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Council Proceedings – December 9, 2019

The Common Council for the City of Attica met on December 9, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. pursuant to public notice.

Those present at the meeting were: Council Members; Mr. Larry Askren, Mr. Matthew Madden, Mrs. Valarie Maus amd Mr. Bill Craft. Also, present were: Mayor, Duane Roderick, City Attorney, Jud Barce, and Clerk-Treasurer, Susan Stoll.

The normal order of business was interrupted so that Bill Craft and Larry Askren could be recognized for a combined 41 years of service to the city. A plaque was presented to Bill Craft for serving 25 years and Larry Askren for serving 16 years as City Council Members.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

Maus made a motion to approve the minutes for the November 11 and 25, 2019 Council Meetings. Craft seconded. All were in favor and the motion passed.

CITIZENS PETITIONS:

Brent Bauerband addressed the Council about establishing tours in Attica through Fountain County Landmarks. He passed out a handout to the council and mayor. Cottrell Village, Ravine Park, historic buildings, making candy or visiting the Devon Theater are possible tour destinations. Kelly hiller, who helped create the Attica Main Street website, said that the website could be used for advertising and booking tours. The goal is to have them ready to book by the end of January 2020.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

There were none.

DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Eric Swank was not present.

Ed Dumil, Police Chief, was present. The new Tahoe has been ordered. It will be delivered in 2-3 months. Officer Swisher will be done at the academy on December 27. Officer Miller will begin the academy on January 13.

Mike Little, Attica Fire Chief, was present. He reported on runs for 2019: 302 runs have been made year to date. This is up by 66 runs over this time last year. The AFD received a $2000 grant to but smoke detectors that will be free to Attica citizens. GM and Mike Alsop awarded a grant to the department for $2000. This money will help purchase smoke detectors also.

Jeff Pycke, Building Commissioner, was not present.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

There was none.

NEW BUSINESS:

Attorney Barce presented new forms for zoning and contingent use requests for the Council to adopt. The packet includes instruction sheets with a checklist, the application, a sample notice for the newspaper. The forms may be picked up at the clerk’s office, the citizen will fill it out, identify the adjacent land owners and then send out letter to those land owners. Madden made a motion to adopt. Askren seconded. All were in favor and the motion passed.

Ordinance # 14, 2019 was presented to the Council by Stoll for consideration. The ordinance establishes a new fund numbered “260” that is entitled Road Reconstruction/Community Crossing Grant. Money received from Community Crossing grant will be placed in this fund. Stoll said that she had been using LOIT for this purpose but Barce recommended it not be used for this purpose. Maus made a motion to adopt. Askren seconded. All were in favor and the motion passed.

Resolution # 7, 2019 was presented to the Council by Stoll for consideration. A resolution for the transfer of $18,216.56 from the Rainy Day Fund (Fund 103) for the purpose of providing part of the local match for the 2019 Community Crossing road construction. These funds will be transferred to the Road Reconstruction Fund for this purpose. Stoll explained that this sum is part of the LOIT special distribution that was placed in the Rainy Day Fund in previous year. Madden made a motion to approve. Maus seconded. All were in favor and the motion passed.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

Roderick thanked those leaving office for their service.

ADJORNMENT:

The next Council meeting will be held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6:00pm.

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