Attica council thanks street crew, recognizes AVR Fire for fire rescues

After holding two public hearings Dec. 30 and Jan. 8, Attica council members approved a resolution Thursday night authorizing Mayor Bryan Shock to submit an application for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for the residential public infrastructure grant program by Jan. 15 for the village’s wastewater treatment plant.

Council also adopted the ordinance for the anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan to be submitted as part of the grant application.

Village Administrator Greg Martin said he would like to have two more public forums once the funds have been secured for residents to ask questions and hear what the procedure will be moving toward.

Property owner Chuck Athy approached council about tenants moving out of rental properties leaving him with a large unpaid water bill. He was told he could come to the village office monthly to ask the utility clerk about the status of his tenants but not learn the amount they might be in arrears. Police Chief Keith Turner suggested doing a more thorough background check before renting to tenants.

Council complimented the street crew for their snow removal and clean up.

Members also recognized the AVR Joint Fire Department for rescuing two adults and nine children from the house fire on South SR 4 Monday morning.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs reported a total of $755,185.27 in all funds. She stated the annual financial report for year 2013 has been posted and available for public scrutiny.

Council adopted the resolution accepting the revised amounts and rates by the budget commission.

Nate Frisch was elected as president pro-tempore and meetings were set for 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays monthly. Shock distributed the committee assignments.

Council is to meet next at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.