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Ada Council seeks to reduce cat nuisances with ordinance

In response to discussions with Ada residents and business owners regarding nuisances created by roaming cats and animals such as racoons, the village council has begun the process of drafting a new village ordinance. At a September 19 Safety Services committee meeting, council president Jeff Oestrich asked the village staff and legal counsel to draft an ordinance that prohibits feeding cats outdoors.

The committee requested that ordinance language be ready to present by the last council meeting in October. There would then be three readings of the ordinance and six weeks to make modifications.

Agenda for September 19 Ada council meeting

The Village of Ada will hold a regular council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19 in council chambers at 115 W. Buckeye.

Agenda items include:

  • A resolution regarding tax levies
  • An ordinance authorizing the Mayor to assess street lights for 2024
  • An ordinance assessing lots and lands abutting improvements in the Grandview Boulevard Reconstruction Project
  • Requested increase in refuse collection fees
  • Village sidewalk cost share revised application

The full agenda can be found at

Summary of September 5 Ada council meeting

By Paula Scott

The September 5 regular meeting of the Village of Ada Council included discussions with Village Administrator Jamie Hall on council direction on Village procedures relating to sidewalk replacement and new sidewalk precision cutting repairs. Former police chief Michael Harnishfeger will be hired as a part-time officer.

Summary of August 17 Ada Board of Education meeting

By Paula Scott

The Ada Schools Board of Education met on Thursday, August 17 with members Ron Fleming, Matt Gossman, Ted Griffith and Amy Mullins in attendance. Steve Ramey was absent. The meeting packet is attached HERE.

Apollo Career Center school board meets August 28

The Apollo Career Center board of education will meet at 7:00 p.m.on Monday, August 28 with the attached agenda.

Items on the agenda include:

A public hearing on the rehire of Keith Horner, retiring superintendent

Hiring Robin VanBuskirk as part-time curriculum/teacher support

Summary of August 25 Ada Council meeting

By Paula Scott

The Tuesday, August 15 regular meeting of the Ada Council was conducted by Mayor Dave Retterer and attended by all council members. In keeping with standard procedure, the meeting began with the paying of bills and approval of minutes from the prior meeting.