Attica village council hears 2014 resolutions, ordinances

ATTICA – Attica’s Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs informed council members Thursday night she had received notice from Medical Mutual Insurance asking for an additional $1,200 federally mandated annual share fee for three village employees’ health care coverage.

The fee is to help stabilize premiums for coverage in the individual health insurance market.

She also reported a total of $740,920.92 in all funds.

Village Administrator Greg Martin said Engineer Lyn Makeever is reviewing the lagoon and sewer plant plans. Makeever may be making some changes and will submit a report to the Ohio EPA.

Police Chief Keith Turner is reminding residents that Attica has an ordinance for snow removal from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall.

Councilman Jeff Painter relayed that Roes Tree Service expects to cut down two trees in the village.

In other action, council:

Approved the purchase of video/audio equipment, including four cameras, one microphone and DVDs, for council chambers for $2,300.

Heard the second reading of a resolution for 2014 annual appropriations totaling $3,987,620 plus adjustments for carry over.

Heard the second reading of a resolution of necessity for a five-year, 3 mill replacement levy for police protection and requesting the county auditor’s certification of amounts and rates. The current levy expires December 31, 2014.

Heard the second reading of an ordinance approving 3-percent pay raises for Martin, Emily Bates and Jared Halbeisen.

Heard the second reading of an ordinance to reimburse billing clerk Bates for health insurance premiums of $280 per month.

Heard the second reading of an ordinance to eliminate the 3-percent water/sewer annual rate increase for 2014.

Heard the first reading of a resolution accepting the revised amounts and rates by the budget commission.

Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23.