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Infrastructure & Services Section :: Page 2

  • Village solar field goes online

    Rows of shiny new solar panels on the Glass Farm are the latest and most visible symbol of the Village of Yellow Springs’ commitment to green energy.

  • Liquid asset

    Brad Ault (left), Village superintendent of water and wastewater, said this week that the new water plant will be in operation by the end of the year. Also pictured is John Christenson of the water and wastewater department. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Construction continues at the new $7.2 million Village water plant on Jacoby Road, which broke ground in September 2016.

  • Street paving to begin this month

    Paving will soon be scheduled for several village streets.

    Crews from Jurgensen Companies construction will be paving streets in the Village in the next few weeks.

  • 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.

  • Brown water still present in some areas of village

    Brown water continues to show up in areas around the village.

    The new 16-inch water main is now functional, but the brown water has continued to be present in areas throughout the village. 

  • Village crew leader Johnnie Burns — Recognition for job well done

    Johnnie Burns, right, the Village of Yellow Springs superintendent of electric and water distribution, recently received a Larry Hobart “Seven Hats” award from the the American Association of Public Power, a national award honoring managers of small town utilities. Burns is shown here last Friday helping to reset an electric pole on Walnut Street knocked over by a fallen tree. At left is Kent Harding. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Johnnie Burns and his crew appeared in the middle of the road on Fairfield Pike, where the water had mysteriously stopped running. They first had to figure out what the problem was — was a pipe broken or frozen? — and then had to locate the pipe. It wasn’t easy.

  • Power back on in village

    Power came back on in the village at about 5:15 this afternoon, after a combination of factors led to a six-hour outage.

  • Peak shaving coming soon

    As warmer weather looms, American Municipal Power has begun releasing peak shaving recommendations.

  • 2.4-mill levy for a new fire station

    A new fire station may finally be in the works for Miami Township.

  • WSU sells land to Township for fire station

    The Wright State University Board of Trustees approved the sale to Miami Township of land bounded by Marshall and Herman Streets and Xenia Avenue. (Via Google Maps)

    The Wright State University Board of Trustees voted to sell two acres of WSU-owned land on Xenia Avenue to Miami Township, which aims to build a new fire station on the location.

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