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October 21, 2020

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Ada council approves several purchases

Bobcat excavator, pumps and go-head for 60-manhole reconstruction project

Several significant village-related expenditures were approved by Ada council on Feb. 25.

Among these include the purchase of a Bobcat compact excavator at a cost of $53,077. 

The excavator is in the current village budget and will be used by the public works department for work on streets, water distribution and sanitary and storm collection systems. The purchase is from Bobcat of Lima.

Village officials priced seven machines and visited four dealerships prior to making its selection. 

Village income tax revenue up from 2019

Annexation resolution sent to Hardin County Commissioners

Ada village income tax revenue is up $34,006 from last year, according to Patty Navin, Ada village fiscal officer. She updated Ada council on revenue, comparing 2019 to 2020, as of the end of February.

Her report was given in the Feb. 25 council meeting. Village income tax revenue is up 10.74 percent, safety income tax is up 12.02 percent and pool income tax reserves are up 12.02 percent. (See the accompanying chart below)

In other council action on Feb. 25, council passed by emergency legislation to annex property located near the southwest corner of the village.

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.