May
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2015
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Government Section :: Page 2

  • Voters approve Yellow Springs school district levy

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    Yellow Springs and Miami Township voters approved the local school district’s levy renewal at the polls on Tuesday, May 5.

  • Village Council— Village climate plan urged

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    While Yellow Springs has taken a good first step by shifting to more renewable energy sources, there is much more Village government could do to help the village become a model in addressing climate change.

  • Village using pesticide alternatives

    Jason Hamby, right, superintendent of streets, sewers and parks, looked on as his crew member Kent Harding recently tested a new, all-natural, vinegar-based spray to kill weeds without the use of synthetic chemicals at the public works headquarters at Sutton Farm. The Village is exploring alternative methods and products to conventional herbicides on public property this summer while a new pesticide policy is developed. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Warning signs pop up on local lawns each spring as local residents contract with companies to treat their lawns with chemical pesticides and fertilizers for the season.

  • Council stand on utilities is giving way

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    The unanimous stand taken by Village Council at its last meeting for holding property owners responsible for their tenants’ utility debts began crumbling at Monday’s meeting, when two Council members formerly for the policy change weighed in against it, and another expressed ambivalence.

  • Some note change in policing style

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    Late one evening last month, a local couple was celebrating their anniversary with friends at the Gulch.

  • Yellow Springs holds fiber network forum Saturday

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    A municipal network fiber forum will be held this Saturday, April 25, at the Miami Valley Educational Computer Association.

  • Village Council— Go ahead for water softening

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    At their April 6 meeting, Village Council members unanimously voted to move ahead with adding water softening to the proposed new water plant.

  • Chime in on policing

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    Participate in a brief, online survey on local police.

  • Village Council— Landlords held responsible for utilities

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    Village Council members unanimously supported a proposed change in Village policy that makes property owners responsible for their tenants’ utility debts.

  • Council and Trustees meet— Strategic planning considered

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    At a special joint meeting between Village Council and the Miami Township Trustees on March 30, leaders discussed how best to step up strategic planning for the Village and Township, in order to coordinate initiatives to reflect local values and goals.