Police levy to go on ballot

ATTICA – Attica council members granted Sons of the Legion representatives Bob Schumacher and Mike Risner permission for the organization to sponsor a Labor Day weekend “Party in the Park.” Twelve teams are to participate in a softball tournament along with a cornhole tournament at Myers Park. Sept. 2 is planned as a rain date.

Attica United Methodist Church is the location for the 9 a.m. June 22 farmers market.

Council members accepted the rate set at 3 mills for the five-year state replacement police protection levy. They then adopted a resolution by emergency measure to move forward for state approval to place the renewal levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The levy is to raise $40,219 annually beginning in January 2014. Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs said should the levy again fail, the police budget is to be cut in half.

Police Chief Keith Turner said curfew hours in the village have been posted on the department’s Facebook page. Those younger than 18 years must be in 11 p.m.- 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 a.m.- 5:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The village’s newest police cruiser continues to be readied for service and should be delivered next week. Turner has been handing out grass mowing violations.

Village Administrator Greg Martin reported Eagles Club representative Ron McDowell is to contact a contractor for repairing and selling the rundown facility in the village. The back brick wall recently caved into the building.

According to zoning regulations, no homeowner is allowed to have a swimming pool deeper than 3 feet without a fence surrounding it for safety.

In the financial report, Krebs said there is $756,422.65 in all funds. She said the insurance premium for content/liability coverage for the village increased 11.5 percent to $34,740 from PEP of Ohio.

The meeting moved into executive session to discuss possible litigation.

In other business, council:

Thanked Bernie Stockmaster for his help at Honey Creek Park.

Hired Tyrus DeBold as a lifeguard for $7.85 per hour.

Reported a property placing refuse in a barn and will contact the Seneca County Health Department.

Discussed purchasing recycled rubber mulch for the park.

Discussed items to purchase with its share of recycling funds totaling $2,283.33.

Approved meeting date changes in August.

Discussed council raises.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. June 27, with a budget hearing at 7 p.m.