Bloomville talks recycling plans

BLOOMVILLE – Duke Foltz of FSI spoke to Bloomville council about the recycling process at their center in Clyde. He said the village is the only one totally involved in recycling. He presented a video of the process showing how recyclable materials are separated from the trash and invited the council to observe the center in person.

The village’s contract expires Feb. 14 and he offered the village another year at the same prices it now has. Council is to discuss a longer contract before making a final decision.

Council received information from the Victims’ Assistance Program about an early judicial release of former police officer William Laugherty, who is incarcerated for stealing village property. Members refused an early release wanting him to serve his six-month sentence. The village is to eventually try to recoup $1,024.

A statement for payment of the $19,170.50 to Renosys for pool repairs was discussed. The village has been holding payment because liner repairs had to be made while the pool was filling and staining occurred. Additional materials and time spent came to $3,000 for the village. Members approved paying $10,000 to Renosys with the other half being paid after Rick Dentinger, street superintendent, signs off on the original work and they take into consideration the village’s extra expenses.

In other matters, council:

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

Heard the second reading of an ordinance amending an ordinance referring to rates for supplying water and increasing the base water rate $5 per month effective Jan. 1.

Learned Santa Claus will be visiting Bliss Memorial Library Dec. 7.

Heard the recent audit cost $5,800.

Reminded residents a village ordinance is in place regarding clean-up while walking pets.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 4.