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Village of Bluffton - Regular meeting January 14, 2019 at 7:00pm.

 

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

 

Kinglsey motioned, seconded by Cupples, to approve the minutes from the regular council meeting held on December 17, 2018.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Kingsley, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

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

 

The fiscal officer gave the following readings:

 

3rd Reading

 

O-11-18 – An Ordinance to enact a comprehensive Access Management Plan as attached in Exhibit 1.  Sehlhorst motioned to adopt the ordinance, seconded by Kingsley.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

R-1-19 – A resolution of the Village of Bluffton in support of the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission serving as the metropolitan planning organization for the Allen County, Ohio study area and declaring an emergency.  Steiner motioned to suspend the rules and declare an emergency, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Cupples motioned to adopt the resolution, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Jesse Blackburn, Administrator, discussed the 2019 Airport plans along with the grants available.  Talavinia motioned to grant the Village Administrator the authority to sign and accept the grant contract for ODOT project number M19-04, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Chief Kinn discussed truck 102 in the fire department and that it has reached its end of life and is no longer useful.  Talavinia motioned to declare truck 102 as surplus, seconded by Steiner.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Talavinia motioned to accept Catherine Nye’s resignation from the fire department and thanked her for her years of service, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Steiner motioned, seconded by Stahl, to approve Jordan Skilliter to the EMS department.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Chief Burkholder presented Kenneth Dotson as the 2018 Citizen of the Year.

 

Steiner motioned, seconded by Kingsley, to appoint Cupples as council president for 2019.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Kingsley motioned to enter into executive session to discuss personnel and to include Council Members, Mayor, Administrator, Police Chief, Solicitor and Assistant to the Administrator, seconded by Talavina.  Roll Call: Yes (6) Messrs: Cupples, Kingsley, Talavinia, Sehlhorst, Stahl and Steiner.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Cupples motioned to adjourn executive session and return to regular meeting session. 

 

Kingsley motioned to adjourn the regular council meeting, seconded by Sehlhorst. 

 

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

Parks & Rec – Monday, January 21 at 5:00pm

Finance – Monday, January 21 at 6:30pm

Tree Commission – Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00pm

 

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MAYOR                                                                   FISCAL OFFICER 

 
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