Attica investigates vermin issue

By Bonnie Daniel

Safety concerns regarding the abandoned Eagles facility topped the agenda during Attica’s council meeting Thursday night.

Members reported birds and vermin have been witnessed entering and exiting the building and masonry around the chimneys is starting to crumble. It was noted the Norwalk Eagles organization has been named caretaker of the property.

Council discussed several avenues to follow up with a solution to the safety hazard.

Councilman Jeff Painter announced the first farmers’ market of the summer is July 6. It is to be held in downtown Attica and several vendors have committed to participating but more are needed.

If interested, contact Painter at (419) 426-7200 or the village office at (419) 426-9611.

Police Chief Keith Turner reported he and Officer Jennifer Boucher attended a ride advance roadside interdiction driving enforcement training Monday and Tuesday and is going to make it mandatory for the entire department to receive the training.

He also thanked the Victory 4-H club for donating cookies to the department.

Village Administrator Greg Martin said soil borings have been obtained from the lagoon property, and they have moved to the new wastewater plant location.

He reported the new computer system for simplifying record keeping at the water plant sought by Water Superintendent Gary Weis is now in use.

Martin also noted potholes would be taken care of as soon as weather permits.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs stated $758,510.37 is in all funds.

Council is scheduled to meet next at 7:30 p.m. March 28.