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Articles About Village Council

  • Village Council — What about the beavers?

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    Members of Council, the Yellow Springs Tree Committee and local environmentalists considered that question at Council’s Oct. 17 meeting, following a report by Village Manager Patti Bates that beavers, previously believed to have taken up residence only at the Glass Farm wetlands, are now making a home, and a dam, at Ellis Park.

  • Construction to begin Oct. 1 on new water plant

    A groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday kicked off construction of Yellow Springs' new water treatment plant. Construction of the plant, which will cost $7.2 million, begins on Oct. 1 and will take approximately 15 months. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Construction on Yellow Springs’ new water treatment plant begins this weekend. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Thursday at the Jacoby Road site.

  • Yellow Springs police officer is dismissed

    Officer John Whittemore was dismissed from the YS Police Department Tuesday, ­July 5. (News archive photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    A newly hired police officer who sparked controversy in two recent village incidents by using what some saw as excessive force has been terminated from the police force.

  • Village Council— Morris Bean sewer request raises concerns

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    At Village Council’s June 20 meeting, a former Village manager took Council to task for not insisting that Morris Bean be annexed into the Village in exchange for hooking up the company to the Village sewer system. If annexed, the company would pay Village income taxes and thus enhance Village revenues.

  • A closer look at village police officer actions

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    At Council’s June 6 meeting, several villagers expressed concern over two recent instances of what they perceived as aggressive behavior by a local police officer.

  • Once more unto the streets…

    An unidentified daredevil takes a long walk during a street fair in 1988. The perspective would be welcome these days, as the event has grown significantly. (Photo by Irwin Inman, via Antiochiana)

    Love it or dread it, Street Fair is a Yellow Springs tradition. But newcomers to the village anticipating this Saturday’s arts, crafts, music, food and beer extravaganza might not realize just how humble and homegrown the tradition is.

  • Village Council—Concerns about police aired

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    Several villagers attended the June 6 Village Council meeting to express concerns about recent incidents in which they believed local police acted too aggressively.

  • Village Council— Group urges bike-friendly changes

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    At Council’s May 16 meeting a group of Yellow Springs biking enthusiasts urged Village Council to take steps to make the village more bicycle-friendly.

  • Village Council— Electric rate hike to start July 1

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    Starting July 1, villagers are likely to see an increase in their electric bills, following Village Council’s unanimous vote at its April 4 meeting to amend the Village electric rate structure.

  • Yellow Springs candidates strive for Ohio House, Senate seats

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    Two Yellow Springs residents are throwing themselves into the state political fray this year.

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