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December 5, 2019

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Ada council preparing for 2020

Two sessions remain on 2019 regular meeting schedule

Ada council will consider action affecting the village in 2020 at Tuesday’s council meeting. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers (this is a change in location - previously announced at the depot) . Click here for the complete Tuesday agenda.

Special council meeting Tuesday to financial matters

Mayor David Retterer called a special council meeting for  6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, in Council Chambers.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss financial matters, with possible action to follow.



Ada council hires new patrol officer

Extends residency requirement for its new fiscal officer

Ada council approved the hiring a new patrol officer and a construction-maintenance employee on Nov. 5, in addition to several other actions.

Among council action includes the following:

• Hired Victoria Sturgill as a full-time police officer effective Jan. 2, 2020. Her hiring is a result of a vacancy on the department with the resignation of Sgt. Purdy. Sturgill will serve a one-year probation period at $17.70 per hour. She recently graduated from Rhodes State College with an associate’s degree in law enforcement. She is also a graduate of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.

Hold the elevator!

Municipal building project delay due to elevator installation

The Ada municipal building renovation project is falling behind completion schedule due to delays in installing the new elevator.

Ada council members received that news from Police Chief James Harnishfeger during his report at the Sept. 3 council meeting. Harnishfeger told council that the elevator is the only holdup in the project.

The “substantial” completion date is Sept. 27, but the delay from the elevator is expected to take the project into November, according to minutes from the meeting.

Councilman Don Fleming asked for a clarification on the completion date. Jamie Hall, village administrator, said that it is 180 days from the contract signing.

Ada council will assign a refuse agreement from Wright to Rumple

Tuesday meeting in the depot

Two pieces of legislation are on the agenda for the Tuesday, Aug. 6, Ada council meeting. The meeting takes place in the Ada railroad depot at 6:30 p.m.

Council will act on a resolution to assign a refuse agreement from Wright Refuse, Inc., to Rumple Waste and Recycling. The resolution will be considered as an emergency.

Also on the agenda is the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the mayor to assess street lights in the village for 2020.

Mid-year village income tax report

Receipts up 4.52 percent from last year

At mid-year, Ada’s village income tax receipts are up 4.52 percent over the same period last year, according to Jeff Oestreich.

See the chart below.

Oestreich presented the report during a July Ada council meeting earlier this month. The total collected during the first six months of 2019 reached $609,301 compared to $582,952 in 2018, for an increase of $36,339.

The safety income tax is up $13,169 and pool income tax reserves is up $3,950.