Archive for February, 2018

Community garden plots available beginning March 1

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

Local gardeners are invited to take part in the sixth season of the Vandalia Community Garden located at Jeffers Park, 407 Halcyon Drive.

The garden features twenty-two (22) 15’ x 20’ plots which will be available to Vandalia residents on a first come, first served basis. The gardening season runs from April to October and a water source is available for your convenience

Registration packets are available at the Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road. Registration begins March 1. There will be a $25 registration fee.

Questions may be directed to Micki Weber, 415-2353 or mweber@vandaliaohio.org.

Steering committee to hold two public meetings

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

The Steering Committee charged with the task of overseeing the rewriting of Vandalia’s zoning and planning codes will hold two public meetings on Monday, February 26.

On Monday, February 26, at 4 p.m., the steering committee will have a public meeting to go over proposed changes. The meeting will take place in the large conference room at the Vandalia Municipal Building, 333 James Bohanan Drive.

City staff and a representative from Compass Point Planning will host a 6 p.m. presentation to the public to report the group’s progress thus far. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers of the Vandalia Muncipal Building, 333 James Bohanan Drive.

 

Vandalia issues statement regarding Dayton water issues

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

Vandalia monitoring impact from Dayton water contamination

An ongoing issue with the City of Dayton’s water supply may impact some Vandalia households.

Dayton has announced that it is closely monitoring the low-level contamination of one source of its water supply. The trace amounts of contaminants are well below the Federal drinking water standards and pose no immediate safety threat to water customers. The impacted aquafer has been taken offline while the contamination is addressed, and no water customers have received water from the contaminated site.

The specific contaminants are man-made chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). These chemicals have been used in industrial and consumer products since the 1950s and are often found in the environment because of their widespread use in products such as coatings for textiles, paper products and cookware. They are also used in firefighting foams.

The EPA has established a limit for this chemical as it relates to health impacts at 70 parts per trillion (ppt). The contamination in this incident is less than 10 ppt, which is significantly below the health risk level.

Dayton City officials are actively working with the entity responsible for addressing the contamination.

Most of Vandalia is served by the Northern Area Water Authority (NAWA), a joint water distribution venture between the cities of Vandalia and Tipp City.

“NAWA’s water source comes from wells located in Tipp City,” said Jon Crusey, Vandalia city manager. “NAWA water is not a part of this contamination and most of our customers are not impacted at all by Dayton’s announcement.”

Crusey said a small number of Vandalia households and businesses located south of I-70 receive water from Montgomery County, which purchases its water supply from Dayton.

“If your water bill comes from Montgomery County, your water is provided by the City of Dayton,” Crusey said. “But it’s important to remember that your water is perfectly safe to drink.”

Crusey said Vandalia will continue to monitor the situation and relay information to impacted Vandalians as appropriate.