Bellville Village Council members celebrate successes

Plans made to sell out-of date, unneeded equipment

By Louise Swartzmiller - Bellville Star

BELLVILLE – Bellville Village Council members celebrated the success of several holiday events at its most recent council meeting.

Mayor Teri Brenkus told council the holiday home show, Christmas parade, yule log lighting and a concert presented by the Domka family were all bis successes.

There was also a Christmas tree lighting event.

The ice rink in central park will be put in place in the next couple of weeks, Brenkus said.

All that’s needed after that is cold weather

A committee getting ready for the 2020 Census has been formed and it will be kicking off activities in June, 2019, the mayor said. Council members were asked to spread the work about activities so that residents will know to complete the Census survey.

Accurate completion of the census determines how much money the village receives from the government.

The council approved on its third reading a contract for engineering services with K. E. McCartney and Associates, Inc. Brian McCartney has been serving with the village’s Planning Commission.

A resolution was approved agreeing to transfer $385,000 from the village general fund to the Police Department levy fund. Financial matters involving the Police Department have been discussed at several recent council committee meetings.

Council approved another resolution agreeing to sell unused, outdated or unfit pieces of equipment in 2019.

The website was designated as the acting authority to conduct the auction.

Fiscal officer Brigette Gatton was designated as the representative of the village to sessions for public records training and certification.

The next council meeting is Jan. 8. The Parks Committee of the village will have a meeting at 4 p.m., which will precede council at 5:30 p.m.

The next council meeting will be Jan. 22.

The Parks Committee meeting and council meeting will be at the Bellville Police Department.

Rita Linton, manager of the Bellville Public Library, attended the meeting to observe. She told council she would be attending periodically to keep track of village happenings.
Plans made to sell out-of date, unneeded equipment

By Louise Swartzmiller

Bellville Star