Colonel Barlow (left) and community leaders marked the event by signing the Wright-Patterson Community Partnership Leadership Council Charter, formalizing the collaborations. Also pictured here, Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless - signing - and Mo McDonald with the Dayton Development Coalition.
In an effort to save costs under a shrinking military budget, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base announced earlier this year it would form partnerships with local governments, organizations and businesses.
Now the base is moving forward with those plans: In Riverside Wednesday, Col. Cassie Barlow. Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing, announced that Wright-Patt and some of its new partners now had more concrete ideas to push forward.
A map from the EPA shows the original boundaries of the investigation in Riverside: Hypathia Avenue on the east, Rohrer Boulevard on the west, Guernsey Dell and Minnesota Avenues on the north and Valley Pike Street on the south. The investigation has since expanded by several blocks.
A problem with pollution in Riverside is more widespread than environmental protection officials originally thought. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has already inspected approximately 110 homes for toxic vapors, and found problems in more than half. In December WYSO reported the EPA would be testing dozens of homes after being contacted by the Ohio EPA to assist; the area to be inspected has since expanded by several blocks.
A map from the EPA shows the boundaries of the current investigation in Riverside: Hypathia Avenue on the east, Rohrer Boulevard on the west, Guernsey Dell and Minnesota Avenues on the north and Valley Pike Street on the south.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started testing dozens of homes in the north Dayton suburb of Riverside for dangerous airborne pollution. Trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE), are toxic industrial degreasers that were used with little regulation until the 1970s, when people began to suspect links to cancer.
Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley with a group of local government leaders announcing the Great Miami River master plan. Next to him, Janet Bly with the Miami Conservancy District, who led the effort to secure funding for the study.
Montgomery County voted on Tuesday to put $50,000 towards a Great Miami River master plan. More than a dozen cities and towns along the river are also pitching in to match funds provided by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a program that helps states plan waterfront development.
The local partnership with the Corps is headed off by the Miami Conservancy District, and participants hope it will help turn the river into a regional cash cow.
The state of Ohio wants a federal judge to dismiss the city of Riverside’s lawsuit that seeks to tax civilian employees and contractors who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Back in 2007, the city of Riverside announced it would begin collecting taxes on civilian employees who work on the portion of Wright-Patt that falls within Riverside city limits – that’s Area B. Riverside’s lawsuit argues that an unconstitutional provision in Ohio's municipal income tax law prevents them from collecting taxes from those employees.