Bloomville considers youth program

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville Village Council met Wednesday evening and learned Mayor Bob George and Police Chief Howard Minzer have been gathering information regarding possible participation in a youth mentoring program.

They attended a meeting at Buckeye Central School on the program which would pair adults with same-sex youths needing guidance at school.

Water superintendent Darin A. Brown, who holds dual certification from the Ohio EPA in wastewater and water treatment, was rehired by council and compensation fixed. Also rehired were street superintendent Rick Dentinger and Village clerk-treasurer Janis Weasner, whose annual salary was set as $25,787.

Pay ordinance 2013-6 was approved.

Dentinger reported the ballasts and lights in the shop had been replaced, and thanked Clouse Electric for providing a scissors lift for the job. He also reported pool chemicals remain at the 2012 level. Six water breaks have been repaired, Dentinger said, and pothole patching will begin as weather allows.

George said he would like to see swings reinstalled in the park, but hardware to match the swings with the gliders has not yet been located.

In other news:

Minzer and Councilman Tracy Meadows discussed gathering quotes to update computer equipment.

Notices are to be sent to past pool employees to see if they want work at the pool.

The village office is to be closed March 29 for Easter.

Council decided to maintain the pool admission prices at the 2012 rate. They include pool passes at $50 per person, $85 per family up to five people, and $100 for families with more than five people. The daily admission rate will be $4 and $2 after 6 p.m.

The community center is to be open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9 for free blood pressure checks to village residents. Ruffing Family Care Center nurse Michelle Smith is to facilitate the service.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. April 3 at village hall.