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Ken Lugibihl elected 2020 school board president

Brad Fruchey will continue as Bluffton’s Apollo representative

Ken Lugibihl was named president of the Bluffton school board during the board’s 2020 reorganizational meeting on Jan. 13. Wesley Klingler was named vice president.

In addition to those appointments, board members were named as representatives to various committees and the date of school board meetings were set. Those appointments and dates follow.

Village to replace over 1,400 water meters in 2020

Two property purchases announced on Monday

This story was updated Tuesday evening, Jan. 14 - The Bentley Road realignment will not affect any residences. It will simply make the the approach to Main Street connect directly across from Parkview Drive.

A water meter replacement project involving over 1,400 meter will take place in 2020 by the village.

School board looking to purchase a school bus at $94,422

Larry Hoffman will be a new board member; Jeremy Scoles starts a new 4-year-term

Larry Hoffman will join the Bluffton school board on Monday, as the board reorganizes for 2020. Hoffman was elected to the board in the November general election. He replaces Rene Smith who did not seek reelection.

In addition to Hoffman, Jeremy Scoles, who ran unopposed in November, will be sworn in to another term.

While the election of board officers and making committee appointments for 2020 is on the agenda, the board will also act on a bid for an 84-passenger school bus.

Special council meeting tonight

Jesse Blackburn, village administrator, issued the following announcement: "The Village of Bluffton will have a special council meeting on Monday, Dec.  30, at 8 p.m. on the third floor of the town hall to pass necessary legislation by emergency before Jan. 1, 2020."

Council meets Dec. 30 to pass emergency legislation

To okay a three-month appropriations measure

This story updated on Dec. 27.
Bluffton council met on Dec. 23, but with two members absent, was unable to pass several legislation pieces by emergency, to satisfy year-end requirements. 

A special meeting is now set for 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, to accomplish that, according to Jesse Blackburn, village administrator.

The most pressing item is a three-month appropriations resolution covering Jan. 1 to March 30..

 

School board's focus is 2020

Several actions tonight affect 2020-21 school year

Bluffton school board is preparing for 2020 during its final meeting of 2019, held Monday, Dec. 16.

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