Posted by Monty Siekerman on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A proposed cell tower, dog park planning, and the football drop schedule were discussed at Ada Village council meeting on Tuesday night in the city building.
Verizon is interested in constructing a cell tower on village property and may pay the Village about $10,000 a year to do so.
Council agreed to pursue the idea further. It will probably be discussed for a long time before contracts are signed. The location has not been decided, among other issues.
Posted by Fred Steiner on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Amy Eddings
Tougher penalties against vicious and loose dogs, as well as new restrictions aimed at owners who keep their dogs tied up all day, were introduced at the regular meeting of Ada’s village council on Tuesday night. Council members unanimously voted in favor of them during the first of three readings of the legislation.
The legislation was inspired by a pit bull attack last July in which a pit bull that had escaped from its pen charged and attacked one of two dogs owned by Jim and Jackie Meyer of Ada. Jim Meyer is the former village administrator of Ada.
Legislation would not target pit bulls or other breeds
Posted by Fred Steiner on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Story and photo by Amy Eddings
The Ada village council moved closer to approving stiffer penalties against owners of vicious or dangerous dogs, following the attack last August of an Ada couple and their two small dogs by a pit bull that had escaped its kennel.
The legislation would not ban or target pit bulls or any other breed, a focus that council members had previously considered.
“I changed my opinion a lot on that after I talked to my vet, and my sister, who has five dogs” councilor Bob Simmons said. “It’s true, any dog can bite."
By Amy Eddings
The Ada Village Council voted to contribute $1,500 toward the cost of a free concert by the Lima Symphony Orchestra on July 2 on the grounds of Ohio Northern University, an increase of $500 from last year.
The decision, tabled from the last meeting two weeks ago, came after ONU First Lady Chris DiBiasio addressed council members and Mayor David Retterer. She and ONU resident artist and music lecturer Kirsten Osbun Manley are spearheading the fundraising efforts for the second annual Fourth of July-themed concert.
Clarification: The second annual free Fourth of July Holiday Concert on Saturday, July 2, featuring the Lima Symphony Orchestra, will be held outdoors on the mall of Ohio Northern University as it was last year. It will be held inside the Field House at ONU only in the event of inclement weather. The article about the event incorrectly stated that the concert would be held in the Field House and not outdoors. The article also incorrectly listed the date of the next Ada Village Council meeting as Tuesday, June 7. It is Tuesday, May 17.
Posted by Fred Steiner on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Amy Eddings
Members of Ada’s village council granted Mayor David Retter the authority to start forming an Energy Special Improvement District so that the village, Ohio Northern University, local businesses and apartment complexes can apply for low-interest loans for energy conservation projects.