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Monday's Bluffton council meeting cancelled

Bluffton council has cancelled its meeting planned at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 23, according to Kevin Nickel, village fiscal officer.

A "stand up" meeting on Monday

Bluffton council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in brief session

Bluffton's Monday, March 23, council meeting will be a first for the village.

It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (a change from 7 p.m.) and will take place in the police garage behind the town hall, according to Kevin Nickel, village fiscal officer.

"The intention is for this to be a very short, stand up meeting, for the purposes of approving the bills to be paid," he told the Icon.

"It is unlikely that there will be any other action unless some is needed related to COVID-19 or other emergency action to keep government functioning."


Parkview Phase II gets green light from village

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Bluffton council approved its Village Planning Commission recommendation to permit 3S Development Group, LLC, to proceed with Phase II of its Parkview Development. The action took place on Monday.

Phase II opens up approximately 13 acres and 26 property sites. Derek Snyder of 3S told council that company wants to start as soon as possible. The next phase includes two retention ponds that will have water year-around. The property lots will be slightly larger than those in Phase I.

Public meetings for the village this month

Several committee meetings are on the Bluffton council schedule this month. Those follow:

Signage, parking on Main St., village entrance improvements

Each is a Bluffton council topic this winter and spring

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Signage, public parking and village entrance improvements are ongoing discussions by Bluffton council this winter and spring.

On Feb. 13 council’s streets, lights, alley and sidewalk committee, consisting of Joe Sehlhorst and Jerry Cupples, reviewed six related subjects. That committee reported on its meeting during the Feb. 24 council meeting.

1 – Street sign replacement program

2 – Wayfinding (directional signs) 
     Chamber project with support from the village

Bluffton will have new refuse and recycle carrier in June

Contract awarded to Rumpke

Bluffton trash and recycle customers will have a new carrier beginning June 1.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling was awarded the bid as the village’s carrier during Monday’s council meeting. The current carrier, Republic, also submitted a bid and it was not accepted.

Council approved a three-year contract with Rumpke, who is Ohio’s largest recycler by volume. Customers will eventually have their current green and blue totes removed and replaced with totes from the new carrier.