Attica mayor swears in new council member

ATTICA — Attica Mayor Bryan Shock swore in newly elected council member Louis Sanders Thursday night. Appointments to the finance, personnel, park, streets and properties, public safety, trees, water and sewer, fire, EMS and cemetery committees were named.

Jeff Love was chosen to serve as president pro tempore.

Council adopted resolutions to place a police coverage and park operations levy on the May ballot. The police levy is a 5-mil, five-year levy while the park levy is a .075-mil, five-year levy.

Councilman Nate Frisch said smoke detectors are available at the fire station after a discussion of recent house fires.

Frisch also informed the community that the American Legion is sponsoring a meal and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Attica Independent Fairgrounds for John Thornton. Thornton was a member of the Legion, Sons of the Legion and the Legion Riders who suffered a stroke in September and was able to return home last Friday. Proceeds are to go toward medical expenses.

Councilman George Yakoubian remarked village employees have done a good job clearing the streets when snow plowing.

Yakoubian stated the personnel committee had interviewed fiscal officer candidates and requested council enter into executive session for discussion of personnel issues. No action was expected to follow.

In other news, council:

• Reported all funds total $940,472.04.

• Adopted an ordinance deducting the sewer cost of filling a swimming pool from a property owners’ sewer bill.

• Resolved to advance $25,000 from the General Fund to the Police Operating Fund which is to be reimbursed when the county auditor disperses tax payments.

• Heard Councilman Kirk Stanfield question receiving more current billing lists with monetary amounts before signing off on bills.

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