Attica council discusses forgiveness loan

ATTICA Attica Village Administrator Greg Martin reported to council Thursday night the village will not be receiving a principal forgiveness loan through the water pollution control loan fund for their new EPA mandated wastewater treatment plant and lagoon.

The fund had $5,000,000 to work with and Attica was 17th on the project list.

They are still seeking $500,000 from Issue I funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission. The village has another year to obtain additional funding for the project.

Mayor Bryan Shock stated AVR Fire Chief Brett Meyers has commended Police Chief Keith Turner for his professionalism in assisting the fire department after a Wednesday morning fire in the village and the investigation.

Turner said the department has received a license plate reader for a cruiser through a Homeland Security grant.

It was announced Councilman Lou Sanders is running for council as a write-in candidate.

During council’s next meeting, the AVR EMT squad will be recognized for their years of service.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs stated all funds total $673,825.56. She has been working on the 2014 appropriations and met with the finance committee prior to the council meeting. The committee is recommending a 3 percent raise for village employees including Martin who has just accomplished his water Class II classification with the raises coming from the water and sewer funds. The raises would be effective with the January 17, 2014 payroll.

Krebs informed Councilman Jeff Painter the state auditors are asking him to have any transactions for his flag project be done under an individual or non-profit organization.

In other business, council:

Reminded residents Halloween trick or treat is 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday.

Approved paying $292.50 in dues to the Ohio Association of Chief of Police for Turner.

Approved reimbursing Captain Joe Leroux $15 for notary public fees.

Council meets next at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14.