Attica residents, village council reach decision on recent water leaks

ATTICA – Village residents James Postell and Myron Jackson, representing Renovations 4 You, returned to Attica Village Council Thursday night to hear council’s decision on recent water leaks at their properties.

Both parties have agreed to pay for the water used but had asked for the sewer billings to be waived because the water did not enter the sewer system.

Council approved dropping the sewer fee on the renovated property and will charge Postell for his regular monthly sewer fee only.

Any future situations are to be decided on a case-by-case determination, council determined.

Jackson suggested homeowners be sent messages alerting them to a large water usage when it is identified by the village.

In celebration of Arbor Day next month, Kira Stanfield proposed to council the village conduct a contest identifying the tallest tree in Attica.

Residents are to

email their entries to by April 18. A set of Harvard Classic books are being offered as the grand prize.

Police Chief Keith Turner reminded residents the village has an ordinance setting curfew hours for young people at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday. Offenders can expect the ordinance to be enforced, he said.

Council is preparing its campaign for the police renewal levy on the May 6 ballot. This is not a new levy and provides the department with half of its annual funding.

Signs soon are to be erected, and Councilman George Yakoubian volunteered to provide the flyers for community distribution.

Village Administrator Greg Martin reported the piping and meters have been installed and calibrated at the water plant for the trihalomethane removal from the water system. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has been notified the village is prepared if the equipment is needed.

Martin said potholes, signs and catch basins will be repaired as soon as weather allows.

Councilman Nate Frisch said a contract with the Ball Association for use of Myers Park has been prepared and is to be signed soon.

In other matters, village council:

Heard all funds contain $763,349.39.

Heard the zoning commission approved a variance for a billboard installation.

Discussed a website promoting local businesses.

Heard a request for the police log to be provided to a newspaper for publication.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. April 10.