Attica village council reports on gas line repair bill, accounts total

ATTICA – Attica Police Chief Keith Turner thanked Jenny Meyers and Village Pizza for providing meals for different agencies involved in the incident of the man found deceased in his vehicle last week during the council meeting Thursday night.

The Attica-Venice-Reed Joint Fire Department EMT squad members are to attend the Nov. 14 council meeting to be recognized for their years of service.

Village Administrator Greg Martin reported a water break near the railroad Sep. 30. While digging to make repairs, a gas line was ruptured and Columbia Gas was contacted to make repairs. The village should expect a bill for repairs.

He also stated he and Water Superintendent Gary Weis are recommending the village not institute its 3% increase for water and sewer rates for 2014.

Councilman Jeff Painter informed members many citizens want to make donations to the American flag project in the village next year.

It was reported that John Martin Excavating has started the work transforming the former Seneca East school property into ballfields. The property was purchased by the Sons of the Legion and members are donating time to the project.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs said all accounts total $691,534.23. She recently made the annual $155,000 payment to the USDA/RD for the village’s loan for the water distribution system.

In other action, council:

Noted Halloween trick or treat is 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 27.

Heard the last farmers market is 9 a.m.-1p.m. Saturday.

Heard Seneca Street paving is completed and the Myers Park swimming pool is winterized.

Heard Councilman George Yakoubian is providing flyers for the upcoming replacement police levy to be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Council set a personnel committee meeting for 7 p.m., followed by a finance committee meeting to discuss 2014 appropriations at 7:15 p.m. and the regular session at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.