Bellville Village Council members share good finance news; easement granted for regional sanitary sewer site


BELLVILLE – The village’s financial figures show some positive things, council learned at last week’s meeting.

The village has had a carryover of $441,104.69 in funds from 2018, fiscal director Brigette Gatton told council. It is projected the village will have a carryover of $1,573,976.39 in 2019 and projected revenue will be $3,525,921.12. This will give the village a total of $5,099,897.62 with all funds combined, Gatton said.

The village is going to have a meeting with a representative of RITA, the regional income tax agency Jan 29. This is the group which handles questions involving tax payments. The meeting will be at 9 a.m.

Requirements for residents paying taxes vary, based on whether a citizen lives within a village or outside of the entity. The RITA group helps resolve difficulties in those matters.

Village employees were to participate in a human trafficking seminar Wednesday. Human trafficking has been seen as a potential problem with increased traffic coming through the area.

Village officials have discussed incidents at the busy area outside the village, at the intersection of I-71 and State Route 97.

The village voted to grant a temporary easement to the village of Butler for construction of the new regional sanitary sewer. That project has been in the works for some time. The new facility will be built between Butler and Bellville.

Village workers received gifts from two groups. Kelly Donaldson of Panera Bread dropped off a food box to the village street department.

Story Side Church dropped off two baskets, one for people at village hall and another for the Bellville Police Department.

The street committee for the village has scheduled a meeting for Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bellville Police Department.

A meeting of the Shade Tree Commission has been scheduled for Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at village hall.

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By Louise Swartzwalder

Bellville Star