During Attica's council meeting Thursday night, members learned that an alternate vehicle has been ordered for the village's new police cruiser.
Chief Keith Turner had reported receiving a confirmation for the order of a 2013 Dodge Charger but has not received a bill date.
Upon checking with the vendor, it appeared a delivery date would be months away.
Turner was concerned because the Seneca County commissioners allowed the department to borrow one of the county sheriff's cruisers until their vehicle arrived.
After conferring with Mayor Bryan Shock and Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs, the decision was made to order a 2013 Ford Explorer with some of the necessary equipment already installed.
The original cruiser was to cost $28,000. Price for the Ford Explorer will be $31,000. Turner has received a $10,000 check from the village's insurance carrier for the old cruiser. Seven thousand dollars is to be used to purchase a second cruiser while the other $3,000 is to be added to $10,000 from the set aside fund for the down payment. The remaining funds are to be obtained through a loan from Sutton Bank at five percent interest.
The Myers Park swimming pool is closing Aug. 5, according to village administrator Greg Martin. He has also been designated as Attica's representative on the county's FEMA mitigation plan committee for emergency procedures.
Martin also noted an August 6 meeting with Roberta Acosta to discuss funding for the new sewer plant. He has been contacted by OSS Solid Waste District informing the village the recycling program changes on Oct. 1. Four receptacles are to be placed at the water plant for collecting recyclables.
Martin reported he continues to seek additional quotes for the village's health insurance program.
Billing clerk Emily Bates, reporting in fiscal officer Pat Krebs absence stated that $687,552.07 is in all funds and presented the cash summary by funds report.
In other business, council:
Adopted the emergency resolution recommendation for the wastewater treatment plant improvements general plan. The Ohio EPA accepted the plan with stipulations. The village must complete a pre-application form and return it by Aug. 1.
Heard the second 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.
Extended condolences to the family of John Aichholz.
Changed next month's council meetings to August 16 and 30 so as not to interfere with Attica fair week.
Heard recycling is 4:30-6:30 pm, August 2 with Reed Township in charge. Volunteers are always needed.
Heard the next Honey Creek Park farmers market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 4. New fresh produce ahead signs are to be posted. Vendors should call the village office at (419) 426-9611 or Jeff Painter at (419) 426-7200.
Council is to meet next at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.