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Government Section :: Page 5

  • Village Council finds unity on utility bill change


    Unified support around a proposed policy change to hold landlords responsible for their tenants’ utility debts emerged again at Village Council’s May 4 meeting, when Council voted 5–0 in favor of the change.

  • Yellow Springs police flush by comparison


    Policing is unique to each community, and each police department is designed around its own community’s population, budget, crime trends, minimum manning levels and sometimes a detailed work-load analysis. But comparing Yellow Springs police to police in comparable towns highlights some similarities and some differences between departments.

  • Southeast Asian professionals visit village

    Nadia Jalawi, left, of Malaysia, and Ratih Rahmadanti of Indonesia are visiting Yellow Springs for a month as part of a cultural and business exchange sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the International City/County Management Association.

    Two southeast Asian professionals are visiting Yellow Springs for a month as part of a cultural and professional exchange.

  • Voters approve Yellow Springs school district levy


    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


    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


    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


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

  • Yellow Springs holds fiber network forum Saturday


    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


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