Attica Village Council Water main break fixed

ATTICA — Village workers spent more than seven hours repairing a water main break Wednesday. Councilman Gary Jordan thanked officials during the council meeting Thursday night, noting his property was near the break and affected by the boil alert that was issued. Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs delivered pizza to workers during the long day.

Glass falling from the windows in the abandoned Eagles building onto the sidewalks was the reason Village Administrator Greg Martin contacted Seneca County commissioners. He spoke with Shayne Thomas and County Administrator Stacy Wilson. Wilson said they are seeking a solution to the situation.

Martin reported that four new chemical pumps costing $434 each have been ordered for the Myers Park swimming pool from Northwest Pools. The pool filter was checked, which is of concern to Martin because the pool has not been used for a couple years and was installed in 1977.

Graffiti in the bathroom needs to be painted over. A damaged door is to be replaced with a sliding window in the concession stand. The baby pool pump started without a hitch. The main pool pump needed some priming, but is now ready to go. With warm weather coming next week, workers will attempt to start the system.

Martin also stated they will be conducting the new lagoon’s first discharge soon.

Councilman Jeff Painter plans to install the village’s American flags along SR 4 and US 224 in time for the Memorial Day celebration.

Police committee member George Yakoubian requested Police Chief Keith Turner meet and update the committee on the use of the LIDAR system, the automated speed enforcement system in use in the village. A meeting was set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. A report of the meeting is to be presented at the next council meeting.

Krebs reported a total of $952,380.95 in all funds. She stated the audit was completed Tuesday and the village should receive their report by June 1.

In other action, the council:

Heard the second reading of a nuisance ordinance.

Heard the first reading of the ordinance prohibiting the growth of grass and weeds higher than six inches, which would be a minor misdemeanor with a penalty of $150 per occurrence on a daily basis.

Discussed and amended the ordinance establishing the admission rates for the swimming pool and directed Solicitor Rick Palau to redraft the ordinance.

Approved a motion to hire Glea Herr as pool manager, Lexi Willman and Nolan Miller as certified lifeguards and Alissa Daniel and Megan Wise as lifeguards in certification classes at Tiffin Community YMCA.

Requested Martin install a no-outlet sign at the end of High Street intersecting with Mill Street.

Discussed dumping trash receptacles at Veterans Park. Determined the girls’ softball league should obtain a Dumpster for the park, with expenses shared equally with the village.

Council is to meet again at 7:30 p.m. May 25.