November 7, 2018

Greene County Update 
by Brandon Huddleson (County Administrator), 
         Beth Rubin (Director of Job and Family Services)
             and Gene Fischer (Greene County Sheriff)

UPDATE after November 7 meeting: The presentations went very well!  As promised, two of the presenters sent their presentations to be uploaded / viewable by clicking HERE for the Greene County presentation by Brad Huddleson and by clicking HERE for the Job and Family Services presentation by Beth  Rubin.  (Posted on November 8, 2018.)

These speakers will share with us insight into major projects, services, and improvements in Greene County. The County Administrator will start off with an overview of the responsibilities of county governments in Ohio. He will also highlight some successes and accomplishments around the county, including the new REACH Center. This center will replace the current senior center and YMCA. Community leaders have partnered with Xenia, the Greater Dayton YMCA, Kettering Health Network, Clark State, and Central State University to build a 75,000 sq. ft. building. While it is not specifically a County Project, the Greene County Port Authority employed creative financing tools to help this project move forward.

The largest construction project proposed is a new jail facility. There have been many meetings and a consultant has been hired to develop a Jail Needs Assessment to guide future decisions. The proposed features and the timeline toward completion will be shared. Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer will talk about this proposed jail facility.

Mr. Huddleson will also be speaking on the subject of Water and Sanitary Sewer services in the county. Many people have had questions about the history of Greene County providing water and sanitary sewer services to the region. There will be a map of the well-field locations from which water is pumped for treatment and distribution. A brief overview of supply and demand, to explain past years when there have been lawn-watering restrictions and plans for future improvements. He will share a map of the region's aquifers as well as facts and information about regional water quality and safety for both the county water customers and residents with well water.

One of the largest departments in the county is Job and Family Services. Ms. Rubin will distribute a handout and brief summary of programs and activities that will bring to light the number of people who need assistance. She will share statistics about the number of Greene County residents who use these services compared to the last few decades. She will explain how the opiate addiction crisis has impacted families and children in Greene County. Children Services, Child Support, Public Assistance and OhioMeansJobs are all housed at the Social Services Complex on Ledbetter Road in Xenia.

Bring your questions and enjoy the updates about Greene County programs and services.

The Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at Peace Lutheran Church with a different program each month.  The mission of the group is to expand members’ knowledge of their community and beyond, to promote community service and to provide socialization.  Women of all ages and interests are welcome.  Questions can be e-mailed to beavercreekwomensleague@gmail.com  or you may leave a message at 937-985-4BWL (4295).

If Beavercreek City Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, the meeting is also canceled; however, school delays do not alter the planned meeting.

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