City of St. Clairsville

Effective 1:52 A. M., Jan. 15, limited 48-Hour Boil Order needed for residents in vicinity of Overbaugh Ave.

Residents listed below should have experienced water loss during the water line repairs on Friday evening and are covered by 48-Hour Boil Order (effective 1:52 A. M. on Sat.):

Penn Lane
101,104, and 106;

N. Market Street
113;

Glendale
105, 107 and 109; and

Overbaugh Avenue
101,105,107,108,109,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,110, and 122.

Once water is restored, residents may experience temporary pressure issues and/or discoloration.

Please note the 48-Hour Boil Order is now in effect.

If questions, please call the after-hours Municipal Utilities Office answering service at 740-695-1410.  Thank you.


Municipal Building will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday

Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 18, at 8:30 A. M.

If you have an EMERGENCY, please call 911!  For all NON-EMERGENCY inquiries, please call the City’s Police Department on 740-695-0123.

On Monday, or any after-hours emergencies for City supplied utilities (electric, water or sewer service ONLY), please call 740-695-1410 to connect with the Municipal Utilities Office’s answering service.

Thank you.

 



Effective 7:30 P. M. on January 10, a limited 48-Hour Boil Order is in place for residents on Westminster Drive and Beckett Court

Due to an unexpected water line break in the vicinity of 115 Westminster Drive on Monday afternoon, January 10, 2022, a 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect for all residents of Westminster Drive and Beckett Court.  Residents on Westminster Drive and Beckett Court may experience temporary pressure issues and/or discoloration following the restoration of service.

Please note that if any residents in this vicinity temporarily lost water, they also are subject to the 48-Hour Boil Order.  If questions, please contact the Municipal Utilities Office at 740-695-1410.

Thank you.


Effective at 5 P. M. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, Carroll Drive residents under 48-Hour Boil Order

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                 Media, Residents

FR:                  City of St. Clairsville

RE:                  Limited 48-Hour Boil Order

DATE:             January 4, 2022

EFFECTIVE:     IMMEDIATE

_________________________________________________

Effective at 5 P. M. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, a 48-Hour Limited Boil Order is in effect for residents on Carroll Drive.  Specifically, the water customers who are covered by the Boil Order are the residents at:

105, 107, 109, 111, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 126, 128, 130, 134 and 136 Carroll Drive.

This boil order is the result of an unexpected water line break on Carroll Drive earlier today.  Residents may experience temporary pressure issues and/or discoloration due to the water line break and repair.  Any other utility customer who may experience water loss today in this vicinity also should comply with the boil order.

If questions, please call the Municipal Utilities Office at 740-695-1410.  There is an after hours answering service available.  Thank you.

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December 20, 2021 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

December 20, 2021 Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                            Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

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

Mark Bukmir, 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

Frank Sabatino, 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:

Bukmir            HERE                                     Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              HERE                                     Smith               HERE

Jordan             HERE                                     Vincenzo         HERE

Oprisch            HERE

Six (6) Present                One (1) Absent

MINUTES: President Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the December 6th Council Meeting. Councilwoman Butler made a motion to approve the minutes from December 6, 2021, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Vincenzo.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            ABSTAIN

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Abstain    One (1) Absent

Minutes Approved

NEW BUSINESS: None

CITIZEN HEARING: None

CORRESPONDENTS: None

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman shared her gratitude for all those involved in making it possible for the City to receive the $5 million grant from the Ohio EPA. An anonymous donor was thanked who donated money to provide meals for the shut-ins in the area. Tom Murphy and Don Smithberger were thanked for their due diligence in getting all the work done to allow the Bell Store to open on time. Councilman Mark Bukmir and Councilman Frank Sabatino were thanked for their service to the City as they did not seek reelection.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood gave thanks to the outgoing Councilmembers. Mr. Greenwood reported bids for insurance should be coming in sometime next month. Rec Center Director Eric Gay repaired the ceiling in the Rec Center. ODOT has approved the permanent waterline under I-70; the City is currently working with engineers and hopes work will begin shortly; the project is estimated to take three months. Year to date, there have been 45 waterline breaks. As the possibility of snow approaches, Mr. Greenwood asks the residence not to park on the street when snowfall exceeds two inches. As the year closes, Mr. Greenwood thanked all the City employees who make the City a wonderful place.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz reports that the Police Department received the Department of Justice Body-Worn Camera Grant to the sum of $16,880. Belmont Jefferson Beagle Club donated money to purchase the k-9 dog wash station. Chief Arbenz commended Officers who delivered presents to a family who did not have any this Christmas.

Finance Director Annette Williams thanked Council for their support, making the City an enjoyable and caring environment.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy reported that the Bell Store has opened and encourages everyone to go and check it out. The former Convenient store is building will be occupied by First Settlement Physical Therapy, which is headquartered in Marietta and has 30 establishments in Ohio and West Virginia. Dr. Heiby has retired, and Dr. Eddie McDonald has taken over his practice, remaining in the same office.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith reports that the Finance Committee met before the Council meeting, where they discussed the upcoming financial ordinances and a discussion about purchasing new vehicles.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler No report.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch reported that the Police Committee met on December 13th. A donation was made by an anonymous done of $4,444 to purchase a new Speed Radar Sign. The Belmont Jefferson Beagle Club donated money to buy a K-9 dog wash which the Police Department will allow the other K-9 officers in the County to use. Four ballistic shields were ordered at $800 each, providing officers with temporary cover in a shooting incident. Entry Kits and a training mat were also purchased for officers. The Police Department is purchasing new service weapons for officers, as the current pistols are around six to seven years old; Vance Outdoors offered to buy back the current pistols. The possibility of dispatchers was discussed at the last committee meeting, but due to budgetary concerns, it is not feasible. The Police Department would like to add that there is no difference in response time when calling 911 rather than calling a City dispatcher. Officers have completed simulated firearm training. The Police Department has received a Gold Standard award for Policy and Compliance. The Police Committee is looking at changing the date of the Committee meeting and will inform the public if a change is made.

Streets – North Side Chair Don Vincenzo thanked the Street Department for patching the roads and preparing the culvert pipes for winter. 

Streets – South Side Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] No report.

Safety Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] No report.

Building and Grounds Chair Don Vincenzo recommended that the Amphitheater needs some preventative maintenance in the spring, which would prolong its lifespan.

Planning Commission Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] No report.

Fire Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] Councilman Sabatino asked Councilwoman Jordan to read a statement for the Fire District report. Councilman Sabatino reported that the new air compressors were installed, and the old air compressors were donated to Bethlehem Fire Department, Valley Grove Fire Department, and Pleasant City Volunteer Fire Department. A part-time employee has been hired. Paramedic refresher training has been commended. Following the regular meeting, a reorganization meeting took place where they made appointments; the appointments are as follows: appointment and compensation for Fire Chief Tim Hall for the fiscal year 2022, appointment and compensation for Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Grady for the fiscal year 2022, appointment and compensation of Matt King as Fiscal Officer for the fiscal year 2022. The next meeting is Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 3:00 pm.

Recreation Chair Linda Jordan reports the Rec Board held a Special Meeting to approve rental rates.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick

FIRST READING

Ordinance No. 2021-39- AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE TEMPORARY 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

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2021-39 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate reading suspended

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch to approve Ordinance No. 2021-39; Seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 2021-40- AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE LOWEST AND BEST BID FOR THE NEW 69KV HESS SUBSTATION DEADEND AND METERING ADDITION IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND AWARDING THE CONTRACT TO THOMPSON ELECTRIC AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Smith that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2021-40 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Oprisch.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate reading suspended

A motion was made by Councilwoman Butler to approve Ordinance No. 2021-40; Seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Resolution 2021-41- A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING KATHRYN THALMAN, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO ACCEPT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM GRANT AND TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilwoman Jordan that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Resolution No. 2021-41 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate reading suspended

A motion was made by Councilman Smith to approve Resolution No. 2021-41; Seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 2021-42- AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE TO EXECUTE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY FROM THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, TO THE OHIO POWER COMPANY, AN OHIO CORPORATION, A UNIT OF AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER (“AEP”) FOR THE GLENCOE-ROBYVILLE LINE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2021-42 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Jordan.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate reading suspended

A motion was made by Councilwoman Jordan to approve Ordinance No. 2021-42; Seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 2021-43- 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, 2021, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2021 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Smith that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2021-43 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate reading suspended

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch to approve Ordinance No. 2021-43; Seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

SECOND READING

Ordinance No. 2021-38 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN CHAPTERS SET FORTH IN PART 11 (PLANNING & ZONING CODE) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

THIRD READING

Ordinance No. 2021-34 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE V, GENERAL OFFENSES CODE, CHAPTER 505, ANIMAL AND FOWL, SECTION 505.15, VICIOUS DOGSOF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilwoman Jordan to approve Ordinance No. 2021-34; Seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Six (6) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Bukmir made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Smith. Meeting adjourned at 8: P.M.

Next meeting will be Monday, January 3rd, 2022, at 7:30 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City building for the next meeting. Members of the public are welcome to join the in-person meeting in the Council Chambers, masks are required.

December 20, 2021 Council Minutes



Ordinance Number 2021-43

ORDINANCE 2021-43

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, 2021 THROUGH

DECEMBER 31, 2021 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, 2021 through December 1, 2021, the attached line item transfers are required:

Supplemental Appropriations

     General

1000-715-211-0000 (Personal Services) – $1,400.00

1000-715-211-0000 (OPERS) – $600.00

     Water Operating Fund 5101

5101-511-100-0000 (Personal Services) – $4,000.00

5101-511-211-0000 (OPERS) – $5,000.00

SECTION 2:  That this Ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety of the residents of the City, so that the City can maintain normal operations.

SECTION 3:  That 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 20th day of December, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2021-43

 

 


Ordinance Number 2021-42

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-42

 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OF THE

CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE TO EXECUTE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY

FROM THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, TO THE OHIO POWER COMPANY,

AN OHIO CORPORATION, A UNIT OF AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER (“AEP”)

FOR THE GLENCOE-ROBYVILLE LINE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville is the owner of seven (7) parcels of real property, designated as Parcel Nos. 34-02609.001, 34-02609.002, 34-02359.001, 34-02656.000, 34-60036.000, 34-02660.000 and 34-01125.000, and more fully described in the attached Exhibits A through G; and

WHEREAS, the Ohio Power Company, an Ohio corporation, a unit of American Electric Power (“AEP”) desires a permanent easement and right of way for electric transmission, distribution, and communication lines and appurtenant equipment and fixtures in, on, over, under, through and across said parcels for a line known as the Glencoe-Robyville Line; and

WHEREAS, Council for the City of St. Clairsville approves the granting of said electric transmission, distribution and communication line easements to the Ohio Power Company, an Ohio corporation, a unit of American Electric Power (“AEP”) for the Glencoe-Robyville Line in that it will promote the welfare of the people of the City, stabilize the economy, provide employment and assist in the development of commercial activities to the benefit of the people of the City, and provide additional opportunities for their gainful employment.

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

SECTION 1:  That the Mayor of the City of St. Clairsville is directed and authorized to execute said deeds of easement and rights of way as described in attached Exhibits A through G to the Ohio Power Company, an Ohio corporation, a unit of American Electric Power (“AEP”).

SECTION 2That this Ordinance 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.

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 20th day of December, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2021-42


Resolution Number 2021-41

RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-41

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING KATHRYN THALMAN, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO ACCEPT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO DEPARTMENT

OF DEVELOPMENT WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM

GRANT AND TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED AND

DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Development provides financial assistance for water and wastewater infrastructure projects; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville is planning to make capital improvements to the water utility for the following project: St. Clairsville Water Distribution System Phase 1 and 2; and

WHEREAS, the proposed improvement herein above described is considered to be a priority need for the community and is a qualified project under the Ohio Department of Development programs; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville has been awarded a grant by the Ohio Department of Development for the St. Clairsville Water Distribution System Phase 1 and 2 in the amount of Five Million and 00/100 Dollars ($5,000,000.00) for said project.

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

Section 1The Mayor of the City of St. Clairsville is hereby authorized to accept and participate in the Ohio Department of Development Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Program Grant for the funds as described above on behalf of the City of St. Clairsville.

Section 2:  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 peace, health and the safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville.

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PASSED at a meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 20th day of December, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of council.

Resolution Number 2021-41