City of St. Clairsville

Limited power outage beginning at 9 A. M. today on certain streets in Ward 4, the northwest section of the City

Due to a fallen tree on power lines that occurred on North Market Street last night, emergency repairs to the lines will take place this morning, Tuesday, November 29th, around 9 A. M.  The following residents may experience a power outage for approximately two (2) hours:

North Market Street;

Rand Avenue;

Kilsyth Court;

Edinburgh Way; and

Jessop Drive.

A Code Red announcement has been sent to residents who have signed up for this service.  If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.  Thank you.


November 7, 2022 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

November 7, 2022 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 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                   HERE                                                Smith                   HERE

Jordan                  HERE                                               Thrash                  HERE

Lipscomb             HERE                                               Vincenzo         HERE

Oprisch                HERE

Seven (7) Present                          Zero (0) Absent

MINUTES: President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the October 17th Council Meeting. Councilman Thrash made a motion to approve the minutes from October 17, 2022, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Minutes Approved

NEW BUSINESS: Council President Velas addressed rumors on social media stating that City Council held a secret meeting without notice to the public. President Velas noted that the rumors were untrue, and that Council held no such meeting.

Councilwoman Jordan motioned to designate Trebel Energy as the City’s Gas Aggregation Provider; Councilwoman Lipscomb seconded the motion.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                    Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo               YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Recreation Director Eric Gay sought Council’s approval to host a Turkey Trot 5K event on Thanksgiving morning, with all proceeds going to help a family in need.

Councilman Thrash made a motion to allow the Recreation Department to host their Turkey Trot 5K event on Thanksgiving morning; Councilwoman Lipscomb seconded the motion.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                    YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

CITIZEN HEARING: None

CORRESPONDENCE: East Richland Christian School sent a letter requesting permission to host their annual live nativity scene on the plaza at the Courthouse on Thursday, December 8th, Monday, December 12th, and Thursday, December 15th, from 6:00-8:00 each evening.

Councilwoman Jordan made a motion to allow East Richland Christian School to host its annual live nativity scene; Councilman Smith seconded the motion.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                    YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

REPORTS:

Mayor Kathryn Thalman reported that she instructed the Law Director to send a letter to the resident beside South Park regarding a property matter. The Mayor thanked everyone in the administration who has worked diligently to apply for the recent grants. Governor DeWine visited the City for a meet and greet and discussed the issues facing the area.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reported the Water Distribution Project lowest bid was $7.6 million. The Rec Center restrooms are almost finished. Four people took the Civil Service Exam. The I-70 project is still waiting on parts before the project is started. No new update on the County Water Agreement. The leaf machine was scheduled to pick up leaves in the Wards, but the schedule might be behind due to mechanical issues. November’s Employee of the Month is Will Burghy.

Councilwoman Oprisch asked to keep the Council updated on the status of leaf pickup. Councilwoman Oprisch asked about the Chamber’s meeting about the parking issue in the City. Mr. Greenwood stated that the City is working on determining how it will address the parking issue.

Councilwoman Jordan asked how the City decided to make an athletic court with the funds from the Grant in legislation 2022-42. Mr. Greenwood stated that Rec Director Gay and himself determined that an athletic court at Central Park would be the best, following the parameters needed to apply for the Grant.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz reported that in October, there were 409 calls for service, eight accidents, 30 arrests, five warrants served, two domestic violence calls, and 104 traffic stops. The Police Department was awarded a Grant from the State of Ohio for six body-worn rifle-caliber ballistic vests to respond to active shooters.

Finance Director Annette Williams reported that she is working on the temporary Budget for 2023.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy reported that the Board of Zoning Appeals has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd, at 6 pm. Perry & Associates propose setting up their office at 128 North Market Street, where Shaheen Law Group is located. Shaheen Law Group purchased 150 West Main Street. Wayne Doors is setting up an office at 103 Plaza Drive.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith No report.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler reported that the Utility Committee met before the Council Meeting, where they reviewed the October billing report. Furthermore, the Committee reviewed the policy for smoke testing repairs and the Water and Sewer Tap policy.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch No report.

Streets – North Side Chair Don Vincenzo No report.

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 Kristi Lipscomb reported that the Planning Commission is meeting on November 14th at 6 pm in Council Chambers to consider the final site plan proposed for Trinity St. Clairsville Neighborhood Hospital.

Fire Chair Linda Jordan reported that the Fire Board approved the promotion of Eric Peterson to Lieutenant. The County has hired a new Cares Director, which the Belmont County Commissioners will announce.

Recreation Chair Kristi Lipscomb reported that the Rec Board met on October 20th at the Rec Center, where the Board voted unanimously to ask the Law Director to send a letter to Mr. William Brooks regarding him granting a written easement of his portion of the property, which serves as the access of South Park. The Rec Center bathrooms have been completed; the Rec Center staff did the painting. The Rec Center floors got a new epoxy coating. The American Legion Post #159 donated a new flag for the outdoor flagpole at the Rec Center. Bantam Basketball registration is ending; so far, 184 youth signed up. The Gobble Till We Wobble 5K proceeds will support the OJ Diomedi Family.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report. 

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick

FIRST READING

Resolution No. 2022-42 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO SECURE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR WORK ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MULTIPURPOSE ATHLETIC COURT AND A SHELTER WITH TWO ATTACHED RESTROOMS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Thrash that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Resolution No. 2022-42 and that the Resolution, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                     Smith                   YES

Jordan                  NO                                                     Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                     Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

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

Motion Carried

Councilman Thrash made a motion to pass Resolution No. 2022- 42, seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                     Smith                   YES

Jordan                  NO                                                     Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                     Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

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

Motion Carried

Resolution No. 2022-43 – A RESOLUTION TO TENTATIVELY AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO JAMES WHITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 1 AND 2A PROJECT AS IT WAS THE LOWEST AND BEST RESPONSIVE BIDDER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Vincenzo that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Resolution No. 2022-43 and that the Resolution, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Jordan.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilman Thrash made a motion to pass Resolution No. 2022-43, seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                    Vincenzo             YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 2022-44 – AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE FOR THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE’S NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilwoman Jordan that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2022-44 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Vincenzo.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                    YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilwoman Lipscomb made a motion to pass Ordinance No. 2022-44, seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                    YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Resolution No. 2022-45 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S EMERGENCY GENERATOR EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AN EMERGENCY GENERATOR FOR THE CITY’S WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Resolution No. 2022-45 and that the Resolution, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                    YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilman Thrash made a motion to pass Resolution No. 2022-45, seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                     YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                   YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo               YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilwoman Butler made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Thrash. The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 P.M.

The next meeting will be Monday, November 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 encouraged to attend the meeting in the Council Chambers.

November 7, 2022 Council Minutes


City offices – except Police Department – will be closed on Friday, November 25

City offices will be closed on Friday, November 25.  Offices will reopen on Monday, November 28 at 8:30 A. M.

If you have an EMERGENCY, please call 911!

For after-hours emergencies for electric, water or sewer service ONLY, please call 740-695-1410 to connect with the City’s answering service.  (We ask that you no longer call 740-695-0123 to report utility problems.)

For all NON-EMERGENCY inquiries, please call the City’s Police Department on 740-695-0123.

Mayor Thalman and all City employees wish to extend to our wishes to the community for a Happy Thanksgiving!

 


Limited 48-hour Boil Order in effect at 4:30 P. M. on Thurs., Nov. 17, for certain residents in the vicinity of South Marietta Street

Water was restored at 4:30 P. M. today, November 17th, 2022, for water customers in the area of 196 through 223 South Marietta Street.  For any residents in this vicinity who may have experienced water loss, please note that there is a 48-hour Boil Order effective at 4:30 P. M. today.  The loss in water service was necessitated by the City’s work to replace a fire hydrant.

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

 


November, 2022, Recreation Board meeting cancelled, rescheduled on December 8

The November Recreation Board’s regular scheduled meeting on November 17 has been canceled.  The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 8, at 4:30 P. M. at the J.B. Martin Recreation-Senior Center, 102 Fair Avenue, St. Clairsville.  If questions, please call the Parks & Recreation Department on 740-695-2037.  Thank you.


City offices – except Police Department – will be closed on Friday, November 11, to observe Veterans Day

City offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, to observe Veterans Day.  Offices will reopen on Monday, November 14, at 8:30 A. M.

If you have an EMERGENCY, please call 911!

For after-hours emergencies for electric, water or sewer service ONLY, please call 740-695-1410 to connect with the City’s answering service.  (We ask that you no longer call 740-695-0123 to report utility problems.)

For all NON-EMERGENCY inquiries, please call the City’s Police Department on 740-695-0123.

Mayor Thalman and all City employees wish to extend to our veterans and active duty servicemen and servicewomen a heartfelt thank you for their service to our country!

 


Resolution Number 2022-45

RESOLUTION 2022-45

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR TO SUBMIT

AN APPLICATION TO THE OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S

EMERGENCY GENERATOR EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM  FOR GRANT

FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AN EMERGENCY GENERATOR FOR THE CITY’S

WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville’s Water Treatment Plant desires to replace its current 40 year old mobile emergency generator by purchasing a new permanent emergency generator to be installed at the City’s Water Treatment Plant; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to look at alternative funding sources to help finance the costs involved with the acquisition of a new permanent emergency generator for the City’s Water Treatment Plant;

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

SECTION 1That the Public Service Director is authorized and directed to submit a grant application to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Emergency Generator Equipment Grant program for the purchase of a new permanent emergency generator for the City’s Water Treatment Plant and is authorized to enter into any contracts required.

SECTION 2That the Public Service Director is authorized and directed to sign all documents required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Emergency Generator Equipment Grant application.

SECTION 3:  That the purchase of a new permanent generator for use at the City’s Water Treatment Plant is a high priority project for the City as the same will promote and enhance the health, safety and public welfare of the citizens of the City of St. Clairsville.

SECTION 4That this Resolution 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 and, further, the application to be filed with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Emergency Generator Equipment Grant program is due on November 21, 2022.

SECTION 5That 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 7th day of November, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the Council.

Resolution Number 2022-45

 


Ordinance Number 2022-44

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022-44

 

AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE PLAN OF OPERATION AND

GOVERNANCE FOR THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE’S NATURAL GAS

AGGREGATION PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 4929 of the Ohio Revised Code, to facilitate competitive retail natural gas service to promote natural gas savings, lower costs of natural gas supplies and other benefits, certain governmental entities may aggregate certain natural gas consumers within their jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS, the electors of the City of St. Clairsville have previously approved the City’s plan to create an aggregation program for customers located within the boundaries of the City of St. Clairsville during the election that occurred in November, 2009; and

WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code §4929.26(C) requires a governmental entity interested in the automatic registration of customers under governmental aggregation, subject to customer’s rights to “opt out” of such aggregation, to adopt a plan of operation and governance for its aggregation program.

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

SECTION 1:  That Council for the City of St. Clairsville hereby adopts the City of St. Clairsville’s plan of operation & governance (attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit A) for the implementation and administration of the City’s municipal gas aggregation program in accordance with Ohio Revised Code §4929.26(C).

SECTION 2:  That the Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute the Plan of Operation and Governance and any related plan documents, on behalf of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

SECTION 3:  This Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety for the City of St. Clairsville and its residents such that the City must meet certain time frames involving the aggregation program and satisfying said time frames will result in promoting efforts to provide cost savings to the residents of the City of St. Clairsville.

SECTION 4:  That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in full 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 7th day of November, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of Council.

Ordinance Number 2022-44


Resolution Number 2022-43

RESOLUTION 2022-43

 

A RESOLUTION TO TENTATIVELY AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO

JAMES WHITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE WATER DISTRIBUTION

SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 1 AND 2A PROJECT AS IT WAS THE LOWEST

AND BEST RESPONSIVE BIDDER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, in response to a request for bids for the Water Distribution System Improvements Phase 1 and 2A project for the City of St. Clairsville, bids have been reviewed and it is determined that James White Construction Company has made the lowest and best responsive bid; and

WHEREAS, the City tentatively awards the construction contract for the Water Distribution System Improvements Phase 1 and 2A project to James White Construction Company contingent upon all project funding being finalized and released to the City; and

WHEREAS, the immediate passage of this Resolution constitutes an emergency for the reason that the completion of the Water Distribution System Improvements Phase 1 and 2A project at the earliest date and at this price will be beneficial to the City and is necessary for the preservation of the public’s health, safety and welfare.

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

SECTION 1The Council of the City of St. Clairsville hereby tentatively authorizes the award of the construction contract for the Water Distribution System Improvements Phase 1 and 2A to James White Construction Company contingent upon all project funding being finalized and released to the City and with terms and conditions suitable to the Council.

SECTION 2This matter is hereby declared to be an emergency necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio and is necessary to complete the Water Distribution System Improvements Page 1 and 2A project at the earliest possible date and for the cost bid.

SECTION 3:  In the event this Resolution receives a majority vote for passage but fails to receive the required number of votes to pass as an emergency, then this Resolution shall be deemed to have passed but with no emergency clause, and shall take effect at the earliest time permitted by law.

SECTION 4:  It is hereby found and determined that all formal acts of this council concerning and relating to adoption of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this council and that the deliberations of the council and any of its committees resulted in such formal action, wherein meeting open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

SECTION 5That 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 7th day of November, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the Council.

Resolution Number 2022-43

 


Resolution Number 2022-42

RESOLUTION 2022-42

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE

PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR TO FILE AN

APPLICATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF

NATURAL RESOURCES TO SECURE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FOR WORK ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF

A MULTIPURPOSE ATHLETIC COURT AND A SHELTER WITH

TWO ATTACHED RESTROOMS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS,   the State of Ohio, through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, administers financial assistance for public recreation purposes through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Program; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville Department of Parks and Recreation desires financial assistance under the subject Land and Water Conservation Fund to be utilized for the construction of a multipurpose athletic court and a shelter with two attached restrooms at Central Park.

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

SECTION 1:  That the Public Safety Director for the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio is hereby authorized and directed to execute and file an application with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and to provide all information and documentation required to become eligible for possible funding assistance associated with the multipurpose athletic court and a shelter with attached restrooms project.

SECTION 2:  That the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio does agree to obligate the funds required to satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible for reimbursement under the terms of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

SECTION 3:  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 residents of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio and for the reason that the application deadline of November 15, 2022, for the subject grant funds can be met in a timely manner.

SECTION 4That 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 meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 7th day of November, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of the council.

Resolution Number 2022-42