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Village council and commission meeting dates announced

The Village of Bluffton has announced the following meetings. Meetings are held at Bluffton Town Hall, with exceptions noted. Contact Jesse Blackburn at [email protected] for Zoom links.

Tree Commission – Thursday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. at Village Arboretum.

Utilities Committee – Monday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Finance Committee – Thursday, November 18 at noon.

Ordinance Committee – Friday, November 19 at noon, via ZOOM.

Nov. 8 Council Meeting: Committee reports, resolutions, department reports

By Andy Chappell-Dick

The Bluffton Village Council held a Regular Meeting on the 3rd floor of Bluffton Town Hall on Monday, November 8, covering the following business. (See attached packet for more details.) 

Council Reports

Finance (Dave Steiner, Phil Talavinia) reported they are requesting more detailed numbers before making decisions on upcoming appropriations.

November 10 Bluffton Schools 2-hour delay

At 5:58 a.m. on Nov. 10 the Bluffton Schools announced a 2-hour day. The Senior Citizens Breakfast has been cancelled.

Unofficial results for Bluffton School Board, Village Council, and Richland Trustees

The Allen County Board of Elections has reported following unofficial results for the November 2, 2021 General Election in the Village of Bluffton.

Unofficial election winners marked with *


For Member of Board of Education, Bluffton Local School District (four candidates were on the ballot for three seats)

Bradley J. Dailey 959 votes*

Mitch Giesige 498 votes

Roni L. Kaufman 777 votes*

Wesley L. Klinger 845 votes*


Village of Bluffton Council and committee meetings scheduled

The Village of Bluffton has established the following committee meetings at Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St.

Finance Committee – Wednesday, October 27 at noon.

Utilities Committee – Monday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m.

Streets, Alleys, Lights & Sidewalk Committee - Monday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Committee – Thursday, November 4 at noon.

Village Council – Monday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

October 25 Village Council report

By Andy Chappell-Dick

The October 25 Village of Bluffton council meeting was dominated by two public hearings involving real estate development. Both items were approved by Council as described below.