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August 23, 2019

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Bluffton council hires Blackburn as village administrator

Following executive session on Monday

Bluffton interim village administrator Jesse Blackburn is now the offical village administrator.

Following Monday's council meeting, the council entered executive session to discuss personnel.

After existing closed doors, a motion was made by Mitch Kingsley with a second by Phill Talavinia to hire Blackburn as village administrator at a salary of $65,000 per year.

2018 grads on Monday's board agenda

School board also will act on several contracts

Approval of the graduating class of 2018 is on Monday's Bluffton school board agenda. The list of seniors to be issued diplomas follows: (The May school board agenda is attached at the bottom of this story.)

Morgan Rae Auchmuty

Ashley Jean Augsburger

James Andrew Badial

Zachary Dale Basinger

Madison Kate Bassett

Zachary James Baxter

Aaron Howard Belcher

Lelani Renee Bischoff

Kassandra Rose Bishop

Dakota Jay Bricker

Hunter Drew Brodman

Kaitlyn Jean Burkholder

Hunter William Busch

May school board meeting rescheduled for May 21

The May Bluffton school board meeting has a schedule change, according to Paula Parish, school district treasurer.

The meeting was originally set for Monday, May 21. The new meeting date is 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, in the Bluffton elementary media center.

Bluffton council terminates Jack Huber as village administrator

Jesse Blackburn named interim administer during special Monday meeting

In a special meeting on Monday (April 30), Bluffton council voted 6-0 to terminate the employment of its village administrator, Jack Huber. He held the position since June of 2017.

The following notification to Mr. Huber explains council's decision:

This is to advise that you are hereby terminated from your employment with the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, on this date and your time off with pay is terminated on this date also.

This termination is FOR CAUSE.

Special Monday council meeting topic "village administrator"

Bluffton council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the town hall, according to Laura Ewing, village fiscal officer.

The purpose of the meeting is: employee matters: village administrator.

2018-19 contracts, class fees on Monday's agenda

Elementary teacher, Jane Steinmetz, will retire at end of school year

Bluffton school board will act upon the resignation of Jane Steinmetz, academic intervention teacher at the elementary school, during its April meeting on Monday.

In addition the board will act on 10 certified contracts for the 2018-19 school year.

Other contacts on the agenda include four extended service contracts, nearly 30 supplemental contracts and one classified service contracts.