Archive for January, 2021

DP&L Tree Trimming Project Underway

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by rhopkins No Comments

Here’s an important notice from Dayton Power and Light.

Dayton Power and Light has contracted with
Fitzwater Tree and Lawn Care to trim vegetation from power lines in the Vandalia service area.

If there are trees on your property that are close to the power lines, a Fitzwater representative will notify you in advance of any necessary trimming.

If you are not at home, the Fitzwater representative will leave a door hanger with contact information where you may reach them to answer any questions.

It’s very important that all poles are cleared of any vegetation.

If you have general questions you can contact Dayton Power and Light at 937-331-3900. Or visit for information about their tree trimming and Right Tree Right Place programs.

Vandalia accepting applications for Cultural Arts grants

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by rhopkins No Comments

The Vandalia Cultural Arts Endowment fund is accepting applications for the 2021 cycle. 

The grants are reserved for artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances and organizations that increase the understanding, exposure and awareness of the arts.

The projects must also directly benefit the City of Vandalia and Vandalia residents.

To download the grant application, CLICK HERE.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Streetlight out? Here’s how to report it!

Posted on: January 11th, 2021 by rhopkins No Comments

The City of Vandalia contracts with Miami Valley Lighting for the maintenance and upkeep of the City’s streetlights.

If a streetlight on your street is out, CLICK HERE for instructions on how to report it.



Council Appoints Daniel Wendt Vandalia City Manager

Posted on: January 5th, 2021 by rhopkins No Comments

Monday evening, Vandalia City Council passed legislation confirming the appointment of Daniel D. “Dan” Wendt as City Manager.  He is scheduled to take his post February 1.

Wendt is currently Chief Operating Officer for the City of Fairfield.  There he has played a central role in developing the city’s $93 million annual operating and capital budgets, oversees all City operations and directly manages the human resources, information technology, safety, and communications efforts.

Prior to his time at Fairfield, the administrator served in a similar role as Director of Public Safety and Service at the City of Norwalk, county seat of Huron County.  There, he oversaw all municipal government operations and supervised the affairs of the Police, Fire, Sanitation and Parks and Recreation Departments.

Fluent in Spanish, Wendt served three years in the United States Peace Corps administering community and economic development initiatives in the Dominican Republic and, in his early career, served as project manager with an information technology firm near Columbus.  Wendt holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor of arts degree from The Ohio State University.

Wendt participates in the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Emerging Leaders Development Program and is a Certified Labor Relations Professional through the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association. He serves as a committee chair in the Ohio City/County Management Association, is an advisory board member of the Fairfield Family YMCA and a member of the Fairfield Rotary Club.

Outside of his work and community service, Wendt enjoys hunting, fishing, home improvement projects, minor mechanics, and the occasional triathlon.  He, his wife Laura and two sons plan to make Vandalia their home in 2021.

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