Infrastructure & Services Section :: Page 9

  • Council to vote on natural gas

    The challenge of meeting local energy needs with non-polluting energy sources presented itself in a new form to Village Council on May 16, as Council considered whether to use natural gas as an intermediate energy source.

  • Efficiency program benefits businesses in many ways

    Local businesses looking to save money by cutting their fuel use now have an extra incentive to do so. Money that began as a fine against the Village for buying power from a polluting coal plant is coming home to help Yellow Springs businesses get energy-efficient.

  • Village lawsuit to soon go to trial

    After two years of discussion and official mediation, the legal dispute between the Village of Yellow Springs and a local property owner over the extension of Village water service to a property on Hyde Road has not been resolved.

  • Glass farm to be solar farm

    A 2.5 megawatt solar farm will be built on the Village-owned Glass Farm, Village Council decided at its April 19 meeting.

  • Solar project moves forward

    At their last meeting, Village Council members came close to backing away from a proposed solar farm in the village. But that changed at their April 4 meeting, after Council heard from an energy expert.

  • Tornado alert not up to speed

    Spring is tornado season, and forecasters say the Ohio Valley may be in the path of more severe weather than usual. Villagers would do well to consider their safety plans before the tornado warning sirens sound.

  • Solar project hangs on, but barely

    At its March 21 meeting Village Council came close to backing away from a proposed solar farm project, but agreed to try to gather information in upcoming weeks.

  • Council changes sidewalk policy

    At their March 21 meeting, members of Village Council gave the final approval to an ordinance that changes Village policy on sidewalk maintenance, shifting the responsibility for upkeep from property owners to the Village.

  • State cuts have local budget impact

    Local institutions are reeling from the release of Gov. John Kasich’s biennial budget last week, which proposes funding cuts for local governments, schools, libraries and elder care facilities.

  • Services to citizens vary greatly by community

    Yellow Springs residents do pay more to live in the village, according to a 2008 cost of living comparison of school and municipal income tax, property tax and utility costs in area towns.

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