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  • Council hears from visioning firms

    Council will vote for the final time on the 2009 Village budget on Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in Council chambers at the Bryan Center.  Shown above are actual Village expenditures for streets, police capital projects, parks and economic development for 2007 and 2008 and projected expenditures for 2009. In the left column is the amount a 2006 Village brochure identified as the annual spending breakdown of the property tax levy passed in 2006.  In the brochure circulated before the levy passage, the Village committed to spending 49 percent of annual levy revenues of $743,000 for streets, and 51 percent for human services. The human services segment was further divided into 15.8 percent for Bryan Center capital projects and maintenance, 14.3 percent for pool capital projects and maintenance, 11.8 percent for parks maintenance, 5.35 percent for economic development and 3.75 percent for library capital projects.

    On Monday, March 30, Village Council met in a special meeting with ACP, a Columbus firm that is one of two finalists for the job of leading Yellow Springs in a visioning and planning process. About 25 villagers attended the meeting, along with members of the Visioning Task Force, to hear ACP’s presentation and to ask questions.

  • ‘09 budget includes funds for greenbelt, conservation

    On Monday, March 16, Village Council unanimously approved the first reading of the 2009 Village budget. The budget includes a substantial allocation to the greenbelt fund, along with money to upgrade Village facilities for energy conservation and to fund a Village-wide visioning/planning process.

  • Green space, conservation added to Village budget

    At their third and last budget workshop last Saturday, Feb. 28, Village Council members approved motions requesting that Village staff include in the 2009 budget $100,000 for green space and $50,000 to upgrade Village-owned facilities for energy conservation.

  • Council news—Visioning finalists chosen

    At their Feb. 17 meeting, members of Village Council approved two firms as finalists for the job of leading the village in a visioning effort. The finalists are ACP Visioning and Planning of Columbus and a collaboration of the New Mexico-based Regenesis Group and Kinzelman Kline Gossman in Columbus.

  • Roads, security, visioning head Village capital projects

    The repair of roads and sidewalks, the purchase of security and police equipment and the funding of a visioning process were the most expensive 2009 Village general fund capital projects proposed by Manager Mark Cundiff at a recent budget planning workshop.

  • 2009 goals focus of Council

    What is the best model for economic development for the village? How much of a priority should Council make green space preservation? How aggressive should the Village be in pursuing energy conservation practices and the use of alternative energy?

  • Shuman workshop generates potential business initiatives

    These were a few of the possible new business opportunities that came out of “Going Local,” a weekend workshop with economist Michael Shuman. About 200 people attended a standing-room-only keynote talk last Friday night at the Glen Helen building, and 70 villagers took part in the workshop on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Council reviews the actions taken toward 2008 goals

    At the Jan. 5 meeting of Yellow Springs Village Council, Counci members reviewed the actions they took last year to address their 2008 Council goals.

  • Village should take lead in energy issues, group says

    The second phase report from the Electric System Task Force to Village Council recommends that the Village begin a longterm project to minimize its reliance on coal, provide as much electricity from alternative energy sources as possible…

  • Economic workshop debated

    At their Dec. 1 meeting, members of Village Council debated the possible outcomes of inviting economist Michael Shuman to the village for a workshop, and how to ensure that the event produces specific actions to strengthen the local economy.

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