Bloomville panel candidates stump

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville council almost had a meeting Wednesday night. Councilman Joe Kelbley, who also is an EMT for the village, was called for an emergency minutes before the 7 p.m. start time. With two vacancies on the council, there was not a quorum to commence with any official business.

Mayor Steve George invited three candidates for those vacant seats to share their background and interest in serving on the council. Dave Auble said he loves Bloomville and wants to be involved in the community. Ben Presley noted he married a local woman and wants to be more involved in the community.

Bill Oliver, returning from a previous meeting, said that after listening to the other candidates he would like to see them on council. With that, George offered the position of zoning inspector. Oliver is to consider it and return with a decision.

It was stated on agenda that former Bloomville police officer William Laugherty, who had been convicted of stealing village property, has been transferred from the correctional facility to a halfway house for supervision.

The Seneca Regional Planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening at Good Shepherd has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the same location.

Seneca County Commissioners are expected to attend the March 5 council meeting.

Council is not to reschedule its meeting. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Feb. 19.