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October 21, 2019

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Ada council looks at engineering for storm extension project

Ada village council will act on legislation to enter an agreement for engineering and related services for the ONU storm extension project during Tuesday's council meeting.

Additional items on Tuesday's agenda are in the council packet in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Room 205 of the First United Methodist Church, Ada.


Copper theft, meth bust, keeping Ada police bus

By Amy Eddings

There were no meetings and no reports forthcoming from Ada village council committee heads during the village council meeting Tuesday night.  But Police Chief Mike Harnischfeger had plenty to say when it came time for him to give his monthly public safety report.

He said someone tried to steal copper wire from the construction site of the new wastewater treatment center at East Lincoln Avenue near Grass Creek, cutting an opening in the wire fencing around the plant.  A patrol officer interrupted the theft and discovered the wire.

2016 appropriations on Tuesday council agenda

Ada council meets on Tuesday. The agenda includes the final reading of the 2016 appropriations ordinance plus legislation to vacate an alley.

The entire agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Lots of municipal swimming pool action anticipated by Ada council on Tuesday

Ada council’s agenda on Tuesday includes the second reading of the 2016 annual appropriations ordinance, plus several ordinances affecting the 2016 village calendar.

Those ordinances involve purchasing, services, and payroll expenses.

In action involving the Ada Municipal Swimming Pool, council will act to enter into an agreement for architectural planning services with the firm of Freytag and Associates, Inc.

Also, council will act on an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources whether to accept funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program for pool renovations.

New hires and a major pool update at special village council meeting

By Amy Eddings
The Ada village council held a special meeting to take care of personnel issues on Tuesday. 

Members approved the hiring of Justin Burris and Chris Kapa as temporary full-time construction and maintenance workers. They’ll be paid $9.62 an hour with no benefits, and the length of their employment will be from Nov. 12 to Jan. 23, 2016.

“We’re four people down in this area,” Mayor David Retterer said.  “They’ll be doing leaf pickup and perhaps some snow plowing."

Reterrer said the former employees left for other jobs.

Ada council holds special meeting Nov. 10

Ada council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in council chambers according to Angela Polachek, village administrative assistant.

The purpose of the meeting concerns personnel. There is expected to be an executive session called for terms of employment, with action expected to follow.

A previously scheduled meeting of the Building and Grounds and Utilities committee is expected to follow adjournment of the special meeting.