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Council Proceedings – September 14, 2020

The Common Council for the City of Attica met on September 14th, 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. Scoot Voorhees. Also present were: Attorney Jud BArce, Attorney Ingrid Barce, Mayor Duane Roderick, and Clerk-Treasurer Joanne Broadwater.


Carnahan made a motion to approve the minutes for the September 14th, 2020 Council Meeting, Maus seconded, all were in favor and the motion passed.






Eric Swank:

 Asked the Council to set the reimbursement rate for the tear down of 705 S. Union St.

Mr. Barce explained in order to place liens against property, the reimbursement rate needs to be set.

Swank estimated his cost was 57-man hours at $200.00 per hour, plus the cost of the dumpster, which was $2,235,37, for a grand total of $13,635.37.

Roderick asked for a motion to approve the charges. Grant made a motion, Carnahan seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.

Swank had nothing further to report.

Chief Durnil:

Chief presented the quote for the bullet proof vests of $6,600. The grant the department received will reimburse half the cost in the amount of $3,300.

Voorhees made a motion to move forward with the purchasing of the bullet proof vests for $6,600, Hargan seconded the motion, all were in favor, motion passed.

Durnil had nothing further to report.

Chief Little:

Was not in attendance

Mr. Pycke:

Provided an update on the following addresses with pools and no fence

*804 S. McDonald St. – has complied.

*710 S. Perry St. – has a fence but the gates are not completed.

*100 Ruby Rd. – got an extension because the notice was sent to the wrong property owner. Roderick stated the pool has been taken down.

Voorhees asked Pycke if he looked at 933 S. Perry St., they have a fence that is falling. Pycke stated he would check the property again.

Hargan asked about 110 David Dr. and the lack of progress of the improvement project. Pycke stated he would check on it

Voorhees asked if 908 S. Brady has been condemned? Pycke stated he would check that property again.

Pycke had nothing further to report.

Rod Bannon:

Bannon gave a summary of the recent Attica Hotel events and the events that led up to the road being blocked off. Bannon stated the structural engineer made suggestions on how to stabilize the building.

There was Council and community discussion regarding the Hotel.

Bannon provided an update on the 200 block of S. Perry St., the demolition timeline of part of the buildings and his idea to erect a display to feature the future development of Attica’s downtown. Bannon proposed, for a total of $65,000, the Roemer and Buckley buildings could be torn down along with the wings on the back side of the hotel and shoring up the remaining hotel structure.

The Council discussed where to take the money from the fund the proposed demolition and shoring up of the hotel.

Grant made a motion that the city move forward with funding two contracts, one for $49,000 for the demolition of the Roemer and Buckley building and the second for $15,000 to shore up the hotel and split the cost between the Riverboat, Rainy Day, and Food and Beverage, equally, for a total of $64,000 and recommends that the 30 day demolition waiting period be waived because the buildings pose a threat to public safety. Maus seconded the motion. The following vote was taken:

Grant              -yes

Carnahan      -yes

Maus              -yes

Voorhees      -yes

Hargan          -yes

Four members were in favor, motion passed.

Carnahan suggested that the Council need 2 times a month due to the volume of items that need to be discussed. Roderick stated the Council will meet on the second and last Monday’s of the month for the remainder of the year.


Membership of the Planning Commission Resolution. Barce handed out copies of this resolution and explained that it is best to have the terms staggered.

Voorhees made a motion to confirm the organization of the City of Attica Advisory Planning Commission with the terms discussed:

  • Larry Grant term expires 2023
  • Jeff Pycke term expires 2024
  • Kaylie Carnahan term expires 2023
  • Cindy mason term expires 2021
  • Robin Jordan term expires 2022
  • Kyle Knosp term expires 2023
  • Tom Schott term expires 2024

Hargan seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.

Roderick asked the Council what they thought about Halloween, the Council tabled this to the September 28th, 2020 meeting.

Roderick reported a business has contacted the city about occupying Shopko building, the business has requested a variance from the city to be able to move into this location. Attorney Barce stated a motion isn’t necessary and explained the process for the company to request the variance.





Roderick stated he had no further business and requested a motion to adjourn. The next Council meeting will be held Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 6:00pm.

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

Meeting Adjourned.