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— Public Notice —
Second reading of ordinance establishing commission
Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow
Springs on Monday, March 1, 2010, gave first reading to an ordinance,
text to follow.
Council will consider said ordinance for second reading and possible
passage into law during a public hearing to begin at 7 p.m. Monday, April
5, 2010, in the Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street.
VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO ORDINANCE #2010-02: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING
AN ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION FOR THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS
Whereas, the Village of Yellow Springs is facing one
of the most critical periods in its history with many businesses struggling
in this depressed economy, and
Whereas, issues of growth and development are contentious
and various strategies for Economic Development are being proposed, and
Whereas, a decreasing tax base is creating a struggle
between village services and community affordability, and
Whereas, to address these many critical concerns Village
Council wishes to create an Economic Sustainability Commission.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:
Section 1. Council charges this Task Force to work
with the Economic Sustainability Coordinator in carrying out the following
1. Providing information and making recommendations regarding economic
sustainability in Yellow Springs;
2. Identifying primary opportunities for economic development in Yellow
Springs and ways to support those efforts;
3. Recommending steps to further strengthen meeting local needs locally,
support opportunities for skills training and mentoring and support
other practices for local economic sustainability;
4. Assisting in the development of an Economic Sustainability Plan.
5. Serving as a place to incubate ideas and to network among a variety
of groups working on economic development in Yellow Springs:
6. Reporting on activities on various fronts and cooperate in designing
strategies for development
7. Being a sounding board for ideas generated by businesses and citizens.
Section 2. The Commission will consist of seven members.
The Council will appoint members to the Commission with skills and experience
in business and finance, economic development, workforce development,
re-localization and community involvement. One School Board representative,
one Planning Commission member, one or two council members and the Economic
Sustainability Director will serve as ex officio members. The Commission
members will serve a 2-year term. The initial terms will be staggered
to provide membership stability.
Section 3. As an official Commission of Council,
all meetings of the Economic Sustainability Commission must be advertised
and open to the public. To be considered official, meetings must be
attended by a quorum, determined to be a simple majority, of members.
Official meeting minutes must be kept, approved and forwarded to the
Clerk of Council for distribution and records retention.
Judith Hempfling,Council President