City of St. Clairsville
City of St. Clairsville

UPDATED 11.1.23-Water line tie in –

UPDATED INFORMATION: 4:23 PM 11.1.2023

Work will start in your area on the morning of Wednesday, November 1st, 2023.  This work is part of the City’s Water Line Replacement Project.

Excavation and water line replacement work will begin in your area on or around Thursday, November 2nd, 2023. Tap replacement work will follow at a later date. This work is part of the City’s Water Line Replacement Project.

Addresses that are affected:

 E. Main Street – 262,264,266,268,270,276,278,280,284, and 286.

Orchard Drive- 98.

East Lawn-119,121,123, and 125.

Walnut Avenue-124,126,132,134,136,138,140, and 142.

As this project progresses, residents may experience periodic:

Traffic in the neighborhood, and no “on-street” parking to allow the contractor to perform the needed work.

During this period, the contractor will cooperate with the residents to provide temporary access to existing driveways.

Sidewalks, streets, yards, etc., will be restored after completion of the work.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.

UPDATED INFORMATION: 3:28PM 11.1.2023

A 48 Hour Boil Order is in effect as of 3: 15 PM, today, November 1st, 2023, for the following addresses:

All residents of Forest Lawn.

All residents of Walnut Avenue.

All residents of East Lawn.

All residents of Parshall Avenue.

E. Main Street – residents numbered 167 through and including 275, odd numbers only.

Newell Avenue Extension-houses 87, 91, 97, 138, 146, 150, 152, 154.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.

Thank you.

UPDATED 11.1.2023

Due to a water valve break when working on the water line replacement project this morning, the following residents will experience water loss, discoloration, and pressure issues:

E. Main Street- houses numbered 167 through and including 207.  Odd numbers only

Newell Avenue Extension-houses 87, 91, 97, 138, 146, 150, 152, 154.

If you experience water loss, please note that once water is restored, there will be a 48 Hour Boil Order in effect.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.

Resident’s may experience water loss, discoloration, and pressure issues.  If you experience water loss, please note that once water is restored, there will be a 48 Hour Boil Order in effect.

Addresses that are affected:

All residents of Forest Lawn.

All residents of Walnut Avenue.

All residents of East Lawn.

All residents of Parshall Avenue.

E. Main Street – residents numbered 211 through and including 275, odd numbers only.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.

Thank you.

UPDATE: WATER LINE REPAIR WILL SHUT DOWN ROADS…

The water distribution project will be headed onto North Sugar Street starting tomorrow, September 25,2023. They will be closing the street from Main Street to Newell Ave. for approximately two to three weeks. Updates will be provided as needed.

City Council Special Meeting Scheduled

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                MEDIA AND RESIDENTS

FROM:          CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JIM VELAS

SUBJECT:    CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

DATE:          SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE

The City Council will have a Special Council Meeting to consider the AFSCME Union Contract next Monday, September 25, at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building’s Council Chambers (100 North Market Street).  No other topics will be discussed at this Special Meeting.

Members of the public are invited to attend.

If questions during normal business hours on Monday through Friday (8:30 A. M. – 4:30 P. M.), please call 740-695-1324 to speak with the Council Clerk, Jacob DeBertrand.

DORA Committee Meeting Scheduled

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                MEDIA AND RESIDENTS

FROM:          CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JIM VELAS

SUBJECT:    COUNCIL DORA COMMITTEE MEETING

DATE:          SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE

The City Council Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 17, at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building’s Council Chambers (100 North Market Street). This committee will study the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) concept concerning existing City ordinances and local qualifications. The Ohio

General Assembly amended the Ohio Revised Code (Section 4301.82), effective March 23, 2022, to create this exemption from specific open container provisions. Members of the public are invited to attend.

If questions during normal business hours on Monday through Friday (8:30 A. M. – 4:30 P. M.), please call 740-695-1324 to speak with the Council Clerk, Jacob DeBertrand.

EXCAVATION AND WATER LINE REPLACEMENT WORK

Excavation and water line replacement work will begin in your area on or around Wednesday, September 13th, 2023. Tap replacement work will follow at a later date. This work is part of the City’s Water Line Replacement Project.

Addresses that are affected:

E. Main Street -159,161, and 165

N. Sugar Street-99,100, and 101

Newell Avenue-104

As this project progresses, residents may experience periodic:

Traffic in neighborhood, and no “on street” parking to allow the contractor to perform the needed work.

During this period, the contractor will cooperate with the residents to provide temporary access to existing driveways.

Sidewalks, streets, yards, etc., will be restored after completion of the work.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.

Thank you.

August 21, 2023 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

August 21, 2023 Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                             Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Don Vincenzo, Council, 1st Ward                                      Jeremy Greenwood, Public Service/Safety Director

Kristi Lipscomb, Council, 3rd Ward                                 Don Smithberger, Super. of General Services

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                                        Annette Whealdon, Finance Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                                       Matthew Arbenz, Chief of Police

Beth Oprisch, Council-At-Large                                       Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

JC Thrash, Council 2nd Ward                                            Elizabeth Glick, Law Director

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

The meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Velas at 7:00 pm. President Velas led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the public were thanked for their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                Smith                   HERE

Jordan                  ABSENT                                    Thrash                  HERE

Lipscomb           HERE                                               Vincenzo         HERE

Oprisch               HERE

Five (5) Present                              Two (2) Absent

MINUTES: Council President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the August 7th Council Meeting. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve the minutes from August 7, 2023, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                Smith                   YES

Jordan                  ABSENT                                        Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb           YES                                                  Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch               YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Council President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the August 7th Special Council Meeting. Councilwoman Lipscomb made a motion to approve the minutes from August 7, 2023, Special Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

NEW BUSINESS: Councilwoman Lipscomb made a motion to have the City’s Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st, from 6 – 7:30 pm. Councilman Smith seconded the motion.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

CITIZEN HEARING: None

CORRESPONDENCE: Samantha Hearn of the Belmont County Soil and Water Conservation District requested permission from the Council to host the 6th Annual Boo at the Bike Trail event on October 24th, from 4-6 pm.

Councilwoman Oprisch made a motion to allow Belmont County Soil and Water to host their annual Boo at the Bike Trail event on October 24th, from 4-6 pm, seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

REPORTS:

Mayor Kathryn Thalman reported several meetings with the service director and the fire department to discuss concerns and issues. She attended the American Legion Picnic on August 12th to thank the Legion for their commitment to our veterans. She also participated in an EPA Zoom meeting with Jeremy regarding the tank and an Omega lunch on August 15th, where she could network with Congressman Johnson and Senator Vance’s representatives about city issues and concerns.

Additionally, she met with Wendy Anderson from the Chamber to discuss upcoming events like the Christmas parade. She also attended an open house at Barolos Engineering, formerly AJ Smith’s, to congratulate them on their merger. Mayor Thalman has also been driving around the city on hot days, delivering freeze pops to city workers.

With the election year approaching, Mayor Thalman took the opportunity to remind everyone of some of the wonderful things the Council and Mayor have accomplished in the last four years. They prevented the sale of water to Aqua, settled two lawsuits, saved money by moving away from chlorine tablets in the water plant, put new competent people in finance and service director positions, and acquired leak detection equipment to find waterline breaks more quickly and efficiently.

Furthermore, they were able to maximize and wisely spend their COVID money, bought gently used cruisers for the police, acquired two police dogs through donations and networking, filled vacant space, hired a wastewater superintendent to replace an outside contract firm, acquired a full-time employee rather than paying 10,000 more for part-time help, and brokered the sale of the fire department building to the fire department so they could apply for grants and loans to update the building and stay in town. Switching city insurance also saved them $40,000 a year.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reported that he received a phone call from an engineer regarding the Dorothy Water Tank. The engineer admitted that they had not obtained a permit for the tank’s current location but also shared an email sent to council members on August 10th discussing the installation key and notice of violation. As a result, Mr. Greenwood has requested an executive session to discuss this matter later. In addition, several other completed projects have been reported, including water node meter installations, sink repairs, and a successful meeting with Shepherd Terrace regarding the Dorothy Water Tank. Negotiations for easements and temporary construction easements for the West End Route 40 Waterline project have also been completed, and paperwork is expected to be returned soon. Furthermore, the Federal EPA inspection report has been reviewed, and corrections have been submitted. The Water Distribution Project is working its way down the north side of Route 40, and most Spring Park services have been hooked up to the new line. Communication is being improved, and upcoming projects are being planned. AEP has proposed a tentative power outage this Friday at midnight for 12 hours due to power loads. Still, more information will be available after Donnie’s meeting with AEP to confirm details. The rec center gym HVAC unit has been ordered, and the Route 40 water line extension project is expected to start in two weeks. Water distribution projects are ongoing, and citizens are being notified with door hangers, code reds, and other methods. The first water tank has been drained and cleaned out, and the 1929 tank will be cleaned out on Thursday. A voluntary conservation order was issued to the public last week due to these projects. Border patrol will remove all the air out of the line on all I-70 next week, and the 29 water breaks this year are estimated to be due to the water distribution project.

Councilwoman Oprisch asked why the City has been experiencing so many sinkholes. Mr. Greenwood noted that most of the culverts in the City are galvanized, and over time, they rust and disintegrate and become an issue when heavy rainfall occurs. Furthermore, Councilwoman Oprisch asked for clarification, stating that an email sent to just Council ended up to the engineering firm that installed the Dorthy Water Tank. Mr. Greenwood noted that that was correct, and the email was sent to the Council, the Law Director, the Council Clerk, and the Council President.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz reported that all our staff are healthy and working. They have made it through the vacation season with plenty of cooperation on schedule changes. They are preparing for the new school year to be back in session. He thanked Harbor Freight for a $300 gift certificate to purchase supplies for the department. He recently got confirmation from the state that our 24 hours of continual professional training, which every officer must do for the year, would return to the department. So that’s about $3,400 in training that will come back to the department. 

 Finance Director Annette Whealdon reported on September 12th at 8:00 AM OPERS, and in conjunction with Colonial Life, will be at the City to offer plans for anyone who works for 10 hours or more a week for the City if anyone’s interested. Furthermore, she is still waiting for the results of the 2022 audit. They’ve finished asking all the questions and are just waiting to hear back the results.

 Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy announced that the Dora committee will meet this Wednesday at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the concept of a designated outdoor refreshment area, or Dora, and to establish guidelines for it to determine if it would be suitable for St. Clair. This is an educational meeting, and no decisions will be made. The public is welcome to attend, and the committee members include Councilwoman Oprisch, Councilwoman Lipscomb, and Councilman Thrash. The Fire Department’s project progresses slowly as they finalize their plans and the related variances. Once this is complete, a public hearing for the variances will be scheduled, but no date is set yet. There was also a project with Columbia Gas near Christ the King Church and the Bell Store on Route Nine. They plan to upgrade an older line accidentally placed through one of the sanitary manholes during Bell Store’s construction. This may cause construction and traffic delays for the next few weeks, but they will have flaggers and workers on site to help. Lastly, a new jewelry business called River Valley Designs will open in the Zelle building at 100 West Market Street. The owner hopes to open a storefront if things go well eventually. Keep an eye out for updates on this new addition to the town.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 Finance Chair Don Vincenzo brought up Ordinance 2023-23 which pertains to supplemental appropriations. He noted that he discussed the reasoning behind this ordinance and will be open to answering any questions about it later on.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler No report.  

Police Chair Mike Smith No report.

 Streets – North Side Chair Mike Smith received a complaint from a local business owner about water draining into the back of their body shop. Mr. Greenwood explained that there are two different property owners involved, neither of whom is within the city limits. The owner of the retaining wall needs to clean it out, while Whiteside must clean out the back of their building.

Streets – South Side Chair JC Thrash No report.

Safety Chair JC Thrash No report.

 Buildings and Grounds Chair Beth Oprisch No report.

Planning Commission Chair Kristi Lipscomb No report

Fire Chair Linda Jordan No report.

Recreation Chair Kristi Lipscomb reported fall baseball and softball leagues, along with flag football and volleyball, are scheduled to begin next week and the second week of September, respectively. Councilwoman Lipscomb announced that the leagues will run until the first week of October, and 194 kids have already signed up. The fall festival is set for September 9th. The craft and vendor fair will occur at the rec center in the morning, followed by bands and festivities outside at 4 p.m. Three bands are scheduled to perform; you can find more details on the rec website and Recreation Facebook page.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick

 FIRST READING

ORDINANCE No. 2023-26 – AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS AND REVENUES FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2023, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

 A motion was made by Councilman Smith that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2023-26 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilman Smith made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2023-26, the motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

ORDINANCE No. 2023-27 – AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE INTERFUND TRANSFERS FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2023, THROUGH DECEMBER 31,2023 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

A motion was made by Councilman Smith that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2023-27 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Vincenzo.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilman Smith made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2023-27, the motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 2023-28 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2023-15 IN ORDER TO CORRECT A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR TO THE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WATERRATES NOT WITHIN CITY LIMITS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 A motion was made by Councilman Smith that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2023-28 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilman Smith made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2023-28, the motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

ORDINANCE No. 2023-29 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2023-21 IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR SAID LEGISLATION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2023-29 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilwoman Oprisch made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2023-29, the motion was seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

ORDINANCE No. 2023-30 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING KATHRYN THALMAN, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 A motion was made by Councilman Thrash that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2023-30 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Vincenzo.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilman Trash made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2023-30, the motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 Councilman Thrash made a motion to enter an Executive Session under ORC Section 121.22 (G)(2), seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Executive Session entered at 8:03 pm

Councilman Thrash made a motion to exit Executive Session, seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT                                Thrash             YES

Lipscomb        YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Executive Session exited at 8:51 pm

Council President Jim Velas reported that no action was taken in Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilwoman Lipscomb made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Smith. The meeting was adjourned at 8:52 P.M.

The next meeting will be Monday, September 5, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City Building for the next meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting in the Council Chambers.

 

 

August 21, 2023 Council Minutes

 

Water Break repaired as of 7:25 p.m., 9/5/23. 48-Hour Boil Order in effect now.

This evening, September 5th, 2023, there is a water line break located in the vicinity of Barton Road and Forest Lawn.

Crews are making repairs. During repairs, you may experience water loss, discoloration, and pressure issues.

Addresses that are impacted are:

Forest Lawn – 100,103,105,107,109,110, and 112

Walnut Avenue-100 and 101

East Lawn-101

For those that experience water loss, please note that there will be a 48 Hour Boil Order once water is restored.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.

Thank you.

Wednesday afternoon water line break on Reservoir Road will result in 48-Hour Boil Order once water is restored

This afternoon (August 30th, 2023) a water line break was discovered on Reservoir Road which will cause Reservoir Road residents who receive water service from the twelve-inch line to lose water.  Crews are working to make necessary repairs.  Once repairs are completed and water service is restored, there will be a 48-Hour Boil Order in effect for residents who lost water service.  This expected 48-Hour Boil Order will be in addition to the current City-wide Boil Order in effect now.  Temporary pressure issues and discoloration may be experienced as well by Reservoir Road residents who are City Municipal Utility customers.

If questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  An after-hours answering service is available on this phone line.  Thank you.

City-wide 48-Hour Boil order for all Municipal Utility Water Customers has been extended to Friday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 P. M.

Due to a water line break that occurred this evening (Wednesday, August 30, 2023) on Reservoir Road in St. Clairsville, the city-wide Boil Order for all Municipal Utility Water Customers that was going to expire tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 A. M. has now been extended and will end this Friday, September 1st at 7:30 P. M.

As a reminder, customers may experience pressure issues and/or discoloration within the 48-Hour Boil Order time frame.

To repeat, all Municipal Utility Water Customers are currently under a Boil Order which will end this Friday, September 1st at 7:30 P. M.

If questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 A. M. to 4:30 P. M.).  The office will be closed on September 4 in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday.

Thank you.

 

Resolution Number 2023-30

RESOLUTION NUMBER 2023-30

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING KATHRYN THALMAN, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL

IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT

PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the State Capital Improvement Program and the Local Transportation Improvement Program both provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for capital improvements to public infrastructure; and,

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville is planning to make capital improvements to the Central Park Drainage and Sinkhole; and,

WHEREAS, the infrastructure improvement herein above described is considered to be a priority need for the community and is a qualified project under the OPWC programs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO:

SECTION 1: That the Mayor of the City of St. Clairsville is hereby authorized to apply to the OPWC for funds as described above.

SECTION 2That the Mayor of the City of St. Clairsville is authorized to enter into any agreements as may be necessary and appropriate for obtaining this financial assistance.

SECTION 3:  That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville, and in order to meet the September 1, 2023, grant funding submission deadline.

SECTION 4:  That this Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by the Charter of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

PASSED at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 21st day of August, 2023, by the affirmative vote of 5 members of the Council.

Resolution Number 2023-30