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Articles About Village of Yellow Springs Public Works

  • Gaunt Park pool gets upgrades

    Several hundred villagers and out-of-towners converged on the Gaunt Park pool on Monday, a sweltering hot Memorial Day. The pool was recently upgraded with $80,000 worth of repairs, according to Village Public Works Director Johnnie Burns. The Yellow Springs pool is now the only operating municipal swimming pool in Greene County. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The Gaunt Park Pool opened its gates last Saturday after being extensively repaired this month.

  • Gaunt Park pool gets upgrades

    Several hundred villagers and out-of-towners converged on the Gaunt Park pool on Monday, a sweltering hot Memorial Day. The pool was recently upgraded with $80,000 worth of repairs, according to Village Public Works Director Johnnie Burns. The Yellow Springs pool is now the only operating municipal swimming pool in Greene County. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The Gaunt Park Pool opened its gates last Saturday after being extensively repaired this month. The repairs were funded by part of the $150,000 budget appropriated to the Parks department Capital Improvement Fund by Village Council. 

  • Utility bills spark upset

    Out of the village’s 2,200 households, almost 10 percent, or about 200, received letters this month warning of an impending utilities shut-off if the bill is not paid.

  • Seeking ways to keep bees buzzing

    Nadia Malarkey is relaunching the Yellow Springs Pollinator Regeneration Project with a free talk on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Antioch University Midwest main auditorium. Malarkey, a landscape designer, will teach homeowners how to address the plight of pollinators with eco-friendly landscaping practices. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The plight of the bumblebee is never far from Nadia Malarkey’s mind, whether  gardening at her West Whiteman Street home, designing properties around town for her landscaping business, or researching pesticide-free lawn care strategies for the Village of Yellow Springs as part of the Environmental Commission.

  • Meter man Upchurch on the mend

    Village meter reader Brian Upchurch, a 1984 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, is recuperating at home after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident June 23 while on the job. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Yellow Springs native and Village meter reader Brian Upchurch may not befriend everyone he meets, but it’s not for lack of effort on his part.

  • Cut electric rates with peak shaving

    Periodically throughout the summer, Village government encourages Yellow Springers to assist with “peak shaving.” The practice is generally understood as a way to reduce electricity usage and save money, but what does it actually mean?

  • Yearly grind

    A “cold asphalt planer,” operated by John Morris of Jurgensen Construction, stripped away the top layer of asphalt to prepare the surface for new blacktop. The machines were at once sophisticated high-tech and awesome claw-bearing behemoths. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Kieth’s Alley got a much-needed resurfacing this week during the village’s annual paving of local streets.

  • Street work continues around the village

    John Morris, of the Jurgensen Company steers a cold asphalt planer through Kieth's Alley, to scrape off old asphalt and plane the surface. The old asphalt is processed and reused in the production of new asphalt. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Village streets are receiving their annual repaving in the coming weeks.