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Sheffield Village Board

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board conducted the following business at its July 15 meeting at the Sheffield Community Center:

• Recorded as present Mayor William Rosenow; trustees Wesley Barron, Brandon Behrens, Rick Cernovich, Chester Fritz, Jacob Osborn and Keith VanderMeersch; clerk Pat Stier; and treasurer Lori Stone. No board members were absent.

• Approved payment of bills for $ 86,167 and treasurer’s report as presented.

• Heard there were no objections to the Bureau County Zoning Notice of Jason Kidd building a side deck on the residence at 136 E. Chestnut St.

• Heard the owners of the property at 222 E. Railroad had been cleaning it up and stated they would be spraying the weeds and trees this summer and would be replacing the fence at a later date.

• Officer Todd Marquez will ask Brent DeVenney to work some hours for Sheffield.

• Agreed residents are responsible to haul their tree and bush trimmings away. If there is a storm, the village employees will assist in removing the limbs.

• Approved having the city of Princeton spray twice for mosquitoes.

• Approved two payments to J.W. Ossola for final bills for the water and sewer projects and approved the Chamlin and Associates bill.

• Approved hiring Guither Tree Service to remove three dead trees on village right-of-ways.

• Agreed to not allow trees to be planted in the Main Street business district.

• Adjourned regular meeting at 7:50 p.m. and went into closed session for the purpose of employee reviews. Adjourned closed meeting at 8:32 p.m. Approved bonus of $1,500 to Leif Porter and pay raises of 50 cents per hour for village employees.

• Voted to change weekend water and sewer pay from a flat $20 to regular salary for one and one-half hours.

• Voted to change mileage reimbursement from 42 cents to 50 cents per mile.

• Set the next board meeting for 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Sheffield Community Center.

Ohio High School

OHIO — The Ohio High School Board met in regular session on July 15 with the following action taken or discussed:

• Heard from Superintendent Sharon Sweger. She reported a balanced budget with consistently under-spending in every fund. An end of year budget balance had been projected to be about $90,927, but instead, the district ended with a balance of $387,613 to go into reserves.

• It was also reported the updated computers for the computer labs had been ordered.

• Sweger also reported she had attended a booster club meeting, and there was discussion about the new scoreboards. Sewger tallied the donations and pancake breakfast profits to be $3,365. The districts will split between the remaining amount of approximately $7,000 and $9,000, depending on which scoreboard is chosen. 

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