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  • Community Votes on Visioning Actions

    Carl Bryan votes for an action strategy at the visioning open house on Thursday afternoon. The open house continues on Friday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m in Rooms A and B at the Bryan Center. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    More than 60 community members participated in the third and final public phase of Yellow Springs/Miami Township Visioning process, “Shape Our Future.” At the open house, each participant voted for five actions, out of 78 total, they believe should have the highest priority.

  • Visioning open house soon

    Village of Yellow Springs

    The third stage of the visioning process will take place next Wednesday, May 19, Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21.

  • Village moves toward use of renewables for energy

    The Village of Yellow Springs is having some successs finding alternative energy sources to provide electricity to village residents and businesses, according to Village Manager Mark Cundiff in a discussion with Council at its May 3 meeting.

  • Economic sustainability—A matchmaker for business

    Sarah Wildman (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Sarah Wildman likes small towns. She grew up in one in Illinois, and she left big city life to spend the past 20 years raising a family in another one just north of Yellow Springs.

  • Fluoridation forum coming

    At Village Council’s May 3 meeting, Council members agreed to this summer sponsor a public forum addressing whether to continue fluoridating Village water, in an attempt to present both sides of the issue and examine recent research. “Tonight we’re discussing the next steps rather than the content,” said Council President Judith Hempfling…

  • No dog park at Ellis Park

    Ellis Park, the home of what many villagers consider a bird sanctuary and nature preserve, will not be the site of a dog park after all, following the April 19 Village Council meeting. At the meeting Council members voted to rescind the March vote that okayed Ellis as the dog park location, as had been proposed by two Yellow Springs High School seniors.

  • Slight increase in 2010 pool rates

    Village staff is recommending a slight increase in fees for use of the Gaunt Park pool this summer season, according to Village Manager Mark Cundiff at Village Council’s April 4 meeting.

  • Fluoridation

    The new Village dog park will remain at Ellis Park, after the majority of Council members were not swayed at their April 5 meeting by arguments to relocate the park to a new location.

  • Village Council gives first approval to 2010 budget

    At their meeting on Monday, March 15, Village Council members approved 5–0 the first reading of the Village budget for 2010. After three budget workshops on Feb. 9 and 23 and March 6, Council agreed on a total budget of $13,553,490 for 2010, including $3,671,167 allocated for the general fund; $1,616,810 for the special revenues fund; $126,353 for the debt services fund; $520,500 for the capitol projects fund; and $7,618,660 for the enterprise funds.

  • Dog park slated for Ellis Park

    With a crowd of about 70 people gathered on Monday, March 15, to hear about the fate of the village’s first bark park, Village Council members approved 4–1 a resolution to support a dog park at Ellis Park. Council requested that the group pursuing the dog park should consult the Tree Committee, whose members have spent over 20 years cultivating a scenic park at the Ellis Park location.