Archive for 2018

Council to Hold Public Hearing on July 16

Posted on: July 5th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

The Council of the City of Vandalia will hold a public hearing Monday, July 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Vandalia Muncipal Building, located at 333 James Bohanan Memorial Drive.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider an application for the Agricultural District (Farmland Preservation Act) that has expired.  The acreage and parcel numbers related to the Public Hearing include:

B02 01013 0004 (55.069 AC)

B02 01015 0021 (37.695 AC)


CLICK HERE for official public notice.

Combat Reserved parking in place at three City buildings

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments
The City of Vandalia has installed three “Combat Wounded Reserved” parking space signs in front of three City buildings. One is installed at the Municipal Building, one at the Senior Citizens Center, and one at the Recreation Center.
These signs are just a small token of the City’s gratitude for those injured while actively protecting and defending our freedom and independence.
We’re very proud of the many veterans who call Vandalia home, and we hope these signs make things just a little easier for those wounded in combat in service to our country!

Vandalia to hire a part time Custodian

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

Vandalia Recreation Center is recruiting highly motivated individuals for the position of


Interested applicants must complete the VPRD Candidate Profile Form  for part-time and seasonal employment by going to 

Questions about the part-time custodian position? 

Contact Jack Marshall at 937-415-2359 or

City of Vandalia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and ADA compliant.

Planning and Zoning Steering Committee to meet July 10

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments


 There will be a steering committee meeting regarding the update of the planning and zoning code on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the large conference room of the Vandalia Municipal Building, 333 James E.  Bohanan Drive.

The purpose of the public meeting is to review standards for Signs, Lighting, Fencing and other various proposed regulations.

At The Crossroads Newsletter Delivered to Vandalia addresses

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

The most recent issue of the City’s “At The Crossroads” newsletter has been delivered to local addresses.

You may also read the newsletter by CLICKING HERE.


Parks and Recreation completes accessibility survey

Posted on: June 21st, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

The City of Vandalia is committed to providing quality services and amenities to all people, regardless of their disability status.

Earlier this year a complaint was received that Cassel Hills Swimming Pool was not accessible to people with disabilities.

In response, the City of Vandalia engaged Patrick A. Hansford Associates to provide an Americans with Disability Act (ADA) facility survey. This is a first step towards compliance with the ADA.

The purpose of the facility survey is to identify the physical barriers that block access to areas where public services, programs and activities are provided. The survey identifies the location of the physical barriers , the severity of the barrier, identifies the priority for barrier removal as outlined by the department of Justice, and identifies simple recommendations for barrier removal.

This Self-Evaluation Plan for facility compliance and Transition Plan are available for public review and comment as originally required by the Americans with Disability Act. If you would like to review the plan, it is available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday,  8 am to 5 pm, at the Vandalia Parks and Recreation administrative offices, located at the Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road.

Focus Vandalia shifts to weekly format

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

Vandalia’s local television program is changing formats beginning in June. Focus Vandalia, formerly a monthly broadcast, has changed to a weekly format with short segmented programming. 

“We’ve been looking at this change for a while,” said Rich Hopkins, communication manager. “People’s lifestyles have changed, and fewer are devoting large chunks of time to watch a longer format show. 

Under the monthly system, most programs were 15 to 20 minutes in length.  The new programs are 3-5 minutes in length.

“The plan is to release a new program every Monday,” Hopkins said. “We feel this will help us to keep the program more timely while staying true to our mission to continually provide Vandalia citizens with information about activities and events in town.”

The June programs will feature the same program opening, but that will be updated to a fresher look in July.

All of Vandalia’s video archives are accessible on the City’s YouTube channel, which can be accessed by clicking the large blue VIDEOS button  on the City’s website homepage.



Kurt Althouse sworn in as Vandalia Chief of Police

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

Kurt E. Althouse took the oath of office of Vandalia Chief of Police on Friday, April 27.  Althouse has served as Acting Chief since the unexpected passing of Chief Douglas Knight.

“We are fortunate to have Kurt’s leadership to carry the Vandalia Police Division forward and maintain our department’s standard of excellence,” Crusey said.  

A native of Tipp City, Althouse spent 22 years at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office before joining Vandalia as a lieutenant in October, 2014.

Having earned his associate’s degree in Police Science from Sinclair Community College, Kurt began his public safety career as an emergency dispatcher at the Englewood Police Department.  He accepted a dispatching position at Montgomery County in 1992 and transferred to Road Patrol in 1994.  He was then assigned as an Inspectional Services Unit Detective from 1999 to 2000 before being promoted to a supervisory post.  From 2000 to 2014, Kurt served as sergeant in the Jail Division, Court Services, Regional Communication Center, Forensic Services Unit, Administration and Road Patrol, working simultaneously to earn his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University.

He has been a state-certified instructor and commander with the Ohio Peace Officers’ Training Academy since 2003.

Since coming to the City of Vandalia, Kurt graduated from the FBI National Academy Session 268 and the Police Executive Leadership College.  He is a member of the International and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police as well holding several other professional law enforcement affiliations and serving as a board member and secretary of the Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club and member of the Butler High School Advisory Committee.

Kurt has three sons, Justin, Jeremy and Jaden, as well as his fiancée, Andrea Blair.



Vandalia’s 2017 Water Quality Report

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

Vandalia’s 2017 Water Quality Report has been released. Click below to access this information.

2017 Water Quality Report

BR Mulch accepting Vandalia yard waste

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

Residents of Vandalia may take brush, limbs and trees that are smaller than 12 inches in diameter to BR Mulch, 620 Ginghamsburg Road, Tipp City.

Those using this free service must show proof of residency.

For hours of operation, call BR Mulch, 667-8288.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!