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Meet Bluffton's mayor-elect Eric Fulcomer

Eric Fulcomer, Bluffton's next mayor

Meet Eric Fulcomer, Bluffton mayor-elect.

After a serving on Bluffton council since 2002 and as council president since 2004, Fulcomer, Ph. D., who is vice president for enrollment management and student life at Bluffton University, decided to seek the mayoral office of the village following Fred Rodabaugh's announcement last January that he would not seek reelection.


2012 village appropriations approximately $6.2 million

Bluffton council okayed 2012 appropriations on Monday, which total approximately $6.2 million. The largest expense is a projected $1.4 million water improvement project that will take place only if village voters approve a one-quarter percent income tax on the spring primary.

If voters say "yes" then the village will proceed with the replacement of water lines on the South Lawn-Grove Street area, Sunset Drive and Geiger Street. The one-quarter income tax would be taken off once the project is paid for.


Apollo Career Center's Dec. 12 board agenda available to Icon viewers

The Apollo Career Center has released the agenda for its Dec. 12 board meeting. The agenda is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Council meets Dec. 12 and 19 in December

Bluffton council changed the date of its second December meeting. The meeting was originally set for Dec. 26.

The new council meeting dates for December follow:

o Monday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
o Monday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

Council meets in the third floor of the town hall.


Village fire and rescue committee meets Nov. 28

A meeting of the Village of Bluffton's Fire and Rescue Committee has been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.on the third floor of the Bluffton town hall prior to the regularly scheduled Bluffton council meeting.


School board will act on Pam Raabe's resignation on Monday

Pam Raabe, Bluffton elementary teacher, has tendered her resignation to the Bluffton school board, effective Nov. 28. Her resignation is one items on the 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, Bluffton school board meeting, according to Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent.