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Ada council takes action on painting water tower

Slight increase in village utility bills this month

Ada council made two legislative emergency actions on Tuesday.

Council passed a resolution to work with Dixon Engineering of Lake Odessa, Michigan, for a 2021 inspection and painting of the village 300,000 gallon water tower. An 18-page document attached to this story spells out the agreement.

Council also passes a resolution with Jones and Henry Engineers, Cincinnati, for the installation of a backup power generator automatic transfer switch involving the village water treatment plant.

Council expected to waive 2021 pay raise

Due to the financial insecurity arising from the covid-19 pandemic.

Ada council members will see a 2020 village financial summary when it meets on Feb. 2.

It will show that while the village general fund revenue fund was budgeted at $2,098,563, the actual 2020 revenue exceeded that thanks for funding to the village from the Federal CARES Act.

According to Patty Navin, village fiscal officer, the CARES Act funds were distributed into several funds. These included the general fund, swimming pool fund, public works fund, health and welfare fund and the Ada-Liberty Township ambulance fund.

The 2020 budgeted expenses were $2,154,970, and the actual expenses were lower, at $2,006,661.

Council president lists 2021 village goals

Grandview project, paint depot on the list

Bob Simmons, Ada council president, outlined his 2021 goals for the village in a report presented at the Jan. 5 council session. Click here to view the Jan. 19 council agenda, which includes his report.

Bob Simmons re-elected as Ada council president in 2021

Ashley Sumner rehired as this year's swimming pool manager

Bob Simmons was re-elected as Ada council president during the council reorganization meeting earlier this month.

Council committee chairs were also designated for 2021 at the meeting and those persons follow:
• Finance, Noah Ristau
• Streets, Sheila Coressel
• Building and grounds, Terry Keiser
• Safety, Jeff Oestreich
• Personnel, Bob Simmons
• Utilities, Lind Mason
• Economic development, Bob Simmons, Terry Keiser

CARES Act provides village $341,746

Funds are now in nine village accounts

Ada council closed 2020 with a special meeting on Dec. 30 for the purpose of transferring funds received from the federal CARES Act to nine specific village funds.

Those transfers are shows in the attachment at the bottom of this story. The village received $341,746 in CARES Funds.

2021 village appropriations on council's agenda tonight

General fund shows 10 percent decrease from 2020

Ada council will tonight act the 2021 village appropriations that include general operating funds of $1,933,230.

Village fiscal officer, Patty Navin, said this is about a 10 percent decrease from 2020’s general fund. The decreased is related to the economy as it was affected by covid-19,” she told the Icon.

The appropriations also include $1,018,825 for special revenue funds and $175,000 for capital projects. Debt service totals $238,200 and enterprise funds total $3,247,650. The internal service fund totals $1,040.

The attachments below show line items in each of these accounts.