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Village Council Section
At its regular meeting, held online via Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 7, Village Council approved the final measure needed to create a building department for Yellow Springs.
At its Monday, Aug. 16, regular meeting, Council voted unanimously to apply for a $4 million federal grant to build broadband infrastructure in the Village.
At its regular meeting held virtually on Aug. 16, Village Council took additional steps to create a local building department. First, Council approved an ordinance that would create a fee schedule for building permits; second, they approved a resolution that enters into a contract with National Inspection Corporation, or NIC.
Last week, Village Council moved its meetings back online and revived its downtown mask mandate. The Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce canceled the Oct. 9 Street Fair. Community events are once again paused or going remote. Vaccine mandates have been announced.
At an emergency meeting on Monday, Aug. 9, conducted remotely via Zoom, Village Council declared a state of emergency in the Village and re-enacted its downtown mask mandate, effective immediately.
No Airbnb can be located within 500 feet of another one, according to legislation Council passed at its regular meeting on Monday, July 19.
At its regular meeting on July 6, Village Council unanimously approved the creation of a local building department. Two ordinances — one for residential permits and the other for commercial — were passed as an emergency.
Oberer, a Miamisburg semi-custom home builder, owns 55 acres at the southern end of Spillan Road, with 17 acres already within village limits. Oberer plans to build 138 housing units, with houses expected to start at $280,000.
Villagers who are maintaining a natural landscape of native grasses and plants in their yard no longer have to comply with height limits on their plantings.However, those who simply “let their yards go” must pull the noxious weeds likely growing there and keep grasses to nine inches, or less.
Should the Village of Yellow Springs public officials and employees comply with the bare minimum ethics rules set by the State of Ohio, or hold themselves to a higher standard?