American Legion representatives, Bob Schumacher and Mike Risner, addressed Attica council Thursday night about sponsoring a 'Party in the Park' on Labor Day weekend.
They are planning baseball and cornhole tournaments along with a beer garden at Myers Park.
After receiving council's approval of the occasion, they questioned responsibility for insurance coverage and the permit process. They are to further investigate by contacting the Legion's insurance carrier for the coverage needed.
Police Chief Keith Turner reported the second cruiser for the department was involved in an accident. An estimate of $7,469 seemed high so the village's insurance adjuster is to examine the vehicle. In the meantime, Turner has obtained permission from the Seneca County Commissioners to borrow a cruiser from the sheriff's department.
He noted receiving confirmation for a 2013 Dodge Charger to be modified for a cruiser using $14,000 from set aside funds for a down payment and procuring a loan at Sutton Bank for the remaining $20,000 at 5 percent interest. It will probably be 120 days until the vehicle is prepared which includes striping, light bars and in-car video equipment.
The zoning commission is dealing with a resident erecting a building outside their property line even after being directed to stop. He has now been told to obtain a variance.
Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs stated $689,888 is in all funds. She reported proceeds at the swimming pool and concession stand have earned $6,603 so far this summer.
Since Fire Chief Brett Meyers was hired as a police detective during the previous meeting, the Ohio Public Employee Retirement Services have notified Krebs that a retiring state employee must wait 60 days before they may be hired by another public entity. Krebs is to inform council of that hire date.
She also told council that a few more income surveys were necessary and have been completed. The surveys will assist in funding for the village's future sewer plant. They are good for five years and they hope to use them for the wastewater plant also.
The question was raised if the surveys may be used by other village entities to assist in obtaining funding. Village Administrator Greg Martin is to follow up.
He stated the village's health insurance renewal has arrived and he is seeking several other quotes.
The meeting went into executive session for discussion of land acquisition.
In other business:
Council heard the first reading of the resolution accepting the amounts and rates by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying it to the county auditor.
Council heard recycling is 4:30-6:30 pm, August 2 with Reed Township in charge. Volunteers are needed.
Council heard the next Honey Creek Park farmers' market is 9 am-1 pm, August 4. New 'fresh produce ahead' signs are to be posted.
Council learned no funds are available for a streetlight project this year.
Council heard the fire station is to get a new roof.
Council discussed the surface of the playground area at Myers Park Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 pm, July 26.