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Summary of August 16 Council Meeting

All members of the Ada Village Council, the mayor, and village administrators were present for the August 16 regular meeting on the second floor of the Ada Municipal Building.

Mayor Dave Retterer conducted the meeting, which included the approval of the minutes of August 9 and the payment of bills. (Minutes and agenda are on the village website HERE.)

The mayor remarked that all reports to him on the August 13 Farmers & Merchants Picnic have been very positive. (Jeff Oestreich noted that the parade was likely the largest ever.) Retterer also noted that the park was in great shape the next day for a large family reunion.

The mayor also shared details regarding the Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival, including the news that the Pro Football Hall of Fame will bring a goal kick simulator. Further announcements by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce are expected on August 17.

Retterer closed by saying that bringing off these events is a great deal of work and that we have many dedicated groups and individuals to thank.

Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to vacate an east-west alley to the east of the Wilson Sporting Goods factory. The mayor noted that there is a sign for the “Charles Moore Turn,” which can be mistaken for part of the Wilson parking lot.


Streets - Jason Campbell: Requested a meeting on September 6 for the discussion of final construction plans, costs, and other details of the Grandview Boulevard project.

Buildings and Grounds - Sheila Coressel: Council discussed the development of a “green area” site for yard waste as recommended by the Tree Commission. Because there is no overtime budgeted for this service, the motion will be revised to provide service by appointment during regular business hours.


Fiscal Office Patty Navin: 

  • Met with Borma (new insurance) and will be looking at wellness incentives.
  • The municiapl pool closed Saturday. Will hold exit interviews with staff.
  • Purchasing software conversion begins Monday. Payroll will not be affected.

Chief of Police Michael Harnishfeger: Activity since the last council meeting has included

  • Warrant arrest
  • Return of a homeless individual to the area
  • New domestic case
  • Johnson St. incident involving resisting arrest

Harnishfeger noted that he will be participating in the new student welcome at Ohio Northern on Thursday. He also commented that the kidnapping case in Kenton court has delayed the six felony cases currently in progress through the APD.

Village Administrator Jamie Hall:

  • Hydrant flushing continues with the north end of town mostly completed. There has been a water line issue on Turner.
  • Will attend BWC safety council.
  • Will attend economic development meeting in Kenton
  • A small utility van has been selected for work orders; 2017 RAM van with 93K miles; has tool drawers and racks ; just under $20K

The public portion of the meeting ended when the council began an executive session to discuss employment matters. Action on these matters was not anticipated.