Friday, August 03, 2001

Fairfax meeting called to end rumors

Assistance steps also on agenda

By Steve Kemme
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Fairfax officials have set up a special meeting today for victims of the July 17-18 flooding to dispel rumors about the fate of houses in Little Duck Creek's flood plain and to let people know how to obtain assistance.

        Fairfax Mayor Ted Shannon said some village residents had heard a false rumor that all houses in the Little Duck Creek flood plain would be condemned.

        The meeting will be at 10 a.m., today, at the R.G. Cribbet Recreation Center, at Hawthorne Avenue and Lonsdale Street, Fairfax.

        Attending will be representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the American Red Cross, the Hamilton County Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

        Representatives from the offices of U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park, and Ohio Rep. Michelle Schneider, R-Madeira, also will be there.

        After agency representatives speak at the meeting, they will be available to talk privately to individuals.

        Mayor Shannon said the U.S. Corps of Engineers will spend six to eight weeks surveying Little Duck Creek in Fairfax and Columbia Township before recommending ways to prevent future floods.

        Corps officials have said buying and demolishing some of the houses in the flood plain might be the best solution. Changing the creek's channel and building flood walls might be too expensive, they have said.


Teen faces new charge of attempted murder
Ky. 17 completion should trigger land boom
Hunting buddies face charges
CAN announces members of economic inclusion team
Fuller plan would revive 'voices of city's past'
Goal: policing without bias
Petitions reviewed for errors
Plan to move Job Corps opposed
Whitehead, once homeless, takes helm of national agency
Heart of town renews its life
Heat adds stress for fair critters
Tristate A.M. Report
Tristate GOP reps support compromise
Unclaimed-funds books go on tour
Virus is coming, health officials say
- Fairfax meeting called to end rumors
Hearings set on tax boost
Lebanon debates phone costs
Board promises citizen input
Judge annuls minister's marriage to wealthy 77-year-old widow
David Bunning put up for federal judgeship
Day care centers get report cards
Kentucky News Briefs
Man drowns fishing Lake Cumberland
Past president of Thomas More College killed in crash
Smokers, chewers! Give up tobacco, win cash prizes
Two Boone deputies suspended