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September 25, 2021

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Will someone please turn on the lights

Council committee looking a village nighttime lighting updates

Improved nighttime lighting, sidewalk extensions, crosswalk improvements, sign replacements and another look at village entry points.

These are among topics under review by the members of the Bluffton council streets, lights, alleys and sidewalk committee. Members are Joe Sehlhorst and Jerry Cupples.

Meeting for over 1 hours on May 27, Sehlhorst updated the entire council on discussion points of that meeting during council's Monday session.

The complete minutes are in the council packet attached below this story.

Fourteen locations in town were identified without current lighting and 10 locations were identified as needing improvement or additional lighting.

Those locations are attached at the bottom of this story.

The committee also reviewed a lighting plan for Parkview Phase 2, the need for a crosswalk improvement at Jefferson-Huber streets, a sign placement program.

The following committee meetings were set on Monday. These meeting will be in the town hall unless otherwise noted:

Insurance Committee – Wednesday, June 16 11 a.m.
Planning Commission – Wednesday, June 16, 1 p.m.
Parks & Recreation Committee - Thursday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m., village park
Finance Committee – Wednesday, June 23, noon
Utilities Committee – Monday, June 28, noon
Council Meeting – Monday, June 28, at 7 p.m. 
Streets, Alleys, Lights & Sidewalk Committee – Tuesday, June 29, 5:30 p.m.