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Housing Coalition of Greene Co. re: Support of Affordable Senior Housing
Chief Grote re: Beggars’ Night: SATURDAY, OCT. 29. Chief Grote also responds to various criticisms of the event, including the charge that too many people come from outside the village, saying that people come because it's family friendly and feels safe, and it's not unlike 4th of July or Street Fair: part of who we are is about being welcoming to visitors.
All Previously Received Letters Referencing Barr Property Proposal
Anna Bellisari re: Barr Property Trees
Alan Macbeth re: Barr Property Trees
Steven Bognar re: Support for Senior Housing
Suzanne Patterson re: Support for Senior Housing
Vicki Hennessey re: Forum on DEFEATING ISSUE 2 (SB 5): THURSDAY! (this week!) Sept 22, 7:30 pm, YS Senior Center (227 Xenia). Rudy Fichtenbaum (AAUP/Wright State), Aurelia Blake (YSHS); Ellis Jacobs (local attorney--will also address the opposition to HB 194--be sure to sign a petition opposing this bill.) Please attend! This is the first event sponsored by a new groups calling itself Progressive Yellow Springs.
YS Arts Council re: Seat on Economic Sustainability Commission: Requesting a seat for one of their Board of Trustee members.
Greene Co. Library re: October Programming
Reading of Resolution 2011-48 Authorizing $40,000 for Operations and Maintenance Manuals for WWTP: This should have been included in the original budget, it's necessary; I support it. The funds will come from the loan that we are taking out to cover the cost of building the new additions to the WWTP, required by the EPA. I will vote yes.
Reading of Resolution 2011-49 Adding Streets to the 2011 Paving Program: This is correcting a discrepency between documents, due to human error, rather than adding streets we did not initially intend. I will vote yes.
First Reading of Ordinance 2011-24 Approving Amendment to the Village Organizational Structure: I realize that this has been controversial in the village, and last week I shared Judith's thoughts on this. I believe strongly that this new structure is both the appropriate model for our work in the village, and that it will better serve business interests to have the point person on economic development (who, yes, will have other responsibilities) be a full time employee, rather than a part time employee who is only in the office 20 hours a week. I do not see this as a loss to the economic development interests of the village but as a plus. I will vote yes.
Rainer Maria Rilke Translated By Mary Kinzie Read the translator's notes
After the summer's yield, Lord, it is time
to let your shadow lengthen on the sundials
and in the pastures let the rough winds fly.
As for the final fruits, coax them to roundness.
Direct on them two days of warmer light
to hale them golden toward their term, and harry
the last few drops of sweetness through the wine.
Whoever's homeless now, will build no shelter;
who lives alone will live indefinitely so,
waking up to read a little, draft long letters,
and, along the city's avenues,
fitfully wander, when the wild leaves loosen.
Source: Poetry (April 2008).