Board of Elections: Fairborn residents do not get say in CEMEX expansion plans

CEMEX facility in Greene County (WDTN Photo)

GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Fairborn voters will not get a say on CEMEX’s expansion plans.

The Greene County Board of Elections made the ruling Tuesday. In August 2015, Fairborn City Council approved a re-zoning of the property from “agricultural” to “mining”.

A group of citizens that were concerned about the environmental issues started a petition to get the issue on the ballot, but the board ruled some of the signatures on the petition were not valid, and therefore, the Referendum cannot be put to a vote.

In August 2015, CEMEX said the expansion would create jobs.

In September 2015, CEMEX released a statement to 2 NEWS that read:

Cemex is a proud to be a part of the Fairborn community since 1924. We have 125 local employees and are looking forward to continuing to build the future of Fairborn and the greater Ohio region.

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