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Bluffton Council/School Board

Village meetings announced

The following meetings have been announced by the Village of Bluffton.

  • Tree Commission on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Council Meeting on Monday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Summary of Nov. 14 Bluffton Council Meeting

Cost sharing policy for curb repair, escalating capital costs facing Police, Fire and EMS

By Andy Chappell-Dick

There were no expiring terms among Bluffton's six Council members, so the rancorous midterm elections last week brought no changes to our local government. This meeting's agenda contained no less than ten committee reports, seven articles of legislation, the usual items from administration and safety services, plus public comment. Citizens should know that our representatives dealt with the business before them quickly, respectfully and unanimously. The only thing failing in this democracy is the town's decrepit leaf collection machine, and they've got a bipartisan plan for that. (Forty pages of supporting documents for this meeting are attached. The agenda is pages 1-2; an index is listed below.)

Council packet for November 14

The attached council packet was provided late Monday afternoon, November 14 for the evening's council meeting.

Bluffton Schools report card from the State of Ohio, 2021-2022

In recent days, area school districts have issued report cards for students for the first nine weeks of the 2022-2023 school year and honor rolls are being issued.

School districts also received report cards in September 2022. The individual Bluffton schools, as well as the Bluffton Exempted Village Schools district received report cards that can be found at

An archive of Bluffton report cards is found at

Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing on November 8

A public hearing will be held before the Bluffton Board of Zoning and Building Appeals on Tuesday November 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

The owners of 320 S. Main Street are requesting a variance from Chapter 153.082 Conditional use, section (D) Home occupation: The owners are asking for approval to convert the residential home into an office(s) for a small tax business.

Summary of October 24 council meeting

By Paula Scott

The October 24 regular meeting of the Village of Bluffton council began with a moment of silence in memory of council member Jerry Cupples’ wife Sonia, who passed away on October 18.

The meeting included reports from Bluffton Beyond Tomorrow and Pathway Board committees, the first reading of a natural gas aggregation resolution and plans for Blaze of Light decoration dates, among other items. The packet of agenda, prior meeting minutes and supporting materials is attached.