Bloomville hears insurance pitches

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville council members listened Wednesday night to representatives from two companies vying to provide insurance coverage for the village next year.

Laurie Weinberg presented the package from Hylant Insurance Co. and Rob Beglin led members through the Wells Fargo program. Each supply coverage for property, machinery, computer equipment, crime coverage, liability and vehicles. After some discussion, members determined to remain with Hylant which has been their carrier for six years.

It was reported that former village police officer William Laugherty, who was convicted of employee theft, had appeal denied and his bond revoked and must now commence serving a six-month sentence. The village is to make an attempt to gain restitution of $1,029 from Laugherty.

Street Superintendent Rick Dentinger said repairs have been made to the leaking liner for the swimming pool by Reno-sys. They attempted to remove the staining. He recommends the pool work be completed by May 1 and the village acquires a guarantee in writing from the company that repairs have been properly done. The company signed off on recent repairs but not on the original installation of the liner. The village continues to hold a $19,000 check for the work.

Clerk/treasurer Janis Weasner announced that auditors noted the Ohio Revised Code states all funds must be deposited within 24 hours. She said it was impossible with local banking hours. Auditors said the village may pass a resolution allowing up to three days for deposits and she is to further investigate.

Weasner also informed council that local government funding is to be reduced by another $10,000 next year.

Council expressed gratitude to organizations, businesses and citizens for time and donations in making the Bloomville Community Calendar a success. They include the Bloomville Lions Club, especially Paul Burgderfer, Steve George, Byron Kent, Merv Wilhelm and Dave Zartman, Elmco Trucking, K. Dunn Farms, Bob and Elaine Levans, Minzer Coal Yard, Perfection Landscape and Greenhouse, TJs Drive Thru, Tina Thomas, Weasner Archery Shop, Dentinger and council members Carol Adams, Travis Cole, Tracy Meadows and Nancy Zellers.

The Masonic organization plans on moving a stone plaque erected by recently deceased member Jim Miller at the former Bloomville temple to the park for display.

The FSI contract for trash removal expires Feb. 14 and Meadows is to contact the company for future prices.

Members heard the first reading of a resolution requesting the Seneca County auditor prepare a certificate of estimated property tax revenue to move forward on placing a 1.5-mill renewal tax levy on the May 6 ballot for operating and maintaining the police department.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6.