Around Town

Future Construction on SR 103

Members of council voted Monday night to approve a plan for the resurfacing of State Route 103.

This project proposes to grind 1 ¼” and pave 1 ¼“ asphalt on SR 103 inside the village of the Bluffton corporation limits from the SR 103 (Bentley Rd.) NB exit ramp north through the village (Bentley Rd., Main St., Jefferson St.) to the County Line, excluding the limits of the Main Street Streetscape project. Handicap curb ramps will be installed where appropriate to meet ADA requirements. Longitudinal (centerlines and edgelines) and auxiliary pavement markings (stop bars, railroad markings, cross walks, etc.) will also be included within this project. Parking stall painting and any necessary manhole adjustments will not be included in this project. 
 
The only potential financial responsibilities the Village would have in this project would be the restriping of parking stalls and any necessary manhole adjustments.
 
Fall Leaf Pickup
Leaf Pickup is in full swing. The Service Department is working their way around the Village as quickly as they can.
 
Streetscape Update
The Main Street beautification process is nearing its end, with just a few minor projects left.
 
The Village is not fully satisfied with the work done the sub-contractor who performed the paver installation, said Jamie Mehaffie during Monday’s council meeting. In addition, the traffic lights at the intersections will continue to be on four-way flashing mode until the construction crews have completed their projects in order to maintain a safe work environment.
 
There will be a ribbon cutting in honor of the completion of the Streetscape project fifteen minutes prior to the start of the Blaze of Lights Parade on Nov. 28, said Mayor Rodabaugh. In addition, council approved the closing of Main Street from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 for the Blaze of Lights festivities and parade.
 
Zoning
The Village Council discussed preliminary steps to make zoning changes for the first time in nearly forty years.
The current zoning codes are outdated and the Village has changed drastically since the last time the zones were examined.
 

Garlands to be hung this Saturday

This Saturday, November 14 the Bluffton Fire Department will be hanging garlands downtown.

November 20th is a big day with the Blaze auction, gingerbread contest, and art contest all taking place. Doors open at The Centre at 5 p.m., the auction will begin at 6 p.m. Chairperson Elaine Harris would like to remind the community that all residents are strongly encouraged to attend these pre-Blaze events.

November 3rd Voting Results

Bluffton residents were out on Tuesday to vote for several issues on this November's ballot.

"For a non-presidential election, we have had very good turnout so far today," said Alice Lora, of precinct E. 

Village of Bluffton Council Results:

771 votes - David R. Steiner*

730 votes - Eric W. Fulcomer*

692 votes - Mitchell Kingsley*

686 votes - Richard McGarrity*

536 votes - H. Dean French

Halloween in the Village!

 

         Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 29th

  For photos of Bluffton trick-or-treaters check out the Nov. 5 edition! 

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