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Apr
05
2020

Articles About village council

  • Council weighs jail response

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    At its March 3 regular meeting, Village Council hashed out a letter to the Greene County Commissioners on their proposal to build a new county jail.

  • Village Council—  RECs could generate $183K

    In a policy shift, the Village of Yellow Springs will be selling its existing Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs, which are tied to its purchase of energy from renewable sources. Yellow Springs had previously retained its RECs, a form of currency in green energy markets.

  • Village Council— Clapping, sign ban lifted

    A small group of citizens used signs to express their approval or disapproval of statements made by Council and other citizens during a Village Council meeting in January. Council later banned signs, along with other expressions such as clapping, in a move that some villagers find troublesome. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Citizens who attend Village Council meetings can once again express themselves through clapping, snapping and signs, Council decided at its Feb. 3 regular meeting.

  • Village Council— Fee waivers for Home, Inc.

    In a split decision at its Feb. 3 regular meeting, Village Council granted Home, Inc. tap fee waivers for the group’s planned senior apartment building.

  • Village Council— Could sewer woes limit growth?

    Strong storms rolled into Yellow Springs on April 3, 2018, dumping close to three inches of rain on the village in short order. What happened next was the source of an Ohio EPA rebuke and is now a subject of concern for Village Council as it considers spurring new development in town.

  • Council debates housing goals

    In her first Village Council meeting on Jan. 6, new Council Member Laura Curliss questioned the Village’s stated goals related to housing.

  • The Decade in Review: Village Council

    More than 250 villagers crowded into the Bryan Center gym Tuesday night for a special Council meeting about tensions with police at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. About 40 people spoke, including Ian MacDonald, above. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    The Decade in Review: Village Council

  • Village finances— Revenues steady, expenses rise

    As Village Council members took their first vote on the 2020 budget at their Dec. 2 regular meeting, they also briefly discussed the state of municipal finances.

  • Traffic trial survey results— Most respondents oppose street changes

    The majority of respondents to a Village survey on its temporary traffic project do not support making the changes permanent. At the same time, more survey respondents felt the one-way design on South Walnut Street made school drop-off safer for children at Mills Lawn Schools than didn’t. Those were some of the highlights of a Village survey on its three-week traffic trial, which involved several changes to downtown streets and parking areas.

  • Kreeger, MacQueen in; third seat unresolved

    On Tuesday, Nov. 5, local voters returned Lisa Kreeger and Marianne MacQueen to Village Council, according to unofficial final results from the Greene County Board of Elections.