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Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 4
Village Council — New restrictions, fees, for Airbnbs
Those wanting to operate an Airbnb on a property where they don’t live can no longer do so. And those who already have an Airbnb where they don’t live will be subject to annual fees of $2,000 and regular background checks.
Utility-scale solar firm applies for state permit
A Texas company looking to build a 1,500-acre, 175-megawatt solar power project in Greene County has applied for a permit.
Village Council— Outdoor drinking considered
Imagine grabbing a beer from a local restaurant, walking with it in hand on the sidewalk downtown and stopping by some local shops, all while sipping away. That image could become reality if the Village creates a DORA, or designated outdoor refreshment area, in downtown Yellow Springs.
Council closer to Airbnb rules
Those who run local Airbnbs or other businesses that offer short-term stays could soon be paying more to the Village — some a lot more.
COVID-19 update— Virus developments mixed
Thirteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, a weary public is wondering what’s next. Is another wave of COVID-19 coming? Can the vaccination campaign keep it at bay? Where is the illness now spreading? When will herd immunity be reached?
COVID-19 update— New orders clarify, simplify
The health department rescinded all the state orders put in place since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, and replaced them with a single five-page document.
Stricter rules for Airbnbs
At its regular meeting Monday, April 5, Council considered legislation that imposes new fees, requirements and potential penalties for those renting out their rooms, apartments or homes for short-term stays.
Village Council— Gaunt Park pool to open with changes
Gone are both the two-hour session limits and locals-only days. And higher prices will be charged across the board in the first pool rate increase since 2009.
As of Tuesday, March 30, 28.4% of the population of the state had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 71% of those 70 and older.
Schools facilities improvements— How much could it cost?
At a community outreach forum on Wednesday, March 17, local district leaders and the district’s architect consultant, SHP of Cincinnati, shared various tax options for funding school facilities improvements.