3rd October 2018

Vandalia Division of Police name Ben Walker police lieutenant

Vandalia resident Ben Walker was sworn in October 3, as one of the Vandalia Division of Police’s two lieutenants.

Ben has been with the Division of Police for 16 years, most recently serving as a sergeant.

He is filling the vacancy created when Kurt Althouse was promoted to Chief of Police in April.

Ben is a Vandalia-Butler graduate who lives in Vandalia with his wife Amanda and his two daughters, Natalie and Hannah.

 



25th September 2018

Vandalia searching for 2018 Christmas Tree

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.


19th September 2018

Senior Citizens Center seeking volunteer driver

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., twilliams@vandaliaohio.org or (937) 898-1232

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

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18th September 2018

Call for Artists!

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.



17th September 2018

2018 Leaf Pick Up Schedule Announced

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 www.vandaliaohio.org 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.



21st August 2018

Vandalia City Council restricts delivery of unsolicited written materials

On Monday, August 20, the Vandalia City Council took action to address a problem we’ve heard about from many citizens.

Council passed an emergency ordinance that sets strict restrictions on where a company or delivery person can leave unsolicited written materials on a property. Depending on the home, a delivery person must leave unsolicited written materials, such as advertising circulars:

(1) On a porch, if one exists, nearest the front door; or 
(2) So that such materials are securely attached to the front door; or 
(3) Through a mail slot on the front door or principal structure, if one exists; or 
(4) Between the exterior front door, if one exists and is unlocked, and the interior front door; or 
(5) Where permitted, in a distribution box located on or adjacent to the premises; or 
(6) Securely attached to a hook or within some other receptacle used for the delivery of non-U.S. Mail packages or materials, attached to the mailbox post for the premises, if it exists; or 
(7) Personally to the owner, occupant, and/or lessee of the premises. 

City Manager Jon Crusey has notified companies involved with delivering these type materials over the past several months and advised them of the new restrictions.

As the measure was passed as an emergency ordinance, it is now in effect.

From this point moving forward, if you receive unwanted written materials in an area of your property other than where this ordinance permits, you are being asked to report these violations to the Vandalia Division of Police, 898-5868.



13th August 2018

Vandalia Parks and Recreation accepting applications for Recreation Manager position

Parks and Recreation

Athletics Programming/Recreation Manager

Salary Range $46,155 to $69,222

 The City of Vandalia is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic programmer—specializing in athletics— to serve as a Recreation Manager within its Parks and Recreation Department (VPRD). Vandalia, seven miles north of Dayton and one hour from Columbus and Cincinnati, also enjoys the convenience of having Dayton International Airport in its backyard.

The VPRD is home to a 59,000 square-foot recreation facility, featuring an indoor aquatics park, climbing wall, basketball/volleyball gymnasium, fitness center and walking/jogging track.  With 15,000 population, the City also maintains 12 public parks with baseball and soccer fields; sand volleyball courts; tennis and Pickle Ball courts; outdoor athletic training site; disc golf course; a seasonal neighborhood pool; and championship-length, par-71 public golf course located within a woodland nature reserve.  We are an athlete’s haven!

Reporting to the Recreation Superintendent, the successful Recreation Manager will hold a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management or closely related field and 1-2 years relevant experience and/or training.  They must have strong administrative, organizational and communications skills and be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes regular evenings, weekends and holidays.  A valid driver’s license, CPR and first aid certifications, concussion certification, youth sports administrator certification and clinician certification will be required. 

The chosen candidate will demonstrate ability to effectively administer and supervise part time staff, including athletic and event coordinators, league supervisors and concession manager; knowledge of budgeting, public records, payroll and personnel management practices; public relations and marketing; information technology abilities and use of athletic/recreation equipment, practices and tools.

Interested applicants must complete an application, available HERE. Submit application, along with a resume and letter explaining your interest, to the City Manager’s Office, 333 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377 or by email to jtrick@vandaliaohio.org. Position is open until filled.  The City of Vandalia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and ADA compliant.



26th July 2018

Vandalia accepting applications for Electrical Inspector

The City of Vandalia seeks an Electrical Inspector in its Development and Engineering Services Department.  Reporting to the Chief Building Official, the successful candidate will be responsible for inspection of electrical installations and zoning code issues to verify conformance with codes, laws and ordinances.  They will inspect electrical installations during and after construction or remodeling to enforce codes, laws and ordinances; inspect properties to enforce the zoning code; interpret legal requirements and recommend compliance procedures to contractors, craftworkers and owners and keep extensive records. They will also review construction plans and inspect properties to ensure compliance with the zoning code.

A high school diploma or GED is required, as is a valid State of Ohio Electrical Safety Inspector Certificate and a valid Ohio driver’s license. 

The selected candidate must have working knowledge of Word, Excel and Access and exhibit the ability to work calmly and courteously and yet deal effectively and firmly with the public in sensitive situations.

Salary range is $25.29 to $37.69 per hour, DOQ, in addition to an excellent benefits package.

CLICK HERE to obtain an application. The City of Vandalia is an EOE and ADA compliant.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



3rd July 2018

Combat Reserved parking in place at three City buildings

 
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!



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