Citizen seeks hauler fix

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville resident Cindy Coffman approached council Wednesday night seeking a solution to a problem created by the village trash hauler.

She said an FSI Inc. truck driver struck a tree three weeks ago, pulling the electric, cable and phone lines from her mother’s house. A police report was filed and Duke Fultz with the Clyde company examined the damage.

The family contacted its insurance carrier and the utilities have been restored. Neither the family or the insurance company are able to get a response from FSI about fixing the holes left in the house.

Clerk/treasurer Janis Weasner volunteered to contact the company to obtain some response.

Council members determined they wanted to form a committee to review zoning regulations for the village. The committee consists of zoning commissioner Bill Oliver, Dave Auble and Ray Weasner. Once changes have been completed, residents are to be informed of the regulations before they are enforced.

Members revisited the fees for park shelter rental. After some discussion, it was decided they would amend the $50 fee for all rental days to $50 for the first day used and $25 for the second day.

Mayor Steve George informed council the main water line is being replaced on North Marion Street. They are replacing shut-off valves and taps to help prevent line breaks. Residents should expect to see a discoloration of their water throughout the project.

George also said Ohio Department of Transportation will be removing six pine trees near the cemetery on SR 19. They are to be chipped and mulch made available to residents for their use.

In other action, council:

Heard Solicitor Tim Hoover state the ballot language for the police levy was approved by the Board of Elections.

Moved to renew the expiring 1.5-mill park levy and will ask for the certification of the estimated resources from the county auditor.

Approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of rock salt through ODOT, and declaring an emergency.

Heard the village is participating at Family Fest at the Tiffin YMCA.

Heard George and Joe Kelbley are attending the countywide EMS meeting April 5.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. April 2.