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Mayor Gallant presiding. Mrs. Augsburger, Messrs: Collier, Burrell, Kingsley, Sehlhorst, and Warren present. 

Mr. Sehlhorst moved, seconded by Mr. Warren to approve the minutes of the regular council meeting held on February 17, 2014.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs: Sehlhorst, Warren, Burrell, Collier, Kingsley, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved. 

Mr. Kingsley moved, seconded by Mrs. Augsburger to approve the bills as presented, with the exception of the water usage bill to the Village of Ottawa.  Total non-payroll of $107,440.74 and payroll of $50,336.33.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Mr. Kingsley, Mrs. Augsburger, Messrs:  Burrell, Collier, Sehlhorst, and Warren.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Kingsley moved, seconded by Mrs. Augsburger to approve paying the water usage bill to the Village of Ottawa at the agreed rate for 2013 ($2.24/100 cubic feet) rather than the rate arbitrarily set by the Village of Ottawa ($2.60/100 cubic feet).  Members of the joint committee to establish factors that drive the rate based on the existing contract between the two Villages have not yet completed their work.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Mr. Kingsley, Mrs. Augsburger, Messrs:  Burrell, Collier, Sehlhorst, and Warren.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Warren moved, seconded by Mr. Collier to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance No. 02-14:  AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED ON NORTH MAIN STREET WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON, OHIO.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs:  Warren, Collier, Burrell, Kingsley, Sehlhorst, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Kingsley moved, seconded by Mr. Collier to suspend the rules.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs:  Kingsley, Collier, Burrell, Sehlhorst, Warren, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Burrell moved, seconded by Mr. Sehlhorst to approve the second reading of Resolution No. 03-14:  A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR BRIDGE INSPECTION SERVICES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs:  Burrell, Sehlhorst, Kingsley, Collier, Warren, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Kingsley moved, seconded by Mr. Burrell to approve the first reading of Resolution No. 04-14:  A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A WEATHER RELATED CLOSING POLICY FOR THE VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON, OHIO.  Roll Call:  Yeas (5) Messrs:  Kingsley, Burrell, Collier, Sehlhorst, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (1) Mr. Warren, motion approved.

The Fiscal Officer announced the following meetings:

March 4, 2014   Streets, Alleys, Lights, & Sidewalks- Council as a Whole                                                            5:30 PM

March 6, 2014                Utilities                      1:30 PM

March 17, 2014              Ordinance                   7:00 PM

March 17, 2014               Council                      8:00 PM

Mr. Warren moved, seconded by Mrs. Augsburger to reimburse $13,174.00 to the Bluffton Sportsman’s Club for sewer back-up damage.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Mr.  Warren, Mrs. Augsburger, Messrs:  Burrell, Collier, Kingsley, and Sehlhorst.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Sehlhorst moved, seconded by Mr. Kingsley to approve Levi Probst as a probationary volunteer fireman.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs:  Sehlhorst, Kingsley, Burrell, Collier, Warren, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Sehlhorst moved, seconded by Mr. Warren to approve the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs request of $5000 for 2014 funding.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs:  Sehlhorst, Warren, Burrell, Collier, Kingsley, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Collier moved, seconded by Mr. Kingsley to enter into executive session for the discussion of personnel and legal.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs:  Collier, Kingsley, Burrell, Sehlhorst, Warren, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved.

Mr. Sehlhorst moved, seconded by Mr. Kingsley to exit from executive session and return to regular session.  Roll Call:  Yeas (6) Messrs:  Sehlhorst, Kingsley, Burrell, Collier, Warren, and Mrs. Augsburger.  Nays (0), motion approved.  No action taken.

Mr. Kingsley moved to adjourn.

 

 
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