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  • Village Council revisits busking regulation

    Local street musicians Perin Ellsworth-Heller, left, and Ben Hemmendinger performed their Appalachian and Irish-inspired tunes on the sidewalk along Xenia Avenue for about two hours last Saturday. Village Council passed a new policy this week that limits for how long and where street musicians can play after receiving numerous noise complaints from downtown shop owners and their employees. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On July 21, Village Council heard a presentation from Public Arts and Culture Commission member Amy Wamsley on busking, or street performers entertaining in public areas.

  • Village Council approves utility rate increases

    The soon-to-be-retired utility pole illuminated against the night sky by work lights (Photo by Matt Minde)

    At its most recent regular meeting June 21, Village Council unanimously passed a flurry of emergency legislation adjusting the tap-in fees for water, sewer and electric utilities.

  • Village to treat Ellis Pond for algae

    After several attempts at environmentally friendly mitigation techniques, the Village plans to treat the pond with herbicide to kill the algae.

  • Village Manager Salmerón receives 5-year contract

    At its Monday, June 6 meeting, Village Council unanimously approved a five-year contract for Village Manager Josué Salmerón.

  • Village Council revisits the Utility Roundup

    The Village of YS was recognized by the American Public Power Association for its electric reliability.

    The Utility Roundup program was implemented in late 2018 as an initiative to help people struggling to pay their bills.

  • Village Council eyes credit card policy changes

    At their regular meeting on Monday, May 16, Village Council members considered credit card legislation that would place the Village in compliance with the State Auditor’s office.

  • Village Council discusses the sale of energy credits

    At its most recent meeting, Village Council members deliberated over legislation that would allow Village Manager Josué Salmerón to sell Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs, and purchase more at a lower rate.

  • Director Malissa Doster bids farewell to Children’s Center

    After nearly five years of meeting goals and setting new ones, Doster has stepped down as the director of the center, or YSCCC.

  • Comedian Donnell Rawlings to host local events

    The four-day series, dubbed “Donnell Land,” will include shows at Wiley’s Comedy Club in Dayton, kayaking down the Little Miami, and a kickball game in Gaunt Park.

  • Students walk out to protest racism

    The walk out was a response to an incident between a white teacher, Karleen Materne, and a Black student after the teacher was overheard saying the N-word.

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