Attica council decides to place police levy on ballot again

ATTICA – Following the failure of Attica’s police levy Tuesday, council members determined to place it on the Nov. 5 ballot.

As a result of the levy not passing, reserve officer Curtis McBride tendered his resignation, effective Thursday.

Police Chief Keith Turner reported another possible cruiser had been located at Sharpnack Ford in Willard. The asking price for the 2008 model is $7,010 and includes the backseat cage. To fully equip the vehicle would cost another $5,025 and restriping is $284 more. Council was not able to take action because only four council members were present and one needed to abstain.

Solicitor Rick Palau is to assist the village with the process of selling the old cruiser and the present equipment.

Councilman Jeff Painter said the first farmers’ market runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13 in the downtown area.

The Rev. Mike Padula said other Saturdays Attica United Methodist Church would sponsor a farmers’ market in its parking lot at 98 Mill St. Padula has consented to coordinating markets next year.

Village Administrator Greg Martin and Water Superintendent Gary Weis are meeting with engineer Lyn Makeever next week to examine the lagoon system plans. Makeever will be invited to attend the next council meeting to answer questions from council or community members. Deadline for filing the final plans is May 31.

Martin informed council a creek pump is in need of repairs, cold patching is being done and a drainage problem will be addressed soon. Martin asked the street committee to check the streets for paving needs.

The swimming pool at Myers Park will be opening June 1. A day pass costs $4 while a family membership is $80.

Resident Tom Corbin reported a tree that needs attention. Painter is to get estimates for trimming and removing if necessary.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs said all funds contained $829,244.01. The audit for 2011-12 has been completed and Krebs shared the result. As soon as it is approved by the state, it will be posted on the village website and published in the Attica Hub.

She noted she is formulating the 2014 budget, with a July 1 deadline.

Council thanked the community for approving the park levy Tuesday.

Council tabled an ordinance because only four councilmen were present.

The meeting moved into executive session for discussion of pending litigation.

Council’s next meeting is 7:30 p.m. May 23.