On February 8, the Village Council passed the following Ordinance by a vote of 3-1.
VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-02
AN ORDINANCE TO DISCONTINUE FLUORIDATING THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY
OF THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS
WHEREAS, the Village of Yellow Springs has fluoridated its public water supply for many years; and
WHEREAS, the Village has recently engaged in an extensive debate regarding the benefits and detriments of fluoridation; and
WHEREAS, the debate regarding fluoridation has been extraordinarily detailed and vigorous, including representation by both opponents and proponents of fluoridation at the highest level; and
WHEREAS, the Village Council has considered the issues raised and now wishes to change the existing policy of the Village of Yellow Springs.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Council of the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio as follows:
Section 1. The Village of Yellow Springs shall terminate fluoridation of its public water supply effective May 1, 2011. The Village Manager is authorized to take all steps necessary to implement this new policy.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall go into effect at the earliest period allowed by law.
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