Attica village council amends, adopts resolution to put replacement levy on ballot


Having passed legislation with incorrect dates for placing a replacement police levy on the May ballot, County Auditor Julie Adkins attended Attica’s council meeting Thursday night to assist in meeting filing deadlines.

Council adopted the amended resolution of necessity for a replacement tax levy for providing police protection. Adkins then presented the village with the certified estimates of the amounts and rates that should provide the village with $40,017 annually starting in 2015. Members voted to accept those figures and adopted the amended resolution of intention to place the replacement levy on the May 6 ballot.

Councilman Nate Frisch reminded members the two-year contract with the Baseball Association for use of Myers Park is due this spring.

Village Administrator Greg Martin said a gear box on an aerator at the sewer plant needs replaced at a cost of $3,400. He also has been busy plowing snow.

Councilman George Yakoubian read an article in the Attica Hub regarding the village’s process of having to obtain funding and construct a new wastewater treatment plant after finding an order from the Ohio EPA.

In other business, council:

Heard Mayor Bryan Shock thank Councilman Gary Jordan for attending the meeting even though he just had a death in his family.

Heard the first reading of the ordinance to adopt the 2014 Ohio Basic Code.

Announced the Seneca Regional Planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria

Heard $737,433.83 is in all funds.

Noted Solicitor Rick Palau is to provide Councilman Kirk Stanfield with information regarding the village’s authority to set rates and collect sewer and water fees.

Council is to meet again at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.