Attica Village Council ready for Party in the Park

ATTICA – Party in the Park, sponsored by the Sons of the Legion, happens this weekend at Attica’s Myers Park.

Children’s activities are planned by the ladies auxiliary. Food and a beer garden are to be available.

A coed softball tournament is to begin today.

Attica Councilman Nate Frisch told other members and Police Chief Keith Turner Thursday night during the council meeting that some teams coming a distance to participate plan to camp in the park overnight.

Village Administrator Greg Martin said residents were sent a drinking water notice recently.

In December, the village received notice from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that the village was to test trihalomethane levels in the water in January at two sites. However, a third site listed on a second page was overlooked.

The village received a letter May 21 stating it had not tested at the third location, which is a tier-III violation. A mandatory notice was required to be sent to residents, although THMs tested low in the water supply and occurred in the first quarter of the year.

Residents will receive another notice in early September that the village is switching to chlorines at the water plant and that the whole system will be flushed at the end of September along with hydrant flushing the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

Martin also reported Roberta Costa from the EPA advised the village to reapply to the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund for its wastewater treatment plant. She stated that since the water issues in Toledo at the beginning of the month, the fund is offering 30-year loans instead of 20-year loans for improvements. Application deadline is Friday.

Councilman Kirk Stanfield questioned the findings making it necessary to build a new plant. A heated argument ensued between Stanfield and Councilman George Yakoubian.

Martin told council he spoke with the state fire marshal about the abandoned Eagles facility. He said he was directed to speak with village Fire Chief Brett Meyers.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs said all accounts contain $937,477.40. The village received its second-half real estate tax settlement, she said. She also said the Myers Park swimming pool lost $7,351 this season, attributing lower attendance to cooler weather.

When Krebs asked for a motion to hire a part-time water/sewer billing clerk, Stanfield asked about the hiring process.

He requested an executive session to discuss personnel but continued to discredit the candidate in open session.

Councilman Gary Jordan made the motion to hire Rebecca Padula as billing clerk for $9.50 per hour with a 90-day probationary period effective Aug. 24.

Stanfield left the meeting.

Members heard the second reading of a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission for 2015.

Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.