Archive for September, 2018

Vandalia searching for 2018 Christmas Tree

Posted on: September 25th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments
Help save Christmas!
The City of Vandalia is looking for a tree to be used for the 2018 Christmas tree lighting.
Ideally, the tree should be a Norway Spruce, a Blue Spruce or a Green Spruce that someone may wish to donate to the event. The tree should be at least 20 feet tall, and should be positioned within a yard so that it will be easy to remove.
If your tree is selected, the City will remove the donated tree free of charge.
If you have a Spruce that you are willing to donate, please call Rudy Wells, 415-2345.

Senior Citizens Center seeking volunteer driver

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

The Vandalia Senior Citizens Center Van-Tran is looking for a volunteer driver.

The program offers low-cost transportation for those over 60 who live in Vandalia and Butler Township. Many of the program participants are no longer able to drive themselves, but still have the need to go to the doctor, the grocery, or to other shopping locations.

Once registered, individual one-way trips in the service area cost between $1 and $3, depending on the distance. The service area includes Vandalia, Butler Township, Englewood and Huber Heights.

“The primary reason we are able to offer the trips at such a low cost is because the drivers we use are all volunteer,” said Toni Williams, Senior Center coordinator. “The drivers usually volunteer a couple of days a week, and complete any scheduled trips for that day.”

All of the passengers using the service are required to be ambulatory and capable of getting in and out the vehicle by themselves. The driver may, however, need to pick up a walker and place it in the vehicle.

This program has been in effect for many years, and is losing a very dedicated driver who has been with the Center for eight years.

Volunteer applicants will fill out an application, have their doctor fill out a form certifying they are capable of driving others, and undergo a background check by the City of Vandalia.

Those interested in applying should contact Toni Williams., or (937) 898-1232









Call for Artists!

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

The Vandalia Cultural Arts Program is making a call to artists for a fun project for the Vandalia Art Park’s 2019 season.

Titled  “Noah’s Park” – A Collection of Images,” the project will feature submitted photos of animals “doing their thing.”

The Cultural Arts committee is looking for photographs of animals. “Your pet — maybe the squirrel that pilfers from your bird feeder — or even the raccoon that lives at the edge of your woods,” the advertising flier says. “If you have an interesting photo of an animal being an animal, we’d love to see it!”

CLICK HERE for complete details on this fun project.

2018 Leaf Pick Up Schedule Announced

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by rhopkins No Comments

With Fall upon us, yard clean-up has shifted from mowing and weeding to raking leaves as fast as they fall!

The City of Vandalia is here to help you keep your yard looking beautiful with its annual leaf pickup.

CLICK HERE for a map of leaf pick-up dates.

CLICK HERE for a street by street listing of leaf pick-up dates.

During the months of October, November and December, the Public Works Department will pick up leaves raked to the curb. A few reminders regarding the annual leaf pick-up:

Leaves set out after December 4 will not be collected by the City of Vandalia.
Leaves MUST be raked into the street.
Leaves on the grass behind the curb will not be picked up.
In areas without curbs, leaves must be placed immediately along the edge of the pavement. Crews will not collect leaves piled more than one foot away from the edge of  the roadway.

Leaves mixed with twigs, grass or branches cannot be collected.

Leaves under, between or around parked cars cannot be collected. Please move your vehicles off the street on your scheduled collection day to help expedite collection and insure the safety of our crews.

Want to confirm the pick-up day for your neighborhood? A collection schedule with an alphabetical list of streets can be found on the City’s website at under “Public Works.”

Yard Waste Reminder…
Please do not rake limbs or brush into the street, as it can damage the City’s equipment and clog storm sewer drains. The yard waste can be placed on the curb for normal weekly pickup.

Residents may also drop off brush and limbs at the City’s large item drop-off, held the second Saturday of every month, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the City garage, 97 Clubhouse Way.

Questions about yard waste? Call the City of Vandalia at 898-5891.

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