20th September 2019

Golf Advisory Board cancels September 23 meeting

The Vandalia Golf Advisory Board has cancelled its September 23 meeting.

The next scheduled Vandalia Golf Advisoy Board meeting will take place on Monday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cassel Hills Golf Course clubhouse.



19th September 2019

Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry Food Drive set for October 12-13

The largest food drive of the year for the Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry is scheduled for the weekend of October 12-13.

Empty grocery bags will be delivered to single-family homes in Vandalia and Butler Township Saturday, October 12. The pantry asks you to consider filling those bags with unexpired non-perishable food items, then place the bag on your porch October 13 for pick-up.

You can also deliver your donations directly to the Vandalia Fire Headquarters, 8705 Peters Pike or the Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road.

 

CLICK HERE for the 2019 Food Drive informational flier.



12th September 2019

Leaf Collection Schedule Released

The City of Vandalia Public Works Department has released the schedule for leaf collection in 2019.

As in past years, the crews will make four sweeps through the City beginning on October 14 and ending on December 10.

The City is broken down into ten zones.

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. Move your vehicles off the street on your scheduled collection day to help expedite collection and insure the safety of our crews.

Leaves can be placed in regular trash bags after November 1 until March for collection on your regular pickup day.

The Map and schedule for 2019 leaf collection can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.



25th June 2019

Council Action from June 17 meeting detailed

In an effort to increase awareness and understanding, a new publication titled “Council Action” was created. The publication details and explains the actions of the Vandalia City Council. We hope this promotes a better understanding of the role Council plays in keeping Vandalia a great place to live, work and play.

To access Council Action for the June 17, 2019 meeting, CLICK HERE.



10th June 2019

Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers post-storm tree recovery tips in wake of tornadoes

In the wake of a storm, the first priority is to protect life, safety and property. Once the emergency response has ended, addressing damage to neighborhood trees becomes central to long-term recovery.

In the aftermath of a major storm, the first impulse is often to clear away as much as possible. However, quick decisions can often result in removing trees that could have been saved. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry and the Arbor Day Foundation offer key tips to follow to ensure your safety and the recovery of your neighborhood trees:

  • Don’t panic. If a tree is not an immediate hazard, it is usually okay to wait a few weeks or months before making your final decision. Trees can recover from substantial damage, and what looks awful at first to an amateur may be judged as much less serious by an experienced professional.
     
  • Stay safe. Watch for hanging limbs, leaning trees and downed wires. Chainsaws are potentially dangerous if not used correctly and carefully. Always wear personal protective equipment and operate within your skill level.
     
  • Seek professionals. If large limbs are broken or hanging, or if high climbing or overhead chainsaw work is needed, hire a professional arborist. Arborists are especially important when a tree is leaning against wires, structures or other trees, if utility lines or structures are endangered or if a chainsaw is required. To find an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), visit treesaregood.org.
     
  • Watch out for scam artists. After a storm, it is common for people claiming to be tree specialists to show up offering their services. Get help from arborists who are insured and, if possible, ISA certified.
     
  • Follow best practices. If you decide to care for a damaged tree yourself, be sure to follow proper safety precautions and best practices. Resist the urge to over prune. Don’t worry if your tree appears unbalanced or naked. Trees heal quickly, grow new foliage and return to their natural beauty.
     
  • Prepare trees for future storms. With proper care, severe damage to trees and property can be prevented.

ODNR suggests hiring professionals to evaluate tree damage but be cautious of people knocking on doors offering to remove or repair your trees. Most of these door-to-door workers lack the proper training and expertise.

The Division of Forestry works to promote the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit forestry.ohiodnr.gov. Follow us on Instagram at @odnrforestry (instagram.com/odnrforestry).

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

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For more information, contact:
Stephanie Leis, ODNR Office of Communications
614-265-6860
Tyler Stevenson, ODNR Division of Forestry
614-314-5748



28th May 2019

Tornado Clean Up Continues

The City of Vandalia Public Works crews are in the process of removing downed tree limbs and brush in the areas affected by last evening’s tornado. 

Crews will be making sweeps ONLY IN THE IMPACTED AREAS, and will pick up any tree limbs and brush that are pulled to the curb.

The area that crews will be concentrating on are those City of Vandalia addresses South of Benchwood between Webster and Dixie. (See map)

Crews will not be collecting construction debris or rubble from damaged structures. They will only be collecting tree limbs and brush.

Please separate tree limbs from other debris.

 

 




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