The Common Council for the City of Attica met on April 15, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. pursuant to public notice.
Those present at the meeting were: board members; Mr. Larry Askren, Mr. Larry Grant, Mr. Bill Craft, Mrs. Valarie Maus and Mr. Matthew Madden. Also, present were: Mayor, Duane Roderick, City Attorney, Jud Barce, and Clerk-Treasurer, Susan Stoll.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:
None at this meeting.
There were none.
There were none.
Mayor Roderick brought Ordinance # 2, 2019, Amendment to Ordinance # 11, 2018 Entitled Wages and Salaries from the table. Mayor Roderick asked if there were any questions, there were none. Maus made a motion to read for a third time. Madden made a second to the motion. All were in favor and the motion passed. Grant made a motion to adopt Ordinance # 2, 2019. Maus made a second. Mrs. Stoll conducted a roll-call for votes. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
Attorney Barce spoke about overtime versus comp time pay for the police department. The city would have to adopt a policy that officers will be compensated in comp time in lieu of cash overtime at a rate of 1 & ½ hours per hour worked accrued up to a predetermined number of hours. Upon reaching that threshold, overtime will be paid. Upon separation, the officer is entitled to the banked comp time. Barce said the police can go up to 480 hours maximum and it is up to the council to decide what that amount will be. The officers would have to sign a comp time agreement with language describing the policy. Mayor Roderick will provide an example of that to the Council. The Council discussed it and seem to prefer the cap to be set at 40 hours. Madden made a motion to have Barce draft an ordinance to present at our next council meeting. Askren made a second. All were in favor and the motion passed.
Maus was contacted by concerned citizens about the poor condition of the buildings located on the odd numbered side of the 200 block of S. Perry St. in downtown Attica. Maus would like to know if the community could donate towards repair projects to help the city/clean up these problem properties. The second complaint she received was about the car lot in the 700 block of S. Perry St. The citizen wondered if the city could purchase this property. Barce will investigate the possibility of creating a fund like this and report back to the council.
Askren asked if the city has hired an Economic Development Director that lives out of state. Mayor Roderick said the hire used to live in Seattle, Washington but has moved back to the area. He is from Warren County and his name is Rod Bannon.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:14 pm. The next Council meeting will be held Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:00pm.