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Government Section :: Page 4

  • Village Council— Landlords protest change

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    At Village Council’s March 16 meeting, Council members heard a second full-throated protest by local landlords to a proposed new Village policy holding landlords responsible for their tenants’ utility debts.

  • Council nears water softening vote

    A group of Village officials and staff members visited this water treatment plant, in Jackson County, Ohio, recently to observe the plant’s pellet softening process. Council will likely vote at its April 6 meeting on whether to add pellet softening to the new water plant. Shown above are tanks used in the process. (Submitted photo by John Yung)

    Village Council is close to approving a water softening component to its proposed new water plant, slated for construction in 2016.

  • Police explain the status quo

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    The Yellow Springs Police Department will continue to employ one officer on the Greene County ACE Task Force to help contain violent crime in the region. The local police will also continue to call the SWAT team when appropriate to ensure the village’s safety during violent and potentially harmful situations. The size of the department […]

  • Balancing a low crime rate with high policing costs

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    While last year there were 28 murders in the City of Dayton and more than 1,200 violent crimes there, violence in Yellow Springs has barely been an issue, with an average of about three violent incidents each year for the last seven.

  • Village Council — Yellow Springs backs marriage equality

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    At their March 16 meeting, Village Council members unanimously passed a resolution supporting marriage equality, making the Village the third municipality in Ohio to endorse same-sex marriage.

  • Need for drug task force in village eyed

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    Ten years after first signing on with A.C.E. drug task force, Yellow Springs remains an active partner. However, the involvement of local police in the drug task force has become a topic of controversy.

  • Village Council — Sidewalk solution is elusive

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    At its March 2 meeting, Village Council heard a presentation from Superintendent of Streets and Parks Jason Hamby on how best to address the current problem of subpar sidewalks. According to Hamby, the best path is to replace all Village sidewalks with new ones. “Only fixng the “troubled areas” is installing a Band-Aid on an […]

  • Village Council— Landlords protest policy

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    At Village Council’s March 2 meeting, local landlords made clear that they are not happy with a proposed policy change that would hold them responsible for their tenants’ unpaid utility bills. “Look at the cause and effect. Landlords will not expose themselves to this type of liability. You’ll get higher rents,” said Dean Pallotta. It’s […]

  • Police-village relationship a work in progress

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Brian Carlson talked to Brenda Donley at Tom’s Market during a recent Tuesday afternoon business rounds drop-in. Village police do a lot of routine patrols and vacant house checks, in addition to responding to calls for service. (Photo by Lauren Heaton )

    Last fall the Village Human Relations Commission held its first police-community forum, where residents gave input on the role of the police chief. On March 19 a second forum will focus on the Village’s involvement with the Greene County ACE Task Force on drugs and new policies.

  • Chris Conard retains position as Village solicitor

    Village Council unanimously voted to re-appoint Chris Conard of the Dayton firm Coolidge Wall as Yellow Springs Village solicitor. (Submitted photo)

    At their Feb. 17 meeting, Village Council unanimously voted to re-appoint Chris Conard of the Dayton firm Coolidge Wall as Yellow Springs Village solicitor.