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.