Cost of Living

This page is designed to provide a centralized location for information that affects the cost of living in the Village of Yellow Springs. It contains information on income taxes, property taxes, utility rates and studies on Cost of Living in the Village. 


2022 Joint Meeting Presentations   A joint meeting was held between the Yellow Springs Village Council, Yellow Springs School Board, and Miami Township Trustees, each presenting for discussion organization overview, financial opportunities, and future projections. A complete list of the components of the three presentations can be found here, or by clicking on the image. A video meeting link is also available for viewing. 
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Courtney & Associates provided analysis of three Village Utilities in an effort to establish projected revenue requirements, growth opportunities, and provide recommendations. In addition, the Village of Yellow Springs identified the need for a 2023 Storm Water Fee increase and outlined the new projections. 

2022 Water Rate Analysis 2022 Waste Water Treatment Analysis
Water Treatment  Waste Water Treatment
Electric Rate Analysis 2023 Storm Water Fees
Electric Distribution Storm Water Information
Virtual Town Hall Utility Rates Thumbnail Virtual Council Meeting feat. John Courtney & Utilities
Virtual Town Hall Meeting feat. Proposed Utility Rate Increases Village Council Meeting feat. John Courtney & 2022 Utility Rate Analysis
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2022 YSO Cost of Living Reports

The 2022 Cost of Living Report, created by the JAMES A. MCKEE ASSOCIATION (JAMA), was delivered to the Yellow Springs Village Council in September, 2022. Details of the research and category specifics are housed within the report - each with overview analytics, and video presentation found here.

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