Council learns of Bloomville pool work

BLOOMVILLE – Mayor Robert George called for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing at the commencement of Wednesday evening’s village council meeting.

Street superintendent Rick Dentinger reported pool chemicals will be ordered next week. He added CROSSWAEH workers assisted Dentinger in removing the pool liner and installing a batting cage. RenoSys has scheduled installation of a new pool liner in early May, delayed due to rain events. Additionally, Dentinger has contacted Bucyrus Road Materials and L & L Paving for estimates on patching of water break areas.

Police chief Howard Minzer reported the Neighborhood Watch again will sponsor a bicycle rodeo in early June with more information to be released at a later date. Minzer also said the Seneca County sheriff’s department maintains a 24/7 drop-off locations for expired and unused prescription medication.

Village clerk JanisWeasner reported receiving word from the OSS Solid Waste District stating $4,428.35 remains in the 2012 joint grant program with Bloom Township. This will be the final year for receiving grant balances as the program has undergone changes. The village has purchased playground equipment, picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles in the past.

The application for the replacement of curbs and sidewalks at the State Route 19 and New Haven intersection has been filed with the Regional Planning Commission. The cost estimate for installation of eight curb ramps, two catch basins, sidewalks, curbs and 363 lineal feet of asphalt was $77,487.60. The village is seeking $40,000 in grant dollars.

Weasner also reported she had received phone calls from residents regarding Seneca County’s recent discussion to implement a $5 permissive tax on licensed motor vehicles. Bloomville currently has a permissive tax which generates approximately $4500 annually. Email correspondence indicated the county’s implementation would have no impact on the village’s ability to collect this fee. Bloomville residents would be charged an additional $10 for each license purchased, with $5 going to the village and $5 going to the County.

Councilwoman Carol Adams reported the family of Don and Freda Hossler would like to pay for landscaping and a “sitting area” in the southeast corner of the school park as a memorial to the former Bloomville street superintendent and his wife. She will submit a drawing to council for approval.

Mayor George questioned whether Council would reconsider the removal of swing gliders in the park. Councilman Ray Weasner expressed these were removed at the direction of the insurance company and reinstallation could increase village liability in the event of an accident. Attempts to find other apparatus to install on the double rail have been unsuccessful.

Councilman Tracy Meadows said he would like the playground equipment at the school park moved into the other park. Adams objected stating removal would be difficult and serves a purpose in the present location. Other members agreed vandalism is a concern regardless of the location. Meadows said additional dirt is needed around the concrete footers in the kiddie park and mulch is needed in many areas. He discouraged the suggestion of using recycled tires because of staining. Councilwoman Nancy Zellers suggested pea gravel.

In other business:

George reported the Lions Club was in receipt of a letter from Zellers regarding renovation of the Community Sign.

George is to consult with Dentinger concerning installation of a pole in the downtown area.

Community Garage Sales are to be held June 7-8.

Opening date for the pool has not been established but is expected on or about June 1.

Council approved pay ordinance 2013-8.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. May 1 at village hall.