TO: Media and Residents
FR: Mayor Kathryn Thalman, St. Clairsville
RE: Postponement of Water Town Hall Teleconference
DATE: April 21, 2020
Mayor Thalman announces the postponement of an April 23, 2020 Water Town Hall Teleconference due to new Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) mandates on the City and an accelerated time table for their implementation. Mayor Thalman adds, “Legal counsel advised the City that the new state mandates void a major part of the pending Aqua contract for the purchase of the City’s water and wastewater utilities. Therefore, while I remain committed to transparency as the City moves forward, holding this forum at this time would not be productive.”
Mayor Thalman extends her gratitude to Steve Novotney for his willingness to serve as moderator and for residents who had submitted questions to be presented. The City will alert the public at the earliest possible time of arrangements for a future public forum to debate this timely issue.