20th March 2017

Kidstagram project extends submission deadline to March 30.

The Vandalia Cultural Arts Committee is seeking photos for its 2017 Images Exhibit:

A collection of photos featuring children in action….

Learning, Creating, Playing, Walking, Talking, Interacting, Helping, Guiding, Teaching…..

Entry Deadline:  March 30, 2017

For complete details, click HERE.

20th March 2017

Plots still available at Community Garden at Jeffers Park

 This is a garden alert!
If your “green thumb” aspirations are bigger than your back yard can handle, you should consider grabbing one of the few remaining garden plots available at the Jeffers Park Vandalia Community Garden!
Each 10’x20′ plot is situated in a high sunshine area with ample water sources on site.
Check out our website for more details. Hurry… growing season starts April 1!

20th March 2017

Cassel Hills Golf Course passes on sale

Cassel Hills Golf Course, one of the regions top rated courses, is also among the most affordable!

If you love challenging play on a finely manicured course with friendly and helpful staff, you need to check out Cassel Hills!

For information on passes, rates and league play, check out their website, www.casselhills.com.


20th March 2017

Happy first day of Spring!

As we mark the first official day of Spring, Vandalia residents are reminded that lawn-mowing season is right around the corner. Please remember that Vandalia requires property owners to keep lawns free of noxious weeds and trimmed at a height of less than 8 inches. 


   (a)   Sanitation.  All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition and free of rubbish. The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property which such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition.

      (1)   Vegetation. All land shall be properly maintained, with lawns, hedges, bushes, tree lawns, trees and other vegetation to be trimmed and kept from becoming overgrown and unsightly. Leaves shall be raked and disposed of to avoid unreasonable accumulation where such leaves are exposed to public view or where they may constitute a blighting influence on adjoining property.

      (2)   Driveways, walks and tree lawns. All driveways, walkways and tree lawns shall be kept in a proper state of repair and maintained free of hazardous conditions. For the purposes of this chapter, the words “exterior property” and “premises” shall include the strip of land sometimes referred to as the park lawn or tree lawn (i.e. the portion of a right-of-way between the curb, or the paved street if there is no curb, and the sidewalk) and any other unpaved portion of a right-of-way which abuts property of an owner. Accordingly, the owner shall be responsible for causing such unpaved right-of-way to comply with the maintenance requirements of this chapter.

   (b)   Grading and Drainage.  All premises shall be graded and maintained to prevent the erosion of soil and to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water thereon, or within any structure located thereon, with the exception of water retention areas and reservoirs approved by the Code Official.

   (c)   Sidewalks and Driveways.  All sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions. Stairs shall comply with the requirements of Sections 1482.11(j)

      (1)   Public sidewalks to be cleaned of ice and snow.  It shall be the duty of the owner, or of the occupant (if he or she shall be a person other than the owner) of each and every parcel of real estate in the City abutting upon any public sidewalk to keep the public sidewalk abutting his or her premises free and clear of snow and ice, and to remove all snow and ice accumulated thereon within a reasonable time, which will ordinarily not exceed 12 hours after the abatement of any storm during which snow and ice may have accumulated.

   (d)   Weeds.  All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of eight inches and shall be cut in accordance with paragraph (d)(3) hereof regardless of height. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses , annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs, provided, however, that this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.

      (1)   Large lots. All lots within the City of Vandalia having an area of one acre or greater shall be kept mowed a distance of at least fifty feet from all property lines and street rights of way or easements given for roadway purposes. The entire lot shall be kept mowed for lots with an area less than one acre. In either case, the area between the right of way and the edge of the pavement shall also be maintained in accordance with this section.

      (2)   Lots in subdivisions.  Lots within the limits of active subdivisions shall meet the requirements of the subdivision regulations. Upon completion of the subdivision, as determined by release of all performance and maintenance bonds, said lot shall meet the requirements of this Code.

17th March 2017

Vandalia Water Quality Report released

The Northern Area Water Authority has released its 2016 Water Quality report. NAWA is a joint venture between the cities of Vandalia and Tipp City to provide drinking water to both communities. 

The Water Quality Report is a requirement of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996. The purpose of the report is to provide the public with information concerning the quality of drinking water during the previous calendar year.

The Northern Area Water Authority (NAWA) obtains its public drinking water supply from buried sand and gravel aquifers associated with the Great Miami River. NAWA currently utilizes six production wells to draw water from the aquifer. Well water is pumped to the treatment plant where it is run through sand filters for Iron and Manganese removal. Nanofiltration membranes are used for the reduction or removal of hardness, viruses, and other contaminants. Chlorine is added for disinfection, Fluoride is added for dental health, and Orthophosphate is added to minimize corrosion or scaling in the distribution system.

NAWA has a current, unconditioned license to operate its Public Water System issued by the Ohio EPA on January 1, 2017.

For information regarding this report or additional information regarding water quality, contact Lisa Hendricks, Plant Supervisor, 937-506-3200.

To view the 2016 Vandalia Water Quality Report, CLICK HERE.

13th March 2017

Division of Fire accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic/Fire Inspector


With a tradition of service excellence, the City of Vandalia is accepting applications for Full Time Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic/Fire Inspector. 

Applicants must meet the following:

  • 18 years old
  • S. Citizen
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license
  • Ohio Level II Firefighting certification
  • Ohio Paramedic certification
  • EVOC –Emergency Vehicle Operator Course

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree or 2 years’ college credit
  • At least one year of recent, successful service—full or part time—

as a Firefighter/Paramedic         

  • Ohio Fire Safety Inspector certification (MUST be obtained within one year if appointed)

Current base salary is $48,438; outstanding benefits package.

Applications and IMPORTANT qualification instructions available at www.vandaliaohio.org.  Application deadline is Friday, March 31, 5 p.m.

Vandalia is EOE and ADA compliant.  Women/minorities encouraged to apply.

For a closer look at the Vandalia Division of Fire, CLICK HERE.

For a print-friendly copy of this ad, CLICK HERE.

For a complete list of application instructions and qualifications, CLICK HERE.


13th March 2017

Division of Fire accepting applications for Fire Captain


The Vandalia Division of Fire is accepting applications for the position of full time Fire Captain.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and/or five to ten years related experience and/or training, including demonstrated, applicable experience as a Fire/EMS Officer/Supervisor.

The chosen candidate will also hold the following:

  • State of Ohio Professional Firefighter Certification (Level II Firefighter)
  • State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certification
  • State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspector Certification
  • State of Ohio Fire and/or EMS Instructor Certification must be obtained within two years of appointment.
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Current ACLS Certification
  • Successful completion of Montgomery County Paramedic Standing Orders
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License

The qualification process will include oral interviews and job-related assessments as deemed necessary and appropriate.          

IMPORTANT qualification instructions and the City’s standard application form are available on the Vandalia website, www.vandaliaohio.org.  Interested candidates must complete the application and submit it, along with a signed, handwritten letter of interest and a brief resume articulating their education, related work experience, achievements, awards and other pertinent information, to the City Manager’s Office, 333 James E. Bohanan Memorial Dr., Vandalia, OH  45377.           

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, March 31.

            Vandalia is an EOE and ADA Compliant.  Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

For a print-friendly copy of this ad, CLICK HERE.

For a complete list of application instructions and qualifications, CLICK HERE.


2nd March 2017

New Exhibit at Vandalia Municipal Building Gallery


Photography Exhibit by Angie Ferrell
On Exhibit thru April 28, 2017

“Taking a Closer Look” photography exhibit by local artist, Angie Ferrell, is about looking at the world from a different angle or closer perspective, and maybe finding the unusual in what before seemed commonplace—human emotion, a backyard song bird, a flower, a quiet place, or the sky above.

“I strive for my work to reveal splendor in the simplest things, and trust that it will encourage you to slow down and take the time to genuinely look at the beauty that surrounds you. Since taking my first photograph as a teenager, I have loved watching the world through a lens. A camera is a remarkable tool for capturing human emotion, split-second action and gorgeous landscapes, but it has been through the viewfinder that I have discovered the extraordinary in what I otherwise might have overlooked as ordinary. I am excited to share that vantage point with you through my photos” shares artist Angie Ferrell.

This exhibit is on display at the Vandalia Municipal Building Gallery thru the end of April, 2017. The gallery is open to the public during normal business hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. A reception for the public, family and friends will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm.

A lifetime area resident and Vandalia-Butler High School graduate, Angie purchased her first camera at sixteen with money from her summer job at the Amateur Trapshooting Association. She worked seventeen years in human services, is raising two children with her husband Jon, but no matter how busy life gets, has never lost her passion for photography.

18th January 2017

Heavy Metal Remix featured on Think TV’s The Art Show

The metal sculpture symposium that took place at the Vandalia Art Park in September of last year has been featured on a recent episode of Think TV’s “The Art Show.” 

The Heavy Metal remix symposium gave Vandalians the opportunity to watch a sculpture being created before their very eyes over a two-week period.

To watch the program, CLICK HERE



16th December 2016

Part Time Seasonal Jobs in 2017

Want to be considered for a part time seasonal position in 2017? Click HERE for the 2017 Profile Form

If you are dependable, hardworking and enjoy serving others, the City of Vandalia would like to hear from you!  Through February 17, 2017, Vandalia is recruiting part time and summer seasonal employees for the areas of Parks and Recreation, Facilities Maintenance, Public Works and Cassel Hills Golf Course and Swimming Pool.  Additionally, the Vandalia Fire Department welcomes part time applications year ‘round.

The City will NOT be holding an on-site Job Fair at the Rec Center in 2017

Part-time, 2017 SEASONAL (Summer/Early Fall only) positions that may be available in the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments and at Cassel Hills Golf Course include the following:

Ages 14 and older:  Youth Sport Official, Sports Complex Concessionaire

Ages 15 and older:  Cassel Hills Pool Lifeguard (requires certification), Swim Lesson Aide, CHP Front Desk Attendant 

Ages 16 and older: Swim Lesson Instructor, Pool Maintenance, Park/Facility Maintenance, Golf Maintenance, Golf Course Operations

Ages 18 and older: Summer Camp Counselor, Part Time Public Works Technician

Ages 19 and older: Golf Snack Bar Attendant (age 21 preferred) 

Part-time, year ‘round positions available periodically at the Vandalia Rec Center, in our Facilities Maintenance and Fire Divisions include jobs like the following:


Ages 15 and older:  Climbing Wall, Swim Lesson Aide, Lifeguard (requires certification) and Fitness Center Attendant,

Ages 16 and older: Birthday Party Attendant, Childcare Attendant, Buildings Custodial, Swim Lesson Instructor, Gymnasium Attendant

Ages 17 and older: VRC Front Desk Attendant     

Ages 18 and older: Aerobics & Fitness Instructor (requires certification), Facility Coordinator, VRC Custodial, and Fire and EMS staff (certification required).

Prospective candidates must complete our Candidate Profile, available on the Vandalia website, www.vandaliaohio.org, at the Vandalia Rec Center or at the Vandalia Municipal Building. Completed forms must be mailed or delivered to the City of Vandalia—attention City Manager’s Office, 333 James Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, OH  45377 or emailed to jtrick@vandaliaohio.org. Deadline for profile submission is February 17, 2017, 10 p.m. Candidates who apply by February 17 will be considered before any late applicants.  


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