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Regular meeting July 9, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Mayor Johnson presiding. Messrs: Kingsley, Cupples, Selhorst, Stahl, Steiner and Talavinia present. 

Selhorst motioned, seconded by Cupples, to approve the minutes from the regular council meeting held on June 25, 2018.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Cupples, Selhorst, Stahl, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

Steiner motioned, seconded by Talavinia, to approve the bills as presented.  Roll call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Stahl, Cupples, Selhorst, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0) motion approved. 

Steiner presented the minutes from two finance meetings which involved discussion for the 2019 estimated revenues and expenses.  He stated that the expenses were just estimates and that discussions on final appropriations would begin in the fall.    Steiner motioned, seconded by Talavinia, to approve the 2019 estimated revenue and expenses to be sent to the County Auditor. 

Roll call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Stahl, Cupples, Selhorst, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0) motion approved

Cupples presented the health insurance quotes from Fortman Insurance.  The insurance committee recommended accepting the anthem quote based off the premium price as well as lower deductibles for the employees when compared to the current and quoted health plan from United Healthcare.  Cupples motioned, seconded by Steiner, to accept the Anthem health insurance quote.  Roll call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Stahl, Cupples, Selhorst, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0) motion approved. 

The fiscal officer gave the following readings:

2nd Reading:

Ordinance No. 08-18 – An ordinance establishing that sidewalks be constructed and maintained in all residential areas of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, repealing all other ordinances and amendments to the same including, but not limited to ordinance 03-14 and 07-14.  Cupples motioned to approve the first reading of the ordinance, seconded by Selhorst.  Roll call: Yes (5) Messrs: Kingsley, Stahl, Cupples, Selhorst and Talavinia.  No (1) Steiner, Abstain (0) motion approved. 

Chief Burkholder presented Leslee Ducat as his choice for a full time officer.  Talavinia motioned, seconded by Stahl to hire Ducat as a fulltime police officer at $16.00 per hour with four personal days for the first year of employment and to start August 1, 2018.  Roll call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Stahl, Cupples, Selhorst, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0) motion approved.  They Mayor then swore in Ducat as an officer of the Village of Bluffton Police Department. 

Chief Bassinger requested that Kyle Swank be put on a six month probation as a new EMT.  Talavinia motioned, seconded by Steiner, to approve Kyle Swank as an EMT for a six month probationary period.  Roll call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Stahl, Cupples, Selhorst, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0) motion approved. 

Talavinia motioned to hold an executive session for personnel issues, seconded by Kingsley, and to include council, Mayor, Solicitor and Administrator.  Roll call: Yes (6) Messrs: Kingsley, Stahl, Cupples, Selhorst, Steiner and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0) motion approved.  Entered into executive session at 7:40pm.  Kingsley motioned to adjourn out of executive session and return to the regular council meeting.

Talavinia motioned to adjourn the regular council meeting, seconded by Steiner. 

The following meetings/events were included on the agenda and/or scheduled during the meeting:

Tree Commission – Tuesday, July 10 @ 6:30pm

Personnel Committee – Wednesday, July 11, @ 7:00pm

Personnel Committee – Thursday, July 12, @ 7:00pm

Street Committee – Monday, July 23 @ 6:00pm

Committee of the Whole – Monday, July 23 @ 6:30pm

Council Meeting – Monday, July 23 @ 7:00pm

 

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MAYOR                                                                   FISCAL OFFICER 

 
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