                                    both Yoga and Pilates postures and exercises.
($50 non resident) (Min. 6/Max. 20)                Mondays & Wednesdays • 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.          Bring an exercise mat and wear comfortable
                                                   Instructor: Ben Strickler                        clothes. Class size will be limited to provide
                                                   Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.          quality one-on-one instruction to individuals
Trim & Tone                                        Instructor: Janet Frock                          of all fitness levels. Fee: $45 ($50 non
Mondays & Wednesdays • 8:00 - 8:45 p.m.            Saturdays • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.                     resident) (Min. 5/Max. 15)
Instructor: Devon Allen                            Instructor: To Be Announced
This exciting new class offers the benefit of a
low-impact aerobic workout and weight
                                                   SPINNING® is a stationary bicycle program        Body Sculpting
                                                   primarily aimed at achieving maximum ener-
resistance to keep your body trim and toned.                                                        Mondays & Wednesdays • 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
                                                   gy output. Riders are led through a different
                     Start out each class with                                                      Instructor: JoBeth Yambrich & Janet Frocke
                                                   ride each class by a coach. By using a vari-
                     fun low-impact exercises      ety of music and visualization techniques,       Body Sculpting is a great way to achieve a
                     set to high-energy music.     riders can develop a strong mind-body con-       firm, sculpted body to help you look and feel
                     Move on to some light         nection that will build with each ride. Each     better. Sculpting of arms, glutes, legs, and
                     resistance weight training.   class consists of a warm up period, a moder-     attention to core muscles (back and abdomi-
                     Then it’s time to stretch     ate to high intensity cardiovascular work out,   nals), are all provided in this twice-a-week
                     and flex your body with a     and a cool down. Bring a water bottle and a      class. Light weights, resistance bands, and
                     relaxing, yet energizing      towel. (Padded shorts are                        stability balls are used to achieve a creative
                     cool down. Double your        highly recommended). Due                         combination of muscle toning and stretching.
                     fun and change your body      to a limited number of                           All levels of fitness ability are encouraged to
                     at the same time. Bring an    bikes, advanced registra-                        attend. Bring your exercise mat and dress in
exercise mat and a water bottle. All levels of     tion is necessary. Two                           comfortable workout wear. Fee: $45 ($50
fitness ability are encouraged to attend. Fee:     Weekdays: $80 ($85 non                           non resident) (Min. 5/Max. 15)
$45 ($50 non resident) (Min. 6/Max. 20)            resident) Saturdays Only:
                                                   $40 ($45 non resident) Add Saturday SPIN-
Pilates Plus                                       NING® as a third class per week for an addi-
                                                   tional $10 (Min. 3/Max. 6)
                                                                                                    Body Basics
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.                                                             Wednesdays • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
                                                                               ®
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.            Beginner SPIN                                    Instructor: JoBeth Yambrich
Instructor: JoBeth Yambrich                                                                         An hour long class centered around learning
                                                   Wednesdays & Fridays • Noon - 12:45 p.m.
Pilates is a complete mat-based series of                                                           the basics to resistance and core strength
                                                   Instructor: Ben Strickler
exercises aimed at developing and strength-                                                         training. Learn how to use your body
ening the body’s core (back and abdominal)         Ever wonder what SPINNING® is all about?         weight, light hand-held weights, resistance
muscles. This class is for those who want to       Come try this introductory class for begin-      bands, and stability balls to sculpt a strong
increase flexibility and development of core       ners. This class will cover the basic move-      body. Attention is also applied to flexibility,
muscles. Each class includes a warm-up,            ments and postures during a half hour ride,      breathing and stretching techniques. Body
Pilates-based mat and stability ball, exercis-     followed by a cool down and stretching. If       Basics includes all the benefits of basic
es, and a cool-down stretch at the end. All        you have never tried SPINNING® —and you          Pilates exercises, lightweight training, Yoga
levels of fitness ability are encouraged to        are looking for a great cardio workout—then      stretches and postures in one class! Bring
attend. Bring an exercise mat and wear com-        this is the class for you. Wear padded shorts    an exercise mat and wear comfortable work-
fortable, workout attire. Fee: $45 per person      and bring a water bottle and towel. Fee: $55     out wear. Fee: $45 ($50 non resident) (Min.
($50 non resident) (Min. 5/Max. 15)                ($60 non resident) (Min. 3/Max. 6)               5/Max. 15)
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Fairfield Parks & Recreation   GOLF & FISHING
                               FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348



                                                 GOLFING AT NORTH & SOUTH TRACE
                                       2005 Golf Rates                                        Now is the time to make arrangements for 2005 leagues and outings. Please call
                                                                                              now to get an early jump on open or work leagues. For information, call 858-7750.
                                   Discounted greens fees are available through
                                   February 28. February fees are $11 for 9
                                   holes/ $19 for 18 holes. (Juniors/ Senior are
                                   $9 for 9 holes and $14.00 for 18 holes).
                                                                                          February Hours                                     March 19, April 16 and May 21 in
                                                                                                                                             the multi-purpose room at the South Trace.
                                   Discounted cart rentals are also available.            This year the Fairfield Golf                                 Registration Fee is $10. Anyone
                                                                                          South Trace will be open weath-                              who already has a R.E.A.C.H. card
                                                                South          North
                                    Greens Fees                 Trace         Trace       er permitting in January and                                 may pay this $10 fee and get an
                                                                                          February 2005. When the tem-                                 updated sticker at the North Trace
                                    18 holes                    $23.00          -----                                                                  Pro Shop. The 2005 R.E.A.C.H.
                                                                                          perature gets above 40 degrees
                                     9 holes                    $13.50        $11.00                                                                   card will be honored at both of the
                                                                                          during the day the course will
                                    Seniors/Juniors*                                      open for golf. We ask that you                               city courses each weekday (except
                                    18 holes                    $17.00         ------     call before going to the course                              outings and leagues) and on
                                     9 holes                    $11.50         $8.00      just to make sure that we will                               weekends and holidays after noon.
                                                                                          be open for play. The Pro shop                               For more information, call South
                                    Weekends/Holidays                                     number is 858-7750. Discounted greens              Trace at 858-7750 or North Trace at 939-
                                    18 holes                    $25.00         ------     fees are available through February 28 (see        3741.
                                                                                          Golf Rates at left).
                                     9 holes                     ------       $11.00
                                    Cart Rentals (per person)                                                                                Junior Golf League
                                    18 holes                    $14.00         ------     .   R.E.A.C.H. for Golf                            The North Trace will host a Junior League
                                     9 holes                     $7.00         $8.00      This program for junior golfers from 9-17          during June and July for players 17 and
                                                                                          will be held in conjunction with a national        younger. Participants will tee off between 8
                                    * Not valid on holidays or league play. To qualify,
                                    Seniors must be at least 55 years old and Juniors     program called REACH (Rules, Etiquette,            and 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
                                    must be 17 or younger.                                Appreciation, Conduct, History).                   Cost is $6 per 9-hole round ($8 without a
                                           Golf Professional: Dave Hartman                Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. on            2005 REACH card).
                                      Assistant Golf Professional: Keith Crutcher




                                        FISHING AT MARSH LAKE                                                                                 Fishing starts March 18!
                                                                                                                                              Fairfield’s fishing lake opens Friday,
                                                                                                                                              March 18, for its ninth season. The lake
                                   Special Events                                             All Night Fishing                               is open daily. If in doubt, call the bait
                                                                                                                                              house at 858-1685. Bait and some fish-
                                   Mothers Day (May 8): The Mom catching                      May 27 - 29 & Each weekend                      ing equipment are available at the lake
                                   the biggest fish of the day will win a new                 during June, July & August                      on East River Road.
                                   fishing pole.
                                                                                              On these special weekends, the Marsh                                2005 RATES
                                   Fathers Day (June 19): The Dad catching                    Fishing Lake will remain open from 6:00
                                   the biggest fish of the day will win a new                 a.m. on Friday to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.                                           Fairfield          Non-
                                   fishing pole.                                              Regular admission covers up to a 12-hour                                         Resident          Resident
                                                                                              stay on these special weekends. (A 24-hour      General Admission (16+) ....... $7 ......... $10
                                   Senior Day (July 4): Anyone 60 or over                     stay would require payment of two admis-
                                   catching the biggest fish of the day will win              sions.) For more information, call the          Seniors* (60+) ...................... $6 ........... $9
                                   a new fishing pole.                                        Parks and Recreation Department at 867-         Youth† (7-15)......................... $5 ........... $5
                                                                                              5348 or Marsh Lake at 858-1685.
                                   Customer Appreciation Weekend                                                                              Child† (6 & under) ................ FREE ........ FREE
                                   (October 22 & 23): The first 50 paying
                                   fishing enthusiasts for each day will receive                                                              Twilight Fee (after 5 p.m.)..... $3 ........... $5
                                   a free gift.                                               Youth Learn to Fish                             Daily Family Pass............... $14 residents only
                                                                                                                                                        * Must have a Golden Buckeye Card
                                                                                              June 11 • July 9 & August 13
                                   Youth Fishing Tournament                                   Any Fairfield youth at least 8 years old can
                                                                                                                                                      † Must be accompanied by a paying adult
                                                                                                                                                  There is a two-pole limit for adults and a one-pole
                                   June 11, July 9, August 13 & September 10                  learn to fish from the Fishing Lake                        limit for those under 6 years of age.
                                                                                              Manager. Lessons will be available from
                                   On the second Saturday of the summer                       noon to 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday                 Lake rules are posted at the Bait Shop.
                                   months, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., a fun                 of the summer months. Each lesson takes
                                   competition will be held for residents 15                  about one hour. The lessons are provided       Fairfield’s Seniors fish for free at
                                   and under. There is no entry fee beyond the                free, however, participants are required to    Marsh Park every Wednesday!
                                   $3 regular admission. Prizes will be                       pay admission to the lake. To sign up for      What’s a senior? Anyone that qualifies for a
                                   awarded to the winners.                                    lessons, call 858-1685.                        Golden Buckeye Card.

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Spring Programs                                                                 Active Seniors
                                                  FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348




                                                                                                                                                Fairfield Parks & Recreation
 Northeast Cruise & Tour                                                                      Golden Buckeye Card
 May 28                                          Senior Travel Series                         If you have not received your Golden
                                                                                              Buckeye Card within six months of your 60th
 Enjoy a 15-day tour across beautiful New        The Fairfield Parks and Recreation
                                                                                              birthday, stop by the Parks and Recreation
 England and Canada. This trip includes air      Department has joined with the
                                                                                              Department and fill out an application for a
 transportation, hotel accommodations, bus       Fairfield YMCA to offer the following        card. All Ohioans age 60 or older who hold
 transportation, sightseeing and special         travel packages. For more                    a current Ohio Driver License or state ID
 events. The tour begins in Boston and           information about the trips, call Lu         card or are registered to vote in Ohio are eli-
 winds its way through New York, Rhode           Ann Young at the Fairfield YMCA at           gible for the card.
 Island, Connecticut and Canada.                 829-3091, the Parks and Recreation
 Cost: $2198.00 complete per person.             Department at 867-5348 or Jim
                                                 Williams at 772-4411.                        Senior Perks
 Alaska Cruise                                                                                If you are old enough for a Golden Buckeye
                                                                                              Card (see above), then
 July 23
                                                Hawaii Queens Tour                            you’ve earned some
 Enjoy a 14-day tour and see the Scenic                                                       neat-o privileges. You
                                                November 28                                   can fish for free at Marsh
 inside Passage Cruising of Alaska. This trip
 includes air transportation, hotel             This spectacular 15-day dream vacation will   Fishing Lake every
 accommodations, bus transportation,            tour four islands – Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and    Wednesday. If you enjoy
 sightseeing and special events. The cities     Hawaii. Included are airfare, bus             golf, you’ll get reduced
 to be toured are Juneau, Dawson City,          transportation, hotel accommodations,         greens fees at Fairfield’s South Trace and
 Fairbanks and Anchorage. Cost: $3498.00        sightseeing and special events. Cost:         North Trace. At the South Trace, enjoy 18
 per person                                     $1928.00 complete per person.                 holes for $17 or nine holes for $11.50. At
                                                                                              the North Trace, nine-holes is $8.




                                  SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.
                                  Located in the Fair Plaza at 536 Patterson Boulevard



  Exciting news for older adults in Fairfield
  In early January, the Fairfield Senior           Center on any Thursday in February will        Members and guests over the age of 60
  Center began opening on Thursdays, in            receive an additional entry in the door        can eat lunch at the center for a sug-
  addition to Mondays, Wednesdays and              prize drawing at the end of the day            gested donation of $2.50. Others can
  Fridays. Beginning March 1, the Center           when guests take in a program during a         dine at the center at a cost of $4.50 a
  will be open Monday through Friday.              visit to the center.                           meal.

  Daily Center hours remain the same,              Members who bring a guest who joins            New or renewing members can fill out
  opening from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.             as a first-time member will receive an         membership forms at the Fairfield
                                                   additional prize drawing entry.                Senior Center. Membership of the
  In celebration of Thurdays as the new                                                           Fairfield Senior Center is $20 per year.
  day of operation, the center will offer
  special activities each Thursday in addi-
  tion to lunch. The new day will bring            This joint is jumpin’...
  special theme each week along with
  related activities and special prize draw-       Stop by and check the schedule of events at the
  ings, according to Rachel Ryan,                  Center. In addition to daily activities, the group takes
  Director of Personal Services at Senior          small van trips and motorcoach trips. Upcoming trips
  Citizens Inc.                                    include the Boggstown Inn and Cabaret on April 1, and
                                                   the Cincinnati Flower Show at Coney Island on April
  With expanded days of operation,                 20.
  members regularly attending are
  encouraged to bring guests who might             Senior Citizens Inc., which operates the Fairfield, West
  also enjoy lunch and new friendships.            Chester and Hamilton Senior Centers, is celebrating its
                                                   50th Anniversary through June 2005. Visitors are
  Guests stopping at the Fairfield Senior          always welcome. For more information, call 867-1998.


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Fairfield Parks & Recreation   Aquatic Center
                               FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348


                                                                                                                                        PRE-SEASON SALE
                                     Fairfield                                                2005 DAILY FEES
                                                                                          General Admission:         $6.00              Pre-season Pool passes for the 2005 pool
                                                                                                                                        season are on sale at the Fairfield Parks and
                                  Aquatic Center
                                        Info-Fairfield • 867-5301 • ext. 381
                                                                                        Teen/Student (13-17):
                                                                                                 Youth (6-12):
                                                                                                                     $5.00
                                                                                                                     $4.00
                                                                                                                                        Recreation Department Office at 701 Wessel
                                                                                                                                        Drive. The pool passes will be discounted
                                                                                             Preschool (2-5):        $3.00              through April 15.
                                      2605 Augusta Boulevard                            Senior Citizen (60+)*:       $4.00
                                                                                                                                        Family: $225 (Non-Resident $350)
                                The Fairfield Aquatic Center offers a variety      Twilight Fee (after 6 p.m.):      $2.00
                                                                                                                                        Youth/Teen: $85 (Non-Resident $135)
                                of features: diving boards, wading pool,                      Fitness Swim t :       $2.00              Adult/Individual: $110 (Non-Resident $170)
                                large slide, sand volleyball court, sand play               *with Golden Buckeye Card
                                area, and a water play structure. We invite              t Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- noon/6-8 p.m. &
                                you to participate in our specialized swim-
                                ming programs this summer. Certified Ellis
                                                                                                 Sat. 9 a.m.- noon
                                                                                                                                        YOUTH SWIM TEAM
                                                                                                                                        Info- 867-5301(415)
                                and Assoc. lifeguards and instructors are on              2005 SEASON PASSES*
                                duty at all times.                                                                                      Area youth, ages 18 and younger, are invited
                                                                                             Family: $275 (Non-Resident $440)           to participate on our summer swim team at
                                                                                                                                        the Fairfield Aquatic Center. All swimmers
                                                                                   Youth/Individual: $100 (Non-Resident $165)           must be able to swim the length of the pool
                                                                                   Adult/Individual: $130 (Non-Resident $210)           without flotation aides. The
                                                                                                                                        team competes in the Tri-
                                                                                  Senior/Individual: $100 (Non-Resident $165)           County Swim League with
                                                                                                                                        public and private pools.
                                                                                 Family Passes have a five person maximum and is
                                                                                 restricted to immediate family members only.
                                                                                                                                        Practice begins the first
                                                                                 Additional family members beyond five is               week in June and con-
                                                                                 $20/person.                                            cludes with championships
                                                                                                                                        in late July. Those interest-
                                                                                 * Season Passes will be offered at one-third off       ed can attend an informational meeting on
                                        POOL OPENS JUNE 4                        regular season rates after July 1 and two-thirds off   May 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the new Community
                                   Last day of operation is September 5          after August 1.
                                                                                                                                        Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive. For more
                                                                                 Note: No flotation devices are permitted other         information, call Swim Team Boosters
                                           HOURS OF OPERATION                    than U.S. Coast Guard-approved devices. Small          President Nancy Rasch at 829-4534 or the
                                         Daily from Noon - 8 p.m.                toys are permitted in the wading pool only.            Fairfield Parks Department at 867-5348. Fee:
                                                                                                                                        $75 ($80 for Non-Residents).




                                            Special Events at the Aquatic Center
                           Fathers Day Special                                                             Caribbean Cruise Night at the Pool
                           June 19                                                                         Friday, July 22 • 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
                           All fathers that come to the Fairfield Aquatic Center on Fathers Day            This popular Caribbean style party at the Fairfield Aquatic Center will
                           will get in free if they are accompanied by a paying customer.                  be held on Friday July 22, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. This celebration
                                                                                                           will be open to the whole family, and 8 years and under must be
                           Aqua-Fest                                                                       accompanied by an adult. The cost for admission will be $20 per
                                                                                                           family or $7 per person 13 and over; $5 per person 12 and under;
                           July 15 & 16                                                                    free admission to children 2 and under. All season pass holders will
                                                                                                           be admitted at no cost. There will be games and activities planned
                           Children, teens, and families will all enjoy fun-filled days at the pool        throughout the entire night for everyone to enjoy. There will be
                           on July 15 and 16. Activities will include water games and prizes.              refreshments and hors d’oeuvres included in your admission. There
                           Our pool staff will lead the fun for all ages. The only fee is pool             will be a band playing Caribbean style music pool side, for your
                           admission, so plan to make a day of it.                                         entertainment.

                           Teen Night at the Pool                                                          Customer Appreciation Day
                           Friday • June 17 • 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
                                                                                                           Monday, September 5
                           Plan to jam at this after-hours pool party at the Fairfield Aquatic
                           Center. The $5 admission (free to season pass holders) includes                 Customers can enjoy the facility free of charge, with the donation of a
                           music and snacks. Teen night is open for those 13 to 18 years old.              canned food good for each person, that will go to the Fairfield Food
                           There will be games and activities planned for the entire night, with           Pantry and help those in need in our community. It’s our way of
                           some prizes for the winners.                                                    thanking you for a great 2005 season. The pool will close for the
                                                                                                           season at 8:00 p.m.

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Summer Programs




                                                                                                                                                                 Fairfield Parks & Recreation
                                                                                                                              Swimming
                Summer Swim Lessons     INFO-FAIRFIELD • 867-5301 • EXT. 373
                                                                                                                           Lesson Schedule
                                                                                                                            Fee: $40 (Non-Resident $45)
Swimming lessons are offered for the whole family. Weekday lessons are com-
prised of two-week sessions, with classes held Monday through Thursday. (In the                                               WEEKDAY CLASSES
                                                                                                                                JUNE 6 - AUGUST 11
event of bad weather or a holiday, classes are made up on Friday.) All lessons are
taught by Red Cross Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards. See schedule at right                                       Five different sessions are offered
for lesson times and costs.                                                                                              Monday through Thursday. (In the
                                                                                                                       event of bad weather, Fridays are used
                                                                                                                       as make-up days.) Each session lasts
                                                                                                                                      two weeks
                                SKILL LEVELS FOR CHILDREN
                                                                                                                         SESSION 1: JUNE 6 - JUNE 16
                  THE FOLLOWING ARE THE LEVEL OF LESSONS FOR CHILDREN.                                                   SESSION 2: JUNE 20 - JUNE 30
    FOR AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) LEVELS 2-6, THE CHILD SHOULD COMPLETE THE PRIOR                                         SESSION 3: JULY 5 - JULY 14
       COURSE OR EQUIVALENT, OR COMPLETE AN EXIT SKILLS TEST OF THE PRIOR COURSE.                                                    (NO CLASS MONDAY, JULY 4)
                                                                                                                         SESSION 4: JULY 18 - JULY 28
                                                                                                                         SESSION 5: AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 11
Guppy: 18 months to 3 years                                  Marlin: ARC Level 3 Stroke Development
A parent is required to be with the child in the water.      Skills taught include:                                                     Guppies
This course is equivalent to American Red Cross              • Head first entry                                           All Sessions 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Parent and Child Aquatics Level B. Skills taught             • Underwater retrieval
include:                                                                                                                                 Turtles
                                                             • Rotary breathing
• Water entry and adjustment                                 • Front and back glides                                      All Sessions 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
• Bubble blowing and underwater exploration                  • Treading                                                  Session 2 & 4 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
• Front and back floats                                      • Front and back crawl
• Arm and leg action                                         • Butterfly kick and body motion                                       Alligators
• Front and back glides                                      • General water safety protocol                              All Sessions 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
• Rolling back to front and front to back
                                                                                                                         Session 2 & 5 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
• Personal safety                                            Dolphin: ARC Level 4/Stroke Improvement                     Session 1 & 3 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
                                                             Skills taught include:
Turtle: Preschoolers: For 4 and 5 year olds                  • Stride and compact dives                                                  Seals
Basic but important swimming and safety skills are           • Underwater Swimming and Feet first surface dive            All Sessions 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
taught without the parent, including:                        • Survival float and back float                           Session 2, 4 & 5 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
• Front and back floats                                      • Streamlined open turns
• Underwater exploration                                     • Treading and Sculling                                                  Marlins
• Arm and leg action for front and back stroke               • Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl, and Butterfly       All Sessions 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
• Water entry and exit                                       • Elementary Backstroke
• Water adjustment                                           • Scissor Kick                                                          Dolphins
• Personal water safety with emphasis on using lifejackets   • Rescue Assists and dealing with choking                    All Sessions 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Alligator: ARC Level 1                                                                                                                   Sharks
                                                             Shark: ARC Level 5/Stroke Refinement
Must be at least six years old or be able to pass the                                                                     All Sessions     11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
                                                             Skills taught include:
skills learned at the Turtle level. Skill taught include:    • Shallow dives and starts
• Safe entry and exit                                        • Treading with different kicks                           MON-THURS EVENING CLASSES
• Underwater exploration with objects                        • Flip turns
• Controlled bubble blowing                                                                                                 EVENING I: JULY 11 - JULY 21
                                                             • Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl, and Butterfly
• Front and Back floats with recovery                        • Elementary Backstroke and Sidestroke                           Turtles 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
• Changing directions                                        • Survival Swimming                                               Seals 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
• Treading hand and arm movements                            • Rescue Breathing
• Front and back stroke combined arm and leg action
• Personal water safety                                      Advanced Swimming & Lifesaving: ARC Level 6                   EVENING II: JULY 25 - AUGUST 4
• Helping others in distress                                 This new course is designed to be challenging and                Alligators     6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
                                                             fun for advanced swimmers. Life guarding skills,                   Marlins      7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Seal: ARC Level 2/Fundamental Aquatic Skills.                physical fitness, and personal water safety skills will    Adult Beginners      7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Skills taught include:                                       be taught. It involves some of the same training our
• Jump-in entry                                              own lifeguard’s use. Skills taught include:
• Underwater retrieval                                       • Endurance training and aquatic fitness education
• Unsupported front and back glide
                                                                                                                              SATURDAY CLASSES
                                                             • Competitive stoke flip and open turns
• Front and back float with recovery                         • Surface dives and dives                                          JUNE 18 - AUGUST 6
• Treading arm and leg motions                               • Cold water survival                                           Guppies      11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
• Combined arm and leg action on front and back              • Leg only treading and movement
• Finning and sculling
                                                                                                                              Turtles     11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
                                                             • Lifeguard rescue techniques
• Swimming on your side                                      • Rescue breathing and CPR                                    Alligators     10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
• Personal Water safety                                      • Survival swimming and self rescue                                Seals     10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
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Fairfield Parks & Recreation   Additional Programs
                               FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348
                                                                                                                                                  Spring Programs


                                 Wine Tasting                                      Babysitter’s Training Course                     will be provided. Reservations are required
                                                                                                                                    by calling 867-5348. Cost: $30 ($35 Non-
                                 Friday, March 11 • 7 - 9 p.m.                     Saturday, April 30 & May 21                      Resident)
                                 The Elisha Morgan Mansion was once a vine-
                                                                                   9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                 yard in the 19th century.                         Held at the Parks Office at 701 Wessel Drive,
                                 Celebrate this heritage as                        this class is ideal for current and future       Family Day at the REDS
                                 representatives from                              babysitters. The class is designed to teach
                                 Vintages Wine and Coffee                                                                           Saturday, April 16 • 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                   youth between the ages 11 and 15, about the
                                 will be on hand to guide                          responsibilities of a babysitter, emphasizing    Enjoy a Cincinnati Reds game at the Great
                                 participants through the                          safety for the sitter and the children. Taught   American Ballpark. Meet at the Elisha
                                 tasting. Hors d’oeuvres                           by the American Red Cross, students learn        Morgan Mansion at 11:45 a.m. The whole
                                 will also be available. This                      accident prevention, diapering, feeding,         family can enjoy this trip, so plan early since
                                 program is limited to those 21 years of age       emergency first aid, how to choose appropri-     tickets are limited. The cost includes trans-
                                 and older. Reservations are required, by call-    ate games and toys, and how to prepare for       portation, a ticket in the Terrace Box Level, a
                                 ing 867-5348. Previous wine tasting have          a job as a babysitter. Upon completion, stu-     drink and a bag of peanuts. Cost: $25 each
                                 proven quite popular so please make your          dents get a card/certificate, a Babysitter’s
                                 reservations early. Cost: $20 per person          Handbook and a small first aid kit. Lunch
                                                                                                                                    Pond Clinic
                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays, April 6 & June 1 • 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    Join the Butler and Hamilton County Soil and

                                Village Green Activities                                                                            Water Conservation Districts at the Golf and
                                                                                                                                    Community Center for presentations about
                                                                                                                                    pond construction, weed control, fish stock-
                                                                                                                                    ing and various pond management concerns.
                               Groovin’ on the Green                              audition online at www.fairfield-
                                                                                  city.org/parks/idol or call the Parks &           There is no cost to attend.
                               The Fourth Annual Groovin’ on the Green            Recreation Department at 867-5348.
                               Concert Series will feature such bands as the
                               Mistics, Robin Lacy &                              Participants must be at least 12 years of age
                               Dezydeco, and the Fort                             and bring a completed registration form to
                                                                                  the audition (with parent or guardian signa-
                                                                                                                                     Youth Sports Contacts
                               Hamilton Jazz Band. In
                               addition, newcomers such                           ture if under the age of 18). Registration         Select Soccer
                               as Stagger Lee, The                                forms are available online or at the Fairfield     www.eteamz.com/fosc
                               Bentwood Rockers and                               Parks and Recreation Office.                             Kenda Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .829-0393
                               many other talented groups
                                                                                                                                     Fairfield Optimist SAY Soccer
                               in the line up. Concerts
                               will be held every Thursday                        2005 Movies in the Park                            www.fairfieldsoccer.org
                                                                                                                                           Registration Hotline . . . . . . . . . . 684-4183
                               starting May 26 with the                           This popular free event returns to the Village
                               Fairfield High School Band,                        Green Amphitheater, with movies beginning          TOP Soccer (for children with special needs)
                               and run until September 1.                         at dusk. Come early to experience the safety       www.cincytopsoccer.com
                               Concessions will once                              house, a hand’s on tool in which the whole               Bob Schindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588-4980
                               again be available from local restaurants          family can take part. Fire trucks will be on
                               every week. Watch for a complete schedule
                                                                                                                                     Fairfield Youth Athletic Assn.
                                                                                  display as well. Popcorn and pop will be           www.fairfield-city.org/fyaa.cfm
                               in the next Fairfield Flyer.                       provided for free.                                       Steve Sams (Football) . . . . . . . . . 887-8450
                                                                                                                                           Steve Spencer (Cheerleading) . . . .874-3312
                                                                                                                                           www.fyaacheerleading.org
                               Fairfield Idol Auditions                                         2005 Movies                          FYBA (Fairfield Youth Baseball Assn.)
                               Tuesday, April 12; Thursday, April 21 &                  May 6:      Snow White &                     www.fairfield-city.org/fyba.cfm
                               Wednesday, April 27 • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.                               the Seven Dwarfs                       Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829-7292
                                                                                       June 3:      Brother Bear                           Brett Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-0206
                               Do you have what it takes? The charisma,
                               the charm, but above all, the talent!                    July 1:     Lilo and Stitch                  Civitan Girls Softball
                               Auditions are open to all residents within the          Aug. 5:      Hercules                                 Nancy White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829-5163
                               Fairfield City School District. Participants            Sept. 2:     Oliver and
                               should be prepared to perform one musical                                                             Butler Co. Youth Hockey Assn.
                                                                                                    Company                          www.usahockey.com/bcyha
                               selection in accapella, appropriate for all
                               ages, from the genres of Pop, R&B,                       Oct. 7:     The Legend of
                                                                                                    Sleepy Hollow
                                                                                                                                     Lindenwald/Hamilton/
                               Country/Western, and Standards.                                                                       Fairfield Youth Basketball
                                                                                                    and The Great
                                                                                                    Pumpkin Charlie                          Glen Hensley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829-4767
                               All auditions will be from 6 to 9 pm in the
                               Parks and Recreation Building Auditions are                          Brown                            Fairfield YMCA Basketball
                               limited to 30 people per night. Reserve an                                                            www.gmvymca.org/fairfield.html
                                                                                                                                          Fairfield YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829-3091
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                      Registration & General Info




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fairfield Parks & Recreation
Registration for Spring programs is currently being taken at the                                                            s Refunds will not be given if requested less than 7 days prior
Parks and Recreation Office, which is located at 701 Wessel.                                                                  to the day a program or event is scheduled to begin.
You can also register by calling the Parks Office at 867-5348.
                                                                                                                            s All refunds will be assessed a $5.00 Program/Processing Fee.
Payment for these programs can be made by cash, check or
Visa/Mastercard. Programs often fill quickly, so please plan to                                                             s Class or session transfers and changes made to facility rentals
register early. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to                                                              are also subject to a $5.00 Program/Processing Fee, unless
5:00 p.m. If you have any questions about any of these programs                                                               the change is initiated by the Parks and Recreation staff.
please call the Parks office at 867-5348.                                                                                   s Exceptions: Participant moves from the Fairfield area before
                                                                                                                              the program begins (proof of move must be presented).
REGISTRATION POLICY                                                                                                           Participant becomes ill (must present a doctor’s statement).
  s All registration takes place at the Fairfield Parks and Recreation                                                        Exceptions are still subject to the $5.00 Program/Processing
    Department Office, 701 Wessel. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to                                                              Fee.
    5:00p.m. Monday through Friday.                                                                                         s A charge of $25.00 will be assessed on all returned checks.
  s Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  s The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to can-                                                        Important changes for SUMMER FUN AND ADVENTURE CAMPS
    cel any class due to poor registration.
                                                                                                                          Summer Fun and Adventure Camps are comprised of 10 weekly
                                                                                                                          sessions. The refund and transfer policy pertains to each weekly
REFUND & TRANSFER POLICY                                                                                                  session.
Refunds will not be given unless:                                                                                         Part-time registration for camps will ONLY be accepted beginning the
  s Full refunds will be issued ONLY if the Fairfield Parks and                                                           Monday prior to the week you wish to attend. You may not register
    Recreation Department cancels the program, rental, or activity.                                                       for part-time any earlier than one week before this date.



   SPRING REGISTRATION UNDERWAY/SUMMER REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 11
   Registration for all SPRING programs is now being taken at the Parks and Recreation office, which is located at 701 Wessel
   Drive. You can also register by calling the Parks office at 867-5348. Payment for phone in registrations can be made by
   Visa/Mastercard. Avoid the lines and fax your registration to 867-6070 and receive your confirmation in the mail. Programs often
   fill quickly, so please plan to register early. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have questions
   about any of these programs please call the Parks Office at 867-5348. Registration for SUMMER programs will be taken at the
   new Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Drive beginning May 11 for Fairfield residents and May 13 for non-residents.

  USE THIS REGISTRATION FORM


R EGISTRATION F ORM                                          OFFICE
                                                               USE
P     C   &F O C
 LEASE PRINT      LEARLY       ILL   UT     OMPLETELY         ONLY DATE ___________________________                         INITIALS ___________________________             RECEIPT NO. ___________________________


NAME OF ADULT       LAST                                                                                            FIRST                                                                                   MI
    PARTICIPANT
 (OR PARENT OR      ADDRESS
     GUARDIAN)
                    CITY                                                                                                    STATE                                                        ZIP
ID
NO.                 DAY
                    PHONE
                              (        )           -                                      NIGHT
                                                                                          PHONE        (        )           -                                   IN CASE OF
                                                                                                                                                                EMERGENCY     (      )          -
                                                 PARTICIPANT NAME                                               BIRTHDATE
                                                                                                                                     SEX                           ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION                          FEE
                                     LAST                                   FIRST                 MI       MO       DAY     YR




DOES THE PARTICIPANT NEED ANY SPECIAL ASSISTANCE?                 ❏ YES      ❏ NO                                                   MAKE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO CITY OF FAIRFIELD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      TOTAL
IF YES, WHAT ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED?                                                                                                  MAIL OR DROP REGISTRATION, WITH APPROPRIATE FEES, TO:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       FEES
                                                                                                                                           FAIRFIELD PARKS & RECREATION
                                                                                                                                           CLASS REGISTRATION
WILL PARTICIPANT SUPPLY SOMEONE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE?                    ❏ YES      ❏ NO                                                  701 WESSEL DRIVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                     AMOUNT
                                                                                                                                           FAIRFIELD, OHIO 45014
WAIVER: IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR ACCEPTING ME OR MY CHILD’S ENTRY, I HEREBY, FOR MYSELF, MY CHILD, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRA-                                                                           ENCLOSED
TORS AND ASSIGNEES, DO HEREBY RELEASE AND DISCHARGE THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD, PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, ALL SPONSORS,           YOU MAY FAX REGISTRATION TO 867-6070
COORDINATING GROUPS, VOLUNTEERS, AND ANY INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT/CLASS/TEAM FOR ALL CLAIMS OR DAMAGES,
ACTIONS AND WHATSOEVER IN ANY MANNER ARISING OR GROWING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN SAID EVENT/CLASS/TEAM. I DO HEREBY
GRANT AND GIVE THESE GROUPS THE RIGHT TO USE MY OR MY CHILD’S PHOTOGRAPH OR IMAGE WITH OR WITHOUT MY OR MY CHILD’S                   FORM OF
NAME, BOTH SINGLE AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER PERSONS OR OBJECTS FOR ANY AND ALL PURPOSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED               PAYMENT
                                                                                                                                                   ❏ CASH ❏ CHECK         ❏ MONEY ORDER        ❏ VISA ❏ MASTERCARD
TO, PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS, ADVERTISING, PUBLICITY AND PROMOTIONS RELATING THERETO.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION (FOR MINORS): GRANT CONSENT, IN THE EVENT REASONABLE ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT ME AT                                                CREDIT CARD PAYMENT INFORMATION
THE STATE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL, I HEREBY GIVE MY CONSENT FOR 1) THE TRANSFER OF THE CHILD TO
THE NEAREST HOSPITAL REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE; 2) THE ADMINISTRATION OF ANY TREATMENT DEEMED NECESSARY BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN         NAME ON CARD
OR DENTIST. THIS AUTHORIZATION DOES NOT COVER MAJOR SURGERY, UNLESS THE MEDICAL OPINIONS OF TWO OTHER LICENSED PHYSICIANS
OR DENTISTS, CONCURRING IN THE NECESSITY FOR SUCH SURGERY, ARE OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE PERFORMANCE OF SUCH SURGERY.

LIST FACTS CONCERNING THE CHILD’S MEDICAL HISTORY INCLUDING ALLERGIES, MEDICATIONS:
                                                                                                                                    CIRCLE CARD TYPE
                                                                                                                                                             y               e                  EXP. DATE


                                                                                                                                    CARD NUMBER


                                                                                                                                     SIGNATURE
SIGNATURE OF PARTICIPANT OF PARENT/GUARDIAN
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Planning continues for Fairfield’s 50th
Community volunteers on the Fairfield                                   your help now to present events early in
50th Anniversary Committee are
finalizing their plans to celebrate
Fairfield’s Golden Anniversary. Events
                                                                        the summer-long celebration:
                                                                                                                         Fountain to serve
will be detailed in a late spring
publication showcasing all that will
                                                                        Golden Hall of Fame:                             as lasting tribute
                                                                        Over the years, certain people stand out
occur between now and October 20th,                                                                                     After the celebration is but a memo-
                                                                        for their dedication that played a
the actual day that Fairfield hits the Big                                                                              ry, a reminder of Fairfield’s 50th
                                                                        pivotal role in
5-0.                                                                                                                    Anniversary will remain in the form
                                                                        shaping Fairfield
                                                                        today. Who do                                   of a water fountain to be constructed
In advance of the comprehensive                                                                                         in front of the Municipal Building.
                                                                        YOU feel
publication, however, planners need
                                                                        deserves                                        The fountain, currently being
                                                                        nomination into                                 designed, will be offered as a tribute
                                                                        a Golden Hall of                                to community volunteers and those
                                                                        Fame, where
   At your service...                                                   generations
                                                                        to come will
                                                                                                                        in public service. Initial designs
                                                                                                                        include a time capsule as part of the
                                                                                                                        fountain. Watch for more details.
          Never hesitate to contact any of the                          learn about Fairfield’s incremental steps
       following departments with questions or                          through the years? YOUR nominations
           concerns. They're here to help...                            will determine who should be inducted
                                                                        for their outstanding service or
            Police or Fire Emergency                                    accomplishments during Fairfield's past        Fairfield History Display:
                      911
      Urgent, but not an emergency? Call 639-7820.
                                                                        and present. Please don’t assume
                                                                        somebody else will make a nomination.
                                                                        Contributions can include
                                                                                                                       What items from yesteryear might you
                                                                                                                       have in storage that could be admired
                                                                        governmental, educational, cultural,           during the City’s Golden Celebration?
  Non-Emergency
  Police/Fire Dispatcher ............. 513/639-7820                     charitable, athletic, or any other             Initially, displays will focus on
                                                                        noteworthy endeavor. Nomination                city/government items, police and fire
  Police Department ................... 513/867-6030                    forms are available at the 50th                departments, and education. Uniforms,
  Fire Department ....................... 513/867-5379                  Anniversary link on www.fairfield-             cheerleading outfits, badges, and such
  Building Inspection                                                   city.org or by contacting Karen Wittmer        would be appreciated. (Enough
  & Zoning ................................... 513/867-5318             at 867-5355.                                   yearbooks have already been submitted.)
  City Council Office.................... 513/867-5383                                                                 Subsequent displays will feature area
  City Manager’s Office............... 513/867-5350
  Finance Department ............... 513/867-5315
                                                                         Opportunity knocks                            businesses.

    Income Tax Office ................... 513/867-5327                                                                 If you have something to place on loan
                                                                          Early fundraising for Fairfield’s
                                                                                                                       for display, especially three dimensional
  Human Resources................... 513/867-5352                         50th Anniversary celebration has             objects, contact Gene or Martha Tipton
  InfoFairfield Citizen                                                   started with a $6,000 contribution           via eMail at MTi7594219@aol.com.
     Information System .............. 513/867-5301                       from the Cinergy Foundation.
  Mayor’s Office .......................... 513/867-5374                  More funding is needed. If you or            Items will be identified, along with a
  Municipal Court ....................... 513/867-6002                    your organization would like to              description and credit to the person
                                                                          help present the tribute, contact            loaning the item. (Smaller items will be
  Parks & Recreation Dept.                                                                                             secured in glass display cases, so there is no
   Administrative Offices ..................... 513/867-5348              Nancy Wenning at 513-867-5172.
                                                                                                                       need to worry about careless handling.)
   Aquatic Center ................................. 513/939-2782
   18-hole Golf Course ........................ 513/858-7750
   9-hole Golf Course........................... 513/939-3741
   Party Rooms.................................... 513/829-6272
  Development
  Services..................................... 513/867-5345
                                                                         One last chance for a bit of immortality...
                                                                          Organization is still underway on what is    Icons, Fairfield at Play, Social/Civic
  Public Works                                                            expected to be one of the most lasting       Organizations and Churches.
  Department ............................... 513/867-4200
                                                                          tributes to Fairfield’s first 50 years: an
  Public Utilities                                                        anniversary publication complete with        Each section will include illustrations,
   Customer Billing.............................. 513/867-5370            photographs and accounts of growth and       photographs, and personal accounts of
   Director ............................................ 513/867-5375     progress over the years. The book is being   those who experienced the emergence of
   Wastewater Division........................ 513/858-7760
   Water Division.................................. 513/858-7775          organized in such categories as Fairfield    the community. Whether you have some
                                                                          at Creation, City Government,                pictures to submit, or would like to be a
  All Other Calls ......................... 513/867-5300                  Agricultural Roots, Economic                 contributing writer, contact 50th
  Telecomm. Device                                                        Development, Residential Growth,             Anniversary Chair Jill Kinder at 939-
  for the Deaf (TDD).................... 513/867-5392                     Education, Mother Nature, Fairfield          1860 or email jkinder@fuse.net.


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Yard waste stickers no longer needed for pick-up

Refuse service now includes yard waste pick-up
With outside spring clean-up right              Bulk pick-up & chipping                           materials for chipping. During April to
around the corner, residents should be                                                            October, the City’s “At Your Service”
happy to know that an agreement has             services also offered                             program schedules crews to mulch
been reached with Rumpke for curbside                                                             debris on rotating weekly schedules.
waste                                           While yard waste may now be included              Residents can arrange for the service by
collection of
yard waste
                   Refunds given                in regular trash for pick-up, the City of
                                                Fairfield encourages residents to observe
                                                                                                  calling 513-867-4200.

without the
need for
                   for stickers                 environmentally friendly concepts.
                                                Residents that currently cut grass with
                                                                                                  Brush and limbs may also be dropped
                                                                                                  off at the Parks Department’s monthly
buying
stickers. Yard
                   until March 14               mulching mowers, compost and chip
                                                brush, or otherwise prepare yard waste
                                                                                                  chipping service on the second Saturday
                                                                                                  of each month. Limbs and brush are
waste may          Residents who have yard      for beneficial reuse are urged to continue        collected from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on
now be             waste stickers have until    those practices.                                  March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11 and
mixed with         March 14 to return those                                                       July 9. Materials can be taken to Groh
regular trash      stickers to the Utilities    The City will continue to offer curbside          Lane, just past Waterworks Park. For
for weekly         Billing and Collection       chipping of large quantities of limbs and         information, call the Fairfield Parks
pick-ups, also     Office in room 113 of the    brush, as well as a monthly drop-off of           Department at 867-5348.
eliminating        Fairfield Municipal
the need for
                   Building for a credit to
special yard
waste bags.        their utility bill. Former
                   residents can arrange for
The new            a refund by calling 513-
service            867-5370. Vendors
includes the       selling the stickers
pick-up of         should contact Rumpke
one holiday        at 513-742-2900.
tree at each                                                               Helpful information from the Fairfield Public Utilities Department
household without charge. In addition,
calls to Rumpke are no longer needed
during January, February or March to
arrange for yard waste pick-ups. (Under           Is it time for an insurance check-up?
the old agreement, weekly yard waste routes
were not offered during winter months.)           The best time to check about                    Even if a policy has some level of
                                                  insurance coverage is BEFORE an                 coverage, in many cases, no amount
The decision to eliminate the regular             event occurs. One question to ask               of insurance payments can replace
yard waste routes was a combination of            your agent is about coverage for                sentimental treasures or valuable
economics, safety, traffic congestion and         water damage, whether caused by                 personal property. When storing
environmental concerns. After weighing            surface water or sewer back-up.                 these items, be mindful of what
the overall environmental benefits when           With increasing frequency, policies             could happen to them if an
compared to safety issues and exhaust of          cover certain kinds of water damage,            unexpected event occurs... whether
trucks running separate routes (and               but only as a supplemental rider... if          it’s fire, a roof leak or a sewer back-
residents driving to locations to purchase        the loss can be insured at all.                 up.
yard waste bags and stickers), Fairfield
joined other area communities to end              Concern should not be limited to low            Some homeowners store items
separate yard waste pick-ups.                     lying areas where surface water is a            assuming the potential for an inch or
                                                  potential problem. No matter where              two of water (or worse) in a garage
                                                  you live, there is a remote potential           or lower level... even in locations that
Yardwaste pick-up guidelines                      for a sewer back-up, no matter how
                                                  much preventive maintenance is
                                                                                                  have never been affected before.
Yard waste must be properly contained             undertaken by a city public utilities           Even if you don’t own your home,
for pick-up. Residents may still tie limbs        department.                                     renters should also be concerned
in bundles no larger than two feet by                                                             about insurance coverage of their
four feet. Limbs may also be broken into          In such rare instances, a city is               personal property. Renters’
smaller units and placed in a trash can           typically not determined to be                  insurance typically is less costly since
for curbside pick-up.                             responsible when an occurrence                  the policy only covers contents.
                                                  cannot be anticipated or results from
The new arrangement with Rumpke                   an improper use of public services              Whether covered or not, checking
limits pick-up of yard waste and trash            (i.e. the discharge of materials that result    your insurance in advance of a need
items to no more than 14 units per                in a main line blockage).                       is always the best policy.
household each week, none of which
may weigh more than 75 pounds.


                                                                      13
The snow storm that did a number on us all...
The late December snowstorm that                in front of drives and already-plowed            plows clear main roads for better access to
blanketed our area in 14 to 18                  streets. While many residents offered            areas assigned to the 4x4s. As for parking
inches of snow raised some                      praise for the efforts of dedicated City         areas of City parks, those are cleared by
questions about the proce-                      crews, critical comments have been               employees of the Parks & Recreation
dures used by City crews to                     noted as well:                                   Department. The equipment used by the
open City streets, especially                                                                    Parks personnel is not heavy enough to
in such a major storm. The                      I had a four-foot wall of snow at the            work City streets.
following description is taken                  end of my driveway! Despite the best
from a report presented at a recent City        efforts of crews, some snowridges will be left   My yard was damaged by a plow. In
Council work session.                           in the plowing process... particular-            the cases where damage occurred — and the
                                                ly with 14-18 inch snow falls.                   homeowner cannot push the sod back to it
In any snow event, the City is divided          Plow operators try to be mind-                   original location — crews will repair and
into eleven snow districts, each about          ful of the snowridges, but can-                  seed reported damage in the spring.
one square mile in size and containing          not stop to clear each drive.
about 20 miles of roadway. Typically, a         Cul-de-sacs are especially diffi-                I saw a plow go down my street with
plow is assigned to each district, with         cult since driveways are closely                 the plow up! In most cases, salt may have
one driver working a 12-hour day shift          spaced with little room to deposit snow.         already been applied to the roadway, need-
and another driver a 12-hour night                                                               ing time to react with ice or packed snow to
shift. The drivers operate a total of 14        Why did Garrett House get plowed                 develop a brine before being plowed effi-
plows for main routes and four 4x4              three times before MY street (a cul-de-          ciently. In some cases, plows could not
        pick-ups for cul-de-sacs and            sac) was touched? Cul-de-sacs are                push the heavy snow up a grade and needed
           dead-end streets (which pres-        extremely difficult and can usually only be      to reach the higher elevation and then plow
            ent a serious problem for the       plowed with one of the four 4x4s used in         downhill. In some areas, parked cars pre-
            large plows). Three units —         operations (one of which developed a             vented plowing with the larger trucks. In
            two plows and one 4x4 —             mechanical problem, leaving only three           addition, it is possible that a plow was trav-
            had to be taken out of serv-        available). Every effort is made to clear at         eling to its assigned area to operate. If
          ice due to mechanical prob-           least a path to the nearest through street,             every plow began plowing from the
      lems during the storm.                    when possible. In this case, Garrett                     City Garage, priorities would be dic-
                                                House is a through street, which can be                  tated by proximity to the garage,
Roads in each district are assigned a           accessed by larger plows.                                rather than by traffic volumes.
priority, based on traffic counts. Next
comes secondary streets and those with          Why were parking areas of Harbin                       The City of Fairfield is constantly
a steep grade. Finally, cul-de-sacs and         Park and the closed Municipal                     looking for ways to improve upon its
dead end streets are cleared.                   Building plowed? City facilities are              procedures relative to winter weather
                                                plowed by 4x4s in anticipation of City            operations. Plans are well under way
All of Fairfield’s through streets were         employees arriving for work and while             to increase the number of snow plow-
plowed at least once by                                                                                       ing/salting districts to
Thursday evening, enabling                                                                                    decrease the area and num-
the 4x4s to complete cul-de-
sacs and dead end streets by
                                        It could have been worse!                                             ber of lane miles included in
                                                                                                              each district and accordingly
early Friday morning,                 In her Fairfield Echo column, Historical Notes, published               the amount of time required
December 24. Crews worked             December 30, 1981, the late Esther Benzing recalled the Blizzard        to cover the entire district.
around the clock until noon on        of 1918. She does not give an exact date, but references a              Also under discussion are
December 25. Additional fol-                                                            Monday in             methods of increasing the
low-up work was required                                                                February 1918.        number of pickup truck
over several subsequent days,                                                           Our recent win-       routes so that dead-end
totalling 816 regular hours and                                                         ter episodes pro-     streets and cul-de-sacs can
1,327 overtime hours.                                                                   vides a stark         be addressed more quickly.
                                                                                        comparison to the
Crews used 1,396 tons of salt                                                           old days:             Obviously, there were many
and 3,000 gallons of calcium                                                                                  lessons to be learned from
chloride (compared to 4,737 tons                                                                              the recent heavy snow and
of salt and 5,530 gallons of calci-                           “...The next morning, it was 27 degrees         that experience will enable
um chloride used in an entire                                 below... and all roads were covered             crews to be better skilled
average winter over the past three                            with three feet to 10 feet snow drifts. It      and better prepared for
years!) Total estimated cost to                               took a week to clear a half mile of road        future storms.
combat the snowstorm was                                      with many men and teams of horses.
$116,101.04!                                                  The snow was so solid all over that it          More information about the
                                                                                                              City’s snow removal routes
As could be expected, the
                                                              had to be cut in blocks to be shoveled          and priorities is available on
amount of snow presented the                                  aside. The Fairfield Township trustees          the City’s website at
greatest challenge, since signif-                             helped as best they could...”                   www.fairfield-city.org/
icant snowridges were created                                                                                 pubworks/pwsnow.cfm.


                                                                     14
Nine win STAR honors; Kinkade is STAR of 2004
Police Officer John Kinkade has been        old cell phones that are sold to a com-      services as on-line utility bill payment,
named Fairfield’s 2004 STAR of Year.          pany, with proceeds buying calling         an award-winning website and GIS sys-
The 20-year veteran officer was among         cards for soldiers so they can call        tem. He is relentless at troubleshooting
nine City employees recognized dur-            home from overseas. To date, the          and reducing operating costs.
ing the year for their                                effort has netted 2,500 old cell
dedication to Service,                                  phones, with more coming         Ron Zabel: An Operator Maintenance
Teamwork, going                                         in. A second program intro-      Foreman and Distribution Foreman in
Above and beyond, and                                   duced by Jeff was “Bikes for     the Water Division, Ron heard that a
Reliability.                                       Kids,” in which he arranged to        utility line needed to be replaced at a
                                                buy bicycles at a reduced cost from      much deeper depth so a new fire train-
After Fairfield                                  Meijer’s. They were then given to       ing facility could be built on Groh Lane.
announced that                                   underprivileged children. So far        He readily took charge of coordinating
bussing would be                                 62 children are riding new bikes        the project with other departments
eliminated for students in grades 9 to           from Jeff’s efforts.                    rather than contracting out the work.
12, John readily extended himself                                                        His efforts saved the City nearly
beyond his usual duties as School           Ben Warner: Anyone with a computer           $10,000.
Resource Officer at the Middle School.      can appreciate the ongoing challenge
He assisted in preparations for the         faced by Ben, who is the City’s              Previous STAR award winners intro-
expected flood of parents carpooling to     Information Technology Manager.              duced in earlier Fairfield Flyers were Bill
and from school. He made a series of        Over the years, he has assembled a staff     Heatherton, Craig Singleton and Brian
recommendations for traffic flow and        which has spearheaded such innovative        Tarter.
lighting, then volunteered for traffic
duty at the corner of State Route 4 and

                                            Council adopts new RV rules
Nilles Road/Stadium Drive.

After several near-misses by inattentive
drivers, John volunteered to continue
traffic duty at the corner even after the   After months of consideration, City          Watercraft (except canoes and small
school district assumed traffic watch       Council has enacted legislation              rowboats) must be stored on a trailer.
duties. Even during a family emer-          regarding the outside storage of
gency, John took the time to ensure one     recreational vehicles in a residential       All vehicles must be maintained in a
of his colleagues would take his post.      area. Under the new law, a trailer,          clean, sanitary condition and be fully
                                            motor home, truck camper or watercraft       operational. No vehicle may be
Others receiving recognition included:      can be parked no closer than two feet to     temporarily or permanently occupied
                                            a right-of-way or property line.             and cannot have permanent hookups to
John Belanger: A Surveyor/Traffic                                                        electric, water or gas service.
Analyst, John shared Officer Kinkade’s      With the exception of a canoe or
concern about the safety of youths and      rowboat (less than 10 feet long), RVs must   Questions about or enforcement of the
the traffic that resulted from reduced      be maintained on a paved surface with        new ordinance should be directed to the
school bussing. Over several evenings,      nothing stored beneath the unit other        Fairfield Zoning Department at 513-867-
John reprogrammed traffic signals to        than wheel blocks or jack stands.            5318.
accommodate the increased traffic flow
prior to school, then adjusted the lights
after he watched the traffic on the first
day of school.

Nelson Brown & Ken Howell: These
                                              CodeRED: when seconds count
two attendants at Marsh Fish Lake             Fairfield has joined an emergency          launch calls to affected residents —
knew how sad an eight-year-old patron         notification network capable of            including cell phones, if provided —
felt when he saw his new fishing pole, a      calling telephones of as many as 1,000     with specific instructions to evacuate
prize in a fishing contest, get pulled        residents every 60-seconds. The            or remain in their homes.
into the lake by a large fish. They each      system can be quickly programmed to
tried unsuccessfully to snag the pole.        call everyone on the system or those       In other communities, the system has
Days later, when another patron reeled        in a specific area with a message from     also been used to alert residents of a
in the pole, the two cleaned up the           emergency personnel.                       lost child, a dangerous criminal at-
muddy rod and re-outfitted it with a                                                     large, or an approaching tornado.
new sinker, bobber and hook before            The system would be critical in the
getting it back to the youth.                 event of a widespread disaster, such       Over the next few months as the
                                              as a gas leak or chemical spill. In such   system is established, residents will
Jeff Kenworthy: A Captain in the Fire         a case, fire personnel could record an     be instructed how to check contact
Department, Jeff and his wife intro-          emergency message, define the area         information or submit information for
duced “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” Area        downwind from the disaster, then           future use.
residents were encouraged to drop off


                                                                15
                                 Bits and Pieces
Career Discovery Workshop                   Parks Department seeks                         regardless of income (16 and older, if work-
                                                                                           ing), including retirees.
offered free on March 19                    summer work applications                       What has to be filed?
If you have ever thought about a career     The Parks and Recreation Department            A valid individual return includes any W-
change, this free workshop could help       will have several openings for summer          2s and/or schedules and original signa-
you make important choices. Planned         youth positions. Positions available are:      ture(s).
for Fairfield High School from 10 a.m. to   Camp Leaders for Summer Day Camps              When should it be filed?
2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, partici-      and Lifeguards at the Fairfield Aquatic        The return must be received in our office
pants will complete self-assessment         Center.                                        by April 15th, unless you request an
questionnaires, then talk with career                                                      extension to file, which also must be
counselors from the Butler Technology       To be eligible for summer employment,          received by April 15th. Extensions to file
and Career Development Schools for          applicants must be at least 16 years of        will only be granted to accounts in good
help interpreting results.                  age and have reliable means of trans-          standing.
                                            portation. Applications are available at
Reservations are not required, however      the Fairfield Municipal Building each          Where is the Income Tax Division
the workshop is limited to 200 partici-     weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For        located? The Income Tax Division is
pants. Those planning to attend should      more information, call the Parks and           located in the Municipal Building at 5350
plan to arrive before noon to provide       Recreation office at 867-5348.                 Pleasant Avenue in Room 104.
adequate time for completion and mean-
ingful discussion with counselors.                                                         Why does a return have to be filed?

The event is sponsored by Fairfield
                                            The WWWWW&Hs of taxes                          Fairfield’s mandatory filing ensures that
                                                                                           all earnings, if any, are reported and any
Partners for Continuous Learning, which     Have you ever asked who, what, when,           tax due is remitted to the City.
includes Butler Tech, City of Fairfield,    where, why and how regarding local
                                            income taxes? Well, here’s your answer         How can I get help?
Fairfield Schools, Fairfield Chamber of                                                    The Income Tax Division can be reached at
Commerce and Fairfield Township. For        regarding Fairfield income taxes:
                                                                                           513-867-5327 Monday through Friday, 8
information about the workshop, call        Who has to file?                               a.m. to 5 p.m. and they will prepare your
Butler Tech at 513-645-8200.                All residents 18 or older must file a return   Fairfield return free of charge.



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 Mayor
  Erick L. Cook
 At-Large Council Members
  Howard R. Dirksen
  Jill Kinder
  Mark A. Scharringhausen
 1st Ward Councilmember
   Michael D. Snyder
 2nd Ward Councilmember
   Martin H. Judd
 3rd Ward Councilmember
   Mitch Rhodus
                                                                     Fairfield Resident
 4th Ward Councilmember                                            Fairfield, Ohio 45014
   Steven E. Miller
 Clerk of Council
  Dena Morsch
 City Manager
  Arthur E. Pizzano

				
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