Bloomville gets park ready

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville council members met Wednesday evening to learn of spring preparation at the community’s park.

Street Superintendent Rick Dentinger reported Clouse Electric has inspected the ball field lights. He presented a quote for replacing cut outs on four lights, estimating $588 for materials, $420 for labor and $200 for using the bucket truck, a total of $1,208. The lights were installed at the park in 1959 and some of the electrical wiring needs replaced.

After discussion, council approved all four lights be repaired with costs not to exceed $2,000.

Dentinger said chemicals for the swimming pool should cost $1,873 for the summer and preparing the pool for opening will begin when the light project is completed.

He also has been adding cold patch to potholes and will be applying stone in the alleyways. The village plans to use CROSSWAEH clients to help clean the park, rake stones and other village projects.

Clerk/treasurer Janis Weasner said the park managers plan on returning and two lifeguards have signed on.

In other business, council:

Discussed having a police officer warn youth not to wait in the street for the school bus in the morning.

Announced Mayor Steve George and Councilman Joe Kelbley are attending the countywide EMS meeting Saturday.

Heard George remind residents that the village has an ordinance regarding cleaning up after your pet while walking them in the village.

Mentioned the village is participating in Family Fest at the Tiffin YMCA Saturday.

Requested Police Chief Howard Minzer track his working hours.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. April 16.