ATTICA - Attica Village Administrator Greg Martin informed council members he had received a letter from the Seneca County Health Department stating the public swimming pool was to be ADA accessible by March 15.
The Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines state all public and commercial pools must be ADA accessible by the March date, but the White House issued a 60-day extension March 15 until May 15. The Department of Justice is considering a possible six-month extension for additional time for compliance, according to its website.
Council members discussed options and examined available pool lifts and costs.
Martin said water testing for trihalomethanes, created by bromides combining with chlorine, are to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agnecy by April 30 and a report of the results is to be presented to council in May.
Five receptacles for recycled materials are to be placed at the water treatment plant, perhaps in August, Martin said. They are to be available during daylight hours only.
Police Chief Keith Turner announced the installation of a multi-jurisdictional mobile data video system in the cruiser. He also said part-time officer Brian Holland has resigned. The department will be participating in the prescription drug take-back 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28 at the village office.
Turner said a certified letter was sent to a property owner for cleanup as instructed. Some improvement was made but untagged vehicles are still on the property and the department is to take action.
A notice from Dale Brown with American Electric Power stated the company will be trimming and removing trees in the village. Martin said he had booklets regarding reasons for the trimming and what kind of trees to plant under wires that citizens can stop by the village office to examine.
Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs reported $649,585 in all funds. She said the village received its first-half real estate tax settlement March 19. Krebs obtained council's permission to invest enterprise fund monies in one-year certificates of deposit for the best interest rate possible.
Krebs said water income surveys have been distributed to village residents and replies are to be returned by April 20. She also noted working on the police budget with Turner.
Mayor Bryan Shock announced the 15th annual community garage sales, sponsored by Attica Historical Society, are May 17-19.
The meeting went into executive session for discussion of land acquisition.
In other business, council:
Heard the second reading of an ordinance regulating defecating on private or public property by dogs.
Heard the first reading of an ordinance establishing pay rates for seasonal workers: pool manager,$8 per hour; assistant pool manager, $7.90 per hour; and lifeguards, $7.70 per hour.
Heard the first reading of an ordinance establishing procedures, guidelines of operation, policies and a fee schedule for the village.
Approved the purchase of a copier for $3,438.
Heard recycling is 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 3 with Reed Township in charge. Volunteers are appreciated.
Heard Dan Stahl will be testing the Attica Fairgrounds emergency warning siren soon.
Council meets next at 7:30 p.m. April 26.