Attica Village Council discusses levies

ATTICA — Village council members again discussed the expiration of a police levy and a park levy Dec. 31, 2018, Thursday night.

Police Committee member Councilman George Yakoubian presented council with figures from Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins for 5-, 6-, 7- or 8-mill levies.

After reviewing numbers, council agreed to place a five-year, 5-mill police levy on the May ballot. The levy should generate $64,741 annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $175 a year.

A second police levy is a five-year, 3-mill levy that generates $38,843. It is to expire at the end of 2018.

Park Committee member Councilman Nate Frisch said the five-year, 0.5-mill park levy also expires at the end of next year. It generates $6,600 yearly. The committee would like to raise the millage to 0.75 mills.

Council voted to place a levy on the May ballot seeking to increase millage to 0.75 mills.

Solicitor Rick Palau was directed to create draft resolutions regarding the two levy issues.

Village Administrator Greg Martin reported the Ohio Department of Natural Resources inspected the new lagoons Oct. 16 and found things in compliance. ODNR is concerned about the old reservoir and he has set up a three-phase program to install a switch to control any overflow, complete bank work and add stone.

Martin said resurfacing and striping of US 224 in the village has been completed. He said the swimming pool has been winterized and rewiring of lights at the ball field will be done this fall.

Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs said all funds total $871,930.90. She is compiling 2018 appropriations and asked council to determine rates of pay and whether it wants to renew health insurance coverage with the same plan. The premium on that policy has increased by 15.32 percent. The budget committee is to set a date for discussion.

Council entered into executive session to discuss employment of a public employee.

Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9.