Commissioners News:

FAIRFIELD COUNTY FISCAL YEAR 2024 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 9:30AM in the Commissioners Hearing Room, third floor, 210 East Main Street Lancaster, Ohio.

LANCASTER-FAIRFIELD PUBLIC TRANSIT HIRES NEW DIRECTOR
Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit (LFPT) is excited to announce the

hiring of a new director, Aaron Kennedy.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC MEETING:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

Fairfield County will hold a public meeting on the State of Ohio Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Allocation Program on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairfield County Records Center, 138 W Chestnut St, Lancaster, Ohio.  This is a handicapped accessible facility.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE DESIGNATION OF RESTRICTED AREAS WHICH PROHIBIT THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE SOLAR FACILITIES IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO

On April 16, 2024, the Fairfield County Board of Commissioners passed resolution 2024-04.16.a; a resolution to approve establishing a public hearing to consider the designation of restricted areas which prohibit the construction of large solar facilities in Fairfield County, Ohio. These restricted areas would prohibit the construction of large solar facilities under R.C. 303.58(a). To access the resolution containing information about the public hearing and the Solar Exclusion Zone Map, please click on the following link:

LANCASTER-FAIRFIELD PUBLIC TRANSIT TRANSITIONS TO COUNTY DEPARTMENT, LAUNCHES PUBLIC OUTREACH FOR TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Fairfield County has announced that the Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit system will become a county department. This transition marks a significant step in expanding public transportation services to meet the evolving needs of the community.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO CONSIDER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IF RECOMMENDED AT UPCOMING REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

The Fairfield County Board of Commissioners will consider the Fairfield County Comprehensive Plan should it be approved and recommended to the Commissioners during an upcoming public meeting of the Regional Planning Commission. The meeting is scheduled for March 5, 2024, at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield County Workforce Center located at 4465 Coonpath Road NW, Carroll.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES – PROTECTIVE SERVICES SELECTED AS ONE OF EIGHT COUNTY AGENCIES TO IMPLEMENT PRACTICE IN ACTION TOGETHER

Last week, Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) announced the launch of a new shared practice model, Practice in Action Together (PACT). This new practice model was identified as a key component for modernizing Ohio’s children services agencies. Eight county agencies were selected to begin implementation of PACT, one of which was Fairfield County Job and Family Services – Protective Services.

PUBLIC NOTICE: FAIRFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAMS
The Fairfield County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the State of Ohio Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Allocation Program on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Third Floor, Courthouse, 210 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio. This is a handicapped accessible facility.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER JEFF FIX ELECTED TO THE CCAO 2024-2025 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) announced the election of the following commissioners and county executive to the CCAO Board of Directors for a two year term beginning in 2024.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Hearing to Determine that the Establishment of the Violet Township New Community Authority Under O.R.C. 349.01 is Conducive to the Public’s Health, Safety, Convenience and Welfare
The Fairfield County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to determine the establishment a New Community Authority on January 9, 2024.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY LEADERS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF

UNDERSTANDING FOR OHIO DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY

SERVICES

Today, Fairfield County Protective Services held an in person signing of the

Memorandum of Understanding to show appreciation for those who collaboratively work together to protect the community’s most vulnerable population.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: VIEWING AND HEARINGS TO DETERMINE THE NEED TO ESTABLISH OR ALTER PUBLIC ROADS, MULTI-USE PATHS, AND CULVERTS

The Fairfield County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to determine the necessity for establishing or altering identified public roads, paths, and culverts. The viewings and hearings will be on November 28, 2023.

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW SERVICES

The Fairfield County Board of Commissioners is requesting Statements of Qualifications and Proposals from qualified consulting firms, organizations, or individuals for the purpose of providing environmental review services for the County’s CDBG Program.

MEDIA STATEMENT

The following statement can be attributed to Fairfield County Commissioner Steve Davis in response to the draft county land use plan that is currently available for public review and comment.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY WORKFORCE CENTER RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

Fairfield County has received a 2023 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACO) in the category of Children and Youth for its Summer Career Exploration Camps. The camps are offered free of charge at the Fairfield County Workforce Center to middle school students to introduce youth to careers in engineering, healthcare, and construction.

COLUMBUS CEO NAMES FAIRFIELD COUNTY

A WINNER OF THE COLUMBUS TOP WORKPLACES 2023 AWARD

Fairfield County has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine Top Workplaces. Fairfield County ranks 12th among employers with 350 or more employees in central Ohio. The ranking is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND UPDATE TO THE 2018 COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN

As Fairfield County prepares for future growth, the Fairfield County Planning Steering Committee in conjunction with planning NEXT, a Columbus based consultant group, will be holding a public meeting on March 13th from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Fairfield County Workforce Center located at 4465 Coonpath Road NW, Carroll, Ohio 43112. The plan focuses on smart growth to ensure the county maintains a balance between its agricultural base and expansion of residential and commercial land.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY BY INTERNET AUCTION

The Fairfield County Board of Commissioners approved per resolution 2022-12.06.d, the use of internet auction to dispose of unneeded, obsolete or unfit personal property, including motor vehicles.  O.R.C. 307.12 allows for items to be sold through internet auction.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVES 2023 BUDGET

Today, the Board of Fairfield County Commissioners approved the county expenditure budget for 2023. The 2023 general fund budget, which covers expenditures for daily operations of county services, was approved at $59.65 M, an approximate 2.9% decrease from the current budget, which included several one-time capital projects, such as the Workforce Center and other capital improvements.

Elected County Commissioners

Steve Davis
Steve Davis
Fairfield County Commissioner
David L. Levacy
David L. Levacy
Fairfield County Commissioner
Jeff Fix
Jeff Fix
Fairfield County Commissioner
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