Bloomville needs candidates for three seats

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville council members need to appoint three new members as of Jan. 1. Nancy Zellers, Travis Cole and Tracy Meadows are to complete their terms and candidates to replace them did not run in Tuesday’s election. Council is to seek any interested parties and invite them to attend meetings to learn what occurs.

Mayor Steve George reported the Lions Club is concerned about signs not being posted on the community calendar. Council said they plan to have smaller signs added to the community calendar.

George also suggested that Richie Vaughn replace him as the zoning inspector. Council asked that Vaughn review the policies before a decision is made.

Resident Toni Price said she likes the Sunday trick or treat when parents are available to accompany their children about the village. Having the event at an earlier hour made it safer for children walking near the drive-thru, owned by herself and her husband, she said. Price said she would like to see it remain on Sundays and council asked her to survey residents.

Street Superintendent Rick Dentinger reported Hawk Tree Service is completing tree and stump removal and doing a good job. He said Clouse Electric would return in the spring to work on the ball field lights. The electric starter motor at the pool has been disconnected and the pool winterized. Salt also has been delivered in preparation for winter.

In other business, council:

Heard the second 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.

Adopted the ordinance amending an ordinance to appropriate additional expenses and declaring an emergency.

Transferred $5,000 from the General Fund to the Police Fund.

Announced the Lions Club is having a baked steak dinner Sunday and veterans eat for half price.

Announced the American Legion Sons of the Legion are having a steak dinner Nov. 16.

Learned the mayor is to attend training in Columbus Nov. 15.

Discussed landscaping in the downtown area.

Heard resident Jim Price compliment council members for the work done for the community calendar.

Council is to meet at at 7 p.m. Nov. 20.