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Village Council Section

  • Village Council — Late fees to be forgiven

    One time each year, the Village of Yellow Springs will forgive the late fee on a resident’s utility bill if the resident asks for forgiveness.

  • Village Council — Citizens speak up for Meister

    Jeff “Pan” Reich addressed council members during the citizen’s comment period of its July 2 meeting. Reich, along wiht eight other villagers, expressed support for Cpl. David Meister, who is facing disciplinary charges. About 30 citizens attended. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Nine villagers spoke in support of Cpl. David Meister, a local police officer facing discipline charges, at Village Council’s July 2 meeting.

  • Council eyes creating a CIC

    At Village Council’s June 18 meeting, Council revisited a previous discussion on the potential benefits and costs of creating a designated community improvement corporation, or CIC.

  • Village Council focus on housing

    Village Council addressed several possible strategies for addressing housing needs in Yellow Springs.

  • Village Council — Mayor’s Court proposal stalls

    At Village Council’s May 21 meeting, Police Chief Brian Carlson asked Council for more time before Council votes on whether to require that local police send all appropriate cases to the local Mayor’s Court rather than Xenia Municipal Court.

  • Support for housing’s next steps

    At Village Council’s May 7 meeting, Council gave verbal approval to the  Housing Advisory Group to move ahead with efforts to address local housing needs.

  • JSTF seeks more engagement — Few show at police outreach

    While villagers have voiced their preference for a police department that engages with the community, the community itself has only rarely participated when asked to meet individual officers.

  • Council eyes strategies for utility bill relief

    At their April 16 meeting, Village Council members heard a report on ways Village government could offer relief to local residents struggling to pay utility bills.

  • Village Council eyes utility safety nets

    At Village Council’s March 5 meeting, Police Chief Brian Carlson announced that Florence Randolph of Yellow Springs has been hired as the first community outreach specialist in the Yellow Springs Police Department. She will begin her new job on April 2. The new position was created in response to a recommendation from the Justice System Task Force to address the many social work-related calls that police receive. According to a press statement from Carlson, Randolph brings to the job “a wealth of knowledge in social work and working with the justice system.” (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At Village Council’s March 5 meeting, Council members Lisa Kreeger and Marianne MacQueen proposed a two-pronged initiative to address local affordability in the context of current financial realities.

  • Utility bill assistance urged

    At Village Council’s Feb. 20 meeting, Council member Lisa Kreeger urged her colleagues to take action to help villagers struggling to pay their utility bills.

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