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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

News & Updates

Council Proceedings – October 30, 2018

The Common Council for the City of Attica met on October 30, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. pursuant to public notice.

Those present at the meeting were: board members; Mr. Bill Craft, Mrs. Valarie Maus, Mr. Larry Askren, Mr. Josh Hall and Mr. Matthew Madden. Also, present were: Mayor Roderick; Attorney, Tom O’Connor; and Clerk Treasurer, Susan Stoll.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

There were none.

CITIZENS PETITIONS

There were none.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

There were none.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

There were none.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Mrs. Stoll thanked everyone for attending this extra Council Meeting to pass the Salary Ordinance. For all non-elected employees, she informed the Council that the Salary Ordinance must be passed by November 1.

Mrs. Maus made a motion to bring Ordinance # 11, 2018 An Ordinance Establishing Wages and Compensation for Elected Officials, Appointed Officials, Employees and Members of the Attica Police and Fire Departments from the table and read for the third time and adopt.  Mr. Madden made a second to the motion.  Mrs. Stoll explained the proposal for a change in pay for the position of Sargent.  Mr. O’Connor said that the Council has the power to decide to fund positions. Mr. Askren asked if there is a change in the future to hire an Assistance Chief again, the overall budget will now have to support more pay for an Assistant Chief and a Sargent position by having increased the Sargent maximum salary.  Mr. Askren questioned the ability of the Board of Works & Safety to change a policy that was put in place before the Board of Works & Safety was created.  Mr. Askren said that the Safety Officer is not performing any duties that are any different from our regular police officers. He is concerned that the City did not handle this properly. Mr. O’Connor said his duties are greater than that of our police officers.  He will be receiving training in fire fighting by Larson & Durnil.

Mrs. Stoll did a roll call for votes for the motion to adopt Ordinance # 11, 2018.  The vote was 5-0 in favor and the motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS

There was none.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

Mr. Askren said that his wife has been approached two different times by strangers while walking at 7:30 in the morning in Ravine Park.  Mayor Roderick will see that the Police be on the lookout.

Mayor Roderick asked each Council member to think about 5 things they would like to see improved in downtown Attica.  Attica Main Street would like feedback from the Council.

ADJORNMENT

The next Council meeting will be held Monday, November 12, 2018.