17th September 2020

Senior Center to reopen October 1

Parks and Recreation staff are working hard to prepare for the October 1, 2020 reopening of the Vandalia Senior Center. The center has been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ohio Department of Health has created a list of guidelines senior centers must abide by in order to open. Those guidelines include:

* All visitors to the center must wear a face covering at all times, except when eating or drinking.
* All visitors to the senior center will have their temperature taken upon arrival. Those with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted.
* All visitors to the senior center will be required to sign in.
* Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and the center’s maximum capacity will be reduced to accommodate social distancing.
* If you have any symptoms or have recently been exposed to someone with the virus, please do not come to the center.
* Guests are asked to sanitize the areas used by guests with the supplies at the center.

15th September 2020

Leaf Collection to begin October 12

The 2020 City of Vandalia leaf Collection begins on Monday, October 12 and continues through Tuesday, December 8.

Each City street will be swept four times through the course of leaf season. 

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of Vandalia’s leaf collection by zone.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF for street by street leaf collection.


Some things to remember:
-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. Please…no more than two bags per week.

21st August 2020

Vandalia seeking proposals for golf cart leasing services

The City of Vandalia is seeking proposals for Golf Cart Leasing Services for Cassel Hills Golf Course for a 48 month term (four year period, 2021-2024).  Proposers are encouraged to look at the information available and develop a proposal they feel will best serve Cassel Hills Golf Course. It is important that the proposals are complete and succinct, as a contract will be awarded based on the adjudged value of the proposal.

CLICK HERE for more information on this request for proposals or to access the complete informational packet.

5th August 2020

Vandalia offers Facade Improvement Program

We are excited to announce our Commercial Facade Improvement Program. This program offers businesses in the program area  the opportunity to request up to a $15,000 matching grant to improve the exterior of their business. Interested in applying or learning more? CLICK HERE for details.

28th July 2020

Issue with MetroNet? Here’s the best way to let them know

We’ve received a number of inquiries over the past few weeks regarding the installation of fiber optic lines by a company called MetroNet. One of the most common concerns we hear about is damage to a lawn caused by the crews working in the area.
If you have any issues or concerns with MetroNet crews in your area, you have a couple of ways to reach out to them directly for answers or to make them aware of property damage.
Call 1-877-386-3876.
You can also visit a site they’ve set up specifically for people living in locations where work is underway. There is a Vandalia page that will allow you to request repairs to any damage on your property.
CLICK HERE for instructions to contact MetroNet.

21st July 2020

2020 Fireworks Show Canceled

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fireworks show, originally postponed from July 3rd, as a result of the uncertainties associated with COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is our top priority and was the leading factor in making this decision.
We look forward to a great show in 2021.

9th July 2020

Ohio Department of Health, Ohio State University to conduct COVID-19 study

Here’s a heads up from the Ohio Department of Health.
The ODH and Ohio State University are teaming up to conduct a research study on the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our state. Researchers will test 1,200 adult Ohioans selected at random for this project.
If you are selected to participate in this study, you will receive a letter notifying you of the study and the process researchers will use to collect results.
You should know that you have the right to decline participating in the study. If you choose to participate in the study initially, you have the right to opt out at any time during the study.
If you have any questions about the study, contact the Ohio Department of Health, 1-833-427-5634 (1-833-4-ASK-ODH).

8th July 2020

Ohio Department of Health mandates face masks or facial coverings in Montgomery County public spaces

How does the Ohio Department of Health’s facial covering order impact Vandalia?

An Ohio Department of Health mandate goes into effect at 6 p.m. this evening throughout Montgomery County requiring the wearing of a face mask or facial protective covering for anyone entering a public building, or outdoors in an area where consistent social distancing is not possible. In order to comply with this order, the following operational changes will be implemented:

Vandalia Municipal Building – Any person entering the Vandalia Municipal Building will be required to wear a mask or protective facial covering. Admittance to the Municipal Building will be limited to only those conducting business with City staff. Appointments to meet with City staff are not required, but are strongly encouraged.

Vandalia Justice Center – Any person entering the Vandalia Justice Center will be required to wear a mask or protective facial covering. Admittance to the Justice Center will be limited to only those conducting business with Police or Court staff. Appointments to meet with Police or Court staff are not required, but are strongly encouraged.

Vandalia Fire Station #1 and #2 – Any person entering Vandalia Fire Station #1 or #2 will be required to wear a mask or protective facial covering. Admittance to the station lobby will be limited to only those conducting business with fire staff. Appointments to meet with fire staff are not required, but are strongly encouraged.

Vandalia Recreation Center – Any person entering the Vandalia Recreation Center will be required to wear a mask or protective facial covering. Individuals will not be required to wear a mask while engaging in activities within the fitness center, gymnasium or swimming pool, but will need to wear a mask when exiting those areas to go to the locker room or to leave the building.

Cassel Hills Golf Course – Any person entering the clubhouse at Cassel Hills Golf Course will be required to wear a mask or protective facial covering. A Tee times secured in advance are required, there will be no walk-ins accepted. Individuals will not be required to wear a mask while golfing.

The City of Vandalia encourages everyone to practice social distancing by maintaining at least a six-foot distance from others. This applies to indoor and outdoor situations.

7th July 2020

Ohio Department of Health to require wearing of masks in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is one of seven statewide to require the wearing of a face mask in public.

Specifically the order requires people to wear masks:
* When they are in any indoor location that is not a residence
* When they are outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their          household
* When they are waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation, a taxi, a private care service, or a ride-sharing vehicle

The order takes effect on Wednesday, July 8, at 6 p.m.

Last week the Governor unveiled the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, which uses one of four levels to classify each of Ohio’s 88 counties in terms of COVID-19 impact.
* Level 1, indicated on the map as yellow, is the lowest public emergency alarm level, indicating that the virus is present in the county, and       actively spreading.
* Level 2, indicated on the map as orange, indicates on ongoing public emergency with an increasing exposure and spread of the virus.
* Level 3 is indicated on the map as red, and is used to classify counties with a very high exposure and spread. Montgomery County is one of     seven statewide designated as Level 3.
* Level 4 is the highest possible threat level, and would be indicated with the color purple. Currently there are no Ohio counties designated as Level 4.

Children under the age of 10 and those with a medical reason are exempt.

Businesses are expected to comply with the order, but will not be responsible for enforcing the order.

Violation of the order will be a misdemeanor criminal offense.

22nd June 2020

City Manager Jon Crusey resigns

Vandalia City Manager Jon Crusey has resigned his position, effective Friday, July 3.

Crusey previously served as City Manager in Tipp City before coming to Vandalia in April, 2014. He subsequently retired in 2017, and was rehired to the same position.

“I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in Vandalia,” Crusey said. “We have made great strides in economic and community development, and I’m confident Vandalia will have the same types of success moving forward.”

Crusey said he’s grateful for his Vandalia experience and the relationships he has developed with staff and community leaders.

“We have an excellent staff in Vandalia,” Crusey said. “The people who work for the City are dedicated to providing the best possible service to the taxpayers of Vandalia.”

“We appreciate the six years Mr. Crusey has dedicated to the City of Vandalia,” said Vandalia Mayor Richard Herbst.  “Under his leadership we have been able to broaden our tax base, and maintain a safe and stable atmosphere for our citizens “

City Council has appointed Police Chief Kurt Althouse to serve as interim City Manager while the search for a permanent City Manager is conducted.



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