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Annexation hearing Oct. 4, village surplus equipment auction Oct. 14

Several events are on the village calendar in October.

Oct. 4 - Annextion hearing for North Dixie Highway area, 10 a.m., Allen County Commissioner's Meeting Room, third floor of Allen County Courthouse, Lima.

Oct. 10 - Hydrant flushing

Oct. 13 - Village Planning Commission considers final development plans for Mennonite Memorial Home Green Houses Planned Unit Development. Council will hold a hearing on the commission's actions at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24.


Here's the October Bluffton school calendars

Bluffton school events for October are now available on the Icon.

For an October elementary school calendar click here.

For an October middle school calendar click here.


Bluffton Schools open house Sept. 26

The Bluffton Schools will hold a district-wide open house on Monday evening, Sept. 26. The elementary school will be open from 6 - 7 p.m., the middle school from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., and the high school from 7 - 8 p.m.

Several community organizations will have booths set-up in the elementary gymnasium and information will be available on ways to provide support to the school and community.


Village of Bluffton's local government fund allocation for 2012 is $88,884

Local government fund allocation for 2012 was recently released by Rhonda D. Eddy-Stienecker, Allen County auditor.

The village of Bluffton is allocated $88,884.27. Richland Township is allocated $22,051.07. The village of Beaverdam is allocated$13,658.71.

For the complete Allen County allocation list open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Council meeting: Pool deficit this summer was $12,553

The Bluffton Community Swimming Pool operated with a deficit of $12,553 in 2011, although, as Dave Steiner, council member said, after hearing the report, that the pool is still a good investment for the community.

This year the pool had revenue of $57,746 and expenses of $70,300, according to Nancy Kindle, village fiscal officer. She said that this year's report many appear better than previous years because of some accounting changes made.

"This report shows the true cost it takes to operate the pool," she said.


Routine business on tonight's school board agenda

Several routine items are part of tonight's Bluffton school board agenda. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m., in the elementary media center.

Among agenda items include:

oSubstitute teacher contracts

oTeacher advancement

oClassified staff hourly adjustments

oClassifed contracts

oSupplemental contracts

A printer-friendly copy of the agenda is an attachment at the bottom of this story.