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
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
$51.8 million during Interest
Reimbursements Income Refunds $620,195 Government
$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
pates revenues of Permits
$58.8 million during
the year, allowing for
a contingency in the
event of unanticipat- Fines/
ed expenses and for Court Costs
Charges Property Public Utilities/
for Services Tax Solid Waste
On the income side of $13,886,500 State $5,606,000 $7,648,588
the budget, Fairfield’s InterGov’l Assessments
$4,262,124 Development Parks
single largest source Grants $99,000 Services $3,689,264
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
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
2nd & 4th Mondays at 7 p.m.
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.
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.
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)
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,
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
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
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)
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.
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
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-
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Fairfield Parks & Recreation Aquatic Center
FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348
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
Info-Fairfield • 867-5301 • ext. 381
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
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.
Fairfield Parks & Recreation
Summer Swim Lessons INFO-FAIRFIELD • 867-5301 • EXT. 373
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
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
• 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
• 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.
Fairfield Parks & Recreation Additional Programs
FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS, CALL THE FAIRFIELD PARKS OFFICE AT 867-5348
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
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
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.
selection in accapella, appropriate for all
ages, from the genres of Pop, R&B, Oct. 7: The Legend of
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
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
P C &F O C
LEASE PRINT LEARLY ILL UT OMPLETELY ONLY DATE ___________________________ INITIALS ___________________________ RECEIPT NO. ___________________________
NAME OF ADULT LAST FIRST MI
(OR PARENT OR ADDRESS
CITY STATE ZIP
( ) - 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.
IF YES, WHAT ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED? MAIL OR DROP REGISTRATION, WITH APPROPRIATE FEES, TO:
FAIRFIELD PARKS & RECREATION
WILL PARTICIPANT SUPPLY SOMEONE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE? ❏ YES ❏ NO 701 WESSEL DRIVE
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
SIGNATURE OF PARTICIPANT OF PARENT/GUARDIAN
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
today. Who do of a water fountain to be constructed
In advance of the comprehensive in front of the Municipal Building.
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
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:
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?
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
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 email@example.com.
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
Refunds given in regular trash for pick-up, the City of
Fairfield encourages residents to observe
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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Erick L. Cook
At-Large Council Members
Howard R. Dirksen
Mark A. Scharringhausen
1st Ward Councilmember
Michael D. Snyder
2nd Ward Councilmember
Martin H. Judd
3rd Ward Councilmember
4th Ward Councilmember Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Steven E. Miller
Clerk of Council
Arthur E. Pizzano