Attica council dicusses loans and parade, Halloween activities

ATTICA Attica’s Village Administrator Greg Martin reported to council members Thursday night applications to the water pollution control loan fund for a principal forgiveness loan and for $500,000 from Issue I funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission have been completed and submitted.

Review of the OPWC application should be Sept. 26 while the WPCLF results won’t be known until November.

Seneca East student Alexis Bohrer requested council’s permission to have a parade to kickoff homecoming celebrations starting at the site of the former school marching to the Myers Park swimming pool at 2 p.m., Sept. 22. The event sponsored by the cheerleaders and coaches will have a police escort and they will be contacting the fire department for use of the fire truck to block traffic.

Council chose 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 27 as the village’s date for Halloween trick or treat. Police Chief Keith Turner stated funds are available from golf cart inspection fees to purchase candy for Safety Pup and the department to pass out treats.

Turner also reported purchasing two bullet-proof vests with the department supplying half the funds while a grant paid for the other half.

Councilman Jeff Painter relayed to Turner that Ron Shook from Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Home had made a request for a police escort for last Saturday but the department had not responded.

Billing clerk Emily Bates shared in fiscal officer Pat Krebs’ absence all funds totaled $827,900.59.

Martin informed council more cold patching had been completed and several stop signs have been replaced.

In other business, council:

Adopted the resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies, and certifying them to the county auditor.

Heard farmers market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday in the downtown area.

Awarded the contract to L&L Pavement for paving sections of Seneca St. for $16,900.

Discussed promotions for the upcoming police levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Declared the Sons of the Legion ‘Party in the Park’ successful and a benefit to the community

Council’s next meeting is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.