Village of Versailles Electric Line Tree Trimming Project
03/11/2024 - 1:58pm

The Village of Versailles Electric Dept. will be starting the annual Power Line Tree Trimming Project in the very near future.  The project will be performed this year by Flory Landscaping out of Greenville.  Tree trimming work in and around overhead power lines will occur in various locations around the Village of Versailles Electric System to ensure prosper distance between trees and overhead power lines to minimize the risk of power outages and electric system damage.  Residents and motorists are urged to use caution around tree trimming crews that will be working alongside streets and roadways.  The contractual completion date for this project is May 31, 2024. If anyone has any questions regarding the project, please contact Village Administrator Kyle Francis at (937) 526-3294 x202 or Utilities Superintendent Darrin Mumaw at (937) 526-3294 x226.

Village ROW Tree Trimming
02/29/2024 - 1:04pm

Village ROW Tree Trimming

The 2024 Street Right-of-Way (ROW) Tree Trimming Project will be starting soon on select trees in the Northern portion of the Village.  This annual project is at no cost to residents or property owners as the Village contracts with a tree trimming contractor to perform all trimming work located in street right-of-way.  Trees are typically uplifted and shaped to ensure proper growth and adequate clearance for pedestrians and motor vehicles.  The yellow ribbons currently around trees in the area are to assist property owners and the tree trimming contractor in identifying which trees are planned to be trimmed. Grilliot Tree Trimming & Stump Grinding will be performing the tree trimming work.  Letters to all property owners who will have trees near or along their properties trimmed have had letters sent to them advising them of the impending work.  If anyone has any questions regarding this work, please contact the Utilities Superintendent, Darrin Mumaw, at 526-3294 x226

2024 Swimming Pool Rates & Schedule
02/29/2024 - 12:41pm

Versailles Swimming Pool Rates and Schedule Announced for 2024

Ward Park Swimming Pool season passes for 2024 are available at the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street. Pass forms are also available online at www.versaillesoh.com under the Municipal/Swimming Pool section. Please mail the completed form, along with payment to the Administrative Building (177 N. Center St.) or drop it off before 4:00 pm, Friday, May 24th.  Beginning Monday, May 27th forms should be taken to the pool.

General Admission rates will be as follows: Ages 3 and Up - $5.00 and Children 2 & Under are free. Season pass rates have not changed and will be as follows: Individual (18+) Pass - $65.00; Family Pass - $115.00. All passes purchased before Friday, May 10th will be discounted $10.00.

Please remember, family season passes are limited to immediate family members only, with at least one parent or legal guardian as the pass holder. The Village defines “Immediate Family Member” as a parent or legal guardian and their MINOR or DEPENDENT COLLEGE STUDENT children only. Adult children who live on their own or have their own families must purchase their own individual or family season pass. Also, it is not permissible to have an older sibling as the pass holder on a pass with younger siblings and it is also not permissible to add grandchildren, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or any other non-immediate family members to a family season pass.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will open for the season on Monday, May 27th and close on Saturday, August 17th. The swimming pool opening date is subject to change due to the ongoing new raw water main transmission project and wellfield project being operational.  Additionally, the Village is currently installing a new pool filtration system that must be in operation before the pool can be put into service for inspections.  It is anticipated at this time that the filtration system will be completed on time in advance of the opening of the pool season.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will be closed evenings of home swim meets.  These hours will be publicized in the Village’s monthly Progress Report, website, Facebook page, and The Versailles Policy prior to the modified hours.  Hours may be modified due to inclement weather throughout the season. Pool hours for 2024 will be Monday - Friday: 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Plan to buy your 2024 pool pass early at the Village Administrative Building! Visa or MasterCard can be used to pay for season passes at the Village Administrative Building only; however, a 3% convenience fee charge will be added to the total amount due for the pass.

Versailles Community Garage Sales
01/22/2024 - 12:53pm

Modern Mothers have set the date for the Versailles Community Garage Sales and they will be July 24-26, 2024.

Village Administrative & Utility Office Hours Change
01/11/2024 - 11:19am

The hours of operation for the Village of Versailles Administrative and Utility Offices at 177 N. Center St. will be changing effective February 12, 2024.  The new hours of operation will be 7:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.  This change is taking place to better serve our utility customers and residents. 

We also wish to remind all utility customers and residents of these important phone numbers:

Village Administrative and Utility Office: (937) 526-3294
Versailles Police Dept. Office: (937) 526-3712, for Emergencies Call 9-1-1
Electric Dept. 24/7 Emergency/Outage Number: (937) 459-2584
Street Dept. 24/7 Emergency Number: (937) 423-0652

Mosquito Fogging Scheduled for 2024
01/04/2024 - 2:51pm

The Village of Versailles is scheduled to be fogged for mosquitoes on:

Wednesday, June 12th

Wednesday, June 26th

Wednesday, July 10th

Wednesday, July 31st

Wednesday, August 21st

The fogging will begin at 10:00 p.m. and should be completed by midnight. Residents with respiratory problems are encouraged to stay indoors and take other necessary precautions until the fog dissipates.

In case of inclement weather (rain, fog, wind) on the evenings of a scheduled fogging, the fogging will be rescheduled to the following night to begin at 10:00 p.m.

Reminder: Income Tax Returns are to be filed with St. Marys Tax Department
01/13/2023 - 1:37pm

As a reminder, the Village of Versailles contracted with the City of St Mary’s for income tax administration.  Please direct any questions to (419) 300-3198 or email: tax@cityofstmarys.net. St Mary’s Tax Department office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Mail returns to: City of St Mary’s Department of Taxation, 106 E Spring St., St Mary’s, OH  45885.  Checks should still be made out to Village of Versailles.  To electronically submit your tax return: www.cityofstmarys.net and look under the Departments-Tax Tab.

Village of Versailles Income Tax Moves to City of St Marys
07/26/2022 - 12:35pm

Effective August 1, 2022, the Village of Versailles will partner with the City of St Marys for the administration and collection of the Village of Versailles Income tax. All income tax payments, filings, and inquiries will be handled through the City of St Marys.  Versailles residents and businesses will be receiving a letter from the City of St Marys regarding these changes.   All calls regarding Income Tax should be directed to the St Marys Department of Taxation at 419-300-3198.

Special Sidewalk Assessment Notice
07/25/2022 - 8:40am

Any property owner who would like to pay off their special sidewalk assessment to avoid a 3% collection fee being charged by the Darke County Auditor’s Office must submit payment by Friday, August 5th.

For additional information about your assessment, please contact Kathy Ording, Fiscal Officer at 937-526-3294, ext. 210.

Private Swimming Lessons at Versailles Swimming Pool
06/17/2022 - 9:34am

Private swimming lessons are available by request. The cost of private lessons is $25 for two 45-minute sessions or $40 for non-season pass holders.  Interested parents may set up a time with a swim manager or lifeguard.   

A registration form is required to be completed prior to children participating in swimming lessons.  Payments are due in advance of lessons.  For more information, please stop by the pool or call 937-526-5154 during regular pool hours.

Village Offices to be closed for Memorial Day
05/26/2022 - 8:35am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, May 30th will be provided on Tuesday, May 31st along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

Versailles Swimming Pool Rates and Schedule Announced for 2022
04/22/2022 - 3:10pm

Season passes for 2022 are available at the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street. Pass forms are also available online at www.versaillesoh.com under the Municipal/Swimming Pool section. Please mail the completed form, along with payment, to the address listed on the form, or drop it off at the Administrative Building before 4:30 pm, Friday, May 27th.  Beginning Saturday, May 28th forms should be taken to the pool.

General Admission rates will be as follows: Ages 3 and Up - $5.00 and Children 2 & Under are free. Season pass rates have changed and will be as follows: Individual (18+) Pass - $65.00; Family Pass - $115.00. All passes purchased before Friday, May 13th will be discounted $10.00.

Please remember, family season passes are limited to immediate family members only, with at least one parent or legal guardian as the pass holder. The Village defines “Immediate Family Member” as a parent or legal guardian and their MINOR or DEPENDENT COLLEGE STUDENT children only. Adult children who live on their own or have their own families must purchase their own individual or family season pass. Also, it is not permissible to have an older sibling as the pass holder on a pass with younger siblings and it is also not permissible to add grandchildren, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or any other non-immediate family members to a family season pass.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will open for the season on Saturday, May 28th and close on Saturday, August 20th. The Versailles Swimming Pool will be closed evenings of home swim meets.  These hours will be publicized in the Village’s monthly Progress Report, local cable Channel 18, website, Facebook page, and The Versailles Policy prior to the modified hours.  Hours may be modified due to inclement weather throughout the season. Pool hours for 2022 will be Monday - Friday: 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Plan to buy your 2022 family pool pass early at the Village Administrative Building! Visa or MasterCard can be used to pay for season passes at the Village Administrative Building only; however, a 3% convenience fee charge will be added to the total amount due for the pass.

Village Offices to Close at Noon on Good Friday
04/12/2022 - 9:09am

The Village Administrative Offices will close at noon on Friday, April 15th in observance of the Good Friday holiday.  Recyclable collection will be provided as scheduled on Friday, April 15th.

Village Reminds Residents and Contractors of Zoning/Building Permit & Inspection Requirements
03/09/2022 - 3:13pm

With the spring season approaching, many residents and contractors will begin planning new construction projects.  To assist in planning of these projects, there are several things individuals should know regarding the need for obtaining local permits.

Other than electric, water and sewer permits, the only type of construction-related permits issued by the Village are zoning permits.  The issuance of a zoning permit certifies the proposed structure is in compliance with the use requirements (residential, commercial, or industrial), area requirements, and setback requirements in the affected zoning district.

 In addition to zoning permits, persons performing construction, electrical, heating or cooling work, or re-roofing on residential properties in the Village are required to obtain a permit from the Darke County Building Regulations Office and have the necessary inspections conducted.  If you are unsure if a permit is needed, visit the Darke County Building Regulations Office located in the County Administration Building at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, OH or call their office at 937-547-7379. 

For structures involving industrial, commercial, institutional, multi-family, and mixed uses, State building permits must be obtained.  State building permits can be applied for through the Miami County Building Regulations Office located at 510 West Water Street, Suite 120, Troy, Ohio.  The telephone number for the Troy office is 937-440-8121.

 Before finalizing any plans, it is a good idea to check things out thoroughly before you start.  Although not enforced by Village Officials, some newer sections of the community have plat covenants which may prohibit or restrict the installation of fences, utility buildings, awnings, and other structures.  These covenants can be enforced by any other property owner in the same development through civil court action.

Village Officials encourage individuals contemplating construction plans to check into the zoning and building permit regulations prior to beginning the project.  For additional information and assistance, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294, ext. 225, or visit the Village’s website at www.versaillesoh.com and click on the Government/Zoning Regulations section.

Versailles Tree Commission Announces Annual Tree Lottery Program
02/25/2022 - 8:41am

The Versailles Shade Tree Commission has announced the Village will be accepting application request forms from eligible property owners for a chance at being randomly selected to receive one of the ten trees that will be given away by the Shade Tree Commission as part of its annual Tree Lottery program.  Property owners who received a tree through the 2021 Tree Lottery will not be eligible for the 2022 Tree Lottery.

The tree lottery trees are not limited to being planted within the public right-of-way.  A property owner may opt to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the public right-of-way.  All tree planting locations must be approved by the Village Shade Tree Commission.

Eligibility to participate in the lottery process is subject to certain criteria.  Only owners of property located within the corporation limits will be eligible to participate in the lottery program.  Tenants are ineligible to participate.  If you own property within the Village and reside outside the Village, you are eligible to participate.  Property owners with nonexistent or deteriorated sidewalks (as defined in the Sidewalk Installation/Replacement Ordinance) will be eligible to participate in the lottery program, but only will be permitted to have a lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way.

Additional criteria includes property owners who fail to properly maintain either a replacement tree or lottery tree will not be eligible to participate in future lotteries; property owners will not be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process in two consecutive years; property owners along a street that has been outlined in the Village’s Five Year Capital Improvements Plan for reconstruction will be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process, but will only be permitted to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way; all lottery trees are subject to the Village’s tree planting restrictions and will require a planting  permit (there is no charge for the permit); and all decisions made by the Tree Commission are final.

Individuals interested in participating in the Tree Lottery program may obtain a form by stopping by the Administrative Office Building where they will be made available.  Forms can also be accessed online and printed from the Village’s website www.versaillesoh.com under the Forms/Other Info/Trees section.  All forms for the year’s upcoming lottery are to be returned to the Village Offices by Friday, April 1st.  If anyone has questions regarding the Tree Lottery program, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294, ext. 206. 

Mayor Subler, Village Council, and the Tree Commission are pleased to be able to provide this annual Tree Lottery program for the Village of Versailles. The Village’s tree program plays a vital role in preserving, protecting, and adding to the local urban forestry population. With continued community support the citizens of Versailles will be able to preserve and enhance the presence and value of one of our environment’s precious natural resources . . . Trees!

Village Cardboard Compactor Relocation
02/22/2022 - 8:59am

The Village of Versailles will be relocating the cardboard compactor currently located adjacent to the Village Administrative Office at 177 N. Center St.  The new location will be at the Village’s storage facility at 355 Grand Ave., which is located between the bridge over Swamp Creek to the wastewater treatment plant/compost facility and PEPCON’s concrete batch plant. 

The relocation of the cardboard compactor is occurring to help improve efficiency and better serve our refuse customers.  The Street and Electric Department operations relocated away from the former Center St. shop to the new Municipal Services Facility at 834 Jackson St. in the fall of 2020.  With the new location on Grand Ave., Village personnel will be able to check and operate the compactor more frequently as the Village’s refuse trucks are stored and operate from that location.  The new location will be accessible 24/7 to Village refuse customers just as the current location is.

The compactor is set to be relocated to the Grand Ave. location, weather depending, on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022.  The Village will have cardboard dumpsters at the current Center St. location the day of the move for cardboard to be deposited by refuse customers.  These dumpsters will be removed once the compactor has been relocated and connected once again for use on Grand Ave.  The Village will have reminder signage advising cardboard customers at the former Center St. location to take their material to the new location. 

The Village encourages refuse customers to take their cardboard to the compactor instead of placing it in your refuse or recycling totes.  By utilizing the cardboard compactor, the Village is able to save cost on recycling and refuse material disposal fees which helps keep refuse rates down for all customers.  In addition, cardboard in the recycling or refuse totes can become lodged inside and may not fall out when serviced by our automated refuse collection truck.  The Village asks residents to please knock down your cardboard boxes flat when placing the material in the compactor hopper.  This helps the compactor work more efficiently and allows for more material to be placed in the hopper without falling out onto the ground and creating a litter situation.

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns in regards to this project please feel free to contact the Village Administrative Office at (937) 526-3294.  The Village appreciates everyone’s participation over the years and into the future to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Efficiency Smart Bill Advice Program
02/15/2022 - 1:40pm

Do you need help reducing your electric use? Efficiency Smart’s free Electric Bill Advice program can help. You can speak with a professional and receive customized energy saving tips for your home. Call 877-889-3777 or visit www.efficiencysmart.org/versailles-ohio and select “Electric Bill Advice” for more information.

Village Snow Removal Guidelines
01/12/2022 - 8:58am

The Village of Versailles Public Works Department works hard to maintain safe driving conditions during a winter snow storm.  Here are some helpful guidelines for residents in case of snow accumulation:

 

· At the onset of a snowstorm, salt is applied to streets to prevent icing.

· Once plowing of snow has begun, several passes will be made on each street to provide curb to curb clearing.

· Depending on the duration of a storm and the amount of snow fall, it may be necessary to repeat the plowing process several times.

· When a snowfall stops, it takes the Village of Versailles Public Works Department approximately 4 - 6 hours to complete the snow-removal process town-wide.

· DO NOT PARK CARS ON THE STREET (If at all possible during an event). This impedes the snow removal process and causes vehicles to be plowed in.

· Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.

· Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.

 

When a snow removal operation is underway, The Village of Versailles Public Works

Department works around the clock to provide the best possible service to the residents of the Village of Versailles. Your assistance during these type of snow events is very much appreciated.

Remember to Recycle Your Cardboard Boxes
12/28/2021 - 11:58am

The Village would like to remind residents that cardboard recycling is available for Village residents, and everyone is encouraged to recycle their cardboard.  To participate, please break down your cardboard boxes as flat as possible, and place the cardboard in the Village’s cardboard compactor hopper located in the rear of the Village’s old Service Garage at 137 North Center Street.  The cardboard compactor is clearly marked “cardboard” and is to be used for cardboard waste only.

 

Village to Begin Accepting Ward and Indian Creek Park Shelter Reservations
12/22/2021 - 12:11pm

The Village of Versailles will be accepting reservations for the use of three shelter houses in Ward Park and one shelter house in Indian Creek Park for the 2022 park season beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022.  A $50.00 per shelter, non-refundable deposit must accompany each request.  

To make a reservation, please stop by the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning Monday, January 3rd.  Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note, automatic reservations from one year to the next are not accepted.  A new reservation must be made each year. 

All deposits will be used for the maintenance of the parks.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294, ext. 205 or 206.  No reservations will be accepted prior to January 3, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
12/15/2021 - 10:40am

Pursuant to Resolutions 21-56, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale a 1995 Chevrolet GC1 Pickup Truck.  The Village’s Assistant Village Administrator has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 15 days and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, and scheduled to close on Thursday, December 30th, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village Assistant Village Administrator shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

Individuals may make an appointment to inspect the equipment by contacting the Assistant Village Administrator Kyle Francis at 937-526-3294 x202 or via email at kylefrancis@versaillesoh.com.

Michael L. Busse

Village Administrator

Holiday Office Hours/Refuse Pickup Dates
12/14/2021 - 3:04pm

The Village of Versailles Administrative Offices will close for the Christmas Holiday at noon on Thursday, December 23rd and all day on Friday, December 24th. The Village Offices will also be closed at noon on Thursday, December 30th and all-day Friday, December 31st for the New Year. 

Curbside refuse collection for will be held as normal on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Christmas and New Year’s. All curbside recycling will be held on Thursday, December 23rd and Thursday, December 30th.  All Wednesday and Thursday dumpsters will be emptied on December 22nd and December 29th, with all Friday dumpsters emptied on December 23rd and December 30th.  All cardboard dumpsters will be emptied on the Tuesday before Christmas and New Year’s. 

Regular Leaf Collection to End
11/19/2021 - 8:49am
Regular leaf collection is scheduled to end at the end of November. Collection will continue on a limited as needed basis until December 10th. Leaf collection routes until the end of November are as follows:
Mondays: All streets south of the Board of Education Building
Tuesdays: All streets west of South Center Street
Wednesdays: All streets east of South Center Street
Thursdays: All streets north of the railroad tracks.
Please do not mix sticks, weeds, or garden foliage in with your leaves. Leaves need to be placed in the street along the curb for pick up. Please do not put leaves in plastic bags. Also, residents are asked to refrain from parking on the street on your scheduled collection day.
Regularly Scheduled Yard Waste to End for the Season
10/27/2021 - 4:20pm

The Village of Versailles will have its last regularly scheduled yard waste collection for the season on Friday, November 5th. After this date, residents may take their yard waste to the compost dumping site at the Water & Wastewater Plants located at 300 Grand Avenue. The compost dumping site is for the disposal of Village residents’ yard waste and leaves only. The dumping of trash or refuse of any kind, including plastic trash bags, at this location is strictly prohibited.

10-24-2021 Mandatory Water Boil Advisory
10/24/2021 - 10:17am

As of 10:05AM the Village of Versailles is under a mandatory boil water advisory.  All water customers on the Village of Versailles water system are urged not to drink the water directly from the tap without boiling it first.  Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for at least one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.  Boiled or bottled water should be used drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.  Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.  The Village of Vesailles has no evidence at this time that the water system is contaminated.  The possibility, however, does existing that the water system is contaminated and is issuing this advisory as a precaution.

Before 7AM this morning Village water system pressure began to drop and personnel were dispatched to start looking for a water main break.  The break has been located on E. Water St. between East St. and Williamson St.  This break is on a 10” water main that quickly drained down both water towers and the water plant clear well.  Personnel have been working to valve down the area as quickly as possible and are working to make the repairs as quickly as possible.  Once the area is completely valved off, work can begin on the repair of the damaged water main pipe and system water pressure and volume will begin to build once again.

The Village will provide further information as it becomes available via Facebook and primarily One-Call Now.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Street Dept. emergency phone number at (937) 423-0652.

Refuse & Recycling Tote Reminder
10/12/2021 - 8:45am

As a reminder to Village refuse and recycling customers, when setting your tote out for collection please be sure to place the tote so that the lid opens towards the street.  For the automated truck to properly lift and dispose of your tote contents, the lid opening must go towards the street/truck.  Cans that are not facing the correct direction will not be emptied.  In addition, please be sure to place your tote in front of the curb or along the edge of the street if there is no curb.  This will help reduce the risk of a car parking in front of your tote and blocking access for the truck to access it.

Village Park Restrooms Closing for Season
10/07/2021 - 10:14am

The restroom facilities at both Ward Park and Indian Creek Park will be closed for the season Friday, October 15th.  The restrooms are closing earlier than normal this year to allow for improvements to the facilities.  Park playground equipment, tennis courts, and green spaces remain open for activities through the cold weather months.  The restroom facilities will reopen in the Spring when temperatures allow.

Village Leaf Collection Schedule Announced
09/30/2021 - 8:23am

Regular leaf collection is scheduled to begin Monday, October 11th and last through November. Leaves will be picked up as needed until December 10th. Leaf collection routes are as follows:

Mondays: All streets south of the Board of Education Building

Tuesdays: All streets west of South Center Street

Wednesdays: All streets east of South Center Street

Thursdays: All streets north of the railroad tracks

Please do not mix sticks, weeds, or garden foliage in with your leaves. Leaves need to be placed in the street along the curb for pick up. Please do not put leaves in plastic bags. Also, residents are asked to refrain from parking on the street on your scheduled collection day.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Scheduled
09/22/2021 - 9:10am

The Village of Versailles is scheduled to begin flushing fire hydrants the week of October 4th. Fire hydrant flushing will continue through the end of November.

If any resident experiences problems with their water during the fire hydrant flushing activities, please contact the Village offices at 937-526-3294.

Village Offices to be closed for Labor Day
09/01/2021 - 2:30pm

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, September 6th will be provided on Tuesday, September 7th along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

Efficiency Smart Appliance Recycling Rewards
08/17/2021 - 10:40am

Efficiency Smart’s Appliance Recycling Rewards is back for a limited time! Schedule a free pickup of a working refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, or room air conditioner through September 30, and you’ll get $100 for recycling your unit. Call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777 to schedule or visit www.efficiencysmart.org/versailles-ohio and  select “Appliance Recycling Rewards” for more information.

 

2021-2022 HEAP Applications Available
08/17/2021 - 10:12am

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Assistance (OCA). It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).

To download a HEAP application visit https://www.development.ohio.gov/files/is/2021-2022-HEAP-App-BW.pdf  or stop by the Utility Office to pick up a copy of the application.

For additional questions about the HEAP program call 1-800-282-0880 during regular business hours (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

 

Versailles Swimming Pool Closing for the Season
08/05/2021 - 2:12pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 4:00pm on Saturday, August 28th for the season.

Versailles Swimming Pool Swimming Lesson Schedule Announced
06/24/2021 - 2:53pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will conduct public swimming lessons.  Lessons will be held July 19-23 and July 26-29.  The lessons are for two weeks, four days per week (Mondays-Thursdays).  Lessons will be conducted in the evening from 6:15-7:00 p.m.

The cost of swimming lessons is $25.00 per person per two-week session for season pass holders and $40.00 per person per two-week session for non-season pass holders. Private swimming lessons are also available by request. The cost of private lessons is $25 for two 45-minute sessions or $40 for non-season pass holders.  Interested parents may set up a time with a swim manager or lifeguard.   

A registration form is required to be completed prior to children participating in swimming lessons.  Payments are due in advance of lessons.  For more information, please stop by the pool or call 937-526-5154 during regular pool hours.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/24/2021 - 1:31pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Village Offices to Close in Observance of Independence Day
06/24/2021 - 10:14am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.  Monday’s regularly scheduled pickup will be collected along with Tuesday, July 6th’s regular pickup.

Reminder to Citizens of the Village of Versailles Regarding “Open Burning”
06/17/2021 - 9:46am

The following rules apply.  

(A) No person or property owner shall cause or allow open burning in an unrestricted area except as provided in paragraphs (B) to (D) of this rule or in section 3704.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) Open burning shall be allowed for the following purposes without notification to or permission from the Ohio EPA, except as required in paragraph (B)(3)(f) of this rule:

(1) Heating tar, welding, acetylene torches, highway safety flares, heating for warmth of outdoor workers and strikers, smudge pots, and similar occupational needs.

(2) Bonfires, campfires and outdoor fireplace equipment, whether for cooking food for human consumption, pleasure, religious, ceremonial, warmth, recreational, or similar purposes, if the following conditions are met:

(a) They are fueled with clean seasoned firewood, natural gas or equivalent, or any clean burning fuel with emissions that are equivalent to or lower than those created from the burning of seasoned firewood;

(b) They are not used for waste disposal purposes; and

(c) They shall have a total fuel area of three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height except when such fire is used for ceremonial purposes it may have a total fuel area no greater than five feet in  diameter and five feet in height, if the ceremonial fire burns no longer than three hours.

The penalty for non-permitted open burning is a minor misdemeanor for a first offense with a fine of up to $150.00 and subsequent offenses are misdemeanors of the 4th degree carrying a fine of up to $250 and up to 30 days jail.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/17/2021 - 9:46am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/15/2021 - 4:19pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/03/2021 - 8:59am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Pool Opening - Now Monday, May 31st
05/28/2021 - 10:15am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will delay it's opening until Monday, May 31st at 12:30 pm, due to the weather forecast for the weekend. We look forward to a great 2021 season!

Village Offices to be closed for Memorial Day
05/21/2021 - 4:27pm

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, May 31st will be provided on Tuesday, June 1st along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

Park Reservations
05/05/2021 - 9:03am

Don’t forget to make your 2021 Ward and Indian Creek Shelter House Reservations.  The shelter houses are great for family reunions, graduation parties, and other get-togethers.  Visit us at the  Village Offices  located at 177 N. Center St. to make your reservation.  Reservation fees are $50.00 per reservation.

 

Versailles Electric System Outage Scheduled
04/30/2021 - 3:04pm

The Village of Versailles has coordinated a system-wide electric outage during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 16th, 2021 with AES Ohio (DP&L).  The outage event will start early on the morning of May 16th at 1:00AM and is expected to last six hours.  In the event of thunderstorms in the area the night of the outage, an alternate date of May 22nd, 2021 at 1:00AM at would be utilized.  The outage event is necessary for AES Ohio to make repairs to the existing 69,000-volt (69 kV) switch on their transmission system lines that supply power to the Village of Versailles and provide a pass-through for power between the AES Ohio Covington and Rossburg transmission system substations. 

The Village of Versailles has been actively engaged with AES Ohio since the sustained electric outage event on March 25th, 2021.  Loss of transmission power from AES Ohio due to their transmission system has caused major outage events, especially over the past several years, for Village of Versailles Electric System customers as well as several other local rural electric cooperatives, AES Ohio customers, and the Village of Minster who are all connected to the same AES Ohio transmission system line.  The Village had a meeting with AES Ohio representatives as well as American Municipal Power (AMP) representatives on April 15, 2021 to discuss the recent and historical outage events involving the AES transmission system as well as to lay out steps for reducing future outage risks. 

In this meeting, AES Ohio laid out several transmission system improvements for their transmission lines in our area over the next few years in an effort to improve electric service reliability.  One of the first improvements identified was the replacement of some critical components on an AES Ohio owned and operated switch at the Versailles East Water Street Substation that have failed.  This switch acts as an automatic reset breaker in the event that there is an electric fault (electric interruption) on either side of the Versailles East Water Street Substation towards Rossburg (west) or Covington (east) to reduce the amount of time for an outage event.  In order to make the repairs to the switch, the AES Ohio Transmission line in our area has to be de-energized which is the reason for the Village Electric System outage.

AES Ohio crews will work through the early morning hours of May 16th during the planned outage to make the necessary repairs and to also make alignment corrections on the switch.  AES Ohio explained that these repairs and alignment corrections will help with some of the electric reliability and outage issues that the Village has been experiencing.  During the planned outage, Village Electric Dept. personnel will be onsite to start and operate the three large diesel peaking generators at the East Water Street Substation to supply some power back to the central part of the Village.  It is imperative for the Village to provide generator power back to the central part of the Village to allow for sanitary sewer lift stations to operate in addition to getting power back to critical locations such as the Versailles Healthcare Center.  Customers who regain their power with the generators during the outage are asked to conserve power as much as possible to help us be able to provide power to as many customers as possible on the system. 

After the last sustained power outage event on March 25th, the Village received several calls from customers regarding the diesel generators at the East Water Street Substation.  These generators are owned by fellow AMP member communities, including Versailles, and their primary goal is for electric “peak-shaving” during the summer months to help keep power costs as low as possible for customers when power on the open market is very expensive.  These units were installed over 20 years ago when the Versailles Electric System load and customer count was smaller.  Due to the increase in electric load, the generators cannot provide emergency power as far out on the system as they once were able to.

Versailles Electric customers will be receiving several One-Call notifications/reminders leading up to the scheduled electric outage event on May 16th.  Signing up for the One Call-Now service is easy.  Customers can call the Administrative Office at (937) 526-3294 to be added to the service.  The Village also has a form that can be filled out at the Village Administrative Building located at 177 N. Center St. or can be downloaded from the Village website at www.versaillesoh.com by clicking on the Forms tab at the top of the page.  Once the form is completed, simply drop it off at the Administrative Building or email us a copy at versaillesutilities@versaillesoh.com.  The Village of Versailles will not provide your telephone number information to any other agency or individual, and will only use and maintain your telephone information for Village related purposes.  If thunderstorms are in the area or there is a high chance, the outage may be postponed until May 22nd in which a One-Call notice to customers would be sent out advising of such a change.

The Village will continue to coordinate and advocate for further AES Ohio transmission system improvements to increase reliability for our customers.  Further information regarding such improvements will be provided to customers once such details are finalized with AES Ohio.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding while these necessary reliability improvements are made.  If anyone has any questions regarding the planned power outage, please feel free to contact Asst. Village Administrator Kyle Francis or Village Administrator Mike Busse at (937) 526-3294.  

Versailles Swimming Pool Rates and Schedule Announced for 2021
04/20/2021 - 11:42am

Season passes for 2021 are available at the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street. Pass forms are also available online at www.versaillesoh.com under the Municipal/Swimming Pool section. Please mail the completed form, along with payment, to the address listed on the form, or drop it off at the Administrative Building before 4:30 pm, Friday, May 28th.  Beginning Saturday, May 29th forms should be taken to the pool.

General Admission rates will be as follows: Adult - $4.00; Child 3-17 - $3.00; and Children 2 & Under are free. Season family pass rates will also remain the same and will be as follows: One Adult (head of household) - $65.00; One Adult + One Immediate Family Member - $85.00; One Adult + Two Immediate Family Members - $95.00; One Adult + Three Immediate Family Members - $105.00; and One Adult + Four or More Immediate Family Members - $115.00. All passes purchased before Friday, May 7th will be discounted $10.00.

Please remember, family season passes are limited to immediate family members only, with at least one parent or legal guardian as the pass holder. The Village defines “Immediate Family Member” as a parent or legal guardian and their MINOR or DEPENDENT COLLEGE STUDENT children only. Adult children who live on their own or have their own families must purchase their own individual or family season pass. Also, it is not permissible to have an older sibling as the pass holder on a pass with younger siblings and it is also not permissible to add grandchildren, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or any other non-immediate family members to a family season pass.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will open for the season on Saturday, May 29th and close on Saturday, August 28th. The pool will be operating on modified hours during opening week and fair. The Versailles Swimming Pool will also be closed evenings of home swim meets.  These hours will be publicized in the Village’s monthly Progress Report, local cable Channel 18, website, Facebook page, and The Versailles Policy prior to the modified hours.  Hours may be modified due to inclement weather throughout the season. Pool hours for 2021 will be Monday - Friday: 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Plan to buy your 2021 family pool pass early at the Village Administrative Building! Visa or MasterCard can be used to pay for season passes at the Village Administrative Building only; however, a 3% convenience fee charge will be added to the total amount due for the pass.

Village Brush & Limb Pickup
04/07/2021 - 4:12pm

Brush will be picked up every Friday providing you call the Utilities Office at 937-526-3294 prior to the Friday you want the brush picked up so that your name can be placed on the brush list.  Citizens have the ability, and are encouraged, to take large piles of trimmings to the Village yard waste pile near the Village Wastewater Plant at 350 Grand Ave for discarding.

 “Brush” is larger limbs that are put through the chipper, not to be confused with yard waste.  If the Utilities Office is not contacted, there is no guarantee that your brush will be picked up. Any brush and or limb pile larger than a normal pick-up load (approximately 4’ X 4’ X 6’) will not be picked up and residents will be notified and requested to transport the brush or limbs to the yard waste pile. The Village, by ordinance, has the discretion to request ALL brush and limbs be transported by citizens of the Village and while we will always try to accommodate residents, it is necessary to keep the piles of brush to a reasonable size. We appreciate your cooperation regarding brush and limb pick up services.     

Local Income Tax Filing Date Extended to May 17th
03/31/2021 - 9:11am

The Ohio Department of Taxation announced it was following the federal government and the IRS by extending the deadline to file and pay Ohio individual, school, and municipal income taxes to May 17 for the 2020 tax year. 

The Village of Versailles income tax filing and/or payment due date is now extended to May 17th, 2021.  However, it is recommended to file as soon as possible.  Penalty and interest will be assessed on any returns and unpaid tax balance due after May 17th.   

If you have any questions for the tax department, please call 937-526-3294 ext. 204.

Village Yard Waste Collection to Begin April 9th
03/31/2021 - 9:10am

The Village of Versailles will begin scheduled yard waste collection EVERY OTHER FRIDAY throughout the grass mowing months beginning Friday, April 9th, with the last collection scheduled for Friday, November 5th.  Yard waste consists of grass clippings, plants, flowers, etc. 

There is no need to call for this free service, as the yard waste route encompasses the entire Village of Versailles.  To participate in this collection, please place your yard waste at your regular collection spot in a container or trash can with a maximum capacity of 35 gallons.  Please refrain from using plastic trash bags and barrel-type containers without handles for yard waste collection.  Please also refrain from using the Village provided refuse and recycling containers.  Yard waste should be in a separate container. 

As a reminder, yard waste can also be brought to the Village Yard Waste Pile at 300 Grand Avenue.  This pile is to be used only by persons on Village utilities.  Acceptable yard waste items include grass clippings, plants, flowers, etc.  NON-ACCEPTABLE items include root stumps, batteries, tires, plastic bags, concrete, animal waste, construction material, hazardous waste, infectious waste, and asbestos.  For any questions, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294. 

Village Offices to Close at Noon on Good Friday
03/24/2021 - 1:29pm

The Village Administrative Offices will close at noon on Friday, April 2nd in observance of the Good Friday holiday.  Recyclable collection will be provided as scheduled on Friday, April 2nd.

$0.99 LED Light Bulbs
03/18/2021 - 9:23am

Shop locally at Versailles Ace Hardware for $0.99 LEDs. Special pricing courtesy of Efficiency Smart and the Village of Versailles. Visit www.efficiencysmart.org/versailles-ohio  or call 877-889-3777 to learn more.

Village Reminds Residents and Contractors of Zoning/Building Permit & Inspection Requirements
03/17/2021 - 3:03pm

With the spring season approaching, many residents and contractors will begin planning new construction projects.  To assist in planning of these projects, there are several things individuals should know regarding the need for obtaining local permits.

 Other than electric, water and sewer permits, the only type of construction-related permits issued by the Village are zoning permits.  The issuance of a zoning permit certifies the proposed structure is in compliance with the use requirements (residential, commercial, or industrial), area requirements, and setback requirements in the affected zoning district.

 In addition to zoning permits, persons performing construction, electrical, heating or cooling work, or re-roofing on residential properties in the Village are required to obtain a permit from the Darke County Building Regulations Office and have the necessary inspections conducted.  If you are unsure if a permit is needed, visit the Darke County Building Regulations Office located in the County Administration Building at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, OH or call their office at 937-547-7379. 

For structures involving industrial, commercial, institutional, multi-family, and mixed uses, State building permits must be obtained.  State building permits can be applied for through the Miami County Building Regulations Office located at 510 West Water Street, Suite 120, Troy, Ohio.  The telephone number for the Troy office is 937-440-8121.

 Before finalizing any plans, it is a good idea to check things out thoroughly before you start.  Although not enforced by Village Officials, some newer sections of the community have plat covenants which may prohibit or restrict the installation of fences, utility buildings, awnings, and other structures.  These covenants can be enforced by any other property owner in the same development through civil court action.

 Village Officials encourage individuals contemplating construction plans to check into the zoning and building permit regulations prior to beginning the project.  For additional information and assistance, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294, ext. 225, or visit the Village’s website at www.versaillesoh.com and click on the Government/Zoning Regulations section.

Versailles Income Tax Returns Due April 15th
03/03/2021 - 2:16pm

Income Tax Administrator, Marie Rose, would like to remind all Versailles residents of the following tax filing requirements.  The 2020 Versailles income tax returns and payments are due on Thursday, April 15th.  Extensions do not extend the time to pay.  Village income tax returns cannot be filed electronically. (Ex: online tax filing services, like Turbo Tax, will not file Village tax)    

Mandatory filing is required for anyone 18 or older regardless of income.  Newly retired residents should register with the Income Tax Department.

Tax forms are available thru the Village website at www.versaillesoh.com.  Tax forms and payments can be mailed to Versailles Tax Department, PO Box 288, Versailles, OH 45380 or dropped off at the Tax Office located at 177 N. Center St. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with the tax office being closed for lunch from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. There is also a night deposit box located on the north side of the Administrative Building.  Please refrain from folding large clasp envelopes and putting them in the night deposit box, as they will jam and not go through.

If anyone has questions regarding income tax filing, please contact Marie Rose, Income Tax Administrator, at 937-526-3294 ext. 204. 

Versailles Tree Commission Announces Annual Tree Lottery Program
02/25/2021 - 4:25pm

The Versailles Shade Tree Commission has announced the Village will be accepting application request forms from eligible property owners for a chance at being randomly selected to receive one of the ten trees that will be given away by the Shade Tree Commission as part of its annual Tree Lottery program.  Property owners who received a tree through the 2020 Tree Lottery will not be eligible for the 2021 Tree Lottery.

The tree lottery trees are not limited to being planted within the public right-of-way.  A property owner may opt to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the public right-of-way.  All tree planting locations must be approved by the Village Shade Tree Commission.

Eligibility to participate in the lottery process is subject to certain criteria.  Only owners of property located within the corporation limits will be eligible to participate in the lottery program.  Tenants are ineligible to participate.  If you own property within the Village and reside outside the Village, you are eligible to participate.  Property owners with nonexistent or deteriorated sidewalks (as defined in the Sidewalk Installation/Replacement Ordinance) will be eligible to participate in the lottery program, but only will be permitted to have a lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way.

Additional criteria includes property owners who fail to properly maintain either a replacement tree or lottery tree will not be eligible to participate in future lotteries; property owners will not be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process in two consecutive years; property owners along a street that has been outlined in the Village’s Five Year Capital Improvements Plan for reconstruction will be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process, but will only be permitted to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way; all lottery trees are subject to the Village’s tree planting restrictions and will require a planting  permit (there is no charge for the permit); and all decisions made by the Tree Commission are final.

Individuals interested in participating in the Tree Lottery program may obtain a form by stopping by the Administrative Office Building where they will be made available.  Forms can also be accessed online and printed from the Village’s website www.versaillesoh.com under the Forms/Other Info/Trees section.  All forms for the year’s upcoming lottery are to be returned to the Village Offices by Thursday, April 1st.  If anyone has questions regarding the Tree Lottery program, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294, ext. 206. 

Mayor Subler, Village Council, and the Tree Commission are pleased to be able to provide this annual Tree Lottery program for the Village of Versailles. The Village’s tree program plays a vital role in preserving, protecting, and adding to the local urban forestry population. With continued community support the citizens of Versailles will be able to preserve and enhance the presence and value of one of our environment’s precious natural resources . . . Trees!

Efficiency Smart Newsletter
02/17/2021 - 2:28pm

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Village Snow Removal Guidelines
01/29/2021 - 8:13am

The Village of Versailles Public Works Department works hard to maintain safe driving conditions during a winter snow storm.  Here are some helpful guidelines for residents in case of snow accumulation:

· At the onset of a snowstorm, salt is applied to streets to prevent icing.

· Once plowing of snow has begun, several passes will be made on each street to provide curb to curb clearing.

· Depending on the duration of a storm and the amount of snow fall, it may be necessary to repeat the plowing process several times.

· When a snowfall stops, it takes the Village of Versailles Public Works Department approximately 4 - 6 hours to complete the snow-removal process town-wide.

· DO NOT PARK CARS ON THE STREET (If at all possible during an event). This impedes the snow removal process and causes vehicles to be plowed in.

· Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.

· Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.

When a snow removal operation is underway, The Village of Versailles Public Works

Department works around the clock to provide the best possible service to the residents of the Village of Versailles. Your assistance during these type of snow events is very much appreciated.

Village Council Organized Committees and Representatives for 2021
01/27/2021 - 9:11am

During their January 13th meeting, Versailles Village Council began the New Year by announcing committees and representatives for 2021.  Council Member, Kent Paulus, was elected as the Village Council President Pro-Tempore for 2021.

In other reorganizational action, Mayor Subler announced his appointment of Council committees and representatives for 2021.  Appointed to the Finance & Audit Committee are Chairperson Kent Paulus, Jeff Beasley, and Mike Berger. Appointed to the Street & Safety Committee are Chairperson Cory Griesdorn, Todd Dammeyer, and Mike Berger.  Appointed to the Personnel & Policies Committee are Chairperson Todd Dammeyer, Lance Steinbrunner, and Kent Paulus. Appointed to the Facilities Committee are Chairperson Jeff Beasley, Cory Griesdorn, and Kent Paulus. Appointed to the Town Hall Property Board are Treasurer Cory Griesdorn and Jeff Beasley. Appointed as representative to the Planning Commission is Jeff Beasley, representative to the Cemetery Board is Mike Berger, representative to the Park Board is Cory Griesdorn, and representative to the Tree Commission is Lance Steinbrunner.

Greater Versailles Area Foundation Fund
01/26/2021 - 4:00pm

Vectren Natural Gas System Improvements
01/26/2021 - 3:04pm

Village to Dispose of Live Christmas Trees
12/29/2020 - 2:27pm

The Village of Versailles will dispose of live Christmas trees for residents with regular brush collection on Friday’s.  If you would like your tree disposed of, please call the Village Offices at 937-526-3294 ext. 205 or 206 prior to the Friday you would like your tree disposed of.

Klipstine Road Closure
12/29/2020 - 8:52am

Klipstine Rd. between Heritage Ct. and Rosecomb Way will be closed to thru traffic during the day starting the week of January 4, 2021 and will last for approximately three weeks.  Residents in the closure area, school buses, and emergency vehicles will have access to the closure area during working hours.  The closure is necessary for the installation of a new sanitary sewer and storm sewer main in the area.  If anyone has any questions regarding the project, please contact the Village Administrative Office at (937) 526-3294.

Village to Begin Accepting Ward and Indian Creek Park Shelter Reservations
12/22/2020 - 9:32am

The Village of Versailles will be accepting reservations for the use of three shelter houses in Ward Park and one shelter house in Indian Creek Park for the 2021 park season beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021.  A $50.00 per shelter, non-refundable deposit must accompany each request.  

To make a reservation, please stop by the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning Monday, January 4th.  Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note, automatic reservations from one year to the next are not accepted.  A new reservation must be made each year. 

All deposits will be used for the maintenance of the parks.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294 ext. 205 or 206.  No reservations will be accepted prior to January 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Office Hours/Refuse Pickup Dates
12/18/2020 - 8:41am

The Village of Versailles Administrative Offices will close for the Christmas Holiday at noon on Thursday, December 24th and all day on Friday, December 25th. The Village Offices will also be closed at noon on Thursday, December 31st and all-day Friday, January 1st for the New Year. 

Curbside refuse collection for will be held as normal on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Christmas and New Year’s. All curbside recycling will be held on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 31st.  All Wednesday and Thursday dumpsters will be emptied on December 23rd and December 30th, with all Friday dumpsters emptied on December 24th and December 31st.  All cardboard dumpsters will be emptied on the Tuesday before Christmas and New Year’s. 

Regular Leaf Collection to End
11/18/2020 - 9:29am

Regular leaf collection is scheduled to end at the end of November. Collection will continue on a limited as needed basis in December.  Leaf collection routes until the end of November are as follows:

Mondays: All streets south of the Board of Education Building

Tuesdays: All streets west of South Center Street

Wednesdays: All streets east of South Center Street

Thursdays: All streets north of the railroad tracks.

Please do not mix sticks, weeds, or garden foliage in with your leaves. Leaves need to be placed in the street along the curb for pick up. Please do not put leaves in plastic bags. Also, residents are asked to refrain from parking on the street on your scheduled collection day. 

Village Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
11/17/2020 - 10:05am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

All residential refuse collection will be provided as normal. All residential recyclable collection will be provided on Wednesday, November 25th. Commercial cardboard collection will be held on Tuesday, November 24th.

Efficiency Smart Black Friday Deals
11/13/2020 - 12:12pm

Save up to an additional $70 off the purchase of an Advanced Thermostat! Visit Efficiency Smart’s Online Savings store at www.efi.org/efficiencysmart for special Black Friday pricing and free shipping on advanced thermostats between 11/16-12/5. Call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777 for more information.

Village Plans Electric Circuit Outage
11/06/2020 - 4:05pm

The Village of Versailles wishes to advise electric customers located in the East central portion of the Village that a planned electric circuit outage for the area is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 with a rain date of Wednesday, November 25th, 2020.

The outage is necessary for Village Electric Department personnel to finish the final voltage conversion of the primary electric circuit in the area from 4.16 kilovolts (kV) to 12.47 kilovolts (kV).  The voltage conversion project began in the area in early 2018 by Electric Department personnel in which they have completed all pole upgrades, insulator upgrades, and transformer switch-outs in the area that will allow for the electric circuit to be switched to the higher voltage.  The outage is necessary to isolate all of the power lines and transformers from the old voltage prior switching to the new, higher voltage.  Once the power is off, electric department personnel will travel to each transformer in the area and switch them manually to the new voltage setting as well as replace each fuse at each location prior to power being restored. 

The outage on Tuesday, November 24th will affect electric customers as shown on the included map of the Village.  Customers inside of the shaded area that primarily encompasses the area from S. Center St. to S. Olive St., E. Main St. to just a line just South of Hubert Dr. will be included in the outage.  The outage is slated for Tuesday, November 24th from 12:30PM to 3:30PM.  In the event of thunderstorms on November 24th, a rain date for the outage has been established on Wednesday, November 25th from 8:30AM-11:30AM.

The provided outage timeframes are approximate, but the outage will not occur prior to the posted start time.  The time of the outage was chosen in an effort to minimize intrusion to residents, such as many hours of flashing lights and related equipment noise in the middle of the night, and to increase safety for Village employees.  It was determined daylight hours also cause less inconvenience to residents who would already be at work or school.  Daytime hours will also help speed up the project allowing power to be restored as soon as possible to all customers.  Lastly, the Village wishes to complete this conversion project prior to the start of colder weather so that homes and businesses are not without heat for an extended period of time.

Once the conversion is completed, the electric system in the area will be more efficient and provide more reliable service.  The above-mentioned area is the final circuit of four in the overall project that started in January of 2016 to be switched to a more reliable, efficient 12.47 kV system.  All work has been performed entirely by the Village of Versailles Electric Department personnel.

All residents and businesses in the outage area will be notified by the Village via a telephone “One-Call” the day prior to the outage, as well as door hanger reminders to all customers in the outage that will be placed Friday, November 20th prior to the planned outage.  The November 25th rain date will only be used in the event of a thunderstorm or other severe weather conditions that prevent personnel from performing the work in safe conditions.  In the event that a rain date would be utilized, a Village telephone “One-Call” would be made to all customers in the outage area prior to the originally planned outage time of 12:30PM advising them of the change.  Additionally, if any problems arise in which the outage may be prolonged, a phone call notification will also be sent out to customers.

The Village greatly appreciates everyone’s understanding and cooperation while this large-scale infrastructure improvement takes place.  In the event that power is not restored to your location within the times listed above, please contact the Electric Department emergency phone number at (937) 459-2584 that is manned 24/7.  An outage map is also available on the Village website at www.versaillesoh.com on the News Tab towards the bottom of the main page.  If there are any questions or concerns regarding the planned outage leading up to November 24th, please contact Assistant Village Administrator Kyle Francis at (937) 526-3294 x202.

Refuse & Recycling Tote Reminder
11/03/2020 - 1:21pm

As a reminder to Village refuse and recycling customers, when setting your tote out for collection please be sure to place the tote so that the lid opens towards the street.  For the automated truck to properly lift and dispose of your tote contents, the lid opening must go towards the street/truck.  Cans that are not facing the correct direction will not be emptied.  In addition, please be sure to place your tote in front of the curb or along the edge of the street if there is no curb.  This will help reduce the risk of a car parking in front of your tote and blocking access for the truck to access it.

Regularly Scheduled Yard Waste to End for the Season
10/29/2020 - 9:09am

The Village of Versailles will have its last regularly scheduled yard waste collection for the season on Friday, November 6th. After this date, residents may take their yard waste to the compost dumping site at the Water & Wastewater Plants located at 300 Grand Avenue. The compost dumping site is for the disposal of Village residents’ yard waste and leaves only. The dumping of trash or refuse of any kind, including plastic trash bags, at this location is strictly prohibited.

Village Park Restroom’s Closing for Season
10/23/2020 - 2:48pm

The restroom facilities at both Ward Park and Indian Creek Park will be closed for the season on October 30th.  Park playground equipment, tennis courts, shuffle board courts, and green spaces remain open for activities throughout the cold weather months.  The restroom facilities will reopen in the Spring when temperatures allow. 

Emergency Contact Information
10/22/2020 - 2:24pm

The Village would like to remind utility customers of the two emergency phone numbers related to outages and   service disruptions.  For an electric outage or electric related service issue, please contact the Electric Department emergency phone number at (937) 459-2584.  For a water, sewer, or street emergency please contact the Street  Department emergency phone number at (937) 423-0652.  In the event of a major power outage, water system disruption, or other similar emergency situations the Village will utilize the One Call Now notification system to provide information to utility customers of the outage or emergency event.  Utility customers have to subscribe to the free One Call Now notification system by contacting the Village Administrative Office at (937) 526-3294.  If you are unsure if you have signed up in the past or perhaps your telephone number has changed, feel free to contact the Village Administrative Office and they can check the One Call Now customer roster for your information.

 

Asphalt Sealing
10/20/2020 - 3:52pm

The Village of Versailles has contracted with Western Ohio Asphalt Sealing to perform asphalt crack sealing on selected roadways in the Village.  The streets that will be receiving asphalt crack sealing are as follows:

  1. Baker Rd. – Vista Dr. to SR 185
  2. Downtown Area – West St. (railroad to W. Wood St.), W. Wood (West St. to Center St.), Center St. (railroad to Ward St.)
  3. East St. – Park Blvd to Water St.
  4. Steffin St. – Main St. to Park Blvd.
  5. Grand Ave./W. Main St. – West to Marker

Motorists are urged to use caution while crews perform maintenance work in these areas.  It is possible that some segments may be closed to through traffic for short periods of time to allow the asphalt crack sealing material to cool enough to allow vehicular traffic back through the area.  If anyone has any questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact Asst. Village Administrator Kyle Francis at (937) 526-3294 x202. 

Village Administrative Office Phones
10/14/2020 - 3:08pm

The Village Administrative Office is currently experiencing a phone system issue and cannot receive or make phone calls at this time. If you have an electric emergency please call 937-459-2584 and for a water emergency please call 937-423-0652. You can email versaillesutilities@versaillesoh.com with any non-urgent matters.

New Automated Trash Truck
10/14/2020 - 2:54pm

Village has taken delivery of a new 2021 Freightliner-Labrie automated trash truck. This new trash truck was purchased from Best Equipment as part of the Village’s ongoing capital improvement plan. The purchase price of this truck was $253,000. It replaces a 2010 International automated trash truck the Village had previously purchased used in 2014. This new truck will provide many years of reliable service to Village residents.

Efficiency Smart Rebates
10/06/2020 - 2:23pm

Heating and cooling make up the largest portion of the average household’s energy bill. Efficiency Smart offers rebates on products that can help you save on these costs, including a $750 rebate on cold climate air source heat pumps and a $100 rebate on air source heat pumps. Visit www.efficiencysmart.org/versailles-ohio and select “Home Energy Rebates” or call 877-889-3777 for more information on available rebates.

10-6-2020 Power Outage Area
10/02/2020 - 10:40am

Village Leaf Collection Schedule Announced
09/30/2020 - 12:01pm

Regular leaf collection is scheduled to begin Monday, October 12th and last through November. Leaves will be picked up as needed in December. Leaf collection routes are as follows:

Mondays: All streets south of the Board of Education Building

Tuesdays: All streets west of South Center Street

Wednesdays: All streets east of South Center Street

Thursdays: All streets north of the railroad tracks

Please do not mix sticks, weeds, or garden foliage in with your leaves. Leaves need to be placed in the street along the curb for pick up. Please do not put leaves in plastic bags. Also, residents are asked to refrain from parking on the street on your scheduled collection day.

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
09/17/2020 - 2:43pm

Pursuant to Resolutions 20-03, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale a 2004 Ford E-450/Medtec Ambulance.  The Village’s EMS Administrator has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

 

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 15 days and is scheduled to begin on Thursday September 17th 2020, and scheduled to close on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village EMS Administrator shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

Individuals may make an appointment to inspect and/or remove once purchased the equipment by contacting EMS Administrator Matt Harvey at 937-526-3294 x101 or via email at matthewharvey@versaillesoh.com.

Mike Busse

Village Administrator

Village Offices to be closed for Labor Day
09/03/2020 - 8:41am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, September 7th will be provided on Tuesday, September 8th along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
09/02/2020 - 8:16am

Pursuant to Resolutions 20-03, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale a 2004 Ford E-450/Medtec Ambulance.  The Village’s EMS Administrator has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 15 days and is scheduled to begin on Thursday September 17th 2020, and scheduled to close on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village EMS Administrator shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

Individuals may make an appointment to inspect and/or remove once purchased the equipment by contacting EMS Administrator Matt Harvey at 937-526-3294 x101 or via email at matthewharvey@versaillesoh.com.

Rodd A. Hale

Village Administrator

Voluntary Water Request by Village
08/21/2020 - 10:56am

With the prolonged dry summer conditions that the area has experienced this summer the Village has seen an increase in water usage for lawn watering and other water use activities.  With this additional water usage, the Village’s water supply wells have been running longer and harder for an extended period time and the aquifer that supplies the Village ground water has dropped.  With the continued forecast of dry and warm weather for the for seeable future, we are asking water customers for a voluntary reduction in any possible water consumption until we receive rain to help supplement the water supply well fields.  While this is not yet an emergency situation, your cooperation to reduce water consumption with the Village of Versailles is very much appreciated and is to the benefit of all.

2020-2021 HEAP Applications Available
08/18/2020 - 1:21pm

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Assistance (OCA). It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).

To download a HEAP application visit https://www.development.ohio.gov/files/is/2020-2021-HEAP-App-BW.pdf  or stop by the Utility Office to pick up a copy of the application.

For additional questions about the HEAP program call 1-800-282-0880 during regular business hours (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

 

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
08/05/2020 - 9:54am

Pursuant to Resolutions 20-01, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina.  The Village’s Utilities Superintendent has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 15 days and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, and scheduled to close on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village Utilities Superintendent shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

Individuals may make an appointment to the equipment by contacting the Utilities Superintendent Kyle Francis at 937-526-3294 x202 or via email at kylefrancis@versaillesoh.com.

Rodd A. Hale

Village Administrator

Village Offices to Close in Observance of Independence Day
06/25/2020 - 11:34am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  All residential recycling will be picked up on Thursday, July 2nd.

Versailles Income Tax Returns Due July 15th
06/25/2020 - 9:51am

Income Tax Administrator, Marie Rose, would like to remind all Versailles residents of the following tax filing requirements.  The 2019 Versailles income tax returns and payments are due on Wednesday, JULY 15th.  Extensions do not extend the time to pay.  Village income tax returns cannot be filed electronically (Ex: online tax filing services, like Turbo Tax, will not file Village tax).  Residents may receive help in filing their tax form via the drive thru window located on the north side of the building.  Tax hours are Mon-Fri 8-1 and 1:30-4:30. 

Mandatory filing is required for anyone 18 or older regardless of income. 

Tax forms are available thru the Village website at www.versaillesoh.com.  Tax forms and payments can be mailed to Versailles Tax Department, PO Box 288, Versailles, OH 45380.  There is also a night deposit box located on the north side of the Administrative Building.  Please refrain from folding large clasp envelopes and putting them in the night deposit box, as they will jam and not go through.

If anyone has questions regarding income tax filing, please contact Marie Rose, Income Tax Administrator, at 937-526-3294 ext. 204. 

2020 Street Maintenance
06/23/2020 - 2:28pm

As part of the Village’s Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan, each year streets are identified based on their age or condition and prioritized for receiving pavement or surface maintenance. These streets are then incorporated into a competitive bid process. Upon completing the public bidding process, Village Council awards a contract to have the Annual Street Maintenance project completed.

The 2020 street resurfacing program is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 6th and take no longer than two weeks, depending on weather, to complete. Residents in the resurfacing areas may notice “No Parking” signs placed in yards to keep streets clear for resurfacing equipment. Every effort will be made to maintain traffic and limit inconvenience to residents and motorists.  

This year’s paving will be done by Walls Brothers Asphalt out of Greenville who provided a low bid of $262,297.73. Additional bids were received from Buehler Asphalt out of St. Marys for $276,495 and Wagner Paving out of Laura for a bid of $295,515. 

The streets scheduled for resurfacing maintenance in 2020 are McGreevey Road from SR 47 to H.B. Hole Road, N. Center Street from the railroad tracks to King’s Command, and Greenlawn Avenue from N. Center Street to, and including the intersection at N. West Street.

Village Officials are pleased to provide these street maintenance projects that are funded through local resident’s support of the ½% Income Tax Levy. If anyone has questions about the Village’s street construction and maintenance program please feel free to contact Mayor Subler, any Village Council Member, or the Village Offices at 526-3294 extension 225.  

LED Light Bulbs
06/23/2020 - 9:01am

Shop locally at Versailles Ace Hardware for $0.99 LEDs, courtesy of Efficiency Smart and Village of Versailles Utilities. Prefer not to shop in person? Efficiency Smart’s online store is offering free shipping on discounted LEDs for a limited time. Visit www.efficiencysmart.org/versailles-ohio or call 877-889-3777 for more information.

 

Versailles Swimming Pool Operations for the 2020 Season
06/04/2020 - 11:53am

On June 3rd the Versailles Village Council met to discuss the swimming pool operation for the 2020 season. After much review and deliberation, it was decided the Versailles Swimming Pool will not open this year due to COVID-19 and the mandatory rules and requirements put on public swimming pools by Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.

Such mandatory requirements include, social distancing and maintaining at least 6 feet or more between individuals in all areas of the pool and deck; no gathering in groups of different households; reduced maximum pool capacity to allow 6 feet of distance between users; employees, including life guards, wearing masks; installing physical barriers, such as swimming lane ropes in the water, to maintain swimmers at least 6 feet apart from those they do not live with; and disinfecting bathrooms and common areas every two hours and in some areas, after every use.

The reduced capacity requirement would permit a maximum of 39 swimmers in the pool at one given time. Understanding there are often 200 to 300 attendees per day this would severely limit swim time and create a negative experience for patrons.

While Village Officials understand the importance of the swimming pool to the community, the inability to provide a safe and positive experience while following the states mandates was the main determining factor in the decision. The safety and interest of our residents and surrounding communities are of our utmost concern. This difficult decision was not entered into quickly or easily. We are truly sorry and hope everyone can make the most out of this summer through other safer and more positive activities.

To the Citizens of Versailles
05/20/2020 - 1:10pm

As we move through the new stages of reopening our community there has been much discussion regarding the opening of the swimming pool. Elected Officials and Administration are working diligently to gather the latest information from the State of Ohio, the local health department, and surrounding communities. It is planned that the Village Council will make a decision regarding the pool at the May 27th Village Council meeting. To many it may appear to be a simple decision of whether to open or not open. That is far from the case. While public swimming pools have been given the “go ahead” to open, they have also been saddled with numerous mandatory social distancing rules. These rules are often impractical and difficult to enforce, but required nevertheless. Village Officials are considering these requirements and requesting interpretation for those that are unclear.

With all of this uncertainty, one thing is very certain, if a public swimming pool opens this summer it will not be the same experience as in the past. One mandatory rule handed down by the State of Ohio is that physical barriers, such as swimming lane ropes within the pool, along with taped off areas on decks, floors, or grass areas, be installed “to ensure that staff, patrons, and swimmers stay at least 6 feet apart from those they don’t live with, both in and out of the water.” It’s easy to imagine how these requirements will change swimming enjoyment and activities.

After discussions with the Darke County Health Department, the Village has been provided an outline for determining occupancy within the actual swimming pool area. Based on the CDC (Center for Disease Control) method for calculating social distancing formula of allowing 113 ft.² per person, which has also been provided as the local guideline, this would allow a maximum of 39 persons in the main swimming pool water at one time. This number may be expanded slightly when calculating some members are from the same household, but that creates a separate burden of employees needing to monitor who is from the same household.

Consideration has been given to the concession stand and everyone involved understands and agrees, if an opening should occur, the concession stand offerings will need to be significantly reduced.

Many have asked if the expense of operating the pool is the deciding factor in the decision to open or not open. While the swimming pool is an expense to the Village, it is considered a Quality of Life benefit and a given that there will be an expense each year. While operating expenses would very likely increase in 2020, is not being considered as a major factor in the decision. What is being considered is the practicality of employees to enforce the social distancing requirements and the enjoyment level of pool patrons considering the mandated social distancing rules that will need to be in place.

Another major factor under consideration is the ongoing COVID-19 infection levels which have not declined overall.  The health and well-being of the citizens of Versailles is always a major concern in any such decision during these unprecedented times.

Citizens can rest assured representatives of the Village are doing their best to research the situation and make the best decision while keeping necessary safety and potential enjoyment level at the forefront.   

RailRoad Crossing Closings Delayed
05/20/2020 - 11:42am

The Village of Versailles has been notified by CSX Railroad that the planned resurfacing of the crossing at Center St. and Olive St. has been postponed until the week of May 25th. This work will cause closure of the crossings for approximately 1-2 days. A posted detour will be provided CSX contractor performing the work. At this time the date is estimated and dependent upon completion of CSX work in other locations.  CSX has stated they typically provide only a 24 hour notice and the Village will deliver that information once it becomes available.  

Versailles Swimming Pool Notice
05/14/2020 - 10:29am

The Village of Versailles Village Council decided at its May 13th meeting to wait until June 10th to make a final decision regarding whether or not to open the Village Swimming Pool for the 2020 season. While officials hope to provide a summer swimming season, it was determined there are too many unknowns regarding the COVID 19 pandemic and safety at public swimming pools. With information becoming available in the coming weeks, Council hopes an informed decision can be made at the June 10th meeting. Anyone that has purchased a season pass will be provided a refund and rates for the reduced season will be determined once a decision to open has been made.

Village Offices to be closed for Memorial Day
05/13/2020 - 9:34am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, May 25th will be provided on Tuesday, May 26th along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

Center and Olive Street Railroad Crossings
05/06/2020 - 8:40am

The Village of Versailles has been notified by CSX Railroad they are planning to complete resurfacing work on the Center Street and Olive Street crossings sometime “late in the week of May 11th.” This work will cause closure of the crossings for approximately 1-2 days, a detour will be provided. At this time the date is estimated and dependent upon completion of CSX work in other locations.  CSX has stated they typically provide only a 24 hour notice and the Village will deliver that information once it becomes available.  

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
04/29/2020 - 10:59am

Pursuant to Resolutions 20-24, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale a 1987 Mack chassis fire engine.  The Village’s Utilities Superintendent has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 22 days and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, and scheduled to close on Thursday, May 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village Utilities Superintendent shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

                Individuals may make an appointment to the equipment by contacting the Utilities Superintendent Kyle Francis at 937-526-3294 x202 or via email at kylefrancis@versaillesoh.com.

 

Rodd A. Hale

Village Administrator

Village Brush & Limb Pickup
04/27/2020 - 2:45pm

Brush will be picked up every Friday providing you call the Utilities Office at 937-526-3294 prior to the Friday you want the brush picked up so that your name can be placed on the brush list.  Citizens have the ability, and are encouraged, to take large piles of trimmings to the Village yard waste pile near the Village Wastewater Plant at 350 Grand Ave for discarding.

 “Brush” is larger limbs that are put through the chipper, not to be confused with yard waste.  If the Utilities Office is not contacted, there is no guarantee that your brush will be picked up. Any brush and or limb pile larger than a normal pick up load (approximately 4’ X 4’ X 6’) will not be picked up and residents will be notified and requested to transport the brush or limbs to the yard waste pile. The Village, by ordinance, has the discretion to request ALL brush and limbs be transported by citizens of the Village and while we will always try to accommodate residents, it is necessary to keep the piles of brush to a reasonable size. We appreciate your cooperation regarding brush and limb pick up services.     

Message from Mayor Subler
04/02/2020 - 2:23pm

With most of you doing your best to stay at home and/or putting good social distancing practices in place, the results, so far, seem to be having a positive effect in minimizing our area’s exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  Sadly, we have seen several deaths in Darke and surrounding counties but these numbers thankfully pale in comparison to other parts of the country where they are seeing thousands of their fellow citizens die from this terrible disease.  While we miss the freedoms we normally share, we must realize that our collective efforts and sacrifices will be well worth the temporary hardship when this is eventually over.

The age of the Internet and other social platforms have brought about many good opportunities for us to stay informed and educated.  These have helped to educate people on the Coronavirus and given us information about staying home and social distancing.  However, misinformation and false claims are just a few of the downsides of similar looking “information” outlets.  Every day I read comments from people who claim to have special insight or have talked to some “expert” who claims the coronavirus is still a hoax or some planned conspiracy or they claim to have first-hand knowledge of something that will 100% prevent someone from getting the virus.  Sadly, some people read these posts or read conspiracy-theory websites and believe there is nothing to fear and no steps need to be taken to protect ourselves or our families.  When I was growing up, before the age of the internet, my parents taught me as a young child not to believe everything I saw on TV.  With the information overload of the internet, it seems that too many today believe everything they read without researching other outlets for information to make educated decisions.  During these times, everyone needs to listen to the medical and scientific communities and tune out the other hype and hysteria! 

With that in mind, I fully expect you to investigate what I am about to say.  The COVID-19 Coronavirus is real, it is going to get worse, and more people will die.  Regardless of how it started, we are now at its mercy and the only thing we can do is to try to avoid it by staying home as much as possible and not getting together with people outside our immediate family.  That means not going to parties, not having other families over, not mixing children from separate families, and not being around any crowds in any setting. 

I do realize that some people must continue to work, even during this crisis.  These folks are instrumental in keeping our supply chains intact and should be commended by everyone!  But even these workers can be helping to prevent the spread by taking extraordinary actions to avoid bringing germs home.  I know some folks that take off their shoes and change their clothes in the garage and take a shower as soon as they get home to do all they can to prevent bringing the virus home to their families.  Please do all you can to minimize the spread if you must still work!

As to the future, the strategy from the State of Ohio and the United States government is to “lower the curve” to minimize, or slow down, the rate of people contracting the disease at the same time.  If successful, the impact on our hospitals and other healthcare facilities will be spread out instead of seeing a huge spike.  But this also means that the danger of the virus on our lives will last for a longer period of time.  In plain English, that means even if we hit the peak in new cases, we will not be able to go back to “normal” right away.  We will continue to be susceptible to the danger for many more months.  Hopefully, at some point, we will begin to see things begin to open back up but this will not happen overnight.  This will get better but we need to understand that normal activities involving large groups of people may not happen for many months.  There is a definite threat of a “second wave” of the Coronavirus towards the fall and so we may be able to get back to some normal activities, but not others.

We have come a long way in the last several weeks.  Most of us have put up with the changes that were necessary because we realized the enormity of what is at stake.  Most of us have decided what is needed to protect our loved ones and we will not give up until the threat has totally passed.  There is more hardship on the horizon but the rewards beyond that will be plentiful!  As Dr. Fauci has said, now is the time to keep our foot on the accelerator and not give up or prematurely let off on our caution!  This is a fight to the finish and we cannot afford to take one on the chin.  We don’t want to do this all over again! 

In the meantime, the Village of Versailles will do all that it can to protect its citizens and continue to provide the essential services needed to help all citizens win this fight for our generation and generations to come.  We will continue to make challenging decisions as things continue to develop with the sole intention of protecting our citizens and our community!  We appreciate your continued support!

Mayor Subler

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
04/01/2020 - 11:48am

Pursuant to Resolutions 20-01, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale several refrigeration equipment pieces along with a Galbreath cardboard baler. The Village’s Utilities Superintendent has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 15 days and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and scheduled to close on Thursday, April 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village Utilities Superintendent shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

Individuals may make an appointment to the equipment by contacting the Utilities Superintendent Kyle Francis at 937-526-3294 x202 or via email at kylefrancis@versaillesoh.com.

Rodd A. Hale

Village Administrator

Local Income Tax Filing Date Extended
03/26/2020 - 12:01pm

The 133rd General Assembly of 2019-2020 enacted House Bill 565 to extend the filing and payment dates for state, municipal, and school district income taxes by the same period as any federal income tax extension granted in response to the COVID-19 disease outbreak.  This includes local taxes for the Village of Versailles (municipal taxes).

The income tax filing and/or payment due date is now extended to July 15, 2020.  However, it is recommended to file as soon as possible.  Penalties will be assessed if filed after July 15th.

If you have any questions, please call 937-526-3294 ext. 204 and leave a message for Tax Administrator Marie Rose. She will return your call as soon as possible.

Notice to the Public
03/23/2020 - 9:03am

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on March 23rd, 2020, the Village of Versailles Administrative Office will be closed, with no employees on site, until further notice. Drop off of utility/tax payments and other documents will be available through the night deposit drop box only. This closure is in reference to Ohio Director of Health, Dr. Amy Acton, and Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home Order” issued on Sunday, March 22, 2020. All essential services of the Village including sanitation services, (refuse and recycling collection), operation and maintenance of water, sewer and electric systems, police, fire and EMS services will continue to be provided.

Telephone messages and e-mail correspondence will be monitored on a daily basis. Any utility emergency call should be directed to the following emergency “On-Call” lines, Electric Department 937-423-2584 and Street/Water/Sewer 937-423-0652.

Village Spring Clean-Up Date Rescheduled
03/20/2020 - 9:09am

The Village of Versailles Spring Clean-Up Date originally slated for Tuesday April 7, 2020 will be moved to Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) illness and to protect the community along with Village personnel who collect the waste.  The Progress Report provided to Village utility customers with their March utility bill has the original date of April 7th listed.  The Progress Report document had to be submitted to the utility bill printer and mailing vendor prior to many of the current guidelines and recommendations being put into place.  The Village apologizes for this delay inconvenience to refuse customers.  If anyone has any questions regarding Spring Clean-Up or the change in date for collection, please feel free to contact the Village Administration Office at (937) 526-3294.

VEMS COVID-19 Statement
03/19/2020 - 3:03pm

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to grow, I would like to assure all residents & visitors of Versailles and the Versailles EMS service area that Versailles EMS has a plan in place to respond to and treat any potential cases of COVID-19 and continue to respond to regular 911 calls for service.

Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to protect our EMTs and Paramedics, as well as those we serve, you will likely see us responding in additional personal protective equipment (PPE) above what we would normally use, including but not limited to masks, gowns/cover-alls and safety glasses. This additional PPE is to reduce our risk of exposure and in turn reduce your risk of exposure as well. It is not an indication that we or a patient has been exposed, but again it is an additional step we are taking to help ensure everyone’s safety.

When you call 911, our telecommunicators will be asking additional questions regarding symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. Please be patient with them and be as open and forthcoming as you can be in answering the questions. The additional screening is in place to help us respond to and treat you appropriately.

During this time, Versailles EMS is implementing some changes effective this week. We have restricted access to our station to EMS, Fire & Village of Versailles personnel only. We are not allowing visitors, meetings, classes etc. until further notice. In addition, we are limiting passengers riding with patients to parents of a minor only if necessary for patient care, symptom historians for patients showing signs of a stroke and caregivers/interpreters only if necessary for patient care. Any passenger meeting these criteria will be seated in the patient area and secured with a seatbelt at all times. Please do not ask us to make exceptions to this, as we are not able to accommodate you at this time. All of the area hospitals have implemented strict visitation policies. If we transport your loved one to the hospital, please do not follow us into the emergency department as you will be denied access. Please check the policy in effect for the destination hospital we are transporting to prior to leaving your residence/scene of the call.

All requests for information from VEMS will be handled via telephone or email only. Contact information is available at: https://versaillesoh.com/municipal/emergency-medical-services

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

Matt Harvey

Chief, Versailles EMS

Message from Mayor Subler
03/18/2020 - 8:10am

To the Citizens of Versailles,

Unfortunately the Coronavirus is now here.  Darke County reported our first case on Monday and so the inevitable begins.  We all knew that we could not avoid this day but how we handle this crisis moving forward will be our legacy for generations to come.

First of all, while these are scary times, we should not panic.  Instead, we should ban together and help one another get through this.  We live in an age of countless ways to communicate other than face-to-face contact and so we should use this technology to our advantage.  If you need something, call someone!  A neighbor, family member or a friend.  If you are willing to help, others will do the same. 

The Village of Versailles is continuing to make changes on a daily basis.  Some changes are made in part to help the public avoid the risk of getting the Coronavirus, while other changes are being made to insure the integrity of our Village resources and staff.  Some of the changes are:

  • All business at the Village Administration Building will now be conducted using the drive-thru window only.  The main doors will be locked and access to the building will only be allowed by request and only if the reason warrants entry.
  • The Police Dept. will not respond to non-emergency calls and will, instead, try to take reports and have discussions over the phone.  This will minimize our force’s face-to-face exposure to the virus.  They will respond to calls if someone is posing a threat or if some danger to the public is present!
  • The Emergency Services Building is now closed to the general public.  The building will only be used for government business to minimize the health risk of our fire and rescue personnel who we will likely need during this crisis

What can we, as citizens, do to help?

  • If at all possible, stay home!  I realize not everyone can do so but the more people that stay home the less impact the Coronavirus will have on our community.
  • Don’t panic and buy more things than you need!  Sure, you want to be prepared to stay at home for a while but buying an overabundance of food, supplies and medicine only hurts others who have a need while you have more than you can use.  I know one person that recently bought 90 rolls of toilet paper for their three member family.  Really?
  • Don’t go to places or attend events where there are crowds of any size.  Most states are now advocating no more than 10 people.  Ask yourself “Do I really need to go?”
  • Tell your kids to stay home!  One reason the schools are closed is because the interactions of children and teens is one place where any virus can spread quickly, and does.  Sure, it is tough on kids to stay home and not see their friends, but parents need to teach their children that these are historic times that need to be respected and everyone, including children, need to commit to working together to get past this.

I understand what I am asking of everyone is difficult.  I realize that giving up the freedoms we’ve lived with in the past, even for a short time, is tough to do.  But I can sum it up by repeating something I recently read:

“Our ancestors were asked to rise to the occasion and go to war!  We are being asked to stay home on the couch.”

Together we can beat this!  Do we really think it is too much give up to help our family, friends and our community? 

Mayor Subler

Message from Mayor Subler
03/17/2020 - 11:39am

To the Citizens of the Village of Versailles,

In regards to the Coronavirus, what started as something far away has now begun to affect us in Versailles, Ohio!  Some folks rang the warning bells early on and warned us to start preparing.  Others seemed to feel that all the hype meant that the Coronavirus would never affect us so close to home.

Regardless of how you feel about the Coronavirus, we now find ourselves dealing with the effects of this situation in our daily lives.  Activities and events, we once planned for and took for granted, are now being cancelled on a daily basis.

We basically have two options moving ahead.  We can get mad and upset about all of this or we can rise to the occasion and try to take it all in stride.  I heard someone say that, as Americans, working together and cooperating in positive ways is the most American thing we can do.

While these interruptions in our lives are frustrating, we must consider that they are all things that we can live without, if need be.  The more important things in our lives are those that deal with our very existence as human beings.  While we at the Village are facing the same rough road ahead, we want to ensure our citizens that we will continue to do all that we can to supply the services you have come to expect and count on from the Village.  Our goal is to be available to our citizens and strive to be a reassuring and reliable provider of taxpayer services moving forward.

What we can do, as individual citizens, is to respect the thoughts and feelings of our neighbors and to be there for one another through these tough times.  Please do your best to help one another when a need arises.  We should all follow the recommended guidelines to avoid this illness regardless of how much or how little we believe it will spread.  If someone wants their space, allow them to have it.  Be kind and courteous and, above all, be understanding of others as everyone’s lives will be affected in similar but also in different ways.

Now is the time to follow the guidelines and minimize risk for you, your family and others.  The sooner we get past this, the sooner we have a chance of things getting back to normal.  Let’s fight this thing together by doing all we can for one another!

Sincerely,

Mayor Subler

Village Reminds Residents and Contractors of Zoning/Building Permit & Inspection Requirements
03/03/2020 - 1:00pm

With the spring season approaching, many residents and contractors will begin planning new construction projects.  To assist in planning of these projects, there are several things individuals should know regarding the need for obtaining local permits.

Other than electric, water and sewer permits, the only type of construction-related permits issued by the Village are zoning permits.  The issuance of a zoning permit certifies the proposed structure is in compliance with the use requirements (residential, commercial, or industrial), area requirements, and setback requirements in the affected zoning district.

In addition to zoning permits, persons performing construction, electrical, heating or cooling work, or re-roofing on residential properties in the Village are required to obtain a permit from the Darke County Building Regulations Office and have the necessary inspections conducted.  If you are unsure if a permit is needed, visit the Darke County Building Regulations Office located in the County Administration Building at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, OH or call their office at 937-547-7379. 

For structures involving industrial, commercial, institutional, multi-family, and mixed uses, State building permits must be obtained.  State building permits can be applied for through the Miami County Building Regulations Office located at 510 West Water Street, Suite 120, Troy, Ohio.  The telephone number for the Troy office is 937-440-8121.

Before finalizing any plans, it is a good idea to check things out thoroughly before you start.  Although not enforced by Village Officials, some newer sections of the community have plat covenants which may prohibit or restrict the installation of fences, utility buildings, awnings, and other structures.  These covenants can be enforced by any other property owner in the same development through civil court action.

Village Officials encourage individuals contemplating construction plans to check into the zoning and building permit regulations prior to beginning the project.  For additional information and assistance, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294, ext. 225, or visit the Village’s website at www.versaillesoh.com and click on the Government/Zoning Regulations section.

Versailles Income Tax Returns Due April 15th
02/28/2020 - 8:24am

Income Tax Administrator, Marie Rose, would like to remind all Versailles residents of the following tax filing requirements.  The 2019 Versailles income tax returns and payments are due on Wednesday, April 15th.  Extensions do not extend the time to pay.  Village income tax returns cannot be filed electronically. (Ex: online tax filing services, like Turbo Tax, will not file Village tax)    

Mandatory filing is required for anyone 18 or older regardless of income.  Retired residents who have registered with the Tax Department are not required to file.

Tax forms are available thru the Village website at www.versaillesoh.com.  Tax forms and payments can be mailed to Versailles Tax Department, PO Box 288, Versailles, OH 45380 or dropped off at the Tax Office located at 177 N. Center St. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with the tax office being closed for lunch from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. There is also a night deposit box located on the north side of the Administrative Building.  Please refrain from folding large clasp envelopes and putting them in the night deposit box, as they will jam and not go through.

If anyone has questions regarding income tax filing, please contact Marie Rose, Income Tax Administrator, at 937-526-3294 ext. 204. 

EMS Special Event/Community Program Coverage
02/27/2020 - 8:46am

Groups requesting EMS coverage for an event will need to fill out a “Special Event/Community Program Stand-By Request Form.” Forms are available on the Village of Versailles website under the Municipal/Emergency Medical Services tab. All requests are required to be received at least 30 days prior to the event start date. EMS personnel will be stationed at your event during the times requested, however, the assigned unit may be in service to take 911 calls. If the assigned crew has to leave, they will attempt to assign another unit to the event. For questions, please contact Matt Harvey, Versailles EMS Administrator/Paramedic, at 937-526-4899.

Notice to Citizens Regarding Mattress and/or Box Springs Pickup
02/10/2020 - 4:21pm

Effective February 17th 2020 any mattress and/or box springs picked up by the Village of Versailles refuse system must be fully encased in a plastic mattress bag. This policy is being implemented for the health and safety of Village employees and the public in general. Mattress bags are available online and at most local department and hardware stores. A large item tag from the Village of Versailles is also necessary for disposal of a mattress and/or box springs.

Calendar of Events
01/31/2020 - 1:12pm

Did you know that the Village of Versailles website has a Calendar of Events? The calendar currently lists meetings held by Village Council and other Village boards and committees. This calendar is also open to all not-for profit organizations. If your organization would like an event posted on the Village’s Calendar of Events please email the information to heatherluebke@versaillesoh.com or call Heather at 937-526-3294 ext. 206.

2019 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
01/23/2020 - 8:50am

The Village of Versailles’ Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report for 2019 has been completed.  Copies are available at the Village Administration Building, 177 North Center Street, or under the Municipal/Water/Wastewater Department.

Village Council Organized Committees and Representatives for 2020
01/16/2020 - 9:25am

During their January 8th meeting, Versailles Village Council began the New Year by announcing committees and representatives for 2020.  Council Member, Kent Paulus, was elected as the Village Council President Pro-Tempore for 2020.

In other reorganizational action, Mayor Subler announced his appointment of Council committees and representatives for 2020.  Appointed to the Finance & Audit Committee are Chairperson Kent Paulus, Jeff Beasley, and Mike Berger. Appointed to the Street & Safety Committee are Chairperson Cory Griesdorn, Todd Dammeyer, and Mike Berger.  Appointed to the Personnel & Policies Committee are Chairperson Todd Dammeyer, Lance Steinbrunner, and Kent Paulus. Appointed to the  Facilities Committee are Chairperson Jeff Beasley, Cory Griesdorn, and Kent Paulus. Appointed to the Town Hall Property Board are Treasurer Cory Griesdorn and Jeff Beasley. Appointed as representative to the Planning Commission is Jeff Beasley, representative to the Cemetery Board is Mike Berger, representative to the Park Board is Cory Griesdorn, and representative to the Tree Commission is Lance Steinbrunner.

Village Council Approves Updates to Five Year Capital Improvements Plan
01/14/2020 - 11:55am

Following a public hearing prior to its November 26, 2019 meeting, Versailles Village Council, during its regular meeting, approved revisions and updates to the Village’s Five Year Capital Improvements Plan.  The Capital Improvements Plan continues to be a planning resource used by Village Officials in completing infrastructure improvements throughout the community.  The updated plan approved by Council provides for a planning period of 2020 through 2024. 

With continued strategic planning, coupled with the cooperation, patience, and support of Versailles citizens, the Village will be presented the opportunity of experiencing the benefits provided by the completion of capital improvement and street maintenance projects.  Copies of the Five Year Capital Improvements Plan may be obtained by contacting or stopping by the Village Offices, or can be accessed at the Village’s website www.versaillesoh.com under the Forms/Other Info section.

Downtown Fountain Square Granite Pavers and Bricks Remain
01/14/2020 - 11:23am

The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce would like to remind local residents that there are still granite pavers and bricks available for individuals to purchase by way of a donation.

The Fountain Square granite paver and brick fund-raiser provides a variety of options for donors to consider. Options offered are the gold, silver, and bronze levels of $1,000, $500, and $100. The gold, silver, and bronze donors are commemorated by engraved granite stones (gold and silver level) or engraved paver bricks (bronze) depending upon the level of donation.

Any individual, business, civic group, or organization wishing to become a part of Versailles history, and would like to make a donation by purchasing a granite paver or brick are asked to contact the Versailles Administrative Building Offices for more information at 526-3294. All donations are to be made to the Greater Versailles Area Fund and are fully tax deductible. The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce is very appreciative of the level of interest and support received towards the purchase of granite pavers and bricks for the Fountain Square area.

Resident Phone Number Changes
01/07/2020 - 9:46am

In an effort to provide the best possible utility service with regards to water, sanitary sewer, refuse, and electric to your home or business, there are times in which we may need to contact you directly about an emergency or planned repair that may cause disruption to your utility services.  The Village of Versailles is reaching out to all of our customers to update our telephone records that we use to make such important notifications.  With the continued decline of landline telephones, customers switching cellular numbers/carriers, etc. we may not have the best contact telephone number for you, and in some cases, no telephone number at all.  If your phone number has changed over the past few years, or even just recently, please email versaillesutilities@versaillesoh.com or call us at (937) 526-3294 ext. 205 or 206 with an updated telephone number for your account.

Village to Dispose of Live Christmas Trees
12/27/2019 - 8:52am

The Village of Versailles will dispose of live Christmas trees for residents with regular brush collection on Friday’s.  If you would like your tree disposed of, please call the Village Offices at 526-3294 ext. 205 or 206 prior to the Friday you would like your tree disposed of.

Village to Begin Accepting Ward and Indian Creek Park Shelter Reservations
12/18/2019 - 9:29am

The Village of Versailles will be accepting reservations for the use of three shelter houses in Ward Park and two shelter houses in Indian Creek Park for the 2020 park season beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  A $50.00 per shelter, non-refundable deposit must accompany each request.  

To make a reservation, please stop by the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning Thursday, January 2nd.  Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note, automatic reservations from one year to the next are not accepted.  A new reservation must be made each year. 

All deposits will be used for the maintenance of the parks.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Village Offices at 526-3294, ext. 205 or 206.  No reservations will be accepted prior to January 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Office Hours/Refuse Pickup Dates
12/10/2019 - 9:40am

The Village of Versailles Administrative Offices will close for the Christmas Holiday at noon on Tuesday, December 24th and all day on Wednesday, December 25th. The Village Offices will also be closed at noon on Tuesday, December 31st and all day Wednesday, January 1st for the New Year. 

Refuse collection for Wednesday pickup for the weeks of the 23rd and 30th will be held on Thursday the 26th and Thursday the 2nd. Recycling collection will be held as normal on Thursday and Friday.

2020 Pool Passes On Sale
11/26/2019 - 9:03am

Not sure what to get your family for Christmas?  2020 Village of Versailles Swimming Pool passes are on sale at the Village Administrative Offices, 177 N Center St. All pool passes for the 2020 season purchased by Friday, May 8, 2020 will be discounted $10.00!

Rates for the 2020 season are as follows: Adult - $4.00; Child 3-17 - $3.00; and Children 2 & Under are free. Season family pass rates will remain the same and will be as follows: One Adult (head of household) - $65.00; One Adult + One Immediate Family Member - $85.00; One Adult + Two Immediate Family Members - $95.00; One Adult + Three Immediate Family Members - $105.00; and One Adult + Four or More Immediate Family Members - $115.00.

Visa or MasterCard can be used to pay for season passes at the Village Administrative Building; however, a 3% convenience fee charge will be added to the total amount due for the pass.  For questions, call the Village Administrative Offices at 526-3294 ext. 206.

Village Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
11/21/2019 - 2:46pm

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.

All residential refuse collection will be provided as normal. All residential recyclable collection will be provided on Wednesday, November 27th. Commercial cardboard collection will be held on Tuesday, November 26th.

Pet Droppings Reminder
10/04/2019 - 1:17pm

As a reminder to citizens, it is illegal to allow your pet to leave droppings on the sidewalks, in public parks, or on   other person’s properties. The Village has received recent complaints regarding this issue and it is up to all citizens to monitor and take responsibility for their pets. We are fortunate to have many sidewalks and parks that encourage walking, jogging, and other outdoor activities, and not only is it a misdemeanor of the third degree carrying a fine of up to $500, it is extremely offensive and discourteous to other citizens. The Village has dog stations for the parks to provide access to trash bags. Please use them and clean up after your pets in public places.

 

Electric Bill Advice
10/01/2019 - 12:49pm

Efficiency Smart has launched a new program called “Electric Bill Advice”. This is a free program designed to help residential electric customers learn more about their electric use and the steps they can take to reduce it. 

Through the program, customers can contact Efficiency Smart to discuss their electric use and learn what can cause high electric bills. The Efficiency Smart customer support team will ask a series of questions to learn more about the electric use in their homes. Customers will then receive customized energy-saving recommendations based on their responses, many of which can be no-cost to low-cost to implement.

Customers can call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777 or use the chat feature on Efficiency Smart’s website between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers can also email Efficiency Smart at info@efficiencysmart.org outside these hours.

More information can be found online at https://www.efficiencysmart.org/versailles-ohio.

 

Village Water Supply
09/27/2019 - 2:25pm

With the current dry weather conditions the Village has seen an increase in water usage for lawns and other activities and our Village water supply wells have been running continuously for the past few days. With the forecast of hot dry weather for the foreseeable future, we are asking for voluntary reduction in any possible water consumption until we receive rain to help supplement the water supply well fields. While this is not yet an emergency situation, your cooperation to reduce water consumption within the Village of Versailles is very much appreciated.

Road Closed Sign at the Intersection of SR 47 and Progress Way
09/27/2019 - 8:23am

In regards to the Road Closed sign at the intersection of SR 47 and Progress Way, SR 185 is scheduled to be closed on October 7th & 8th however, the closure point will be north of the Village on SR 185. Nothing within the Village will be closed. The sign was placed in that location by ODOT representatives to provide a “last chance” for vehicles heading north out of town on SR 185. No disruption of Progress Way is planned.

Village Leaf Collection Schedule Announced
09/24/2019 - 4:16pm

Regular leaf collection is scheduled to begin Monday, October 7th and last through November. Leaves will be picked up as needed in December. Leaf collection routes are as follows:

Mondays: All streets south of the Board of Education Building

Tuesdays: All streets west of South Center Street

Wednesdays: All streets east of South Center Street

Thursdays: All streets north of the railroad tracks

Please do not mix sticks, weeds, or garden foliage in with your leaves. Leaves need to be placed in the street along the curb for pick up. Please do not put leaves in plastic bags. Also, residents are asked to refrain from parking on the street on your scheduled collection day.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Scheduled
09/20/2019 - 1:31pm

The Village of Versailles is scheduled to begin flushing fire hydrants the week of September 23rd. Fire hydrant flushing will continue through the end of October.

If any resident experiences problems with their water during the fire hydrant flushing activities, please contact the Village offices at 526-3294.

DARKE COUNTY Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to Community
08/21/2019 - 2:24pm

DARKE COUNTY, OH 8/14/19 – Following the extensive and thorough evaluation and review of mass emergency alerting systems, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by OnSolve, based in Ormond Beach, Florida. Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for saving lives, including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals, and issuing timely evacuations. 

The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of Darke County’s emergency planning and communications outreach. The platform will allow officials to communicate with residents and personnel by sending telephone calls, text messages, emails, posts to social media and mobile app messages to inform residents of emergencies and better protect life and property. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s widespread usage across North America.

“CodeRED’s robust system will provide Darke County officials with a reliable, easy-to use technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans,” said Darke County 911 Coordinator Melissa Hawes. Hawes continued, “We anticipate using the system to notify residents of 911 outages, missing persons, drinking water emergencies, and more.”

Darke County has also purchased the CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages, and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather. The CodeRED Weather Warning system is an opt-in service that automatically notifies those enrolled of tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). 

All residents living within Darke County are encouraged to visit www.darkecountyema.org and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll using their cell phone numbers, landline numbers, and email addresses. Residents can also text the keyword DARKE to 99411 for a link to the registration page. No one should assume they are included in the emergency contact database; please visit to ensure you are registered.

CodeRED also offers a free mobile app for Android and iPhone devices. All residents and business owners are encouraged to download the free app to receive alerts based on the geo-location of your phone. As you travel throughout other CodeRED communities, you can receive important alerts that include community, emergency, and severe weather information.

About CodeRED from OnSolve

OnSolve is a leading global provider of SaaS-based critical communication solutions for enterprise, SMB, and government customers. The company’s CodeRED™ solution provides high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes and has applied its mission-critical capabilities to government, commercial, healthcare and other end markets. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.onsolve.com.

Swimming Pool Modified Hours
08/08/2019 - 11:56am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will operate under the modified hours of 12:30 pm to 5:00pm on Friday, August 16th and   Monday, August 19th through Friday, August 23rd.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will also operate under the modified hours of 12:30pm to 5:00pm on Monday, August 26th;  4:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, August 27th through Thursday, August 29th; and will be closed on Friday, August 30th for the high school football game.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 4:00pm on Monday, September 2nd for the season.  For questions call the Versailles Pool at 526-5154.

 

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
07/31/2019 - 8:19am

Pursuant to Resolutions 19-24, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale a 2003 Old Dominion Brush Leaf Collector and 2010 Grasshopper Mower that has been utilized by the Village’s Street Department, and a Small Dump Trailer that has been utilized by the Village’s Cemetery and is no longer needed for any municipal purpose. The Village’s Utilities Superintendent has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 15 days and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, and scheduled to close on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village Utilities Superintendent shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

Individuals may make an appointment to inspect the vehicle or equipment by contacting the Utilities Superintendent Kyle Francis at 937-526-3294 or via email at kylefrancis@versaillesoh.com.

Rodd A. Hale

Village Administrator

Village Purchases New Equipment
07/25/2019 - 2:03pm

The Village of Versailles has recently taken delivery of a new ambulance to be utilized by the Emergency Medical Services Department. 

The new ambulance is a Braun Chief XL patient module mounted on a 2019 Ford F550 4x4 chassis. This new truck replaces a 2004 Medtec/Ford E450 2x4 ambulance that has reached the end of it’s service life for EMS purposes. The new ambulance was ordered in February 2019 and delivered in July 2019 at a cost of approximately $215,000.00.  The new ambulance has numerous safety and comfort improvements for both the EMS crews and the citizens they serve. Safety upgrades include a power load system that eliminates the need for crews to lift the cot with a patient and 4-point harnesses in the patient module that will allow crews to be secured while still providing excellent patient care. The new ambulance is also equipped with a liquid suspension system that allows for a smother and more stable ride.  Village EMS personnel take excellent care, both mechanically and cosmetically, of the equipment to insure that these necessary units last for their intended duration and work in a safe and efficient manner. The planned service life for the new ambulance is 20 years, at which time the patient module will be removed, refurbished and mounted on a new chassis, reducing costs by as much as 50%. The ambulances are used almost every day to respond to emergencies in the village and surrounding community.  Members of the EMS department will begin driver training on the new ambulance immediately with a tentative in-service date of January 2020 as additional needed equipment is purchased and installed. The plan is to sell the 2004 ambulance once the new truck is placed in service and Village Council officially approves that the former truck is no longer needed for municipal purposes. 

This most recent major equipment purchase further solidifies the Village’s commitment to maintaining modern equipment and providing the best emergency care possible for all residents and businesses who use and rely on our safety services each day. 

Garden Club to Sponsor a Poster & Coloring Contest
07/09/2019 - 3:37pm

The Versailles Garden Club will be sponsoring a poster and coloring contest for the Bicentennial Celebration.  This will be held in August and prizes will be awarded. Check the Versailles Policy for more details.  Pages will be available at Worch Memorial Library, the Versailles Swimming Pool, IGA, and Sideliners the last week in July.

Reminder to Citizens of the Village of Versailles Regarding “Open Burning”
07/05/2019 - 4:28pm

The following rules apply.  

(A) No person or property owner shall cause or allow open burning in an unrestricted area except as provided in paragraphs (B) to (D) of this rule or in section 3704.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) Open burning shall be allowed for the following purposes without notification to or permission from the Ohio EPA, except as required in paragraph (B)(3)(f) of this rule:

(1) Heating tar, welding, acetylene torches, highway safety flares, heating for warmth of outdoor workers and strikers, smudge pots, and similar occupational needs.

(2) Bonfires, campfires and outdoor fireplace equipment, whether for cooking food for human consumption, pleasure, religious, ceremonial, warmth, recreational, or similar purposes, if the following conditions are met:

(a) They are fueled with clean seasoned firewood, natural gas or equivalent, or any clean burning fuel with emissions that are equivalent to or lower than those created from the burning of seasoned firewood;

(b) They are not used for waste disposal purposes; and

(c) They shall have a total fuel area of three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height except when such fire is used for ceremonial purposes it may have a total fuel area no greater than five feet in  diameter and five feet in height, if the ceremonial fire burns no longer than three hours.

The penalty for non-permitted open burning is a minor misdemeanor for a first offense with a fine of up to $150.00 and subsequent offenses are misdemeanors of the 4th degree carrying a fine of up to $250 and up to 30 days jail.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/26/2019 - 8:39am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Versailles Swimming Pool Swimming Lessons - Session 2
06/24/2019 - 9:02am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will conduct public swimming lessons.  Session 2 will be held July 8-11 and July 15-18.  The lessons are for two weeks, four days per week (Mondays-Thursdays).  Lessons will be conducted in the morning from 10:30-11:15 a.m. or from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and in the evening from 5:30-6:15 p.m. or 6:15-7:00 p.m.

The cost of swimming lessons is $25.00 per person per two-week session for season pass holders and $40.00 per person per two-week session for non-season pass holders. Private swimming lessons are also available by request. The cost of private lessons is $25 for two 45-minute sessions or $40 for non-season pass holders.  Interested parents may set up a time with a swim manager or lifeguard.  

A registration form is required to be completed prior to children participating in swimming lessons.  Payments are due in advance of lessons.  For more information, please stop by the pool or call 526-5154 during regular pool hours.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/20/2019 - 8:03am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/04/2019 - 2:36pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Versailles Swimming Pool Swimming Lesson Schedule Announced
05/22/2019 - 1:57pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will conduct public swimming lessons.  Session 1 will be held June 10-13 and June 17-20.  Session 2 will be held July 8-11 and July 15-18.  The lessons are for two weeks, four days per week (Mondays-Thursdays).  Lessons will be conducted in the morning from 10:30-11:15 a.m. or from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for both Session 1 and Session 2 and in the evening from 5:30-6:15 p.m. or 6:15-7:00 p.m. for Session 2 only. 

The cost of swimming lessons is $25.00 per person per two-week session for season pass holders and $40.00 per person per two-week session for non-season pass holders. Private swimming lessons are also available by request. The cost of private lessons is $25 for two 45-minute sessions or $40 for non-season pass holders.  Interested parents may set up a time with a swim manager or lifeguard.   

A registration form is required to be completed prior to children participating in swimming lessons.  Payments are due in advance of lessons.  For more information, please stop by the pool or call 526-5154 during regular pool hours.

Village Offices to be closed for Memorial Day
05/15/2019 - 9:00am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, May 27th will be provided on Tuesday, May 28th along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

Ward and Indian Creek Park Reservations
05/01/2019 - 9:21am

Don’t forget to make your 2019 Ward and Indian Creek Shelter House Reservations.  The shelter houses are great for family reunions, graduation parties, and other get-togethers.  Visit us at the Village Offices located at 177 N. Center St. to make your reservation.  Reservation fees are $50.00 per reservation.

Versailles Swimming Pool Rates and Schedule Announced for 2019
04/24/2019 - 9:17am

Season passes for 2019 are available at the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street. Pass forms are also available online at www.versaillesohio.cc under the Municipal/Swimming Pool section. Please mail the completed form, along with payment, to the address listed on the form, or drop it off at the Administrative Building before 4:30 pm, Friday, May 24th.   Beginning Monday, May 27th forms should be taken to the pool.

General Admission rates will be as follows: Adult - $4.00; Child 3-17 - $3.00; and Children 2 & Under are free. Season family pass rates will also remain the same and will be as follows: One Adult (head of household) - $65.00; One Adult + One Immediate Family Member - $85.00; One Adult + Two Immediate Family Members - $95.00; One Adult + Three Immediate Family Members - $105.00; and One Adult + Four or More Immediate Family Members - $115.00. All passes purchased before Friday, May 10th will be discounted $10.00.

Please remember, family season passes are limited to immediate family members only, with at least one parent or legal guardian as the pass holder. The Village defines “Immediate Family Member” as a parent or legal guardian and their MINOR or DEPENDENT COLLEGE STUDENT children only. Adult children who live on their own or have their own families must purchase their own individual or family season pass. Also, it is not permissible to have an older sibling as the pass holder on a pass with younger siblings and it is also not permissible to add grandchildren, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or any other non-immediate family members to a family season pass.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will open for the season on Monday, May 27th and close on Monday, September 2nd. The pool will be operating on modified hours during opening week and fair week through closing day on Labor Day. The Versailles Swimming Pool will also be closed evenings of home swim meets.  These hours will be publicized in the Village’s monthly Progress Report, local cable Channel 18, website, Facebook page, and The Versailles Policy prior to the modified hours.  Hours may be modified due to inclement weather throughout the season. Pool hours for 2019 will be Monday - Friday: 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Plan to buy your 2019 family pool pass early at the Village Administrative Building! Visa or MasterCard can be used to pay for season passes at the Village Administrative Building only; however, a 3% convenience fee charge will be added to the total amount due for the pass.

Annual Village of Versailles Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
04/19/2019 - 8:31am

A revised copy of the Village of Versailles’ Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report for 2018 has been completed.  Copies are available at the Village Administration Building, 177 North Center Street, or online at https://versaillesohio.cc/sites/default/files/CCR%202018-REVISION.pdf.

 

Village Yard Waste Collection to Begin April 12th
04/02/2019 - 8:21am

The Village of Versailles will begin scheduled yard waste collection EVERY OTHER FRIDAY throughout the grass mowing months beginning Friday, April 12th, with the last collection scheduled for Friday, November 8th.  Yard waste consists of grass clippings, plants, flowers, etc. 

There is no need to call for this free service, as the yard waste route encompasses the entire Village of Versailles.  To participate in this collection, please place your yard waste at your regular collection spot in a container or trash can with a maximum capacity of 35 gallons.  Please refrain from using plastic trash bags and barrel-type containers without handles for yard waste collection.  Please also refrain from using the Village provided refuse and recycling containers.  Yard waste should be in a separate container. 

As a reminder, yard waste can also be brought to the Village Yard Waste Pile at 300 Grand Avenue.  This pile is to be used only by persons on Village utilities.  Acceptable yard waste items include grass clippings, plants, flowers, etc.  NON-ACCEPTABLE items include root stumps, batteries, tires, plastic bags, concrete, animal waste, construction material, hazardous waste, infectious waste, and asbestos.  For any questions, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294. 

Versailles Income Tax Returns Due April 15th
03/07/2019 - 10:59am

Income Tax Administrator, Marie Rose, would like to remind all Versailles residents of the following tax filing requirements (18 years of age and older).  The 2018 Versailles income tax returns and payments are due on Monday, April 15th.  Extensions do not extend the time you have to pay any tax due. 

Mandatory filing is required even if you did not work.  Retired residents who have registered with the Tax Department are not required to file. 

Anyone who resides in Versailles and did not receive a tax form can call the Tax Department at 526-3294, ext. 204 to request a form.  Forms are also available through the Village website at www.versaillesohio.cc

Tax Returns and Payments are due by April 15th.  These can be mailed to Versailles Tax Department, PO Box 288, Versailles, OH 45380 or dropped off at the Tax Office located at 177 N. Center St. 

If anyone has questions regarding income tax filing procedures, please contact Marie Rose, Income Tax Administrator, at 526-3294 ext. 204.  Tax forms and payments can be dropped off at the Administrative Building or in the night deposit box located on the north side of the Administrative Building in the drive thru.  Please refrain from folding large clasp envelopes and putting them in the night deposit box, as they will jam and not go through.

Versailles Tree Commission Announces Annual Tree Lottery Program
02/25/2019 - 10:19am

The Versailles Shade Tree Commission has announced the Village will be accepting application request forms from eligible property owners for a chance at being randomly selected to receive one of the trees that will be given away by the Shade Tree Commission as part of its annual Tree Lottery program.  Property owners who received a tree through the 2018 Tree Lottery will not be eligible for the 2019 Tree Lottery.

The tree lottery trees are not limited to being planted within the public right-of-way.  A property owner may opt to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the public right-of-way.  All tree planting locations must be approved by the Village Shade Tree Commission.

Eligibility to participate in the lottery process is subject to certain criteria.  Only owners of property located within the corporation limits will be eligible to participate in the lottery program.  Tenants are ineligible to participate.  If you own property within the Village and reside outside the Village, you are eligible to participate.  Property owners with nonexistent or deteriorated sidewalks (as defined in the Sidewalk Installation/Replacement Ordinance) will be eligible to participate in the lottery program, but only will be permitted to have a lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way.

Additional criteria includes property owners who fail to properly maintain either a replacement tree or lottery tree will not be eligible to participate in future lotteries; property owners will not be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process in two consecutive years; property owners along a street that has been outlined in the Village’s Five Year Capital Improvements Plan for reconstruction will be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process, but will only be permitted to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way; all lottery trees are subject to the Village’s tree planting restrictions and will require a planting  permit (there is no charge for the permit); and all decisions made by the Tree Commission are final.

Individuals interested in participating in the Tree Lottery program may obtain a form by stopping by the Administrative Office Building where they will be made available.  Forms can also be accessed online and printed from the Village’s website www.versaillesohio.cc under the Forms/Other Info/Trees section.  All forms for the year’s upcoming lottery are to be returned to the Village Offices by Monday, April 1st.  If anyone has questions regarding the Tree Lottery program, please contact the Village Offices at 526-3294, ext. 206. 

Mayor Subler, Village Council, and the Tree Commission are pleased to be able to provide this annual Tree Lottery program for the Village of Versailles. The Village’s tree program plays a vital role in preserving, protecting, and adding to the local urban forestry population. With continued community support the citizens of Versailles will be able to preserve and enhance the presence and value of one of our environment’s precious natural resources . . . Trees!

Property Owner Winter Sidewalk Maintenance Responsibility
01/23/2019 - 3:39pm

With the recent heavy snowfall amounts, it is important to point out each property owner, residential or business, within the Village is responsible to clear all sidewalks on their property of snow within 12 hours after any snowfall. Not only is keeping sidewalks clear for pedestrians the responsible thing to do, it’s the law. The Ohio Municipal Code, Section 660.05 states, No owner or occupant of lots or lands abutting any sidewalk, curb or gutter shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs and gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance, and to remove from the sidewalks, curbs or gutters all snow and ice accumulated thereon within a reasonable time, which will ordinarily not exceed 12 hours after any storm during which the snow and ice has accumulated.

If you are a property owner and you are away from home or your business when snowfall occurs, it is still your responsibility to coordinate having someone clear your sidewalk of snow within the 12-hour period. Forcing pedestrians, especially students walking to school, to walk through snow, or out in the street, is irresponsible. Please do your part and clear your sidewalks as soon as possible after a snowfall occurs.   

Annual Municipal Activities Report
01/21/2019 - 1:54pm

The Annual Municipal Activities Report for the Village of Versailles for the year ended 2018 has been completed and is available for public inspection in the Village Administrative Offices, 177 North Center Street, Versailles, Ohio between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A copy of this report can be provided upon request.

ADVERTISEMENT OF PUBLIC SALE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES
01/17/2019 - 9:53am

Pursuant to Resolutions 18-49, the Village of Versailles is offering for sale a 2007 Ford Explorer SUV that was acquired by the Versailles Police Department through a court order, and is not needed for any municipal purpose. The Village’s Utilities Superintendent has been authorized to sell the aforementioned equipment to the highest bidder according to law upon the following terms:

A. An internet auction will be conducted by placing up for bid said vehicle and equipment on www.GovDeals.com. The internet auction will be open for a period of 15 days and is scheduled to begin at 12:00PM EST Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, and scheduled to close on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST.

B. Interested bidders who desire to bid on the equipment are required to register on the www.GovDeals.com website.

C. Bidders and other participants of the internet auction are required to abide by the terms and conditions of www.GovDeals.com.

D. The Village Utilities Superintendent shall not cause the transfer of title until the purchase price has been paid in full in compliance with the terms and conditions of the www.GovDeals.com internet auction seller’s agreement.

E. The winning bidders of the equipment is required to issue and make payment to the Village of Versailles through the www.GovDeals.com website. Payment methods are wire transfer, PayPal, or credit cards.

F. The Village of Versailles reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale the equipment items listed.

Individuals may make an appointment to inspect the vehicle or equipment by contacting the Utilities Superintendent Kyle Francis at 937-526-3294 x202 or via email at kylefrancis@versaillesohio.cc.

 

Rodd A. Hale

Village Administrator

Snow Removal Guidelines
01/09/2019 - 8:21am

The Village of Versailles Street Department works hard to maintain safe driving conditions during a winter snow storm.  Here are some helpful guidelines for residents in case of snow accumulation:

· At the onset of a snowstorm, salt is applied to streets to prevent icing.

· Once plowing of snow has begun, several passes will be made on each street to provide curb to curb clearing.

· Depending on the duration of a storm and the amount of snow fall, it may be necessary to repeat the plowing process several times.

· When a snowfall stops, it takes the Village of Versailles Street Department approximately 4 - 6 hours to complete the snow-removal process town-wide.

· DO NOT PARK CARS ON THE STREET (if at all possible during an event). This impedes the snow removal process and causes vehicles to be plowed in.

· Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway as plows pass.

· Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.

When a snow removal operation is underway, The Village of Versailles Street Department works around the clock to provide the best possible service to the residents of the Village. Your assistance during these type of snow events is very much appreciated.

Riley Earns AMP Award
12/26/2018 - 12:59pm

Village of Versailles Electric Foreman Scott Riley was recently presented with an American Municipal Power (AMP) Hard Had Safety Award.  Riley was selected for this award because of his commitment to safety in the workplace.  AMP established the Hard Hat Safety Program to recognize an employee in each member community who demonstrates safety at all times.  The award is earned by public power employees who adhere to on-the-job safety procedures, promotes electric safety within their department, and is 100% safety conscious.  Riley has been employed with the Village of Versailles since 2003.  This is the second time that Riley has received this award due to his commitment to safety in the workplace.

Pictured (L-R): Kyle Francis (Village of Versailles), Scott Riley, Jim Eberly (AMP)

 

Village to Dispose of Live Christmas Trees
12/26/2018 - 9:21am

The Village of Versailles will dispose of live Christmas trees for residents with regular brush collection on Friday’s.  If you would like your tree disposed of, please call the Village Offices at 526-3294 ext. 205 or 206 prior to the Friday you would like your tree disposed of.

Village to Begin Accepting Ward and Indian Creek Park Shelter Reservations
12/19/2018 - 11:39am

The Village of Versailles will be accepting reservations for the use of three shelter houses in Ward Park and two shelter houses in Indian Creek Park for the 2019 park season beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  A $50.00 per shelter, non-refundable deposit must accompany each request.  

To make a reservation, please stop by the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning Wednesday, January 2nd.  Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note, automatic reservations from one year to the next are not accepted.  A new reservation must be made each year. 

All deposits will be used for the maintenance of the parks.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Village Offices at 526-3294, ext. 205 or 206.  No reservations will be accepted prior to January 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Office Hours/Refuse Pickup Dates
12/12/2018 - 8:25am

The Village of Versailles Administrative Offices will close for the Christmas Holiday at noon on Monday, December 24th and all day on Tuesday, December 25th. The Village Offices will also be closed at noon on Monday, December 31st and all day Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year. 

All refuse collections for the weeks of the 24th and the 31st will be held on Wednesday the 26th and Wednesday the 2nd. Recycling collection will be held as normal.

Village Council Approves Updates to Five Year Capital Improvements Plan
12/06/2018 - 10:38am

Following a public hearing prior to its November 28, 2018 meeting, Versailles Village Council, during its regular meeting, approved revisions and updates to the Village’s Five Year Capital Improvements Plan.  The Capital Improvements Plan continues to be a planning resource used by Village Officials in completing infrastructure improvements throughout the community.  The updated plan approved by Council provides for a planning period of 2019 through 2023. 

With continued strategic planning, coupled with the cooperation, patience, and support of Versailles citizens, the Village will be presented the opportunity of experiencing the benefits provided by the completion of capital improvement and street maintenance projects.  Copies of the Five Year Capital Improvements Plan may be obtained by contacting or stopping by the   Village Offices, or can be accessed at the Village’s website www.versaillesohio.cc under the Forms/Other Info section.

2019 Pool Passes on Sale
11/28/2018 - 2:19pm

Not sure what to get your family for Christmas?  2019 Village of Versailles Swimming Pool passes are on sale at the Village Administrative Offices, 177 N Center St. All pool passes for the 2019 season purchased by Friday, May 10, 2019 will be discounted $10.00!

Rates for the 2019 season are as follows: Adult - $4.00; Child 3-17 - $3.00; and Children 2 & Under are free. Season family pass rates will remain the same and will be as follows: One Adult (head of household) - $65.00; One Adult + One Immediate Family Member - $85.00; One Adult + Two Immediate Family Members - $95.00; One Adult + Three Immediate Family Members - $105.00; and One Adult + Four or More Immediate Family Members - $115.00.

Visa or MasterCard can be used to pay for season passes at the Village Administrative Building; however, a 3% convenience fee charge will be added to the total amount due for the pass.  For questions, call the Village Administrative Offices at 526-3294 ext. 206.

Village Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
11/14/2018 - 12:59pm

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd.

All residential refuse collection will be provided as normal. All residential recyclable collection will be provided on Wednesday, November 21st. Commercial cardboard collection will be held on Tuesday, November 20th.

Vote on Tuesday, November 6th
10/30/2018 - 10:56am

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, November 6th. The Village of Versailles has a referendum, Issue 16, regarding the rezoning of the property at 732 E. Main Street from residential to business. A vote YES would support the rezoning to allow future business use of the property and a vote NO would maintain the property at its current residential zone status. 

Village of Versailles Government Access Channel
10/29/2018 - 2:09pm

With recent upgrades to Spectrum TV the Village of Versailles local government channel has changed from channel 18 to channel 1021. The local government channel notifies residents of Council and other committee meetings, Village news, etc. Any not-for-profit organizations in town may request to have their events advertised on the channel by emailing roddhale@versaillesohio.cc or heatherluebke@versaillesohio.cc.

Village Park Restrooms Closing for Season
10/19/2018 - 11:50am

The restroom facilities at both Ward Park and Indian Creek Park will be closed for the season Friday, October 26th.  Park playground equipment, tennis courts, and green spaces remain open for activities through the cold weather months.  The restroom facilities will reopen in the Spring when temperatures allow.

ODOT Paving Project Update
10/19/2018 - 11:49am

The Village of Versailles has been notified that the ODOT paving project for S. Center St. (south of Marker Rd. and out of the corporation limits) as well as Main St. (West St. eastward to railroad tracks) is currently on hold due to cold temperatures.  ODOT is unable to permit paving activities when ground temperatures are below 60 degrees due to the special asphalt mix that is planned to be used for the paving project.  The Village will continue to update as information becomes available.

Regularly Scheduled Yard Waste to End for the Season
10/10/2018 - 2:02pm

The Village of Versailles will have its last regularly scheduled yard waste collection for the season on Friday, November 2nd. After this date, residents may take their yard waste to the compost dumping site at the Water & Wastewater Plants located at 300 Grand Avenue. The compost dumping site is for the disposal of Village residents’ yard waste and leaves only. The dumping of trash or refuse of any kind, including plastic trash bags, at this location is strictly prohibited.

ODOT Paving Project
10/05/2018 - 11:41am

The Village has been informed that asphalt repairs on S. Center St. (SR 185) from Marker Rd. to the Village’s south corporation limit as part of ODOT’s paving project is set to begin this Saturday October 6th.  It is anticipated that asphalt milling work on S. Center St. (SR 185) and Main St. (West St. to McGreevey Rd.) will start on Tuesday (Oct. 9th) or Wednesday (Oct. 10th) of next week with paving work to follow.  Although outside of the Village corporation limits, work will also be taking place on SR 47 from the CSX Railroad crossing to the Darke-Shelby County Line starting Monday October 8th.  ODOT’s paving contractor, Walls Bros., has informed the Village they expect milling and paving activities to last for up to a week and a half.  Motorists in the work areas can expect delays due to maintenance of traffic operations while crews are present.  Traffic will be maintained at all times.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation while these roadway improvements take place.

Village Leaf Collection Schedule Announced
10/02/2018 - 1:28pm

Regular leaf collection is scheduled to begin Monday, October 8th and last through November. Leaves will be picked up as needed in December. Leaf collection routes are as follows:

Mondays: All streets south of the Board of Education Building

Tuesdays: All streets west of South Center Street

Wednesdays: All streets east of South Center Street

Thursdays: All streets north of the railroad tracks

Please do not mix sticks, weeds, or garden foliage in with your leaves. Leaves need to be placed in the street along the curb for pick up. Please do not put leaves in plastic bags. Also, residents are asked to refrain from parking on the street on your scheduled collection day.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Scheduled
09/12/2018 - 9:50am

The Village of Versailles is scheduled to begin flushing fire hydrants the week of September 24th. Fire hydrant flushing will continue through the end of October.

If any resident experiences problems with their water during the fire hydrant flushing activities, please contact the Village offices at 526-3294.

Efficiency Smart 7-Outlet Power Strip Sale
09/06/2018 - 1:44pm

Through September 19, Efficiency Smart is offering an additional $5 off the purchase price of a TrickleStar 7-Outlet Advanced Power Strip through the Online Product Store (https://versaillesohio.cc/sites/default/files/APS_Promo_Flyer_v5.pdf), bringing the final cost to purchase to $5.50.

Tent Found
09/04/2018 - 10:14am

There was a tent found at north end of town. If this is yours please contact Officer Nolte at the Versailles PD.

Swimming Pool Modified Hours
08/22/2018 - 2:57pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will operate under the modified hours of 4:00pm to 8:00pm beginning Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31st.

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 3:00pm on Monday, September 3rd for the season.

Village Offices to be closed for Labor Day
08/16/2018 - 11:36am

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, September 3rd will be provided on Tuesday, September 4th along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

Ward Park Swimming Pool to Close Early during the Fair
08/15/2018 - 10:57am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will operate under the modified hours of 12:30 pm to 5:00pm on Friday, August 17th and Monday, August 20th through Friday, August 24th. For questions please contact the pool at 526-5154.

2018 Street Maintenance
07/13/2018 - 10:28am

Buehler Asphalt will start the 2018 Street Maintenance Project by beginning milling on Monday July 30th, chip sealing Brandon Street on Tuesday July 31st, and then begin paving on Tuesday July 31st. They should be done paving on Thursday, August 2nd so that striping can be done on Friday, August 3rd. Streets involved are S. Center Street (Ward St. to Marker Rd.) E. Wood Street. (Homer St. to Harrison St.), Brandon Street (Greenlawn Ave. to Jackson Street) and a partial alley between Virginia and Euclid.

Versailles Swimming Pool to Close Early for Home Swim Meet
06/26/2018 - 11:23am

The Versailles Swimming Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th due to a home swim meet.  The pool will re-open to the public the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Open Burn Reminder
06/25/2018 - 1:47pm

The following rules apply.

(A) No person or property owner shall cause or allow open burning in an unrestricted area except as provided in  paragraphs (B) to (D) of this rule or in section 3704.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) Open burning shall be allowed for the following purposes without notification to or permission from the Ohio EPA, except as required in paragraph (B)(3)(f) of this rule:

(1) Heating tar, welding, acetylene torches, highway safety flares, heating for warmth of outdoor workers and strikers, smudge pots, and similar occupational needs.

(2) Bonfires, campfires and outdoor fireplace equipment, whether for cooking food for human consumption, pleasure, religious, ceremonial, warmth, recreational, or similar purposes, if the following conditions are met:

(a) They are fueled with clean seasoned firewood, natural gas or equivalent, or any clean burning fuel with emissions that are equivalent to or lower than those created from the burning of seasoned firewood;

(b) They are not used for waste disposal purposes; and

(c) They shall have a total fuel area of three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height except when such fire is used for ceremonial purposes it may have a total fuel area no greater than five feet in diameter and five feet in height, if the ceremonial fire burns no longer than three hours.

The penalty for non-permitted open burning is a minor misdemeanor for a first offense with a fine of up to $150.00 and subsequent offenses are misdemeanors of the 4th degree carrying a fine of up to $250 and up to 30 days jail.

Efficiency Smart Appliance Recycling Promotion
06/25/2018 - 1:31pm

For a limited time, Efficiency Smart is making appliance recycling even more rewarding for Village of Versailles Utilities residential electric customers. Schedule a FREE pick-up of a working refrigerator or freezer between July 1 and August 31, and you’ll receive $60 for recycling your unit!  You can also save up to $150 a year by not running your old appliance.  Call 844-260-3487 or visit efficiencysmart.org/versailles-ohio to schedule.

Village Offices to Close for Memorial Day
05/24/2018 - 12:13pm

The Village Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  Refuse collection normally provided on Monday, May 28th will be provided on Tuesday, May 29th along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.

Versailles Swimming Pool Lessons Schedule Announces
05/24/2018 - 12:06pm

The Versailles Swimming Pool will conduct public swimming lessons.  Session 1 will be held June 11-14 and June 18-21.  Session 2 will be held July 9-12 and July 16-19.  The lessons are for two weeks, four days per week (Mondays-Thursdays).  Lessons will be conducted in the morning from 10:30-11:15 a.m. or from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for both Session 1 and Session 2 and in the evening from 5:30-6:15 p.m. or 6:15-7:00 p.m. for Session 2 only. 

The cost of swimming lessons is $25.00 per person per two-week session for season pass holders and $40.00 per person per two-week session for non-season pass holders. Private swimming lessons are also available by request. The cost of private   lessons is $25 for two 45-minute sessions or $40 for non-season pass holders.  Interested parents may set up a time with a swim manager or lifeguard.   

A registration form is required to be completed prior to children participating in swimming lessons.  Payments are due in advance of lessons.  For more information, please stop by the pool or call 526-5154 during regular pool hours.

Village Brush & Limb Pickup
04/05/2018 - 3:34pm

Brush will be picked up every Friday providing you call the Utilities Office at 937-526-3294 prior to the Friday you want the brush picked up so that your name can be placed on the brush list.  Citizens have the ability, and are encouraged, to take large piles of trimmings to the Village yard waste pile near the Village Wastewater Plant at 350 Grand Ave for discarding.

 “Brush” is larger limbs that are put through the chipper, not to be confused with yard waste.  If the Utilities Office is not contacted, there is no guarantee that your brush will be picked up. Any brush and or limb pile larger than a normal pick up load (approximately 4’ X 4’ X 6’) will not be picked up and residents will be notified and requested to transport the brush or limbs to the yard waste pile. The Village, by ordinance, has the discretion to request ALL brush and limbs be transported by citizens of the Village and while we will always try to accommodate residents, it is necessary to keep the piles of brush to a reasonable size. We appreciate your cooperation regarding brush and limb pick up services.     

S Center St Water Main Crossing
04/02/2018 - 2:33pm

The Village of Versailles and Bohman Excavating will be performing a water main tap and main line crossing between Woodland Dr. and Cambridge Dr. this Wednesday, April 4th.  We will be closing one lane of traffic at a time as we cross the street with a new 12” water main for the new subdivision planned off of Klipstine Rd.  Traffic will be maintained with flaggers as the work progresses.  Due to the poor soil conditions experienced during the sanitary sewer main crossing that occurred back in March, there is a risk that we may have to close the street entirely if trench conditions warrant for the safety of passing motorists.  We will try to avoid such a circumstance if at all possible. 

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation while me make these improvements on S. Center St.  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Utilities Superintendent, Kyle Francis, at (937) 526-3294 x202.

Village Yard Waste Collection to Begin April 6th
03/29/2018 - 11:33am

The Village of Versailles will begin scheduled yard waste collection EVERY OTHER FRIDAY throughout the grass mowing months beginning Friday, April 6th, with the last collection scheduled for Friday, November 2nd.  Yard waste consists of grass clippings, plants, flowers, etc. 

There is no need to call for this free service, as the yard waste route encompasses the entire Village of Versailles.  To participate in this collection, please place your yard waste at your regular collection spot in a container or trash can with a maximum capacity of 35 gallons.  Please refrain from using plastic trash bags and barrel-type containers without handles for yard waste collection.  Please also refrain from using the Village provided refuse and recycling containers.  Yard waste should be in a separate container. 

As a reminder, yard waste can also be brought to the Village Yard Waste Pile at 300 Grand Avenue.  This pile is to be used only by persons on Village utilities.  Acceptable yard waste items include grass clippings, plants, flowers, etc.  NON-ACCEPTABLE items include root stumps, batteries, tires, plastic bags, concrete, animal waste, construction material, hazardous waste, infectious waste, and asbestos.  For any questions, please contact the Village Offices at 937-526-3294. 

Village Offices to Close at Noon on Good Friday
03/14/2018 - 1:08pm

The Village Administrative Offices will close at noon on Friday, March 30th in observance of the Good Friday holiday.  Recyclable collection will be provided as scheduled on Friday, March 30th.

S Center St Phase Waterline Replacement Project
03/06/2018 - 11:51am

The Village of Versailles will soon be starting construction on the S. Center St. Waterline Replacement Project.  The purpose of the project is to install approximately 1000 lineal feet of 12” water main along the West side of S. Center St. from Marker Rd. to the Elmwood Dr. intersection as well as installing approximately two hundred and fifty feet of new 8” water main along the South sides of Stevenson Dr. and Woodland Dr. from S. Center St.  This project was publicly bid with Village council awarding the contract to M&T Excavating, LLC of Bradford, Ohio at a price of $241,616.01. 

This project was deemed a necessity due to numerous water main breaks over the past several years in the project area.  According to Village records, the existing 10” cast iron water main was installed in the late 1960’s along S. Center St.  A section of cast iron water main South of Elmwood Dr. was replaced in 2012 also due to numerous breaks.  The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans to repave this section of S. Center St. (SR 185) from Marker Rd. to St. Peter Rd. in the second half of 2018.  With new pavement planned, it was decided by Village Administration and Village Council to move forward with this project as a 2018 Capital Improvement Project to help minimize the risk of future water main breaks resulting in damage to the new asphalt surface and water service outages to customers in the area.

In addition to the water main replacements, the contractor will be replacing all water services, fire hydrants, and valves in the project area.  For properties along the East side of S. Center St. and a few on Stevenson Dr. and Woodland Dr., water service locations will be moved from the rear of their home to the front to allow for connections to the new mains.  These relocations are due to the need to retire and abandon the existing 6” water main that is currently located in a rear North/South alley way at the rear of the homes facing S. Center St.  This existing 6” transite water main was installed in the 1950’s and also has a history of breaks. 

The project contractor intends to start on the project the week of March 12th.  Traffic will be restricted along S. Center St. in the project area during working hours, with one lane of traffic maintained at all times with the use of flaggers.  Traffic will likely be especially congested during school start and end times during the week.  It is likely that street closures may be required on Elmwood Dr., Stevenson Dr., and Woodland Dr. during working hours for construction activities with the contractor tasked with allowing vehicle access to those residents included in the closure areas.

The substantial completion date for the project is June 1, 2018 which requires that all water main, water services, asphalt repairs, driveway repairs, and sidewalk repairs are complete.  The final completion date for the project is June 29, 2018 and requires the completion of all final seeding and mulching of lawn areas disturbed as part of the project. 

This project is being 100% locally funded by the Village's 1/2% income tax that is only used for street and related infrastructure improvements.  Without the tax levy dollars of the 1/2% income tax, large scale capital improvements such as this one would not be possible.  The Village wishes to sincerely thank all residents who vote to renew this tax levy each term so that the community can continue to reinvest in such street and infrastructure projects that benefit all residents and businesses. 

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns in regards to this project please feel free to contact the Utilities Superintendent, Kyle Francis, at (937) 526-3294 x202. 

Village R.O.W. Tree Trimming
03/06/2018 - 11:50am

Starting the week of March 5th, Village personnel will be marking trees with yellow ribbon in street right-of-way in need of routine trimming as part of the 2018 Street R.O.W. Tree Trimming Project.  This annual project is at no cost to residents or property owners as the Village contracts with a tree trimming contractor to perform all of the necessary work that is located in street right-of-way.  Trees are usually uplifted, thinned, and shaped to ensure property growth and adequate clearance for pedestrians and motor vehicles.  The marking of the trees is meant to assist property owners and the tree trimming contractor in identifying which trees are planned to be trimmed.  The areas slated for tree trimming this year are areas North of the railroad tracks, Reed Ave., Hubert Dr., Callaway Ct., and a portion of Woodland Dr.  Eagle’s Tree Service out of Piqua has been awarded the tree trimming work for 2018.  Letters to all property owners who will have trees near their properties trimmed have been sent advising them of the impending work.  If anyone has any questions regarding this work, please contact the Utilities Superintendent, Kyle Francis, at 526-3294 x202.

S Center St Utility Crossings
03/06/2018 - 11:49am

Utility crossing work through S. Center St. between Woodland Dr. and Cambridge Dr. is slated to begin March 7th.  The Village of Versailles Street Dept. will be working with Bohman Excavating to install approximately 1400 lineal feet of sanitary sewer main and water main from S. Center St. through an easement to a parcel of ground along Klipstine Rd. for a new residential subdivision.  Traffic will be restricted to one lane of traffic with the usage of flaggers while the crossings are made.  The first crossing for the sanitary sewer main is slated for March 7th and will likely take most of the day to perform.  A second crossing for the water main will be performed at a later date yet to be determined.  The Village appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation while these improvements are made.  If anyone has any questions regarding the work, please feel free to contact the Utilities Superintendent, Kyle Francis, at (937) 526-3294 x202.

Annual Cash Basis Financial Report
02/27/2018 - 4:18pm

The Village of Versailles’ 2017 Cash Basis Annual Financial Report is completed and available for inspection at the office of the Fiscal Officer, 177 North Center Street, Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Versailles Shade Tree Commission Announces Annual Tree Lottery Program
02/26/2018 - 11:46am

The Versailles Shade Tree Commission has announced the Village will be accepting application request forms from eligible property owners for a chance at being randomly selected to receive one of thirty trees that will be given away by the Shade Tree Commission as part of its annual Tree Lottery program.  Property owners who received a tree through the 2017 Tree Lottery will not be eligible for the 2018 Tree Lottery.

The tree lottery trees are not limited to being planted within the public right-of-way.  A property owner may opt to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the public right-of-way.  All tree planting locations must be approved by the Village Shade Tree Commission.

Eligibility to participate in the lottery process is subject to certain criteria.  Only owners of property located within the corporation limits will be eligible to participate in the lottery program.  Tenants are ineligible to participate.  If you own property within the Village and reside outside the Village, you are eligible to participate.  Property owners with nonexistent or deteriorated sidewalks (as defined in the Sidewalk Installation/Replacement Ordinance) will be eligible to participate in the lottery program, but only will be permitted to have a lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way.

Additional criteria includes property owners who fail to properly maintain either a replacement tree or lottery tree will not be eligible to participate in future lotteries; property owners will not be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process in two consecutive years; property owners along a street that has been outlined in the Village’s Five Year Capital Improvements Plan for reconstruction will be eligible to receive a tree through the lottery process, but will only be permitted to have the lottery tree planted upon their property outside the street right-of-way; all lottery trees are subject to the Village’s tree planting restrictions and will require a planting  permit (there is no charge for the permit); and all decisions made by the Tree Commission are final.

Individuals interested in participating in the Tree Lottery program may obtain a form by stopping by the Administrative Office Building where they will be made available.  Forms can also be accessed online and printed from the Village’s website www.versaillesohio.cc under the Forms/Other Info/Trees section.  All forms for the year’s upcoming lottery are to be returned to the Village Offices by Monday, April 1st.  If anyone has questions regarding the Tree Lottery program, please contact the Village Offices at 526-3294, ext. 206. 

Mayor Subler, Village Council, and the Tree Commission are pleased to be able to provide this annual Tree Lottery program for the Village of Versailles. The Village’s tree program plays a vital role in preserving, protecting, and adding to the local urban forestry population. With continued community support the citizens of Versailles will be able to preserve and enhance the presence and value of one of our environment’s precious natural resources . . . Trees!

Versailles Income Tax Returns Due April 17th
02/01/2018 - 12:57pm

Income Tax Administrator, Marie Rose, would like to remind all Versailles residents of the following tax filing requirements (18 years of age and older).  The 2017 Versailles income tax returns and payments are due on Tuesday, April 17th.  Extensions do not extend the time you have to pay any tax due. 

Mandatory filing is required even if you did not work.  Retired residents who have registered with the Tax Department are not required to file. 

Anyone who resides in Versailles and did not receive a tax form can call the Tax Department at 526-3294, ext. 204 to request a form.  Forms are also available through the Village website at www.versaillesohio.cc

Tax Returns and Payments are due by April 17th.  These can be mailed to Versailles Tax Department, PO Box 288, Versailles, OH 45380 or dropped off at the Tax Office located at 177 N. Center St. 

If anyone has questions regarding income tax filing procedures, please contact Marie Rose, Income Tax Administrator, at 526-3294 ext. 204.  Tax forms and payments can be dropped off at the Administrative Building or in the night deposit box located on the north side of the Administrative Building in the drive thru.  Please refrain from folding large clasp envelopes and putting them in the night deposit box, as they will jam and not go through.

EMS Special Event/Community Program Coverage Request
02/01/2018 - 11:29am

Groups requesting EMS coverage for an event will need to fill out a “Special Event/Community Program Stand-By Request Form.” Forms are available on the Village of Versailles website under the Municipal/Emergency Medical Services tab. All requests are required to be received at least 30 days prior to the event start date. EMS personnel will be stationed at your event during the times requested, however, the assigned unit may be in service to take 911 calls. If the assigned crew has to leave, they will attempt to assign another unit to the event. For questions, please contact Matt Harvey, Versailles EMS Administrator/Paramedic, at 937-526-4899.

 

Annual Municipal Report
01/24/2018 - 1:56pm

The Annual Municipal Activities Report for the Village of Versailles for the year ended 2017 has been completed and is available for public inspection in the Village Administrative Offices, 177 North Center Street, Versailles, Ohio between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A copy of this report can be provided upon request.

2017 Annual Municipal Report

Village Snow Removal Guidelines
12/14/2017 - 3:46pm

The Village of Versailles Public Works Department works hard to maintain safe driving conditions during a winter snow storm.  Here are some helpful guidelines for residents in case of snow accumulation:

· At the onset of a snowstorm, salt is applied to streets to prevent icing.

· Once plowing of snow has begun, several passes will be made on each street to provide curb to curb clearing.

· Depending on the duration of a storm and the amount of snow fall, it may be necessary to repeat the plowing process several times.

· When a snowfall stops, it takes the Village of Versailles Public Works Department approximately 4 - 6 hours to complete the snow-removal process town-wide.

· DO NOT PARK CARS ON THE STREET (If at all possible during an event). This impedes the snow removal process and causes vehicles to be plowed in.

· Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.

· Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.

When a snow removal operation is underway, The Village of Versailles Public Works Department works around the clock to provide the best possible service to the residents of the Village of Versailles. Your assistance during these type of snow events is very much appreciated.

Village to Begin Accepting Ward & Indian Creek Park Shelter House Reservations for 2018
12/14/2017 - 1:27pm

The Village of Versailles will be accepting reservations for the use of three shelter houses in Ward Park and two shelter houses in Indian Creek Park for the 2018 park season beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  A $50.00 per shelter, non-refundable deposit must accompany each request.  

To make a reservation, please stop by the Village Administrative Building, 177 North Center Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning Tuesday, January 2nd.  Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note, automatic reservations from one year to the next are not accepted.  A new reservation must be made each year. 

All deposits will be used for the maintenance of the parks.  If anyone has questions, please contact the Village Offices at 526-3294, ext. 205 or 206.  No reservations will be accepted prior to January 2, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Village Council Approves Updates to Five Year Capital Improvements Plan
12/07/2017 - 1:19pm

Following a public hearing prior to its November 20, 2017 meeting, Versailles Village Council, during its regular meeting, approved revisions and updates to the Village’s Five Year Capital Improvements Plan.  The Capital Improvements Plan continues to be a planning resource used by Village Officials in completing infrastructure improvements throughout the community.  The updated plan approved by Council provides for a planning period of 2018 through 2022. 

With continued strategic planning, coupled with the cooperation, patience, and support of Versailles citizens, the Village will be presented the opportunity of experiencing the benefits provided by the completion of capital improvement and street maintenance projects.  Copies of the Five Year Capital Improvements Plan may be obtained by contacting or stopping by the   Village Offices, or can be accessed at the Village’s website www.versaillesohio.cc under the Forms/Other Info section.

Versailles Receives AMP System Improvement Award
11/30/2017 - 8:52am

By: Kyle Francis, Village of Versailles Utilities Superintendent

At the 2017 AMP/OMEA Annual Conference held September 26th-28th in Columbus, the Village of Versailles was awarded a System Improvement Award for the Circuit #1 12kV Conversion and Substation Improvements Project.  The AMP System Improvement Award was initiated to recognize utilities that have made a significant improvement in electric service and reliability to their customer-owners. 

The Circuit #1 12Kv Conversion and Substation Improvements Project was completed in the fall of 2016, with a full switch-over from the existing 4 kilovolt (kV) to the new 12 kilovolt (kV) for customers occurring in May 2017.  The project included replacing all single voltage 4kV transformers to new dual-voltage 12kV units, replacing pole insulators, replacing aging pole cross arms, testing existing power poles, and replacing poles that were found to be deficient.  All distribution system improvements were completed by the Village of Versailles Electric Department.  In addition, contracted improvements were made at both the Greenlawn and East Water Street Substations by adding voltage regulator banks and switchgear to allow for the conversion of all four-remaining interior 4kV circuits that serve the oldest sections of the Village.  The Circuit #1 service area includes all customers from Swamp Creek to Morgan St., Warren St. to N. Center St. serving approximately 200 electric customers.  The circuit voltage conversion project was initiated in the fall of 2015 to improve the existing electric distribution system components in some of the oldest portions of the Village that have not seen such major improvements in the past 40 to 60 years.  These improvements have and will continue to increase the reliability of the service area and the cost-effective operation of the circuit on the Village electric system for customers. 

Pictured: Mark Gerken, AMP President/CEO (right) presents the System Improvement Award to Kyle Francis, Village of Versailles Utilities Superintendent (left)

Vets Club to Honor Our Vets
11/21/2017 - 3:53pm

The Versailles Vets Club is getting banners made to display on the light poles in Versailles. If you or someone you know is in the military or were in and honorably discharged and live in the Versailles school district, you may fill out and submit an application with a $30.00 fee. Applications may be picked up at the Vets Club or the Versailles Utilities Office. Applications are also available on the Village’s website at www.versaillesohio.cc under “Forms/Other Info.” An example banner is hung by the Versailles Police Department.

Emerald Ash Borer Disease Treatment
11/17/2017 - 1:55pm

On the October 25th Shade Tree Commission Meeting, members voted to discontinue the Village treatment of trees with Emerald Ash Borer disease. If residents would still like their trees treated they are urged to contact Groff Mowing and Lawn Care.

2018 Pool Passes on Sale
11/07/2017 - 2:36pm

Not sure what to get your family for Christmas?  2018 Village of Versailles Swimming Pool passes are on sale at the Village Administrative Offices, 177 N Center St. All pool passes for the 2018 season purchased by Friday, May 11, 2018 will be discounted $10.00!

Rates for the 2018 season are as follows: Adult - $4.00; Child 3-17 - $3.00; and Children 2 & Under are free. Season family pass rates will remain the same and will be as follows: One Adult (head of household) - $65.00; One Adult + One Immediate Family Member - $85.00; One Adult + Two Immediate Family Members - $95.00; One Adult + Three Immediate Family Members - $105.00; and One Adult + Four or More Immediate Family Members - $115.00.

Visa or MasterCard can be used to pay for season passes at the Village Administrative Building; however, a 3% convenience fee charge will be added to the total amount due for the pass.  For questions, call the Village Administrative Offices at 526-3294 ext. 206.

2018 Pool Pass Card

Events Calendar

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Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 6:30pm

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22

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 6:30pm

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Village Council Meeting

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 7:00pm