Sweet smell of phlox drifting across the lawn-
An early warning of the end of summer.
August is fading fast, and by September
The little purple flowers will all be gone.
Rachel Hadas,“The End of Summer”
As summer ends here in the Village of Bentleyville, we can look back at an activity-filled summer season. It began with the “Blue Star Marker” dedication ceremony in June (which you can read about on page three of the newsletter) and continued with our first concert in the Park, cheerful hours and the successful inaugural of the Bentleyville Bocce League, on our own bocce court in the Park.
Twelve teams signed up to participate in the bocce league. The teams were comprised of both residents and non-residents. Thirty-three matches have taken place over the summer ending with the last match on August 19th. It has been great fun and a wonderful opportunity to meet neighbors and make new friends. Many thanks to residents Jeff and Patti Widmar who ran the league.
Also, thank you to the Parks Committee, Councilwoman Kathleen Esposito, Molly Gebler of the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce, Councilman Ken Kvacek and the enthusiastic, hardworking members of the Club B’ville, all of whom were instrumental in making summer at the Bentleyville park such a success.
Check the schedule in the newsletter for the park events planned for the fall and winter, beginning with the second annual Village Clambake on October 8, 2016.
Of course, as fall fast approaches, we will be focusing our attention on the election season which officially kicks off on Labor Day.
I encourage all residents to participate in the Election process by exercising your right to vote. Not only do we have a Presidential Election, but we have contested races for the United States Senate and the United States Congress.
Although no elected Village officials are on the ballot this voting cycle, Bentleyville does have two Issues on the Ballot. A 1.4 Mill Fire Levy and a 2.6 Mill Levy for the purpose of general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges in the Village.
The need for both of these levies was discussed at the April Town Hall Meeting at Village Hall, which many of you attended.
VOTE NOVEMBER 8
Your vote affirms your power to decide1
Leonard A. Spremulli, Mayor
Village of Bentleyville
1 Nicholas Gordon, “Election Day Seems Sometimes like Which Crook”
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Presently, the fee is $3.00 for trips less than 10 miles, and $4.00 for trips greater than 10 miles.
If you have any questions please call the Village Hall or Senior Transportation Connection direct at 800.983.4782.
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