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Summary of January 20 Ada school board meeting

Roof repairs, electronic controls update and K-12 expansion to be addressed

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Board of Education of the  Ada Exempted Village Schools held a rare Saturday afternoon meeting on January 20 in coordination with required training for its members. 

The meeting included a presentation by Sara Little of Energy Optimizers USA on the opportunity to utilize Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia contracts for HVAC and roofing. The school building has an urgent need for work on the flat roofs, which have been leaking in places.

Ada Council prepares ordinance prohibiting cannabis businesses

By Paula Pyzik Scott

At the January 16 meeting of the Ada Council, the first reading of Ordinance 32-2024 was unanimously approved, preparing the Village to “Prohibit Adult Use Cannabis Operators and Medical Marijuana Cultivators, Processors, and Retail Dispensaries within the Village of Ada.”

The ordinance has been proposed for the short term, until—as Mayor David Retterer put it–”the State gets its ducks in a row.” Ohio voters approved Issue 2 in November 2023, legalizing recreational use of marijuana. However, the sale of marijuana has not yet been addressed.

Village legal counsel Jane Napier noted that the ordinance can be modified while going through second and third readings. She stressed that village can’t enact an ordinance retroactively and that more will be known in the coming weeks. She will prepare alternative language for the ordinance by the next council meeting, February 6.

Ada Board of Education announces two meetings

The Ada Exempted Village Schools have announced a Special Board Of Education Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23 for a confidential executive session. The purpose is to consider employment.

The board's February meeting has been changed due to scheduling conflicts. The regular meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22.

Ada Community Improvement Corporation meets January 24

The Ada Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) will hold its first meeting of the year and elect officers on January 24, 2024. The public is welcome and invited to attend meetings which are held in the Ada Historical Depot beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of designated months.

Summary of January 16 Ada Council meeting

By Paula Pyzik Scott

At the January 16 regular meeting of the Ada Village Council, the following actions, discussions and reports took place.

Claims Registers

Council unanimously approved payment for all claims registers.

Fire convention will light up downtown Ada on June 14-15

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Ada-Liberty Fire Department held a extensive discussion with the Village of Ada council during public comments at the January 16 regular meeting. Fire Chief Jay Eply, Andy Badertscher and Rick Huffer presented information about the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Association (NOVFA) convention to be held on June 14-15.

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