Commissioners voted to deny the city’s petition after a hearing in November 2017.
The proposed annexation is of about 45 acres stretching from the city limits to CSU along the bike path known as the Ohio to Erie Trail.
The Dayton Daily News is working to get reactions and additional details about next steps from city and county officials.
Xenia Twp. Administrator Alan Stock, who argued against the city’s petition prior to the commission’s vote, said in an email today the township still contends what the city is trying to do is unlawful and is the “first step in expanding a city form of governance to the detriment of the township form of governance.”
“If allowed to stand, this first step to call a city boundary that is less than three feet wide and almost three miles long proceeding out and away from the city will ultimately create an annexed balloon from which the city of Xenia can then annex more township serviced properties in 360 degrees,” Stock said.