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Council agrees to open Bluffton pool June 6 weekend

Several guidelines in place; limitations on number of swimmers; admission limited to persons who work, live or attend school in Bluffton

Recognizing challenges, Bluffton council agreed to open the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool this summer. Council’s action took place on May 26, including hiring the staff listed below.

The village is aiming for a June 6 weekend opening, with several guidelines, which follow:

Parks and rec committee meets via Zoom at 6 p.m.

Bluffton parks and recreation committee will meet at 6 p.m., tonight (Tuesday, May 26),  using Zoom video conferencing. Those interested in attending should contact Jesse Blackburn at blackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com to request an invitation. 

 

 

 

Animal zoning ordinance may happen in Bluffton

Discussion centers on non-traditional animals

Bluffton council may soon address an animal zoning ordinance.

Council’s ordinance committee, meeting on April 29, discussed criteria for an ordinance proposed by Mitch Kingsley, according to the committee’s minutes of the meeting.

The minutes were part of the recent council agenda, and the council voted to go forward with an ordinance, although one is not yet ready for council’s action.

No salary increases proposed for school administrators in 2020-21

Board acts on four-year contracts on Monday

Bluffton school board will act on contracts for its administrative staff on Monday.

The contracts cover a four-year period, and include no salary increases for 2020-21. Depending upon the staff member, contracts cover either July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2024, or Aug. 1, 2020, to July 31, 2024.

27 village employees get raises

Council also reminds residents of clean up week and recycle-refuse cart disposal

Bluffton council provide raises for 27 village employees at its May 11 council meeting – conducted in a virtual format. The raises are effective Jan. 1, 2020.

It also established requirements and starting wages for members of its police department and village employees, full-time, part-time and salaried.

The salaries lists and details of employee requirements is attached in the May 11 council package at the bottom of this story. Details are on pages 19 through 27.

This week's Bluffton council schedule

Here are this week's meetings for the Village of Bluffton. All meetings will be held using Zoom video conferencing. Those interested in attending should contact Jesse Blackburn at blackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com to request an invitation. 

• Utilities – Monday, 5/11 at 1 p.m.
• Personnel – Monday, 5/11 at 6:30 p.m.
• Council Meeting – Monday, 5/11 at 7 p.m.

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