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  • Village Council— West Nile spraying nixed

    Yellow Springs will not be sprayed with insecticide this summer in response to the presence of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos, unless the health department determines the village is in a state of emergency. Rather, mosquito control will involve working with villagers to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and the use of larvicide to kill the insect larvae.

  • Village Council— Dispatch on chopping block

    How important is it to villagers to have local police dispatchers? Village Council members want to hear from the community.

    “We need to hear from citizens how valued our current system is. Is money more important?” said Council member Rick Walkey at Council’s March 18 ­meeting.

  • Planning Commission on zoning update— Gauging flexibility for work at home

    Tiny houses, home businesses and zoning for the now-closed Norah’s dominated the discussion of Planning Commission on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at a special meeting to continue to review the Village zoning code revision. The planners will hold a public hearing on the revision on Thursday, March 21. After that, the code revision will go to Council for further review and final approval.

  • Police views on gun control vary— Many officers for background checks

    On Jan. 28 five young men between the ages of 19 and 23 entered a home on Victoria Avenue in Fairborn to purchase marijuana. During the transaction, one of the visitors threatened the residents with a weapon and attempted to rob them. Instead, the resident pulled out his own gun and shot two of the visitors, injuring one and killing the other, Ta’Vaun Fambrough, a 19-year-old Central State University freshman.

  • New Village emergency contact system

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    The Village will soon move to a new emergency contact system, Hyper-Reach.

  • Energy group helps Village to conserve

    According to the 2012 annual report from the Yellow Springs Energy Board at Village Council’s Feb. 19 meeting, the Village will, in the next few years, receive the large majority of its electrical power from renewable sources.

  • Women’s Voices — Some art in hall, some not

    What is the right balance between promoting free expression and protecting Village government from lawsuits if that expression offends? At their Feb. 19 meeting, Village Council members wrestled with that thorny issue as they determined the best way to display art during the upcoming Women’s Voices Out Loud exhibit.

  • Water treatment plant repairs discolor water

    Village water treatment plant equipment repairs are discoloring water; the discoloration should improve as the week progresses.

  • Council approves sculpture event

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    At their Feb. 19 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved moving ahead with a bronze sculpture symposium sponsored by the Yellow Springs Arts Council.

  • Village Council— Council to contract out pool care

    At their Feb. 4 meeting, Village Council members agreed to contract the responsibilities for running the Gaunt Park pool to Dayton Pool Management, or DPM, part of a nationwide pool management company.