Articles About Village Council

  • Village Council chooses top firm— Water plant process begins

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    At their Nov. 3 meeting, Village Council members took a significant step toward constructing a new water plant. Council selected its top choice out of three preliminary design firms for the project, and if negotiations on cost are successful, the firm could begin the design process soon, according to Village Manager Patti Bates this week. The entire building process is expected to take two years.

  • Council eyes Village commissions

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    At their Oct. 20 meeting, Village Council members began a discussion on whether and how best to standardize practices for Village boards and commissions.

  • Village owed $200,000 in past-due bills

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    Village government is owed almost $200,000 in past-due utility bills and the finance director is looking for ways to capture that revenue.

  • A balance of buskers and business in the village

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    A staple of downtown Yellow Springs, the local street music scene may soon change with a new, self-regulating policy approved Monday by Village Council.

  • Council gives CBE final approval

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    At Monday’s meeting, Village Council in a 3–2 vote gave final approval to funding the Center for Business and Education infrastructure. Karen Wintrow, Gerry Simms and Brian Housh voted for the CBE funding and Lori Askeland and Marianne MacQueen voted against.

  • SIDEBAR: Candidate Patti Bates rose to top

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    While Village Council has not yet made an official decision regarding who will be the new Village manager, the people’s choice was Patti Bates, according to Council member Brian Housh on Tuesday.

  • Economic development strategies eyed

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    At their May 5 meeting, Village Council members heard a presentation from a Greene County official regarding the county Port Authority, a potential new tool for economic development. “There’s a lot of excitement about what can be done with the Port now that it’s revamped,” Greene County Director of Economic Development Pete Williams said regarding […]

  • Small towns use creativity to grow

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    The story of Ponca City, Okla., recently named one of the top 10 best small towns for business in the U.S. , is a case study for how to rebuild a flagging small town economy.

  • Village Council narrows choice to three manager finalists

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    At their May 5 meeting, Village Council members announced the three finalists for the position of Village manager.

  • SIDEBAR: Yellow Springs Water Rate Hike

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    Vilage Council members agreed on a 15 percent increase in Village water rates.