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City Council to meet Monday, April 5

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by rhopkins


The Council of the City of Vandalia will hold a study session and regular meeting Monday, April 5, 2021.

The Study Session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the Council Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will be accessible to the public via

Interested parties may partake in this meeting by using the Zoom Meeting app on a Windows, IOS or Android device. A phone number and link to this meeting will be available on the City website,, the day of the meeting or you may contact the City for information at 937-415-2258 or Anyone wishing to participate should contact the City at the above number/email by 4:00 pm April 5, 2021 to assure you will be recognized during the public hearing.

CLICK HERE for the official meeting notice.

CLICK HERE for the Study Session agenda.

CLICK HERE for the Council Meeting Agenda.

Cassel Hills Pool Survey underway

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021 by rhopkins
Watch your mailbox for a postcard invitation to participate in an important survey regarding summertime recreation options in the future.
The short 5-10 minute survey will help in planning future amenities.
As a way to say thanks, the postcard can be redeemed for a free one-day family pass to the Vandalia Recreation Center.
The survey is available right now by clicking the link below.

Tri-Cities Wastewater Authority accepting applications for General Manager

Posted on: March 8th, 2021 by rhopkins

Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (TCA) seeks an independent, forward-thinking manager to join its trio of communities to build upon a quarter century of success. This joint venture between the north Dayton blue chip cities of Huber Heights, Vandalia, and Tipp City provides cost effective,
environmentally responsible, reliable wastewater treatment services– an effort accomplished through a competent O & M contractor that professionally manages, operates, and maintains the facilities.

How does TCA work? TCA’s facilities include 10 miles of interceptor sewer, an innovative and advanced wastewater treatment plant with on-site lab, and a nearby farm dedicated to reuse of bio-solids. The plant uses physical, biological, and chemical treatment processes. Primary, physical steps use screens, settling tanks and skimming devices to remove sand, grit, and other solids. Next, micro-organisms feed on the remaining waste, removing 85 percent of pollutants. A final process removes ammonia, and the wastewater is chemically disinfected before release into the Great Miami River. Remaining organic solids are further treated to meet stringent standards for fertilizer use and a dedicated pipeline conveys the sludge 7 miles to Tri-Cities’ farm for storage. Once needed, a dragline system pumps sludge from storage tanks into an injection tool pulled by
a tractor, incorporating the fertilizer into the soil. This provides 100 percent of the nitrogen needed for the farm’s grain crops.

What is the General Manager’s role? TCA is governed by a Board of Participants- its three cities’ City Managers- who exercise full authority over the operation. From the collection of raw wastewater to the reuse of stabilized sludge, TCA’s plant is expertly operated and maintained by a private contractor, as is its farm, from planting to harvest. Efficiency, compliance, and safety are key; training and certification is ongoing. With programmable controllers and computerized monitoring, the facility is staffed one shift per day, five days per week. Fiscal services– purchase orders; accounts receivable and payable– are provided by a TCA-member city’s Finance Department.

TCA’s General Manager links the venture’s member cities with its contracted operations, performing highly responsible management, administrative and professional leadership. They must be highly independent, driven, and professional, with solid management background and familiarity/willingness to perform all aspects of information technology, communications, correspondence, data entry and office management. They provide efficient and effective third-party contract negotiation and administration, environmental compliance oversight, financial planning/capital budgeting, project and property management, U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System compliance.

What might I look forward to? Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority is one of many “spirit of cooperation” success stories among north Dayton region communities. Like its member cities, TCA is well-respected and advanced in its operations. Interstates 70 and 75 form an international crossroads here and the presence of Dayton International Airport make our area a premier place to do business. As a transportation hub, we expect our region to continue to thrive and grow, thus keeping TCA on its toes! Aging infrastructure, rising costs and a changing employment environment will provide the new General Manager with opportunity for innovation, leadership, and learning. Collaboration with TCA’s O&M contractor and regular contact with talented professionals at Huber Heights, Vandalia, and Tipp City, will forge valuable experience and connections. Position offers Ohio Public Employees Retirement System membership and other generous benefits. We’ll propose a salary of $80,000 to $110,000, DOQ.

What qualifications are necessary? As the joint venture’s sole full-time employee, the Board of Participants seeks the
following qualities:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Works Administration, Environmental Science, Civil or Sanitary Engineering or similar discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• About ten years’ experience in progressively responsible roles providing financial acumen, familiarity with public utilities infrastructure and maintenance, contract negotiation and administration, local governmental practice and procedure, and demonstrated knowledge of wastewater treatment plant operations and U.S. and Ohio EPA

• Ohio Certification in Wastewater Treatment and/or Collection Systems preferred but not required.

• A valid Ohio driver’s license and ongoing insurability.

• Enjoy collaborating with others, working with advisory groups and committees; willing to communicate diligently.

• Prepared to dedicate themselves to TCA’s mission.

We think you’d love working for TCA. If these qualifications match your skillset, we are anxious to hear from you.
Please email your resume and cover letter describing your applicable background and career goals to our representative, Julie Trick, She will get back with you promptly.

Due to the current Manager’s upcoming retirement, strict submission deadline is March 22, 5 p.m.

Interviews: late March/early April—Employment start date: May 2.  

In accordance with Ohio law, resumes and application material become public record and subject to public release.
Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority is an EOE; Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply

Division of Police accepting bids for marked cruisers

Posted on: March 5th, 2021 by rhopkins

The City of Vandalia will receive sealed proposals for the purchase of three (3) police patrol vehicles for the Division of Police. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on Friday, March 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Division of Police Conference room.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the complete bid packet, including important information about the required format for submission.

Vandalia seeking proposals for Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits Study

Posted on: March 1st, 2021 by rhopkins

The City of Vandalia is currently seeking proposals and qualifications for a comprehensive compensation and benefits study.

The deadline for submittal is Friday, March 26.

Interested parties can access the complete RFP by CLICKING HERE.

Vandalia to again offer community garden plots

Posted on: February 25th, 2021 by rhopkins

Local gardeners are invited to take part in the eighth season of the Vandalia Community Garden located at Jeffers Park, 407 Halcyon Drive.

A community garden means many things to many people.  For some, a community garden is a place to grow food, flowers, and herbs in the company of friends and neighbors.  For others, it is a place to reconnect with nature or to get physical exercise.

The garden will feature 15’ x 20’ plots which will be available to Vandalia residents on a first come, first served basis. There are a limited number of spots available.

The program offers 22 garden plots.  The gardening season will be April to October and a water source is available for your convenience. 

Interested persons may pick up a registration packet from the Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road. Registration begins March 1. There will be a $25 registration fee. Growing season will be April 1 through October 31.  Questions may be directed to Micki Weber, 415-2353 or




2020 Water Quality Report is Released

Posted on: February 5th, 2021 by rhopkins

The Northern Area Water Authority has released the City of Vandalia Water Quality Report for 2020.

Access the report by CLICKING HERE

DP&L Tree Trimming Project Underway

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by rhopkins

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

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

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.



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