Mayor Bryan Shock called the December 14, 2017 Village of Attica Council meeting to order at 7:30PM. Roll Call: Kirk Stanfield, Nate Frisch, Jeff Love, Gary Jordan. Absent: Jeff Painter and George Yakoubian. Others present: Village Administrator Martin, Chief Turner, residents M/M Lance Drummond.
Motion by Councilman Love, seconded by Councilman Frisch to approve the warrants for payment: Vote: 4-0. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Love, seconded by Councilman Frisch to approve the minutes as presented, noting to Council, the redundancy of motions for the two tax levies (passed on 11-30-17). Vote: 4-0. Motion carried.
Written & Oral Communication: -
Public Safety: No report.
Streets & Properties: Reminder of residents to shovel sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall. Thank you to Attica Raceway for their dedication and assistance in putting the Christmas lights on our tree with their bucket truck. Target date for the Myers park ball-field lights is January 4th. In speaking with Commissioner Thomas, V.A. Martin was told the bid for demolition of the Eagles building is in the hands of the Prosecutor for review.
Parks: Nate attended the grant meeting with the Co. Parks District, and will get with the Ball Clubs for their grant needs/wishes for projects. Two categories: $0 to $5,000 and $5,000 and up. 2018 will have $84,000 available (2017 and 2018) and then $42,000 thereafter. Deadline is end of April or 1st part of May. Searching for matching grants 50/50 if can find them.
Fire: Paid the bills.
EMS: Meeting held and no EMT’s in training at this time. We did get new trained personnel due to move ins to the area. 16 EMT’s on hand, and always grateful for more.
Zoning Commission: -
Finance & Rule: Total all funds $918,726.50. Fiscal Officer applications still being sought. The November 30, 2017 bank reconciliation was reviewed and signed by Council. The November Utility adjustments listing was reviewed and signed by Council.
Water & Sewer: The lagoons discharge is complete and took a full week to do so. Councilman Stanfield asked how much, and V.A. Martin responded that calculations are not complete yet. Councilman Love presented a revised pool fill Ordinance for Council to consider. (documentation mandatory for all pool fill readings, can use a cell phone if desire for pic). Employee Jeret Halbeisen has passed his Class II water license test on Nov. 20th. Congrats Jeret.
Village Website & IT: -
Unfinished Business, Old Business, New Business:
2nd Read of Resolution $2017-17, Year 2018 Annual Appropriations was given. Councilman Stanfield questioned the amount of the 3% water rate increase that would be generated. Fiscal Officer stated that the monthly distribution of all three funds (5101,5721 and 5741 was used to make that calculation). Stanfield argued that the debt is not increased in the rate, so the amount is off by $5,000. F.O. Krebs said these are all guestimated calculations, and that IF she is only off $5,00 on a $400,000+ water utility, then she will take that as great estimating as in years past being very close in estimates of revenue and expenses for the Village.
2nd Read of Ordinance 2017-18 was given. The pay ordinance effective 1-1-2018.
1st Read of Resolution 2017-19 was given. The intent to proceed with the Police Levy 5 Mills, 5 Years.
1st Read of Resolution 2017-20 was given. The intent to proceed with the Parks levy ¾ Mill, 5 years.
1st Read of Ordinance 2017-21 was given. Pool fill readings for utility adjustments.
Next meeting: Thursday December 28, 2017 at 7:30PM.
Motion by Councilman Love, seconded by Councilman Jordan to adjourn the meeting. Time: 8:07PM. Vote: 4-0. Motion carried.