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Council Proceedings – May 11, 2020

The Common Council for the City of Attica met on May 11th, 2020, at 6:00 P.M.

Those present at the meeting were: Council Members; Mr. Larry Grant, Mrs. Kaylie Carnahan, Mrs. Valarie Maus, Mrs. Patricia Hargan and Mr. Scott Voorhess. Also present were: Attorney Jud Barce, Mayor, Duane Roderick and Clerk-Treasurer, Joanne Broadwater.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

Hargan made a motion to approve the minutes for the April 20th, 2020 Council Meeting. Grant seconded, all were in favor and the motion passed.

CITIZENS PETITIONS

NONE 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NONE 

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Eric Swank :

Swank stated the city needs to consider getting a hydro excavator to allow better maneuverability around gas and fiber optic lines that are on top of our sewer and water lines. This type of equipment would prevent damage to other utilities.

Swank also stated the cities water jet is getting older and likely will need to be replaced in the next 2-3 years, some models of the hydro-excavators have water jet units on them so you could get both on one model.

The council asked Swank to get some quotes on equipment that would meet the city’s needs.

Swank had no further comments.

Chief Durnil:

Lucas Miller will be going back to the academy but only for two weeks. The remaining hours he needs, will be on the job.

The Attica HS senior parade will be May 23rd at 4 pm. The route will be similar to the homecoming route.

New Tahoe is decaled and in use, we also traded the Camaro for the old Tahoe so Askren will have a vehicle to patrol  in, in the summer.

Durnil had no further comments.

Chief Little:

Not present.

Mr. Pycke:

Grant asked Pycke to look at 113 W. Pike St. the back of the house is falling in. Pycke said he would check on it.

Pycke had no further comments.

Rod Bannon: 

Covid is slowing projects down, but he has good conversations started with potential developers. Bannon stated he met with ATT recently about fiber internet and ATT was interested in including Williamsport and Warren County in the conversations for a cost savings benefit.

The City of Attica won an OCRA Covid 19 relief grant to assist small business. Cindy Mason and Lexxi Haddock of MainStreet are administrating this program. The maximum available grant is $5000.00 to be used toward rent, utilities, and other operating expenses.

Rod had no further comments.

Nick from Trash Kans was on the call to address the number of trash cans that have been delivered to Attica City residents. The city has surpassed the number of trash cans that were included in our bid.

Nick stated we need to come up with a plan to benefit the city that will help Trash Kans with the extra trash containers that are being requested.

Carnahan asked if the former company charged for extra cans, Roderick stated no, but our rates were being increased substantially under their new proposal.

Council need to approve it? barce stated yes, the Council needs to approve any eligibility criteria changes.

Maus made a motion to increase the number of employees a small business can have from 5 to 10 and qualify for the City’s small business loan, Voorhees seconded the motion, all were in favor, motion passed.

Mason stated that the City has not been given much guidance on the elibility criteria for the OCRA grant, they are hoping to get this information soon.

Hargan asked what the status is on business behind McDonalds on Union street. Roderick stated the property is zoned for light industrial and the property owner deals in Jaguar parts. Hargan asked if the city can ask the owner to put a fence up around the property? Grant stated yes, the city can require a fence.

ADJORNMENT

Roderick stated he had no further business and requested a motion to adjourn. The next Council meeting will be held Monday, June 8th, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Hargan made the motion to adjourn, Maus 2nded, all were in favor motion passed. Meeting Adjourned.

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