ATTICA - Village Mayor Bryan Shock opened the council meeting with the recommendation of promoting Police Capt. Keith Turner to the vacant chief position. Members unanimously approved the action. He is to meet with the finance committee to work out terms for wages.
Turner noted, with warm weather returning, the village needs an ordinance governing dog walking and proper cleanup. To be in state compliance, he said the village must purchase video equipment for custodial interrogations. He said he would like to discuss this with the finance committee also.
Officer Adam Kramer has resigned, according to Turner. He led a discussion of the future mutual aid contract with Republic and Bloomville.
Councilman Jeff Painter suggested Ben Stockmaster to fill the open seat on the council, and members approved.
After hearing the third reading of an ordinance for the formation of a mayor's court in the village and little discussion, members voted the issue down 3-2.
Village Administrator Greg Martin announced water/wastewater billings will arrive in envelopes next month with the consumer confidence report inside, plus information on an income survey to be taken in the village in regard to the new wastewater plant.
Martin said branches are to be picked up in the village starting April 1.
Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs reported $594,429 in all funds. March 1, a $11,908 U.S. Department of Agriculture loan payment was made for the water tower.
Krebs submitted several new policies to members pertaining to charges for services, billings, labor, equipment use, photo copies and the use of personal information. Solicitor Rick Palau was directed to create an ordinance for the adoption of the policies.
In other action, council:
Heard the second reading of an ordinance establishing pay raises for village employees Martin, Water Superintendent Gary Weis and Matt Karl, the water/wastewater class I operator, who are to share duties as a result of a federal mandate to re-instate water operations to five days or a minimum of 40 hours weekly, effective March 25.
Learned recycling is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 5, with Attica in charge. Volunteers are needed.
Heard Venice and Reed townships are considering placing stationary receptacles at the village water plant and Reed township house for recycling items to be dropped off at any time.
Discussed a contract with the Seneca East Baseball League playing at Myers Park.
Heard Painter wants to erect new signs identifying Honey Creek Park and stone the lane with donated funds.
Council is to meet next at 7:30 p.m. March 22.