Village hears pitch for levy passage

ATTICA – Attica Village Council members encouraged residents to support the upcoming renewal police levy May 6. It is a five-year levy that generates $40,000 annually for police protection in the community.

Police Chief Keith Turner said he is updating policies and procedures for his department.

Village Administrator Greg Martin said Sutton Bank no longer wants to continue its contract with the village for bank parking during business hours, but is willing to seal and stripe the lot.

Council authorized Martin to contact the bank to discuss the removal of restricted parking signs and sealing and striping of the area.

A recent meeting found the village had qualified for a 0-percent loan through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund for the new sewer treatment plant, Martin said. The only problem is, the loan is for 20 years and makes the annual payment high.

The village is awaiting the results of applying for Community Block Development Grant for the project. If the village does not receive the funding, it may revisit the loan fund offer.

Martin said Stump Pike Road will be closed starting Monday for culvert replacement.

Brush pick-up continues Fridays, and potholes have been filled, he said.

Krebs reported $844,982.66 in all accounts. She also informed members the state Senate is considering a bill that allows for continuing education for township fiscal officers.

Krebs said Councilman Kirk Stanfield has refused his stipend. Solicitor Rick Palau recommended she contact the state auditor’s office on how to proceed to explain the unused funds.

Stanfield stated a resident asked about what kind of tree he could plant in his boulevard. Krebs is to provide him with the recommended list.

Councilman George Yakoubian stated the website needs updated.

Council also:

Heard the first reading of an ordinance setting seasonal pay for pool employees and pool admission rates.

Heard a June 11 meeting has been set to discuss the EMS situation.

Heard there was no participation in the Arbor Day contest.

Discussed OPERS changes for council payment.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. May 8.