City of St. Clairsville

Resolution Number 2022-32

RESOLUTION 2022-32

 

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY TO THE

CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE THE TOTAL CURRENT TAX VALUATION OF THE

CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT

WOULD BE GENERATED BY ONE AND NINETY-FIVE HUNDREDTHS (1.95) MILL

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the amount of taxes which may be raised within the ten (10) mill limitation will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the necessary requirements of the City of St. Clairsville.

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

SECTION 1:  That it is necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten (10) mill limitation, which levy is a renewal with no increase and no decrease of an existing one and ninety-five hundredths (1.95) mill, for the benefit of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, for the purpose of current operating expenses at a rate not exceeding one and ninety-five hundredths (1.95) mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to nineteen and one half cents (19 ½ ¢) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2023, first due in calendar year 2024 in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 5705.19(A).  Said levy shall replace a 1.95 mill levy currently on the City’s tax duplicate, with no increase and no decrease.

SECTION 2:  That pursuant to Section 5705.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, the County Auditor is hereby requested to certify to this City the total current tax valuation of the City and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the number of mills specified in Section 1 hereof, and the Finance Director of this Council be and is hereby directed to certify forthwith a copy of this Resolution to the County Auditor so that said County Auditor may certify such matters in accordance with such Sections 5705.03.

SECTION 3:  That said renewal levy be placed on the tax list commencing in tax year 2023, and first due in 2024, and each succeeding tax duplicate year for a period of five years, if a  majority of electors voting thereon vote in favor of it.

SECTION 4:  That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and related to the adoption of this resolution were adopted in an open meeting of Council and that all deliberations of this Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code and the rule of this Council adopted in accordance therewith.

SECTION 5:  That the Clerk of Council be and is directed to certify a copy of this Resolution to the Board of Elections, Belmont County, Ohio, and notify the Board of Elections to cause notice of election on the question of levying said tax to be given as required by law.

SECTION 6:  That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the City for the reason that said Resolution must be passed and filed with the Board of Elections on or before August 10, 2022, in order to place it on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

SECTION 7:  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 June, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the Council.

Resolution Number 2022-32


Ordinance Number 2022-30

ORDINANCE 2022-30

AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE

NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST.

CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2022 THROUGH

DECEMBER 31, 2022 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

 

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

SECTION 1: That to provide for the normal expenses and other expenditures of the said City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, for the period January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, the attached line item transfers are required:

Supplemental Appropriations

          Law Enforcement Trust Fund 2091

2901-110-520-0000 (Equipment) – 9405.87

SECTION 2:  That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville so that the City can maintain normal operations.

SECTION 3That this Ordinance 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 meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 21st day of June, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2022-30


Ordinance Number 2022-29

ORDINANCE 2022-29

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE,

OHIO FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2023, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

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

SECTION 1: That the Budget for the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, for the year ending December 31, 2023, attached is hereby adopted.

SECTION 2:  That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville so that the City can maintain normal operations.

SECTION 3That this Ordinance 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 meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 21st day of June, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2022-29


June 6, 2022 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

June 6, 2022 Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                             Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

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

Mark Thomas, Council, 3rd Ward                                     Don Smithberger, Super. of General Services

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                                         Annette Williams, 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                                        Thrash                  HERE

Jordan                  HERE                                            Thomas                HERE

Oprisch                ABSENT                                        Vincenzo              HERE

Smith                   ABSENT

Four (4) Present                             Three (3) Absent

MINUTES: President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the May 16th Council Meeting. Councilman Vincenzo made a motion to approve the minutes from May 16, 2022, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Thrash.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                           Thrash                  YES

Jordan                  YES                                                  Thomas               YES

Oprisch                ABSENT                                           Vincenzo             YES

Smith                   ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:    Four (4) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Three (3) ABSENT

Minutes Approved

President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the June 1st   Special Council Meeting. Councilman Thomas made a motion to approve the minutes from June 1, 2022, Special Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Thrash.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                          Thrash                  YES

Jordan                  ABSTAIN                                        Thomas                 YES

Oprisch                ABSENT                                          Vincenzo               YES

Smith                   ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:    Three (3) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) ABSTAIN    Three (3) ABSENT

Although there was a quorum present for the Council meeting, all non-emergency matters approved by Council require a majority of the Councilmember’s approval (4 votes). Due to the Abstention in the Roll Call Vote, the Minutes from the June 1st Special Council Meeting did not meet the majority of votes for approval, requiring the Minutes to be voted on again at the June 21st Regular Council Meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: Councilwoman Jordan presented Council with a plaque that she and Councilman Vincenzo accepted on the City’s behalf from the Run for the Wall organizers during their Memorial Day Ceremony held at Courthouse.

CITIZEN HEARING: Doug Walsh from the St. Clairsville Public Library provided Council with an update on the progress of the Story Book Trail at the Bike Trail and an update on the St. Clairsville Public Library’s Summer Reading activities. The Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for the Story Book Trail at the Bike Trail is on June 14th at 11 am; there will be snacks, games, and prizes, along with an opportunity for families to follow the trail and read a story while doing so. There will be a new story along the trail every few weeks, allowing families to read different stories all summer long.

CORRESPONDENCE: None

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman asked everyone to remember the great sacrifice made by all military men and women during the D-Day Invasion 81 years ago. The Mayor reported that she and Mr. Greenwood met with Chief Arbenz about School Safety, which has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds since the most recent School Shooting. Furthermore, the Mayor stated that the City is committed to providing the Police Department with whatever is needed to ensure our schools are safe. The Mayor is attending the Ohio Mayors Conference this week, where she will have the opportunity to meet with Japanese. Businessmen who are interested in investing in the area. On Thursday, June 9th, from 5 pm – 7 pm, the St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring an Art Walk through the City.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reported that 2/3 of the Water Tank inspections had been completed. The Dorothy Tank and the Light Bulb Tank (1982) have been inspected; the only outstanding tank to be checked is the Witches Hat Tank (1929). The inspection company recommended pressure washing the 1982 tank and completing interior work due to corrosion. The EPA has inspected the West End Plant reports available upon request. Moreover, the EPA inspected the Water Plant, where the City received a notice of violation due to the secondary high service pump being down. The first round of Sewer Smoke Testing notifications has been sent out to residents via postcard. The Construction of the I-70 Waterline Project has been postponed until October or November due to a project being done by ODOT. A General Fund 5-year Levy is coming up. May’s water loss has been calculated at 38%. Mr. Greenwood read a report compiled by the ODNR on the sport fish habitat at the Reservoir; attached is the St. Clairsville Reservoir Sportfish Summary at the end of the minutes. Mr. George Rauschenberg is June’s Employee of the Month.

Councilwoman Jordan asked for an update on the South Park Project with the Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Greenwood stated that he has not yet heard back from the Corps. Councilwoman Jordan asked if Mr. Greenwood could give her the Army Corps commander’s contact info so she could attempt to reach out.

Councilman Thomas asked if the General Operating Fund Levy was a renewal or if a new levy would replace it. Mr. Greenwood stated that the Levy would be a straight renewal at 1.95 mils, generating around $209,000.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz reported that during May, there were 431 calls for service, nine accidents, 45 arrests, six warrants served, three domestic violence cases, and 135 traffic stops. The Police Department received a $1,000 grant for the department’s Lexipol policy and procedures bill. Chief Arbenz stated he is applying for an ARPA grant for officer wellness. Lastly, Chief Arbenz updated Council on the robbery that happened at a bank in the St. Clairsville Plaza

Finance Director Annette Williams reported that she is currently working on the Tax Budget for 2023, which is due by the first week of July to the County Auditor.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy reported that there is a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Tuesday, June 14th, at 6 pm in Council Chambers with two hearings on the Agenda. The first hearing on the Agenda is First Settlement Physical Therapy, which is seeking a variance to be permitted to cover their entire front window with signage due to patient privacy from HIPPA. The second hearing on the Agenda is a resident requesting to be allowed to have an 8×10 shed in the front yard to accommodate the residence’s quadriplegic stepson. Nusta Cosmetics has opened up at the former tattoo shop at 110 East Main Street. Another new business has opened at 252 West Main Street called Refresh Aesthetic Center. Mr. Murphy addressed some concerns about high grass in the City; he stated that he is aware of most of the properties but asked if you have concerns to contact him. Lastly, Murphy noted that the Storm Water Quality Board met in May and approved the AEP Storm Water Management Plan for the new transmission lines through the City.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith [ABSENT] No report.

Utilities Chair Terra [ABSENT] No report

Police Chair Beth Oprisch [ABSENT] No report.  

Streets – North Side Chair Don Vincenzo reported a few potholes needing to be patched at the bottom of Willinda Drive.

Streets – South Side Chair JC Thrash No report.

Safety Chair JC Thrash No report. 

Building and Grounds Chair Linda Jordan No report.

Planning Commission Chair Mark Thomas No report.

Fire Chair Linda Jordan reported that at the recommendation of the Fire Chief, the Board had voted to accept the resignation of part-time employee Zachary Hazinakis effective June 1, 2022. The Board also voted to approve the removal of Taylor Fogle from full-time employee to part-time employee effective June 18, 2022, at the rate of $15.50 hr. Furthermore, by the recommendation of the Fire Chief, the Fire Board has approved hiring Clayton Gilliam as a part-time employee at the rate of $15.50 hr., effective May 25, 2022. Moreover, the Board has voted to approve accepting sealed bids for the sale of boat 23 and to receive the grant from South Central Power for $3,600 to purchase an inflatable rescue boat. The Board approved the bid for the Diesel Exhaust System in compliance with the FEMA grant from MagneGrip for $96,760. Lastly, a Cumberland Trail Monument has been placed in front of the Sheriff’s Museum in collaboration with the Fire District, the Fire Union, and the Fire Fighter Association.

Recreation Chair Mark Thomas reported that the Charcuterie Class at the Rec Center was a huge success making the Rec Center host another class this fall. On June 23rd, there will be a succulent’s class at the Rec Center. The Next Board meeting was scheduled for June 23rd, but due to the Concert Series, the meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled later. The Acoustic Night at the Gazebo will be Friday, June 10th; Councilman Thomas asked everyone to spread the word.

Councilman Vincenzo asked Councilman Thomas what an individual would need to do to host their food truck at an event at the Rec Center. Councilman Thomas explained that they should speak to Eric at the Rec Center for assistance.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan reported The Park District would like to thank the City for filling the Allen Pool. 

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick 

FIRST READING

Ordinance No. 2022-23 – AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AN ELECTRIC SERVICE BUDGET AGREEMENT WITH ST. CLAIRSVILLE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Resolution No. 2022-26 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL TO INCREASE THE YEARLY COMPENSATION OF SOME OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Resolution No. 2022-27 – A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ONEOHIO REGION 11 GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE UNDER THE ONEOHIO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Ordinance No. 2022-28 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE I, ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, CHAPTER 105, WARDS AND BOUNDARIES, SECTION 105.01, DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

SECOND READING

Ordinance No. 2022-24 – AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE INTERFUND TRANSFERS AND REALLOCATIONS WITHIN THE FUNDS FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2022, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Ordinance No. 2022-25 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2021-29 AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES TO SOLICIT COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR THE RESURFACING OF STREETS IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE NOT TO EXCEED $250,000.00 FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TO BE COMPLETED IN CALENDAR YEAR 2022 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Thrash made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Vincenzo. The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 P.M.

The next meeting will be Monday, June 21, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City Building for the next meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting in the Council Chambers.

June 6, 2022 Council Minutes


June 1, 2022 Council Minutes Special Meeting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

June 1, 2022 Special Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                             Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

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

Mark Thomas, Council, 3rd Ward                                     Don Smithberger, Super. of General Services

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                                         Annette Williams, 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 7:30 pm. President Velas led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the public were thanked for their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   HERE                                            Thrash            HERE

Jordan                  ABSENT                                       Thomas           HERE

Oprisch                ABSENT                                        Vincenzo         HERE

Smith                   HERE

Five (5) Present                              Two (2) Absent

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick

Council President Velas stated the purpose of the Special Council Meeting was to decide if Council deemed it necessary to continue with the Paving Project on Edinburgh Way and consider it an emergency. President Velas explained that there needs to be a minimum of five Council members present at the meeting to vote to pass emergency legislation. Moreover, the scheduling of a Special Meeting was because there would only be four members present at the next regularly scheduled Council Meeting on June 6th, which does not meet the attendance requirement to vote on emergency legislation. Service Director Jeremy Greenwood outlined the project’s scope for rebuilding the current street on Edinburgh Way and explained how there was a miscommunication with the contractor that the $236,000 cost only pertained to Edinburgh Way and not Klysthe Court. Furthermore, Mr. Greenwood reminded Council that this current issue they are facing would not have occurred if the City had not received the $5 million grant for Water Distribution. President Velas opened the floor to all Council members who would like to ask Service Director Greenwood any questions they had involving the project.

Councilman Vincenzo asked Mr. Greenwood the current price per ton for liquid asphalt. Mr. Greenwood stated that the contractor did not provide the current price for liquid asphalt, but Mr. Greenwood noted that the cost of liquid asphalt has had to rise with the significant price increase in petroleum prices.

Councilwoman Butler stated that she does not believe that waiting to pave the road would benefit the City financially because she currently does not see the high prices easing anytime soon. Moreover, Councilwoman Butler noted that since the City has not spent any money on paving since COVID, they should fix Edinburgh properly, even with inflated costs. Once the City is involved with the Water Distribution Project, they won’t have to come back and fix Edinburgh.

Councilman Smith brought up an issue he noticed with the text in Ordinance No. 2022-25. After deliberation between Council and the Law Director, the problem was addressed and fixed.

Councilman Smith asked Mr. Greenwood’s opinion on paving this year. Mr. Greenwood stated that he does not feel that any paving should be done until there is a better understanding of the full scope of the Water Distribution Project. Councilman Smith proceeded to ask what the repercussions could be if the City Broke the contract with the Paving Company. Law Director Glick stated that the Paving Company could sue, leading to possible litigation.

Councilman Thrash asked Mr. Greenwood, since the specs of the Edinburgh contract changed from simple paving to complete replacement, that the paving contractor could have named any price they wanted since the project was not rebid. Mr. Greenwood stated that the contractor could have named any price they wanted to pave. Still, since the City had already had a contract with the contractor, it was almost necessary to stay with the current contractor and not break the contract. Furthermore, Mr. Greenwood noted that nearly every project the City was doing had inflated prices due to the current inflation plaguing the nation. Although he felt the price was high, it was not exorbitantly high.

Councilman Thomas asked Mr. Greenwood if all Kilsythe Court needed to be replaced like Edinburgh. Mr. Greenwood stated that the cul-de-sac needs to replace along with the upper end, but the middle section needs to be paved.

Councilman Thomas stated that the issue before Council is not just to pave Edinburgh but to replace it entirely. And the question ultimately is, does Council want to do it now or wait until the future and couple it with another project. Moreover, Councilman Thomas stated that he agrees with Councilwoman Butler that Council needs to bite the bullet and replace Edinburgh and make a commitment to the Citizens to keep paving and enhancing the roads in the future.

Council President Velas asked Council to talk among themselves to help them form their opinions on the passage of the legislation. Councilman Thrash stated that because the price is so high to replace one road, he doesn’t feel comfortable supporting the legislation.

Through an informal inquiry, it was understood that there were not enough votes to pass the legislation on an emergency basis. Hence, the Council decided to have the first reading on both pieces of legislation to reflect the Council’s formal opinion.

FIRST READING

Ordinance No. 2022-24 – AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE INTERFUND TRANSFERS AND REALLOCATIONS WITHIN THE FUNDS FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2022, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Ordinance No. 2022-25 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2021-29 AND AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE NOT TO EXCEED $250,000.00 FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TO BE COMPLETED IN CALENDAR YEAR 2022 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Thomas that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2022-25 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                    YES                                 Thrash               NO

Jordan                  ABSENT                           Thomas            YES

Oprisch                ABSENT                            Vincenzo         YES

Smith                   YES

Roll Call Vote:    Four (4) YES    One (1) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Two (2) ABSENT

Motion Lost

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilwoman Butler made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Thomas. The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 P.M.

The next meeting will be Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City Building for the next meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting in the Council Chambers.

June 1, 2022 Council Minutes Special Meeting


City’s Electric Department has scheduled substation and system maintenance this weekend

PRESS RELEASE

TO:             MEDIA AND ELECTRIC UTILITY CUSTOMERS

FROM:       CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

SUBJECT:   SCHEDULED ELECTRIC MAINTENANCE

DATE:        JUNE 22, 2022

RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE

The City’s Electric Department has scheduled substation and system maintenance which will begin this Saturday (June 25) evening at midnight (12 P. M.).  The work is expected to be completed by 8 A. M. on Sunday, June 26.

The City does not anticipate that any residences or businesses will lose electric service during this time.  However, the Municipal Utilities Office asks that customers consider efforts to conserve electricity use during these limited hours.

If questions during normal business hours on Monday through Friday (8:30 A. M. – 4:30 P. M.), please call 740-695-1410 or 740-695-0156.  The Municipal Utilities Office has an after-hours answering service which can take calls when the City offices are closed.

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City of St. Clairsville offices closed on Mon., June 20

City offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of the new federal holiday, Juneteenth.  Since the actual date of the holiday (June 19) falls on a Sunday this year, the federal holiday is celebrated the following day.

Residents with an emergency should call 911!!  For non-emergency calls to the St. Clairsville Police Department, please call 740-695-0123.

City offices will reopen on Tuesday, June 21, at 8:30 A. M.


City Council meetings scheduled for Tuesday, June 21

PRESS RELEASE

TO:            Media and Public

FROM:      Council President Jim Velas 

DATE:        June 16, 2022 

RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE

City Council President Jim Velas wishes to remind the public that the second City Council meeting this month will take place on Tuesday, June 21, due to the new federal holiday, Juneteenth.  President Velas also would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that the new meeting time for the full City Council meeting is 7:00 P. M.

In addition to the full City Council meeting, a Council Finance Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday at 6:15 P. M.

Following the full City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 21, the Council Police Committee will meet.

These Council meetings will be conducted in the City Council Chamber on the second floor of the City’s Municipal Building (100 North Market Street).

If questions, please call the City Council Clerk, Jacob DeBertrand, on 740-695-1324.  Thank you.

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Beginning at 12:15 P. M. on Thursday (June 16), 48-HOUR BOIL ORDER is in effect for limited number of businesses and residences along Main Street

On June 16th, 2022, at 12:15 P. M., City crews repaired a water line break in St. Patrick’s Alley.  The break shut off service to businesses and residences on each side of Main Street (for the two blocks in front of the Courthouse) and included the Courthouse.

These addresses still may experience pressure issues and/or discoloration for a period of time.  IF you experienced water loss on Thursday A. M., there now is a 48-Hour Boil Order in place.

If questions, please call the City’s Municipal Utilities Office on 740-695-1410.


If your residence or business is without electric, water or sewer service

The City’s Electric Department crew is working to restore power to the areas within the City hardest hit by the severe storm last night.  Trees on many electric power lines remain the biggest problem.  If you think the City is unaware of your power outage (or any disruption in the water or sewer service provided by the City), please call the Municipal Utilities Office (740-695-1410) and provide your address and the specific problem.

Please exercise caution when driving in the vicinity of City crews at work.  Thank you for your patience.