City leaders approve fairgrounds move

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County fairgrounds will soon have a new home.

Tuesday, Brookville City Council members voted to approve a plan to move the fairgrounds to a site just of Interstate 70, at Arlington Rd. The fairgrounds are currently located in downtown Dayton on South Main Street.

The decision was expected last month, but the vote was tabled as details were finalized.

At multiple public meetings, most residents voiced their support for the move.

Mayor David Seagraves was not at Tuesday night’s meeting due for medical reasons. Vice Mayor Margo Cantrell headed the meeting.

Council members first voted on amendments that would rezone the land, extend West Campus Boulevard to Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, and cost the city $200,000 for that construction.

Alan Schaeffer, the attorney for the Montgomery County Fair Board said construction could start as early as October, 2014.

Brookville city leaders hope to have the site complete by the fair season in 2015.

This year’s fair will be held at the current site in downtown Dayton.

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