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Village of Bluffton - Regular meeting April 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Cupples motioned, seconded by Sehlhorst, to approve the minutes from the regular council meeting held on March 25, 2019.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

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

 

Sehlhorst presented the Streets, Lights, Alleys & Sidewalks Committee Meeting minutes from March 28, 2019.  During the committee meeting a reconsideration of the Church St. steps for Faith Ventures was taken.  It was discussed that Wood County Building Inspector approved the steps to be 2” wider than previously agreed upon.  The steps are still ADA compliant.  Sehlhorst motioned to recognize the Church St steps change for Faith Ventures, seconded by Kingsley.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

The fiscal officer gave the following readings:

 

1st Reading:

R-11-19 – A Resolution establishing pay increases to the wages/salaries of certain Village employees of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, effective as stated in the attached exhibit (A), and declaring an emergency.  Kingsley tabled the Resolution until after an executive session could be held. 

 

R-12-19 – A Resolution authorizing submission of a Nature Works Grant Program Application.  Kingsley motioned to approve the first reading, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

R-13-19 – A Resolution of support for the application of Bluffton University for a USDA, Rural Development Loan.  Hans Hushower from the University discussed that the loan in question would be for the construction of a new science building that would be placed where Lincoln Hall once stood.  Although funds have been raised for the new building, a loan is required for the construction.  The University requested the Village’s support in the application for the loan.  Steiner motioned to approve the first reading of the Resolution, seconded by Sehlhorst.  Roll Call: Yes (4) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (1) Kingsley, motion approved. 

 

R-14-19 – A Resolution making certain transfers and declaring an emergency.  Ewing explained that these transfers were already budgeted and part of the appropriations.  Talavinia motioned to suspend the rules, seconded by Steiner.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Cupples motioned to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Kingsley.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Kingsley motioned to hold executive sessions for personnel and to include council, mayor and solicitor; and, for legal issues and to include council, mayor, administrator and assistant administrator, seconded by Talavinia.   Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Steiner motioned to adjourn the executive session, seconded by Kingsley.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

The fiscal officer read Resolution 11-19 again.  Kingsley motioned to suspend the rules, seconded by Talavinia.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved.  Steiner motioned to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Cupples.  Roll Call: Yes (5) Messrs: Cupples, Steiner, Sehlhorst, Kingsley and Talavinia.  No (0), Abstain (0), motion approved. 

 

Cupples motioned to adjourn the regular council meeting.

 

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

 

Tree Commission – Tuesday, April 09 at 7:00pm

Public Meeting – Jefferson St. Improvements Phase II – Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30pm

Cemetery Board – Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00pm

Board of Zoning and Building Appeals – Monday, April 15 at 6:30pm

Planning Commission – Monday, April 15 at 7:00pm

Utility Committee – Wednesday, April 17 at 4:00pm

Ordinance – Monday, April 22 at 6:00pm

Council Meeting – Monday, April 22 at 7:00pm

 

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MAYOR                                                                   FISCAL OFFICER 

 
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