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Village of Bluffton - Regular meeting February 25, 2019 at 7:00pm.

 

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

 

Sehlhorst motioned, seconded by Cupples, to approve the minutes from the regular council meeting held on February 11, 2019.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Talavinia motioned, seconded by Steiner, to approve the bills as presented.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Stahl presented the minutes from the Parks & Rec committee meeting.  It was discussed that the swimming league would like to construct a new storage building.  Stahl motioned, seconded by Sehlhorst, to support the construction of the storage building at the swimming league’s cost with plans approved by the Village Administrator.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

The fiscal officer gave the following readings:

 

3rd Reading

O-02-19 – An ordinance approving the annual appropriations for the 2019 fiscal year for the Village of Bluffton, Ohio.  Steiner motioned to adopt the Ordinance, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

1st Reading

O-03-19 – An Ordinance amending Ordinance 17-05, Page 6, to now consider third party sick pay exempt from taxation in compliance with Ohio Revised Code 718.01(R)(1)(b) from being paid or considered as wages, salaries, or other compensation which was taxable and declaring an emergency.  Steiner motioned to suspend the rules, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Stahl motioned to adopt the Ordinance, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

R-08-19 – A Resolution establishing positions and wages for swimming pool staff and rates for 2019.  Stahl motioned to approve the reading, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

2nd Reading

R-02-19-A Resolution of necessity for the Jefferson St Improvements Project.  Cupples motioned to approve the reading, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

R-04-19 – A Resolution authorizing the Village Administrator to advertise for bids for the Jefferson Street Improvements Project.  Talavinia motioned to suspend the rules, seconded by Sehlhorst.    Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Cupples motioned to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

R-06-19 – A Resolution authorizing the Village Administrator to advertise for bids for the Jefferson Street Water Main Replacement Project.  Sehlhorst motioned to suspend the rules, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Talavinia motioned to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Stiner.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

R-07-19 – A Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Republic Services for the garbage and refuse services for the Village of Bluffton.  Steiner motioned to approve the reading, seconded by Stahl.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Administrator Blackburn discussed that an agreement with an engineering is needed to continue with the Jefferson St. project.  Cupples motioned to approve the Administrator to sign an agreement with Choice One for Jefferson St., phase 2, seconded by Stahl.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Solicitor Werth discussed a pending disability claim for a previous employee with the Industrial Commission.  He suggested hiring attorney Al Smith to handle the claim.  Cupples motioned to hire Al Smith for the disability claim with the Industrial Commission and to move forward in the Village’s interest in the claim, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Talavinia, Sehlhorst and Stahl.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Steiner motioned to close Main St. for Shirley’s Popocorn on June 22, 2019 from 7:00am to 4:00pm. 

 

Stahl motioned to adjourn the regular council meeting.

 

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

Personnel Committee – Wednesday, March 6th at Noon

Streets Committee – Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30pm

Council Meeting – Monday, March 11 at 7:00pm

Tree Commission – Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00pm

Special Council – Monday, March 18th at 7:00pm

Public Hearing – Jefferson St. Improvements – Monday, March 25 at 7:15pm

 

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MAYOR                                                                   FISCAL OFFICER 

 
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