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  • Village Council— How fast to move on water sourcing?

    An ongoing discussion on the sourcing of Yellow Springs water continued at Village Council’s April 1 meeting, with Council President Judith Hempfling suggesting that more time is needed to decide how best to source local water.

  • Barr house to disappear in a controlled burn

    The historic house on the Barr property downtown will be burned in a training exercise this month, according to Miami Township Fire Chief Colin Altman at Village Council’s April 1 meeting.

  • Village Council— West Nile spraying nixed

    Yellow Springs will not be sprayed with insecticide this summer in response to the presence of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos, unless the health department determines the village is in a state of emergency. Rather, mosquito control will involve working with villagers to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and the use of larvicide to kill the insect larvae.

  • Village Council— Dispatch on chopping block

    How important is it to villagers to have local police dispatchers? Village Council members want to hear from the community.

    “We need to hear from citizens how valued our current system is. Is money more important?” said Council member Rick Walkey at Council’s March 18 ­meeting.

  • Energy group helps Village to conserve

    According to the 2012 annual report from the Yellow Springs Energy Board at Village Council’s Feb. 19 meeting, the Village will, in the next few years, receive the large majority of its electrical power from renewable sources.

  • Women’s Voices — Some art in hall, some not

    What is the right balance between promoting free expression and protecting Village government from lawsuits if that expression offends? At their Feb. 19 meeting, Village Council members wrestled with that thorny issue as they determined the best way to display art during the upcoming Women’s Voices Out Loud exhibit.

  • Council approves sculpture event

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    At their Feb. 19 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved moving ahead with a bronze sculpture symposium sponsored by the Yellow Springs Arts Council.

  • Well-capping raises concern over Vernay plume clean-up

    A proposed well-capping ordinance backed by Vernay Laboratories and the Greene County Combined Health District to prevent contamination from groundwater polluted by Vernay has raised concerns among some neighbors, who view the effort as an attempt by Vernay to circumvent long-term cleanup effort.

  • Village Council— Funding for nonprofits considered

    How should Village Council respond to funding requests from local nonprofits? Council members held an initial discussion on the issue at their Jan. 7 meeting, although the topic was discussion only, with no action taken at this time.

  • Village Council— Pay hike gets initial OK

    At their Jan. 7 meeting, Village Council members approved 4–1 the first reading of an ordinance to raise Council members’ stipends from $4,000 a year to $7,200. Council members will take the final vote on the ordinance at their Jan. 22 meeting.

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