Bloomville Village Council: Abandoned house ‘in decent shape’

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville Village Council had discussed the future of a Jefferson Street property during the May 16 meeting. The abandoned house is owned by the land bank and council members wanted to know if the village wants to sell the property or have it demolished. At the time, members decided they would like to examine the inside of the home before making a decision.

Mayor Steve George told Council Wednesday he since has toured the interior of the house and stated it is in decent shape. The basement is dry and has all new windows. The land bank says the property may not be rented and a buyer must remain in the house for three years. George will relay council’s desire to sell the house.

George encouraged Council to consider ways to attract industry to the community.

Street Superintendent Rick Dentinger reported the swimming pool is in operation. He said it may be necessary to drain the baby pool and clean it again.

Swimming lessons are set for 5-6 p.m. July 9-12 and July 16-19 for beginning/ regular swimmers and 8-9 p.m. the same days for deep-end swimmers. The cost is $20 for pass holders and $35 for those without a pass. Participants may sign up at the pool or village office.

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

In other business, the council:

• Heard the first reading of the resolution accepting the certificate of estimated property tax revenue as determined by the Seneca County auditor.

• Heard the first reading of the resolution establishing the appointed office of fiscal officer.

• Discussed the two-hour parking sign at the laundromat.

• Approved a zoning variance for a setback to install a fence at the corner of Ellen and Clinton streets.

• Discussed reviewing the proposed ordinance from the Regional Income Tax Agency before moving forward.

• Is seeking estimates for new sidewalks along Beeghly Street along the park.

The council is to meet at 7 p.m. June 20 to consider a tax hearing before the meeting.