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August 18, 2019

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Bluffton's newest downtown outdoor meeting place

Former alley transforms into attract green space

Denise Fett provided the Icon with photos of recent work on the former Presbyterian alley at 120 N. Main St. Here’s the story behind the project.

After a one-and-a-half years in planning, the former Bluffton Presbyterian Church alley is becoming an attractive outdoor meeting place downtown.

The alley, closed to vehicle traffic for many years, fell into disrepair over the years.

Here's council committee meeting schedule

The following Bluffton council committee meetings and related meetings are scheuled in July and August. All meetings are in the town hall.

Parks & Rec - Monday, July 29, at noon
Ordinance - Monday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m.
Streets, Alleys & Sidewalks - Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m.
Utilities - Tuesday, July 30, at 4 p.m.
Personnel - Wednesday, July 31, at noon
Pathway Board - Thursday, Aug. 1, at noon
Personnel - Wednesday, Aug. 7, at noon
Council Meeting - Monday, Aug. 12,  at 7 p.m.

Special council meeting Thursday

A special council meeting of the Bluffton council on Thursday, July 25, at 8 p.m. on the third floor of the Town Hall, according to Jesse Blackburn, village administrator.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel.


20 Bluffton streets qualify for permissive tax money

The village brings in approximately $1,425 per month in permissive tax money

Twenty streets in Bluffton qualify for permissive tax money according to Brion E. Rhodes, Allen County engineer. The list is at the bottom of this story.

Rhodes sent a letter to the village earlier this year, which was part of a recent council packet. The letter notified the village that as of Dec. 31, 2017, $50,774 was available for street work.

The village brings in approximately $1,425 per month in permissive tax money. That money is posted by the county auditor on a monthly basis.

National Night Out needs you!

Your invitation to volunteer for a great cause

The 6th annual Bluffton/Pandora National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 6. The evening includes food and snacks, plenty of give-a-ways, fire truck displays and rides, face painting, bounce houses, live music.

Here's the I-75 update in Findlay next week

The following lane changes are planned next week on Interstate 75 as it passes around Findlay.

Interstate 75 northbound between the county Road 313 overpass and U.S. 68/state Route 15 will be shifted into a contraflow pattern overnight Tuesday, July 23, into the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 24.

When the shift is complete, two 11-foot lanes of northbound traffic will travel on the southbound side of highway in that area, next to the two lanes of southbound traffic, to allow construction activities to begin on the northbound side of the highway.