12th May 2017

Vandalia to hold blood drive on May 19

The City of Vandalia will be holding a blood drive on Friday, May 19, in the Justice center Community Training Room.

All blood donors will receive a limited edition “Military Appreciation Month Blood Donor” t-shirt when you register.

You must make an appointment to participate by logging onto www.donortime.com and use sponsor code 760.

This event is sponsored by the Community Blood Center.

 

 

 



11th May 2017

Vandalia consults with Ohio Auditor of State on arts funds question

     The City of Vandalia has turned to the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office for assistance in creating a process to better administer revenues and expenditures in its Cultural Arts and Public Art in Vandalia funds. Earlier this year City staff became aware that its current policies regarding the arts funds might not conform to State regulations, and proactively contacted the Auditor of State’s office for advice.

     “The City currently has two arts funds being held by the Vandalia-Butler Foundation—a fund of the Dayton Foundation,” said Jon Crusey, Vandalia city manager. “We’re looking at how we classify and process expenses and donations related to the Cultural Arts Fund and the Public Art in Vandalia Fund.”

     Both funds were created by Vandalia City Council, and have been the recipients of annual donations by the City, as well as outside contributors. The Vandalia Cultural Arts Endowment Fund was put in place in 2001; the Public Art in Vandalia Program Endowment Fund was created in 2008.

     “The bottom line is that it appears that we may not have been reporting these expenses in a manner that conforms with the State’s strict standards for public funds,” Crusey said. “Our desire to identify and correct any possible errors in our process is why we’ve initiated this review.”

     Based upon a review of the Cultural Arts Fund and Public Art in Vandalia Fund agreements by the City’s Law Director, and upon concurrence from the State Auditor’s Office, it was determined that Cultural Arts Funds are classified as “public funds” held for a public purpose and as such are subject to the strict municipal accounting regulations. The Public Art In Vandalia funds, on the other hand are classified as “private funds” to be used for a public purpose and therefore not subject to the stricter municipal accounting laws and regulations. The distinction between private and public funds lies with the ability of the City to have the fund balance returned to it, and the degree of control over the use of the funds.

     The Vandalia Cultural Arts Program (VCAP) Fund was established to exclusively benefit the City of Vandalia and its residents by providing revenue to support artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances and organizations.  Funds have been used to support organizations and projects such as the Vandalia Youth Theatre; performances in our schools by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Towne Hall Theatre and the Dayton Opera and the Vandalia Senior Citizens. The fund’s advisory committee, comprised of members who either live or work in Vandalia, considers grant requests and cultural arts projects to support. This fund can be revoked by the City at any time.

     The Public Art in Vandalia (PAIV) Fund was created in 2008 to enhance neighborhoods and urban environments in the City of Vandalia through the installation and maintenance of permanent works of art.  Funds have been used to bring about Chiseled: A Stone Sculpture Symposium, which celebrated Vandalia’s fiftieth anniversary in 2010; Heavy Metal Remix metal sculpture symposium, and various other efforts at Vandalia Art Park. This fund was set up in a manner to assure funding for the program and while the uses of the funds are restricted and limited to the City’s public arts, the principal balance of the fund is not revocable at any time by the City.

     Both funds are held by the Vandalia-Butler Foundation—a fund of the Dayton Foundation, calling into question the classification of the funds, and Vandalia’s obligations regarding the level of its control of the accounts, auditing of the funds and investment of the monies.

     Crusey noted that the Cultural Arts Fund is the only municipally-owned fund on deposit with the Foundation.

     “Once City staff recognized that there might be an issue in the administration of these funds, we reached out to the Auditor of State’s office for assistance,” Crusey explained. “We’re currently working with the auditor to create a process that conforms to the State’s reporting standards.”

     Crusey said that the City of Vandalia took the initiative to resolve this issue because transparency and accountability are of utmost importance.

     “Our Finance Department has received the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction in financial reporting for 26 consecutive years,” Crusey said. “We take our obligation as a steward of public monies very seriously, and want to be sure our policies and procedures follow State guidelines.”



9th May 2017

Vandalia Civil Service Commission to meet May 12

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE VANDALIA CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION WILL MEET

Friday, May 12, 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:

           1) Consider the removal of candidates from the Provisional Eligibility List for Police Officer;

          2)  Consider the removal of candidates from the Provisional Eligibility List for Firefighter/Paramedic/Fire Inspector;

          3) Consider the addition of candidates to a Provisional Eligibility Register for Public Works Technician;

         4) Consider the certification of a Provisional Eligibility Register for Public Safety Specialist.

For a printer friendly version of this notice, CLICK HERE.



3rd May 2017

Publicize Your Garage Sale

The City of Vandalia is gearing up for Garage Sale Weekend with a new service designed to steer more traffic to your sale.

The City is creating a locator map that will be made available for download from the City web site, www.vandaliaohio.org. The map will include the addresses of every registered garage sale.

Residents who would like their garage sale information included on the map will have until Tuesday, May 16, to submit their address and information.

On Wednesday, May 17, the map will be posted to the City website and made available for download.

Residents are reminded that a garage sale is limited to only one advertisement sign, which may not be posted in the public right of way, such as a utility pole or tree lawn. If you have a question about sign placement, please call 937-898-3750.

Goodwill Industries will locate a donation truck in the Vandalia Municipal Building parking lot, 333 James Bohanan Drive, which will be accepting donations of any unsold merchandise on Saturday and Sunday.

To submit your garage sale information, CLICK HERE.



2nd May 2017

Vandalia Butler Senior Art Show is May 15-25

The Vandalia Cultural Arts Committee presents the Butler High School Senior Art Show May 15 – 25.

The show will be staged at the Gallery at the Municipal Building.

There will be an Artist Reception and Chamber Business After Hours on Wednesday, May 17, from 5-7 pm.

 



1st May 2017

What streets will be resurfaced in 2017?

Before the end of the summer, seventeen streets and alleys in Vandalia will have a fresh, new look. As a part of the City’s annual street resurfacing program, the roadways will get a new layer of asphalt applied. Four of the streets will also see concrete crews to make any needed repairs. As the project is funded through Vandalia’s Safe and Stable Levy, there will be no assessments made to property owners for any of the work.

 

Concrete Repairs included
Helke Road (Pool to W. Alkaline Springs)

Kirkwood Drive (Dellsing to Helke)

Buttercup Avenue (Bright to Helke)

Marcellus Drive

Resurfacing only
Alley ‘A’

Alley ‘E’

Alley ‘F’

Poplar Creek Road East

Poplar Creek Road West

Ventnor N. Dixie Drive (Northwoods to Inverness)

Webster Street
(SB Lane: S. of Little York to Park Center)

Webster Street
(NB Lane: Old Webster to RR Crossing)

Old Canal Road

Clubhouse Way

Old Falls Drive (Clubhouse to Falls Entrance)

S. Dixie Drive (National to Library)

 

 



25th April 2017

Vandalia Division of Police accepting applications for Public Safety Specialist

With a tradition of service excellence, the CALEA-accredited Vandalia Police Division is accepting applications from energetic and skilled professionals who would like to serve our community and citizens as a Public Safety Specialist, providing dispatch communications, clerical and records support.

Potential applicants must review important qualification instructions on the Vandalia website, www.vandaliaohio.org.  Application deadline is May 10, 2017.

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

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



21st April 2017

Art Park Opening Day is June 3

Opening day for the Vandalia Art Park will be Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m.

The Park will be unveiling four projects:

  1. Unveiling of 2017 Images Exhibit “Kidstagram.” This exhibit features photographs submitted by local citizens and organizations. This exhibit is sponsored by the Vandalia Cultural Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.
  2. Mandalas colored by the public will be laminated and hung on the reverse side of the “Kidstagram” photographs at the Vandalia Art Park. This project is sponsored by Vandalia Cultural Arts.
  3. Unveiling of eight sculptures from Midwest Sculpture Initiative for the 2017-18 “Art Parked” Sculpture Exhibit. The Public Arts in Vandalia (PAIV) Committee with additional sponsorship from the Vandalia Cultiral Arts Program (VCAP) are excited to present the third annual “Art Parked” Sculpture Exhibit 2017-18, a free outdoor sculpture exhibit on display through April, 2018 at the Vandalia Art Park.
  4. Sculpture Benches in the Park. Todd Frahm, North Carolina, will be putting the final touches on two limestone benches to be placed at the park. The public can view the carving taking place at the Vandalia Art Park, 256 E. Alkaline Springs Road, on June 1-3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 



20th April 2017

Shred Day is Friday, May 19

Protect your identity by shredding unwanted documents that contain sensitive information. 

The City of Vandalia’s free Shred Day will be held Friday, May 19, from 9 am to Noon in the Vandalia Municipal Building parking lot. 

Staff will be on hand to assist you in unloading your vehicle.

CLICK HERE for more details.

 

 



3rd April 2017

Spring cleaning? Here’s what you need to know about Vandalia’s trash services.

If you’ve got Spring cleaning on your calendar anytime in the next few weeks, you might appreciate a reminder on how best to discard of the clutter you remove from your home.

Your best bet and the easiest way to get rid of trash is to use your contracted waste hauler, Rumpke.  Rumpke will pick up of extra-large trash items for free, including bulk items such as furniture. Any upholstered item must be wrapped in plastic before being placed at the curb. Homeowners must simply call Rumpke at least 72 hours in advance, 461-0004, to advise what items need to be removed. There is no additional charge for the large trash pickup.

Bulk drop-offs at the City Garage, 97 Clubhouse Way, are available the second Saturday of certain months, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. These drop-offs are limited to limbs, brush and large construction materials. This service is not available in January, February, November or December.

With proof of residency, Vandalia citizens may also drop off any yard waste free of charge at BR Mulch at 620 Ginghamsburg Road during regular business hours. BR Mulch is open 7 days a week. 

Hours –  Mon – Fri   8 – 5

                Sat – 8 – 4

                Sun – 10 – 2

The above hours are valid through the end of June. For more information on BR Mulch, call  667-8288.

For trash-related questions, call 415-2349.