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September 22, 2014

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Here's an early morning view of the National Quarry. The photo was taken from the west bank, looking in the direction of the railroad. (Mary Pannabecker Steiner photo)

Eight persons indicate interest in Bluffton's vacant council seat

Bluffton council will hold two special sessions in the next two weeks to interview potential candidates for the open council seat created when Mitch Kingsley resigned from council.

According to Judy Augsburger, Bluffton mayor, eight persons have expressed an interest in the seat. Council set special meetings for Thursday, Sept. 18, and Thursday, Sept. 25. Both sessions start at 6:30 p.m.

Both sessions will be in executive session with four interviews scheduled each evening.

$310,206 price rage for fire truck under council's consideration

Bluffton council will act on the purchase of a new fire truck and new turn out gear later this month. The vehicle under consideration would replace the 1984 Ford that is in the department.

Council heard a presentation on Sept. 15 from a village safety services meeting held earlier. Details of the turn out gear and fire truck are in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Council is considering the purchase of a 2015 Rosenbauer smart cab firefighter at a purchase price of $310,206. If purchased the vehicle will be delivered next fall.

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