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October 21, 2020

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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.

Ada council will hear updated fiscal officer's report on Tuesday

Ada council’s Tuesday meeting take place in the Ada railroad depot, according to Angela Polachek. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

The agenda includes action on two pay ordinances. A fiscal officer’s report will show the June statement of village cash comparing 2019 with 2018. An income tax revenue report as of June 30 will also be given.

The Tuesday, Aug. 6, council meeting will also take place in the depot.

Ada council meets at Vancrest on Tuesday

The Tuesday, June 18, Ada council meeting takes place at Vancrest Assisted Living, 600 W. North St., according to the village.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. immediately following a building and grounds committee meeting.

In addition to several committee reports, council will act on the third reading of an ordinance that recodifies certain ordinances in the codified ordinances of the village.

To view Tuesday’s agenda click here.