Attica dig to search for Indian artifacts

ATTICA – Attica Village Administrator Greg Martin told council members Thursday night an archaeological study gets underway Monday at the proposed lagoon area for the new sewer system.

This must happen before funding may be granted and archaeologists are to look for Indian artifacts or burial grounds.

Martin also reported a sludge pump, aerator paddles and a clarifier gear box were changed at the sewer plant. He said stop signs and a storm drain are to be replaced soon.

Martin said there are no active foreclosure proceedings against the Eagles building. Mayor Bryan Shock said he spoke with a member of the Norwalk Eagles’ who has been named caretaker of the property. He is to see advice from the National Eagles Organization as to what to do with the building.

Martin said the Lions Club enquired about straightening and painting the fence at Myers Park.

Police Chief Keith Turner recommended auxiliary officer Jason MaHle, who joined the force May 23. He has been doing drive-alongs and other training and has started independent patrolling.

Turner reported vandalism to the slides in Central Park. After questioning, three people confessed to the acts. The young people are to clean the slides and must write a letter of apology to the village and council.

The village received a letter from Dan McElhatten suggesting it erect a plaque or statue recognizing former Attica resident Clara Edith Work Ayres, who was a nurse killed in World War I.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs said the village is not allowed to conduct fundraisers but could act as a liaison for a group or individual interested in taking on the project. Councilman Ben Stockmaster said he would present the project to the Lady Lions.

The AVR Joint Ambulance District has scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. July 9 at the firehouse to discuss the future of its EMS program.

In other matters, council:

  • Announced Attica’s Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Methodist church.
  • Heard the second reading of a resolution for the village’s intent to form a joint ambulance district with Venice and Reed townships.
  • Hired Abby Burton and Sydney Moore as lifeguards.
  • Is working to resolve issues on the village website.
  • Heard all funds total $878,424.05.

Council meets at 7 p.m. June 26 for its budget hearing, followed by the regular session at 7:30 pm.