8th July 2019

Tornado recovery efforts target local businesses

Despite the fact that several weeks have passed since the Memorial Day tornados, the City of Vandalia is still actively working to help residents and businesses recover. 

One focal area has been on assessing damage to the City’s business community and then making available resources to aid the recovery process.

The video below details these efforts.



2nd July 2019

Vandalia accepting applications for head mechanic position


With a tradition of service excellence, the City of Vandalia is accepting applications for a Head Mechanic in its Public Works Department.  Please see the Jobs tab on our website, www.vandaliaohio.org, for the job description, qualification guidelines and application instructions.

Job Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age with a High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License.
  • Six years of heavy-duty mechanic experience and/or training.
  • Able to write technical specifications for vehicles and equipment purchases.
  • Experience supervising employees.
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Tanker (must be obtained within 6 months of appointment to position).
  • US Citizen or Valid Permanent Resident Card.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience and/or training in maintaining public works vehicles, fire equipment and systems.
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified as a Master Heavy Duty Technician.

The City of Vandalia offers competitive pay, with a range of ($22.19 – $33.28 an hour), depending on experience, certifications, and education.  We also offer a generous benefits package and continuous training opportunities.

Application Instructions

An application and resume must be submitted for consideration. CLICK HERE to review and obtain IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION INSTRUCTIONSCLICK HERE to access and print out an official employment application. All application materials must be submitted no later than Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

Vandalia is EOE and ADA Compliant– Women/minorities encouraged to apply

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
Tyler Stevenson, ODNR Division of Forestry

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.



15th April 2019

Water Quality Report released

Vandalia’s water supply is clean and safe to drink, with no violations for contaminants, according to the 2018 water quality report released today by the Northern Area Water Authority (NAWA). 

The federally required report is the result of a number of tests taken from random samples throughout the year.

The Northern Area Water Authority obtains its public drinking water supply from buried sand and gravel aquifers associated with the Great Miami River. NAWA currently utilizes six production wells to draw water from the aquifer. Well water is pumped to the treatment plant where it is run through sand filters for Iron and Manganese removal. Nanofiltration membranes are used for the reduction or removal of hardness, viruses, and other contaminants. Chlorine is added for disinfection, Fluoride is added for dental health, and Orthophosphate is added to minimize corrosion or scaling in the distribution system. NAWA has a current, unconditioned license to operate its Public Water System issued by the Ohio EPA on January 1, 2019. For information regarding this report or additional information regarding water quality, contact Lisa Hendricks, Plant Supervisor, 937-506-3200.


CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Water Quality Report.

3rd July 2018

Combat Reserved parking in place at three City buildings

The City of Vandalia has installed three “Combat Wounded Reserved” parking space signs in front of three City buildings. One is installed at the Municipal Building, one at the Senior Citizens Center, and one at the Recreation Center.
These signs are just a small token of the City’s gratitude for those injured while actively protecting and defending our freedom and independence.
We’re very proud of the many veterans who call Vandalia home, and we hope these signs make things just a little easier for those wounded in combat in service to our country!

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.

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