18th June 2018

Vandalia Civil Service Commission to meet June 21

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Vandalia Civil Service Commission will meet Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:30 P.M.

The meeting will be held in the Large Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 333 J.E. Bohanan Drive.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the placement of candidates on Provisional Eligibility Registers for Police Officer, Public Safety Specialist, Firefighter/Paramedic/Fire Inspector.

The commission will also consider the disposal of Provisional Eligibility Registers for Public Safety Specialist and Mechanic, and the removal of candidates from Provisional Eligibility Registers for Firefighter/Paramedic/Fire Inspector and Public Works Technician, Custodial Supervisor, and Maintenance Technician.

 

CLICK HERE for official meeting notice.



7th June 2018

Focus Vandalia changes format

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.



7th June 2018

Focus Vandalia shifts to weekly format

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.

 

 



23rd May 2018

Vandalia hiring for Public Safety positions

CITY OF VANDALIA

FULL TIME PUBLIC SAFETY OPPORTUNITIES

POLICE OFFICER

The Vandalia Division of Police is accepting applications for Police Officer.

Applicants must be 21 by June 18.  They must possess or obtain valid Ohio driver’s license, Ohio Peace Officer and Emergency Medical Responder certifications. Chosen candidates must reside within Montgomery County or in an adjacent county.

Current pay range is $59,687 to $79,543; exceptional benefits.

Important, detailed requirements and qualification instructions are available by CLICKING HERE.

Application deadline: Monday, June 18, 5 p.m. 

 

POLICE PUBLIC SAFETY SPECIALIST

The Vandalia Division of Police is accepting applications for Public Safety Specialist (PSS).  This is a key support role specializing in public safety communications and record keeping, including 9-1-1 police, fire and EMS dispatching and customer service.      

Current salary range is $46,841 to $60,507; exceptional benefits.

Important, detailed requirements and qualification instructions are available by CLICKING HERE.

Application deadline: Monday, June 18, 5 p.m. 

 

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC/FIRE INSPECTOR

The Vandalia Division of Fire seeks a Full Time Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic/Fire Inspector. 

Applicants must be 18 and hold Ohio Level II Firefighting and Ohio Paramedic certification upon issuance of a conditional offer.

Current starting base salary is $48,438; exceptional benefits.

Important, detailed requirements and qualification instructions are available by CLICKING HERE.

Application deadline:  Monday, June 18, 5 p.m.

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

 



26th April 2018

Kurt Althouse sworn in as Vandalia Chief of Police

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.

 

 



23rd April 2018

Spring cleaning? We can help!

With many of us taking advantage of warmer temperatures to do a little spring cleaning, we’re getting questions on the best ways to get rid of the resultant trash.

The good news is that you have many options to dispose of unwanted items with

no additional charge! 

If the trash fits in your can, simply load it up and leave it out for collection on your regular trash pickup day. All trash must be in a trash can or trash bag for pickup.

If the items are too large, call Rumpke Waste, 461-0004, and let them know you have large items for pickup. You must call 72 hours prior to your regular trash pickup day. All upholstered furniture and mattresses must be covered in plastic before pickup.

Then, simply take them to the curb on your regular trash pickup day.

For specific questions regarding Rumpke pick-up policies, call 461-0004, extension 8755 for residential pick-up and  461-0004, extension 8756 for commercial pick-up.

IMPORTANT! Rumpke will not pick up household chemicals such as paint, varnishes, oil, pesticides, pool chemicals, household cleaners or paint thinners. These items must be taken to the Montgomery County Moraine Transfer Facility, 1001 Encrete Lane, Moraine, for disposal for a fee. Call 225-4999 for complete details.

Additionally, monthly bulk drop-offs are available the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the city garage, 97 Clubhouse Way. These drop-offs are limited to limbs, brush and large construction materials. Please call 415-2349 for additional information.

CLICK HERE for more information on trash  pickup policies in Vandalia.

 

 



20th March 2018

BR Mulch accepting Vandalia yard waste

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.



3rd January 2018

Part-time positions available in Recreation and Public Works

If you are dependable, hardworking and enjoy serving others, the City of Vandalia would like to hear from you!

Through February 16, 2018, 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. Part-time, 2018 SEASONAL (Summer/Early Fall only) positions are available in the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments and at Cassel Hills Golf Course.

For information on available positions and how to apply, CLICK HERE.