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December 2, 2019 Council Minutes

Posted on December 17th, 2019 by

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COUNCIL MINUTES

December 2, 2019

St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Monday, December 2, 2019

With the following present:

Jim Velas, Council President                             Terry Pugh, Mayor

Perry Basile, Council, 1st Ward                         Richard Myser, Law Director

Mark Bukmir, Council, 3rd Ward                      Jim Zucal, Director of Public Services

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                        Cindi Henry, Finance Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                       Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

Beth Oprisch, Council-At-Large                       Mike Troullos, Police Lieutenant

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Velas.

Minutes:  A motion was made by Mike Smith and seconded by Beth Oprisch to approve the minutes of November 4, 2019.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                           Abstain             Jordan              Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                   Oprisch            Yes

Butler                           Abstain             Smith                Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Four (4) Yes                Two (2) Abstain           Motion Approved

Minutes of November 14, 2019   Motion Linda Jordan second Mike Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                           Yes                              Jordan              Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Oprisch            Yes

Butler                           Abstain                       Smith                Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Five (5) Yes                 One (1) Abstain            Motion Approved

Minutes, November 18, 2019      Motion Mike Smith second Perry Basile.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                           Yes                              Jordan              Abstain

Bukmir                          Yes                             Oprisch            Yes

Butler                           Abstain                       Smith                Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Four (4) Yes                Two (2) Abstain           Motion Approved

CITIZENS HEARING:  There were no Citizens present who wished to address Council.

REPORTS:

Service Director, Jim Zucal:

I have one item in a positive note too share tonight.  ODOT put together a package where cities and villages can apply for grants for paving on State routes in the corporation limits that have been impacted by oil and gas traffic.  As soon as we got word of that we worked as a team and put together a package.  The Mayor signed everything and we executed it.  We were one of the first in ODOT District 11 to get our information back.  They said it was well presented and it looks very positive that we will get that grant.  They said we will know by mid-November so we are not too far away.  I think it is up to $500,000 of asphalt.  The only road that applies in St. Clairsville is Route 9 so we are looking at doing a big portion of Route 9 if we get that money.  Anything they want to share with us in that good nature we will take advantage of so I will keep Council informed.  If it works out for us I am sure we will get a large portion of Route 9 paved.  It needs paved.

Mayor, Terry Pugh:

I want to extend a thanks to the Street Department, the Electric Department and the Water/Wastewater Department.  In the last couple of weeks we have experienced everything, water leaks, our first little snow, and of course last Wednesday we had the high winds.  We lost power in a lot of areas of St. Clairsville especially on the West side.  It wasn’t our fault, it was AEP’s supply for our substation on Route 9.  It has been rough weather and the guys got out there and did a great job and I appreciate it.

Police Lieutenant, Mike Troullos: 

Just a quick word on the Christmas Parade, all of our officers were out.  Our traffic control and everything went well.  I just want to thank everyone who made it a safe and successful event.

Finance Director, Cindi Henry:   No Report

Planning and Zoning Administrator, Tom Murphy:

Dr. Glorioso has moved to 187 West Main Street that is the former Belmont Urgent Care and Dr. Balgo’s office.  He has set up a general practice on the first floor of that structure so you may see a little bit of change there.

The second thing is the owners of the Convenient Food Mart have purchased the Sunoco Station that was the former Crosby Oil at 188 East Main Street.  They will operate it the same way, they will have gas and the small convenient store in the back.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Finance, Mike Smith:  No Report

Utilities, Frank Sabatino:  Not Present

Police, Mark Bukmir:  We will have a meeting tonight after the Council Meeting

Street North Side, Terra Butler:  No Report

Street South Side, Beth Oprisch:  No Report

Safety, Terra Butler:  No Report

Building and Grounds, Perry Basile:  No Report

Planning Commission, Mike Smith:  The Buffalo Wild Wings, where are they moving their office?  Tom Murphy:  They were going too move their management office along with Attorneys Lancione, Lloyd & Hoffman to 104 South Sugar.  That was approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals but I think instead of that location they are moving to where Harry White had his office on West Main Street.

Fire District, Frank Sabatino:  Not Present

Recreation, Linda Jordan:  Bantam Basketball is in full swing.  It is a very large group.  There were 300 registrants, there are 40 teams and their games are on Saturday from 8:00 in the morning until the last game at 8:10 at night.  As far as Sean is aware that is the largest group we have ever had.

Park District, Linda Jordan:  No Report

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:

Law Director, Richard Myser: 

This evening we have two pieces of legislation that are up for their third reading and can be acted on tonight.  The first one is 2019-28, this is a resolution that is going to come before Council tonight on its third reading.  This is the Resolution approving a partnership between the City of St. Clairsville and the Belmont County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The second is Resolution No. 2019-29.  This is also on its third reading and is the Resolution authorizing participation in the ODOT contract for Road Salt.

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2019-28; A RESOLUTION APPROVING A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, AND THE BELMONT COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT.  A motion was made by Beth Oprisch and seconded by Perry Jones that Resolution No. 2019-28 be passed by Council.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                           Yes                              Jordan              Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Oprisch            Yes

Butler                           Yes                              Smith                Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Six (6) Yes                   Zero (0) No     Motion Approved

Resolution No. 2019-28 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its third reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2019-29; A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE ODOT CONTRACT (018-20) FOR ROAD SALT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  A motion was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by Perry Basile that Resolution No. 2019-29 be passed by Council.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                           Yes                              Jordan              Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Oprisch            Yes

Butler                           Yes                              Smith                Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Six (6) Yes                   Zero (0) No     Motion Approved

Resolution No. 2019-29 was declared adopted.

NEW BUSINESS: Mayor’s Reports for August, September & October

August:  $3,539.70  September:  $1,672.45   October:   $1,792.00

A motion was made by Mike Smith and seconded by Terra Butler to approve the Mayor’s reports for August, September and October.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                           Yes                              Jordan              Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Oprisch            Yes

Butler                           Yes                              Smith                Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Six (6) Yes                   Zero (0) No     Motion Approved

The next meeting will be Monday, December 16th at 7:30 in Council Chambers.

There being no further business to come before Council a motion to adjourn was made by Mike Smith and seconded by Linda Jordan.

December 2, 2019 Council Minutes