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  • 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.

  • Council eyes public art policy

    Village Council considered a draft art policy at its Oct. 15 meeting as a first step towards defining the types of art allowed in public spaces and the procedures for their approval.

  • Village to consider bidding on land parcel downtown

    The Village Station development that has been hanging on as a concept plan for office and retail space at the corner of Dayton and Railroad Streets is all but quashed. But an opportunity for a new idea may be coming soon.

  • Zoning plans for an eclectic town

    The Yellow Springs zoning code has been viewed as cumbersome and expensive to approve, and is currently in the midst of an overhaul.

  • Village Council— CBE federal grants reduced

    The Village of Yellow Springs learned this week that federal grant funds that have long been committed for road construction within the Village commerce park have been withdrawn. A federal earmark of $344,000 that was committed through the Ohio Department of Transportation for roads at the Village’s Center for Busines and Education was redirected last month to another project. The loss of funding cuts the CBE’s infrastructure budget by over 20 percent.

  • Lawson gardens, fracking ban— Council reaches for authority

    Several Village Council members expressed regret during their meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, that they have not found a way to preserve all the gardens at the Lawson Place residences. Earlier in the month the Village had drafted an ordinance requiring a permit to remove the private landscaping that property owner Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority says must be removed by Oct. 1.

  • Streetscape to be implemented in two stages

    At their Sept. 4 meeting, members of Village Council voted unanimously to move ahead with a gradual process for improving the downtown streetscape. The initial phase of the project, planned for this fall, is aimed at fixing the sidewalks deemed most dangerous and removing the street trees causing the most sidewalk damage.

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