Attorneys for Fairfield Twp. and MI Homes will appear before Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Greg Howard today for a status report hearing, which has been delayed four times. The case was initially assigned to Common Pleas Judge Noah Powers.
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Fairfield Twp. Law Director Lawrence Barbiere believes some discovery deadlines will be set during the 9:45 a.m. hearing.
The Butler County Planning Commission recommended the zone change, as did the Fairfield Twp. Zoning Commission with 14 conditions. However, all three trustees voted “no.”
According to township meeting records, the public was concerned with traffic, property values and drainage issues. MI Homes said it would seek Butler County Engineer’s Office approval before proceeding.
The engineer of the project told trustees and residents at the Dec. 14, 2017, meeting they met all county engineer and township requirements, according to township records.
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