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  • Two versions of a public arts policy for Yellow Springs

    Local artists Beth Holyoke and Migiwa Orimo (shown sitting along the bike path on the newest tiled bench by Holyoke and local artist Kaethi Seidl) are two of the three winners of the recent Yellow Springs Outdoor Sculpture competition, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Center for the Arts Steering Committee and the Community Information Project. The third winner is Olga Ziemska of Cleveland. By the Fall Street Fair, public artwork by all three artists will be on display around the village.

    Village Council returned to the discussion on drafting a policy for art in public spaces at Council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 3. The local Public Spaces Resource Group came up with a very different proposal than the one the Village had in mind.

  • Council plans budget hearing

    Village Council convened one last budget workshop last week before the first official public hearing on the budget takes place on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Bryan Center in Council chambers. Council plans to approve the budget in early January, much earlier than it has done in the recent past.

  • Council is the public’s forum

    A small village with an active citizenry and lots of public services makes for a busy Village Council. To alleviate some of the burden and engage the expertise of a talented populace, Council has historically relied on commissions to vet ideas and research policies before making an official decision on a given issue.

  • Support for YS schools unique

    Tuesday, Nov. 6, was a good day for progressive voters. But throughout the Miami Valley, it was a bad night for one of the biggest progressive issues of our time: public education.

  • Village’s own battery park

    The owners of electric cars may soon have a place to recharge their vehicles in Yellow Springs if the Village moves ahead with the installation of a charging station in the downtown vicinity.

  • Village CF bulb giveaway

    Thousands of compact fluorescent light bulbs will be given away this week as part of a village-funded energy-efficiency program.

  • Police help keep kids warm

    Next week, Yellow Springs police officers will take a group of local youth to the Mall at Fairfield Commons to buy them coats, hats, gloves and shoes.

  • Hempfling to leave Council

    Due to what she said was an increasing demand on her personal time, Village Council President Judith Hempfling announced that she planned to leave Council before the end of her current term. Hempfling said she would resign once the Village approved the final draft of the zoning code revision, likely sometime in January.

  • Council moves on public art

    Village Council members discussed the first draft of its first ever public art policy at their meeting Monday, Nov. 5. The policy, drafted by Village Manager Laura Curliss, covers the principles and procedures the Village will use to accept both permanent and temporary installations of art in Village-owned spaces.

  • Pettiford new police chief

    When village resident Tony Pettiford takes over as Yellow Springs police chief on Nov. 19, he will bring a deep knowledge of the community he has called home for 51 years, which he says will serve him well in his effort to keep Yellow Springs safe.

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