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Village Council Section :: Page 2

  • Yellow Springs Village Council stalled on hotel tax

    In Village Council’s first vote on whether to impose a local lodging tax on transient visitors, Council members came up deadlocked at their June 19 meeting.

  • Village Council— New policing guidelines discussed

    Local policing was in the spotlight at Village Council’s April 17 meeting. Council members discussed proposed new guidelines for Village policing, as well as next steps in the Village’s search for a permanent police chief. In addition, a new full-time police officer, Mariah England, was sworn into the local department.

  • Village Council ponders regulation of Yellow Springs Airbnbs

    At Village Council’s April 3 meeting, Council members considered the appropriate level of local government regulation  regarding the issue of local short-term rentals.

  • Village Council— Mixed outlook for broadband

    Statistics on village internet use were presented at Village Council’s March 20 meeting by Andrew Cohill, CEO of Design Nine, the firm hired by the Village to evaluate the feasibility of creating a municipal broadband network in Yellow Springs.

  • Case against David Carlson is still active

    One of the two criminal cases stemming from the tensions between police and villagers on New Year’s Eve remains active, although Village Council members have intervened and asked the Greene County prosecutor to drop the charges.

  • Citizens seek strong voice in policing

    Several Yellow Springs residents spoke out about policing issues at the Village Council meeting on March 6. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, many villagers are hoping to change the culture of Yellow Springs policing and redefine the relationship between local police officers and the villagers they serve. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Yellow Springs residents gathered at a Village Council meeting, with many lined up to address the room with grievances about Village policy. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, the focus is the overhaul, or at least significant reworking, of the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • New Year’s Eve investigation costs rising

    At their Feb. 21 meeting, Village Council members addressed a recent invoice submitted by Dayton Attorney David Williamson, who is conducting the independent investigation into the New Year’s Eve incident that pitted local police against citizens.

  • How are our local police officers trained?

    Beginning in April, villagers may see an Antioch College student or a local resident taking a walk around town beside a Yellow Springs police officer. But look closely. The man or woman in blue is the one being escorted.

  • Sale puts farmland at risk

    The 267-acre Arnovitz property is slated to go to auction March 16 in nine parcels. (YS News map)

    At Village Council’s Feb. 21 meeting, a villager and Village Council member urged villagers to come together in an effort to preserve farmland at risk of development on the western edge of Yellow Springs.

  • Council considers creating an affordability goal

    During a discussion of Council’s 2017 goals at its Feb. 6 meeting, Council members considered creating a new goal to address the issue of affordability in the village.

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