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Infrastructure & Services Section

  • Antioch College’s cohousing gets green light

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    Antioch College Village is another step closer to reality. The college’s board of trustees voted last month to launch a 32-unit cohousing pilot project, the first phase of a larger vision for developing environmentally sustainable, multigenerational housing on campus.

  • 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.

  • Next steps for fast, local Internet in village

    Members of local citizen group Springs-Net gathered earlier this year to discuss a proposal for a municipal fiber optic network in Yellow Springs. From left to right, Dan Carrigan, Scott Fife, Matt Cole, Tim Barhorst, Thor Sage and Jordan Gray. Not pictured: Nick Gaskins, Ellis Jacobs, Doug McKinley and Denny Powell. (Submitted photo)

    A municipal fiber optic network is feasible in Yellow Springs, according to members of Springs-Net, a citizen group that has been studying the issue for the past 18 months.

  • New streetlights go in

    Village electric workers installed new streetlamps downtown on Wednesday morning. (photo by Kathryn Hitchcock)

    New railroad-style streetlamps were installed Wednesday on the west side of Xenia Avenue downtown.

  • Clean-up week is almost here!

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    The Village’s annual Spring Clean-up Week begins on Monday, May 9, and runs through Friday, the 13th.

  • Rumpke waste processing facility — Just don’t call it a garbage dump

    The Rumpke recycling facility outside of Cincinnati processes up to 55 tons of recyclables per day. The incoming materials are sorted by hand, then sorted further through a series of complicated mechanical processes. The Green Environmental Coalition recently organized a tour of the recycling center and landfill. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Trash is an inevitable part of life. A big part of life, to the tune of almost five pounds per person per day, and those five pounds of garbage have to go somewhere.

  • Street work continues around the village

    John Morris, of the Jurgensen Company steers a cold asphalt planer through Kieth's Alley, to scrape off old asphalt and plane the surface. The old asphalt is processed and reused in the production of new asphalt. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Village streets are receiving their annual repaving in the coming weeks.

  • 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.

  • Council questions water plant hike

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    Council members considered that question at their March 7 meeting whether the village could recoup some of the money it paid for initial designs of the new water plant, given that cost turned out to be grossly inaccurate.

  • Village Council— Group urges a village-wide fiber network

    THUMB_VillageLife

    A municipal fiber optic network would bring new jobs and business to the village, Village Council members were recently advised.

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