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January 21, 2020

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Sheila Coressel and Linda Mason join Ada council

Wes Davis of Forest hired as public works superintendent; Bob Simmons elected council president

Sheila Coressel and Linda Mason were sworn in as new members of the Ada council on Jan. 7. Both were elected to four-year terms in the November general election.

Several reorganizational duties took place at the meeting and council hired a new public works superintendent.

Council hired Wes Davis of Forest as its public works superintendent.  Davis held the same position in Forest. His first day on the job is Jan. 13.

Jamie Hall, village administrator, told the Icon that Davis is a great hire for the village adding, “he will help keep moving along.”

Ada council passes 2020 appropriations

General fund total $2.1 million; capital improvements $3.2 million; enterprise funds $2.5 million

Ada council passed its 2020 appropriations on Dec. 3. Those follow by fund:
• General fund $2,100,625
• Special revenue funds $859,000
• Capital improvement funds $3,286,950
• Debt service funds $335,000
• Enterprise funds $2,502,350

General funds include elected officials, administration, finance, income tax administration, zoning and planning, police, Hardin Drug, Hardin DUI, public works, health and welfare, tree commission, municipal facilities and transfers out.

Special revenue funds include street, highway and swimming pool funding. 

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.