Attica Village Council

Attica Village Administrator Greg Martin relayed the progress toward the new wastewater system. Engineer Lyn Makeever is proceeding with ten more soil borings for the lagoon location and should finish his surveying between Feb. 25 and March 14.

Martin stated that a five-year 3.59 percent loan through the Ohio Water Development Agency for purchase of land and construction costs is available. Council approved his making application for the loan.

Regarding the installation of a carbon feed room at the water plant, Martin said a 30-year 0 percent loan through Issue I funding is available. This provides $20,117, half the cost and council also approved applying for the loan.

Gateway Tank has quoted $18,500 to complete the task of aerating the water tank. The work is scheduled for April and the water tank will be down for approximately five days.

Police Chief Keith Turner reported his department completing recertification for CPR and AED training. They also recently participated in the county’s training for the use of the multi-jurisdictional cruiser computer system.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs announced a total of $756,096.42 in all accounts as of January 31.

Councilman Louis Sanders informed members that the AVR Joint Fire District has been awarded $2500 by the American Farmers Grow Communities from Monsanto.

Resident Rich Daniel volunteered to pay half the costs for having two ash trees cut down on his property. Roes Tree Service has quoted a figure of $1780.

In other business, council:

Adopted the ordinance accepting the 2013 Ohio Basic Code

Adopted a resolution authorizing mutual aid services provided by the Attica Police Department

Thanked the Attica United Methodist Church for providing the Village Association dinner

Discussed contacting the Seneca County Health Department regarding vermin entering and exiting an empty house in the village

Heard the village is trading in a 2003 John Deere compact utility tractor to purchase a newer similar tractor

Heard the rebuilding of a grinder pump near Seneca East School is completed

Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 pm, Feb. 28.