Company brings fix to trash bag issue

BLOOMVILLE – Bloomville Village Council has received a response from Duke Foltz with FSI Inc., the village’s trash hauler, regarding residents being shorted two bags in every package. He said he would provide two additional cases of bags for residents to make up the shortage.

Police Chief Howard Minzer said the agreement with the Bloom Township trustees for patrolling Woodlawn Cemetery has been renewed.

Councilman Ray Sexton contacted AEP about using LED lighting for the village’s street lamps. They said LED is not available at this time. Council discussed costs for purchasing them or obtaining a grant to assist with costs.

Mayor Steve George reported new flotation belts are needed at the pool and the Seneca County Health Department recommends lifeguards have new visors to identify them more easily. George is to investigate costs for both.

Council heard resident Doris Miller proposed donating a 30-foot by 30-foot lot at the end of Park Place to the village.

After some discussion, members determined they could not use the property.

Council reviewed a letter to be sent regarding the keeping of rabbits within the village and suggested several clarifications be made before sending it.

In other action, council:

Heard Councilman Bill Oliver resigned as zoning inspector.

Resolved to adopt the Bloomville tax budget for fiscal year beginning Jan. 1 and declaring an emergency.

Heard the first reading of a resolution accepting the certificate of estimated property tax revenue as determined by the county auditor and declaring the necessity of placing a 1.5-mill real estate tax levy on the Nov. 4 ballot. The levy is to generate $12,397.

Approved a resolution designating Makeever and Associates as engineer for the downtown street project and declaring an emergency.

Amended an ordinance to appropriate additional funds to the sewer fund

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