Attica Village Council thanks community for levy passage

ATTICA — Attica Council members thanked the community for passage of the park and recreation levy during their meeting Thursday night.

Police Chief Keith Turner and council members expressed concern about the failure of the police protection levy and believe wording on the ballot, that included EMS services, was part of the reason the levy failed. Police protection and EMS services are different entities.

Village Administrator Greg Martin led several contractors through the abandoned Eagles facility last week so they can develop bids for its demolition. Bids came in but not all were presenting quotes for the complete bid package and represented such a wide range that bids are being accepted a second time. The land bank is paying a large portion of the costs and the village would like to develop a green space in the area.

Martin said paint for the swimming pool will cost about $3,000 and the village is asking for help with the project, which includes washing, scrubbing and applying primer and epoxy paint.

He also said Richard Kricker of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is to attend council’s June 14 meeting to discuss the new Source Water Protection Implementation program.

Turner said his department was supplying traffic control for the Sons of the Legion ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ ceremony today. He said the cruiser suffered damage recently and is being discussed by insurance companies. The department has obtained a quote for repairs.

Members accepted the resignation of Councilman Jeff Love, effective immediately. Council has 30 days to name a replacement and elect a new president pro-tempore.

In other action, council:

Heard the total of all funds is $1,089,401.18.

Approved Fiscal Officer Amber Coontz speaking with an IT professional and paying for no more than 2.25 hours of services.

Heard the Seneca County Health District has condemned several properties.

Reported several trees need to be cut down and is seeking a quote from Roe’s Tree Service to cut down a tree at Honey Creek Park.

Approved a $925 quote to replace two doors and one frame at the Myers Park concession stand.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. May 24.