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Bluffton Council agenda preview

The Bluffton Council will hold a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25. The 35-page packet is attached HERE.

Two ordinances are scheduled to be read:
- To vacate 15-foot sanitary easyment in Parkiew of Bluffton
- To vacate a protion of Thurman Street and a portion of an abutting alley

The packet includes
- A preliminary voucher report of September 25
- A Tree Commission report including Riley Creek Village tree removal and planting, and notes on recommended plantings for a proposed dog park near the Bluffton Arboretum.
- Minutes of the September 13 Personnel-Finance-Safety committee meeting. regarding retaining and recruiting employees including Police and Public Works.
- Minutes from the Sept. 20 Streets committee meeting including SR 103 update, sidewalk connectivity, maintenance and ADA compliance.
- An application for special event permit for the Blaze of Lights parade on Saturday, November 25.

Bluffton school board agenda for September 18

The Bluffton School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 18 in the Elementary School Media Center, 102 S. Jackson St.

The agenda includes contracts, assignment, resignation, & etc. items:

  • Resignation of Debra Sprunger
  • Classified contract with Sharlene Anderson as an educational aide
  • 18 substitute teacher agreements
  • Supplemental contracts for positions assisting the High School Student Senate and Boys Soccer team

A report from the Apollo Career Center is also on the agenda.

Summary of September 11 Bluffton Council meeting

By Andy Chappell-Dick

Could that upstart ChatGPT use artificial intelligence to write this column?  I signed up online and asked.  Here's its answer:  "I'm sorry, but I do not have access to real-time or current events.... To obtain a summary of the September 11 Bluffton Council meeting, I recommend checking the official website of the Bluffton Council or local news sources. They should have up-to-date information on recent meetings and their outcomes."  Darn, I'll have to find my notes.

Summary of August 28 Bluffton Council Meeting

NOTE: Can't make it to a Council meeting? Icon readers may submit questions to [email protected]. Our resporter will ask Council on your behalf and summarize the answer here.

By Andy Chappell-Dick

Public meetings announcement

The following meetings have been announced by the Village of Bluffton council:

Ordinance Committee, Thursday, August 31 - 5:00 p.m.

Board of Zoning & Building Appeals - Wednesday, September 6 - 7:00 p.m.

Pedestrian Pathway Board - Thursday, September 7 - noon

Parks & Recreation Committee - Monday, September 11 - 6:00 p.m.

Village Council - Monday, September 11 - 7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing for Alley & Road Vacation - Monday, September 11 - 7:05 p.m.

Tree Commission - Tuesday, September 12 - 7:00 p.m.

Reminder: Public hearing and Bluffton Council meeting, August 28


The Village of Bluffton has received a petition from the Village Administrator to vacate portions of Thurman St, a public alley and other publicly-owned land found within and bordering the Municipal Parking Lot. A public hearing will be held before the Streets, Alleys, Lights & Sidewalks Committee of Village Council.


The attached preliminary AGENDA has been issued by the Village of Bluffton for the August 28 regular council meeting, which takes place on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall.

The meeting will include comments from Brian Wildermuth of the Lima/Allen County RTA.