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Village Council Section
At the most recent Village Council meeting on Nov. 7, Council members discussed the possibility of adding a 2% fee to residential solid waste bills. If the fee is adopted, the Village would use the funds to educate residents on ways to reduce their organic solid waste, including recycling and composting.
At its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, Village Council voted down an ordinance that would have added regulations for buskers and street performers in the village.
Business conducted during Village Council’s most recent meeting Monday, Oct. 17, included the following topics: a noise ordinance, the fourth quarter supplemental budget, a Rumpke contrat and more.
On Monday, Oct. 17, Village Council members continued their ongoing examination of the impacts of busking with a first reading of an ordinance that aims to regulate the volume, frequency, location and permissibility of impromptu downtown street performances.
The goal of the new legislation, Yellow Springs Chief of Police Paige Burge said, was simply to describe restrictions, provide a basis for officer objectivity and provide less restrictive procedures so the ordinance can be enforced.
Village Council members unanimously voted to establish a stormwater utility fee, ranging from $5–$10, for all customers in the village. The fee is part of a larger effort to create funds to maintain the village’s aging infrastructure.
The Greene County Educational Service Center will now pay the Village to house a member of the Yellow Springs Police Department, who will serve as a student resource officer at the county’s Learning Center facility, next door to the Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School campus.
At its most recent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Village Council members heard a proposal from Village Manager Josué Salmerón to add a new member — a therapy dog — to the Village’s police force.
At the Tuesday, Sept. 6, meeting, Village Council members voted down a resolution that would place an officer in the Greene County Educational Service Center, or ESC.
Since Village Council’s July 5 decision to prohibit Village staff from using chemicals to mitigate the algal bloom in Ellis Pond, Council members Marianne MacQueen and Carmen Brown have been working with Village staff, members of the Environmental Commission, several environmental scholars and local experts to find a more holistic, and possibly permanent, solution.