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  • Village planner’s job to end

    Village Assistant Planner Ed Amrhein will leave his position on Dec. 14. (YS News Archives)

    After seven years as the face of all things related to public planning and development in the village, Ed Amrhein is leaving his position as assistant Village planner. His last day will be Friday, Dec. 14.

  • Two versions of a public arts policy for Yellow Springs

    Local artists Beth Holyoke and Migiwa Orimo (shown sitting along the bike path on the newest tiled bench by Holyoke and local artist Kaethi Seidl) are two of the three winners of the recent Yellow Springs Outdoor Sculpture competition, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Center for the Arts Steering Committee and the Community Information Project. The third winner is Olga Ziemska of Cleveland. By the Fall Street Fair, public artwork by all three artists will be on display around the village.

    Village Council returned to the discussion on drafting a policy for art in public spaces at Council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 3. The local Public Spaces Resource Group came up with a very different proposal than the one the Village had in mind.

  • Council plans budget hearing

    Village Council convened one last budget workshop last week before the first official public hearing on the budget takes place on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Bryan Center in Council chambers. Council plans to approve the budget in early January, much earlier than it has done in the recent past.

  • Council is the public’s forum

    A small village with an active citizenry and lots of public services makes for a busy Village Council. To alleviate some of the burden and engage the expertise of a talented populace, Council has historically relied on commissions to vet ideas and research policies before making an official decision on a given issue.

  • Village’s own battery park

    The owners of electric cars may soon have a place to recharge their vehicles in Yellow Springs if the Village moves ahead with the installation of a charging station in the downtown vicinity.

  • Village CF bulb giveaway

    Thousands of compact fluorescent light bulbs will be given away this week as part of a village-funded energy-efficiency program.

  • Hempfling to leave Council

    Due to what she said was an increasing demand on her personal time, Village Council President Judith Hempfling announced that she planned to leave Council before the end of her current term. Hempfling said she would resign once the Village approved the final draft of the zoning code revision, likely sometime in January.

  • Council moves on public art

    Village Council members discussed the first draft of its first ever public art policy at their meeting Monday, Nov. 5. The policy, drafted by Village Manager Laura Curliss, covers the principles and procedures the Village will use to accept both permanent and temporary installations of art in Village-owned spaces.

  • Drafting the Village budget— Early numbers on target

    The Village of Yellow Springs came to its budget process early this year, and happily too, with most funds coming in close to budget and a sizable cash carry-over to pad the operation. With several more workshops planned for Village Council meetings on Nov. 5 and 23 and Dec. 5, the Village plans to get the coming year’s budget passed by early 2013.

  • Village OKs bidding on lot

    The Railroad Street property where the grain elevator once stood is going to auction this week, and the Village of Yellow Springs will be among the bidders.

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