Board weighs in on vacant home

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville council discussed the future of a Jefferson Street property during its meeting Monday afternoon. The abandoned house is owned by the land bank and they want to know if the village wants to sell the property or have it demolished. Members decided they would like to examine the inside of the home before making a decision. Mayor Steve George is to contact the land bank for a tour of the house to make a decision by the end of the week.

The village’s Memorial Day parade steps off at 10 a.m. May 26 after forming at 9:30 a.m. on West New Haven Street. Marchers are to proceed to Veterans’ Park where the American Legion is to conduct a service.

Community garage sales are June 1-2 and participants are to register at the village office.

Members thanked Buckeye Central students for assisting with mulch at Beeghly Park and Nancy Zellers for planting flowers and adding mulch at the north end community sign.

Street Superintendent Rick Dentinger’s report noted he would be filling the park swimming pool this week and is seeking estimates for sidewalk replacement at the park.

Officer in charge Don Holmer said another junk vehicle had been removed and the police department computer has been repaired. Residents were reminded that grass should be no taller than six inches.

Bliss Memorial Public Library is offering 5-12 year olds a summer reading program that includes events at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting June 4 and ending July 9.

In other business, council:

• Paid bills.

• Adopted a resolution requesting the Seneca County auditor to prepare a certificate of estimated property tax revenue.

• Adopted a resolution establishing pool rates and rates of pay for the lifeguards, cage workers and lifeguards in training.

• Adopted a resolution to authorize the mayor and clerk to participate in a Nature Works grant.

• Adopted a resolution authorizing participation in the state’s winter salt program, waiving the three-reading rule.

• Heard the village office is to be closed May 28.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. June 6.