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September 4, 2018 Council Minutes

COUNCIL MINUTES

September 4, 2018 

St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 with the following present:

Tim Porter, Council President                           Terry Pugh, Mayor

Perry Basile, Council 1st Ward                          Jim Zucal, Service Director

Mark Bukmir, Council 3rd Ward                       Cindy Henry, Finance Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                       Richard Myser, Law Director

Beth Oprisch, Council-At-Large                       Jeff Henry, Police Chief

Frank Sabatino, Council 2nd Ward                   Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large                          Don Smithberger, Superintendent of Services

Jim Velas, Council 4th Ward

The meeting was called to order by President, Tim Porter

MINUTES:  Minutes of the August 20, 2018 meeting were distributed to Council.  A motion was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Linda Jordan to approve the Minutes of August 20, 2018.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                      Yes

Bukmir                        Yes                              Smith                           Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Oprisch                       Yes

Roll Call Vote:           Seven (7) Yes             Zero (0) No                 Motion Approved

CITIZENS HEARING: 

Dan Milleson:  I am Dan Milleson, I am from Harrison County and I announced my campaign for the 95th District back in November of last year.  This District basically cuts into St. Clairsville. About the I70/I470 split is where the 96th District starts.  I have all of Western Belmont heading back this direction.  The 95th District is Carroll, Harrison, half of Belmont, Noble, upper Washington County.  It is the largest of all the 99 House Districts.  I thought I would do something ambitious this summer and I hit 70 Towns in 36 days as a part of my Community Tour.  The effort was to meet face to face with residents of every town to find out what was going on.  What came back a lot of the time here in St. Clairsville and elsewhere was the drastic difference in local government funds that are coming from Columbus.  If you compare  the budget from 2010 to 2018 there is 1.2 billion less for Municipalities, County Government, Townships so that is something I would like to fix.  The other issue is Education and what we can do in Columbus to restore the levels of funding that we use to fund education.  Those are two of the main issues and you can get into the severance taxes and where that money is headed to.  That is a question that anyone who serves on Council or any Commission asks is why are those taxes not coming back to us the same way that the Honda plant in Marysville get all of its tax revenue.  So those things interest me a great deal and I want to leave you my contact information. Please reach out to me let me know what the issues are that you face in your community.  I certainly want to advocate for those if I am successful and make it to the State House.  I have been knocking on a lot of doors in your community and the response has been very positive but I think they are just happy to see somebody who is actually running for the office on their door step.  They love where they live and you guys have got a lot of issues coming up this fall on the ballot.

Alicia Freeman:  Thank you for letting me come and speak to you.  I just briefly wanted to talk to you about who I am, what we are doing and what is happening in this community.  My name is Alicia Freeman and I am the Executive Director for A Special Wish Foundation and I know that a flyer was placed in all of your mailboxes but I just wanted to talk to you a little bit about it and why it is so important to our community and that you attend.  The biggest thing right now Belmont Savings Bank, one of our biggest corporate partners is hosting this event for us.  All the proceeds go to A Special Wish Foundation we are not paying one single dime.  They are paying for everything the food, the entertainment, everything.  We can’t thank them enough so I am trying to do my part and telling everyone that I possibly can about this event.  It is going to be a lot of fun. We know that some of our wish families will be there.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or the bank.  I just wanted you to put a face with my name and I want you to know that I support you as much as you support us.

Richard Myser:  We are going to go into Executive Session under Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (2) to consider property usage and matters within the City.  A motion to go into Executive Session per Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (2) was made by Beth Oprisch and seconded by Perry Basile.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                       Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Smith                            Yes

Jordan                         Yes                              Velas                            Yes

Oprisch                        Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Seven (7) Yes              Zero (0) No                 Motion Approved 

A motion to return to regular session was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Perry Basile.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                       Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Smith                            Yes

Jordan                          Yes                              Velas                            Yes

Oprisch                        Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Seven (7) Yes              Zero (0) No                 Motion Approved

REPORTS:

Service Director, Jim Zucal: 

ODOT will be opening the Commons Mall Crossing road only to the Buffalo Wild Wings and the motel on September 15.

We are in the process of installing the dry chlorine system at the water plant.

We had an emergency last Friday when the pump went out at the Efaw lift station.  It will be a major fix.

Mayor, Terry Pugh: 

I would like to re-appoint Ed Reese to the Board of Zoning Appeals for 4 more years.  A motion to re-appoint Ed Reese for 4 more years was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by Beth Oprisch.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                       Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Smith                            Yes

Jordan                          Yes                              Velas                            Yes

Oprisch                        Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Seven (7) Yes              Zero (0) No                 Motion Approved

OMEGA is a ten county Local Development District comprised of Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum and Tuscarawas.  We feel that it is beneficial for the City to belong.  The cost to the City is $700 per year.

Police Chief, Jeff Henry:  No Report

Finance Director, Cindi Henry:  No Report

Planning & Zoning Administrator, Tom Murphy: 

Thank you for reappointing Ed Reese to the Board of Zoning Appeals.  He is a good member.

The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m. to consider the application of Whiteside of St. Clairsville requesting a conditional use on a vacant lot on Newell Avenue.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

Finance, Mike Smith:  No Report

Utilities, Frank Sabatino:

The Utility Committee met tonight, Jim Zucal summarized the meeting.

Don Smithberger:  We are about finished with the pole removal on Marietta Street.

Remind Citizens not to post signs on the poles

Cindi Henry:  We have new counters in the Utility Office thanks to the oil & gas money.  Stop in and take a look.

Police, Mark Bukmir:  No Report

Street North Side, Jim Velas:  No Report

Street South Side, Beth Oprisch:  No Report

Safety, Beth Oprisch:  No Report

Building and Grounds, Perry Basile: Tomorrow I will have some time to go look at a building if you have time.  Jim Zucal:  Sure, I am here about 8:30 in the morning.

Planning Commission, Mike Smith:  No Report

Recreation, Linda Jordan:  Next meeting will be Monday, September 17th at 4:30

Park District, Linda Jordan:  The pool is closed.  There will be a meeting on Monday, September 10th at 4:30

Fire District, Frank Sabatino:  Saturday & Sunday you may have seen members of our Fire Department collecting for Muscular Dystrophy.  That has been a worthy project and our guys were well represented.  Next meeting will be September 19th at 3:00 at the Main Station.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTION: Law Director, Richard Myser

We have four pieces of legislation tonight.  The first two Ordinance No. 2018-23 and Ordinance No. 2018-25 are to be read for the second time.  The third piece of legislation is Resolution No. 2018-27 it is the resolution that the Mayor talked to you about stating that the City is supporting the School District’s endeavor to build a new educational campus.  Resolution No. 2018-26 is allowing the Mayor and the City of St. Clairsville to join OMEGA he does want that passed tonight if possible.   

There was presented and read to Council on its second reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2018-23: ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TO LEASE OIL AND GAS OWNED BY THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO.

There was presented and read to Council on its second reading by title only; ORDINANCE NO. 2018-25:  AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 2018 REPRINTING OF THE ST. CLAIRSVILLE CODIFIED ORDINANCES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only; RESOLUTION NO. 2018-26; A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO JOIN THE OHIO MID-EASTERN GOVERNMENTS ASSOCIATION

(OMEGA) AS A FULL PARTICIPATING MEMBER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  Beth Oprisch moved that the rules requiring Ordinances and Resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency; Perry Basile seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                       Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Smith                            Yes

Jordan                          Yes                              Velas                            Yes

Oprisch                        Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Seven (7) Yes              Zero (0) No                 Motion Approved

There was presented and read on its third and final reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2018-26. A motion was made by Beth Oprisch and seconded by Perry Basile that Resolution No. 2018-26 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                       Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Smith                            Yes

Jordan                          Yes                              Velas                            Yes

Oprisch                        Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Seven (7) Yes              Zero (0) No                 Motion Approved

Resolution No. 2018-26 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2018-27; A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ST. CLAIRSVILLE-RICHLAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION’S ENDEAVOR TO BUILD ITS NEW EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS.

CORRESPONDENCE:  The Clerk read a letter from Christina Sirbaugh, St. Clairsville Student Council Advisor requesting permission to have their homecoming parade on Friday, October 5, 2018.  A motion was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Perry Basil to allow the homecoming parade.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                           Yes                              Sabatino                       Yes

Bukmir                         Yes                              Smith                            Yes

Jordan                          Yes                              Velas                            Yes

Oprisch                        Yes

Roll Call Vote:  Seven (7) Yes              Zero (0) No                 Motion Approved

The Next Council Meeting will be Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:30 in Council Chambers.

There being no further business to come before Council a motion to adjourn was made by Mike Smith and seconded by Perry Basile.

September 4, 2018 Council Minutes


Seeking Information on a Hit/Skip

The St. Clairsville Police Department is seeking information to identify a vehicle that was involved in a Hit/Skip Accident on September 4, 2018.  The suspect’s vehicle is a dark gray or silver Ford Explorer.  The accident occurred on Main St. just west of North Market St. at approximately 5:17 PM.  The suspect’s vehicle should have damage on the passenger side front and side.  Anyone with information please contact Lt. Troullos at the St. Clairsville Police Department at 740-695-0123.  Attached is a photo and video of the suspect’s vehicle.  Hit/Skip Video


Hydrant Flushing to begin on Monday, September 17, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

The City of St. Clairsville’s Water Department crews will begin flushing hydrants throughout the City the week of September 17, 2018.

Residents are advised that there may be some temporary discoloration in their water and/or change in water pressure.

If residents have any questions, please call 740-695-1410 or 740-695-1161.  After normal business hours, please call 740-695-0123.

Thank you.

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Hydrant Flushing_Press Release_Week of September 17 2018


Resolution Number 2018-27_ 1st Reading ONLY

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ST. CLAIRSVILLE-

RICHLAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION’S

ENDEAVOR TO BUILD ITS NEW EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville recognizes the need for new school buildings and facilities within the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District; and

WHEREAS, the City supports the education and training of our youth within the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District; and

WHEREAS, the City recognizes the development of new technology in our society and especially in the field of education.

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City Council of the City of St. Clairsville adopts this Resolution supporting the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District Board of Education’s endeavor to build its new educational campus.

Resolution Number 2018-27_1st Reading


Resolution Number 2018-26

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR ON BEHALF OF

THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO JOIN THE OHIO

MID-EASTERN GOVERNMENTS ASSOCIATION

(OMEGA) AS A FULL PARTICIPATING MEMBER

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the geographic area of OMEGA includes the counties of Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas; and

WHEREAS, the counties comprising OMEGA have been designated by the Appalachian Regional Commission as a Local Development District, and by the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, as an Economic Development District; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville is eligible for membership in OMEGA.

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

Section 1:        That the Mayor is hereby authorized to join OMEGA on behalf of the City as a full participating member.

Section 2:        That the Council of the City of St. Clairsville shall furnish from the General Fund financial support to OMEGA for the operation and administration of OMEGA as set forth in the annual budget as established according to OMEGA’s bylaws.

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 regarding the operation, funding and administration of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association as set forth above.

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.

Resolution Number 2018-26


August 20, 2018 Council Minutes

COUNCIL MINUTES

August 20, 2018

 St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Monday, August 20, 2018 with the following present:

Tim Porter, Council President                         Terry Pugh, Mayor

Perry Basile, Council 1st Ward                         Jim Zucal, Service Director

Mark Bukmir, Council 3rd Ward                      Cindy Henry, Finance Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                      Richard Myser, Law Director

Beth Oprisch, Council-At-Large                      Mike Troullos, Police Lieutenant

Frank Sabatino, Council 2nd Ward                  Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

Jim Velas, Council 4th Ward

The meeting was called to order by President, Tim Porter

MINUTES:  Minutes of the August 6, 2018 meeting were distributed to Council.  A motion was made by Mike Smith and seconded by Linda Jordan to approve the Minutes of August 6, 2018.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                     Yes

Bukmir                       Yes                              Smith                          Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Oprisch                       Abstain

Roll Call Vote:           Six (6) Yes                  One (1) Abstain         Motion Approved           

CITIZENS HEARING:  There were no Citizens present who wished to address Council.

REPORTS:

Service Director, Jim Zucal: 

I want to inform Council that we did have the two new employees start today.  Daniel Elerick who lives on Overbaugh Avenue started in the Water Plant as an apprentice operator.  Mathew Goletz who is a St. Clairsville Grad started in the Street Department.  Both of them came with high recommendations. They bring the staff levels up where they should be.  Daniel will be filling in while an individual employee is on medical leave.  We are bringing the Street Department up to full employment so when Elsie leaves we will have another person on board.

I do want to inform Council that we did purchase a new street sweeper.  It was on State purchasing.  Southeastern Equipment came over and demoed it for us.  It is a mid-range vehicle with all the modern performance.  We thought mid-size for the hills and alleys.  I am a proponent of when we buy something we are going to use it.  I think it is great for our constituents, great for our city and great for public relations.  We do have a cleaner city.  We will clean curbs, gutters and streets.  It also has a vacum attachment to pick up leaves.  It was on the competitive bid program and the final price was around $158,000, we did get a warranty with it.  It will be delivered this Friday.  I am excited about that, our employees are excited and we are going to put it to use.

I want to show you some of the components that came out of the water filter at the Water Plant.  There are three filters at the plant.  The filters are in a concrete tank, they are relatively wide, tall and filled with sand and gravel.  At the bottom there are pipes that circulate the water, the water is pushed through sand and gravel to purify the water then backwash.  What we found out was the original filterer in the bottom we think came with the plant so we think it was in the 1930’s and has never been changed.  There was a lot of decay, a lot of issues from age.  I asked the contractor to bring us a sample of the pipe.  The pipe is carbon steel.  Our water is safe it is treated, it is chlorinated but that is what you have.  Modern components today are stainless steel.  It is just an old system we will have better quality, better purity, better taste as a result of all of this.  Along with that came a price tag of over $30,000.   There are two more filters to do along with other upgrades.  Let’s continue to do the right thing for our city.

Mayor, Terry Pugh: 

Police Report for July, 2018

Calls and Complaints                             396

Special Teams Call Outs                            0

Accidents                                                 19

Parking Tickets Issued                             39

Traffic Stops                                          167

Miles put on Cruisers                          7,405.9

Gasoline Used                                     778.4 gallons

A thank you to Lieutenant Troullos for filling in for Chief Henry.

We got 3 inches of rain Friday night.  We had a lot of the same problems throughout the city.  Unfortunately some of the same people got flooded.  We pretty much spent all morning going out to meet with people who called in.  Some of the problems especially with the storm sewers.  It is just old infrastructure down in the Bellview/Overbaugh area.  We have had engineers down there

Over the last two weeks, they have been using a camera in the pipes.  We have an idea where things are down there now and how bad things are down there.  We are getting together a plan and see if we can get some grant money from the OPWC.  The problem really starts at the Courthouse and goes all the way down to the stream at the sewer plant.  We are talking millions of dollars.  It is hard to fight Mother Nature.

Police Lieutenant, Mike Troullos:  No Report

Finance Director, Cindi Henry:

I sent you Resolution No. 2018-24.  This is a resolution that was put together by OPWC.  It is what they require from us to obtain the $400,000 loan that will go towards the new water tank.  This is the basic language that they require before they process the loan and get it in place.  There is no emergency language in it but the sooner you pass it the faster it will roll, it is your choice.

I passed out Health Care projections of cost for you.  There is about 6 pages, they are pretty mundane.  We were issued a 19.9% increase initially.  Our broker went back to the Company and the Company explained how much they lost on us as a vendor and they have now lowered it to a little over 15%.  We have asked the FOP to reopen the contract because the stipulation was put in there that if it went over 10% few could do so.  We will be moving on that in the future.

Planning & Zoning Administrator, Tom Murphy: 

Last week there was a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.  There were two variances proposed.  One was for 111 Lexington Drive to increase the fence height allowed by code in the back yard from 7 feet to 8 feet.  That was approved by the Board.  The second one was to allow for a new deck at 131 Crisswill Road to be up against the property line that was also approved.

Jim Zucal, Myself and Richard Myser have been working on the demolition of a home on Jefferson Avenue.  There is a certain process we have to follow and now it is in Richard’s hands.  He has been working on that.

I have been working with Whiteside, they purchased a lot approximately across from Kevin Ferren.  It is near their body shop and they are proposing to utilize that for accessory parking area.  They are working with the city creating a parking lot and storm water plan to make sure that problems don’t happen.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

Finance, Mike Smith:  No Report

Utilities, Frank Sabatino:

I would like to commend the Mayor, Jim Zucal, the city workers, the superintendents for staying on top of the infrastructure problems.  We hear it all the time about where our tax money is going.

Police, Mark Bukmir:  There will be a short meeting with Mr. Zucal tonight.

Street North Side, Jim Velas:  No Report

Street South Side, Beth Oprisch:  No Report

Safety, Beth Oprisch:  No Report

Building and Grounds, Perry Basile: No Report

Planning Commission, Mike Smith:  No Report

Recreation, Linda Jordan:  No Report

Park District, Linda Jordan:  They had an awesome Community Day.  It was great to see so many people come out and take advantage of the pool and get a chance to look at all the improvements at the Park.  The Board would again like to thank the citizens for supporting them.

The Park tomorrow will be holding a Yoga class in the water at 6:30 p.m.

Fire District, Frank Sabatino:  The Fire Board met last Wednesday we had some personnel issues.  Sometimes we have to remove a part timer.  For whatever reason they are part time and if they don’t report for any on time duties they are removed.  Some of these guys work two and three jobs. Next meeting will be September 19th at 3:00 at the Main Station.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTION: Law Director, Richard Myser

We have three pieces of legislation tonight.  2018-23 is an Ordinance to authorize bids for an oil & gas lease.  Jim Zucal:  I was contacted by a gentleman from McDonald Land Services.  This is a long narrow strip underneath the biketrail.  It was missed in several go arounds. It is 1.901 acres.  We are publicly going to advertise that.  That is the intent of this legislation and it is only for that parcel of land.  Richard Myser:  There is emergency language in this Resolution so you can pass it tonight if you desire.  Resolution No. 2018-24 this is the one that Cindi talked to you about.  This is for the $400,000 loan for the water tank.  Once again there is no emergency language in it but you could still pass it on an emergency if you want.  Cindi Henry:  The sooner the better, it is the loan, once we receive it they want you to start on the project and the payments will have to be forwarded at some point and the money will have to be in place at that point.  Richard Myser:  The next one is Ordinance No. 2018-25; this is one that Kathy is proposing, this is one that we do on a regular basis to authorize the reallocation of our ordinances.  It is emergency language.  Does it need to be passed tonight?  Clerk:  No I already have the new pages and it is already going on line, so it can wait for three readings.

Richard Myser:  I don’t know if Council was aware but we were cited before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission by people named Gasperowich based on our stand on them cleaning up a piece of property that they own on Franklin Street.  They thought that Tom was a little too aggressive, anyway they filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission against Tom and against the City.  Saturday I got a letter from the Civil Rights Commission indicating that the case had be dismissed.  Tom Murphy:  Frequently when people get letters from the city many of them understand what you are trying to do and they try to comply, for others it is always someone else’s fault.

We are going to need to go into executive session tonight for two reasons.  Number one is under section 121.22 (G) (2) it is to consider property for public use in the city.  The next one is section 121.22 (G) (1) to consider matters relative to public employees.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2018-23: ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TO LEASE OIL AND GAS OWNED BY THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2018-24: A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT AND REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF OHIO (THE BORROWER) TO REIMBURSE ITS CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND FOR THE NEW RESERVOIR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (WATER TANK), OPWC PROJECT NUMBER CR24V WITH THE PROCEEDS OF TAX-EXEMPT DEBT OF THE STATE OF OHIIO.  Jim Velas moved that the rules requiring Ordinances and Resolutions to be read on three separate readings be suspended and declaring an emergency; Mark Bukmir seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                     Yes

Bukmir                       Yes                              Smith                          Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Oprisch                       Yes

Roll Call Vote:           Seven (7) Yes             Zero (0) No     Motion Approved

There was presented and read to Council on its third and final reading by title only, RESOLUTION NO. 2018-24. a motion was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by Perry Basile that Resolution No. 2018-24 be passed by Council.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                     Yes

Bukmir                       Yes                              Smith                          Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Oprisch                       Yes

Roll Call Vote:           Seven (7) Yes             Zero (0) No     Motion Approved

Resolution No. 2018-24 was declared adopted.

There was presented and read to Council on its first reading by title only; ORDINANCE NO. 2018-25:  AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 2018 REPRINTING OF THE ST. CLAIRSVILLE CODIFIED ORDINANCES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Executive Session:

A motion was made by Jim Velas to go into executive session per Ohio Revised Code Section

121.22 (G) (2) it is to consider property for public use in the city.  The next one is section 121.22 (G) (1) to consider matters relative to public employees.  Perry Basile seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                     Yes

Bukmir                       Yes                              Smith                          Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Oprisch                       Yes

Roll Call Vote:           Seven (7) Yes             Zero (0) No     Motion Approved

A motion to return to regular session was made by Linda Jordan and seconded by Jim Velas.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                          Yes                              Sabatino                     Yes

Bukmir                       Yes                              Smith                          Yes

Jordan                        Yes                              Velas                           Yes

Oprisch                       Yes

Roll Call Vote:           Seven (7) Yes             Zero (0) No     Motion Approved

The Next Council Meeting will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 7:30 in Council Chambers.

There being no further business to come before Council a motion to adjourn was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Mark Bukmir.

August 20, 2018 Council Minutes


Public Input and Comment sought by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input and comments on the agency’s Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in regard to the City’s plans to construct a new 500,000 gallon water tank (New Reservoir Improvement Project).

All questions or comments should be directed to:

Mr. R. Eric Schultz, Division of Environmental & Financial Assistance, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH  43216-1049.  Phone:  (614) 644-3713.  Email:  eric.schultz@epa.ohio.gov

The City of St. Clairsville is not accepting comments.  Please direct all communication to Mr. Schultz as indicated above.

Please click on the following link to read the agency’s Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to all Interested Citizens, Organizations, and Government Agencies and the Environmental Assessment (EA) related to this project.

Ohio EPA_FONSI and EA_August 22 2018



Ordinance Number 2018-25_2nd Reading

AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 2018

REPRINTING OF THE ST. CLAIRSVILLE CODIFIED

ORDINANCES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

WHEREAS, certain provisions within the Codified Ordinances should be amended to conform with current State law as required by the Ohio Constitution; and

WHEREAS, various ordinances of a general and permanent nature have been passed by Council which should be included in the Codified Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the City has heretofore entered into a contract with the Walter H. Drane Company to prepare and publish such revision, which is presently before Council;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio:

SECTION I.    That the ordinances of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, recodified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections within the 2018 reprinting of the Codified Ordinances are hereby approved and adopted.

SECTION II.   That the following sections and chapters are hereby added, amended or repealed as respectively indicated in order to comply with current State law:

Traffic Code

303.04             Road Workers, Motor Vehicles and Equipment Excepted. (Amended)

313.09             Driver’s Duties Upon Approaching Ambiguous Traffic Signal. (Amended)

333.01             Driving Under the Influence.  (Amended)

335.09             Display of License Plates.  (Amended)

337.28             Use of Sunscreening, Nontransparent and Reflectorized Materials.  (Amended)

351.07             Unattended Vehicles:  Duties.  (Amended)

General Offenses Code

501.01             General Definitions.  (Amended)

501.06             Limitation of Criminal Prosecution.  (Amended)

525.05             Failure to Report a Crime, Injury or Knowledge of Death.  (Amended)

529.07             Open Container Prohibited.  (Amended)

529.08             Hours of Sale or Consumption.  (Amended)

537.15             Temporary Protection Order.  (Amended)

537.17             Criminal Child Enticement.  (Amended)

SECTION III.  That the complete text of the sections listed above are set forth in full in the 2018 Codified Ordinances.  Any summary publication of this ordinance shall include a complete listing of these sections.  Notice of adoption of each new section by reference to its title shall constitute sufficient publication of new matter contained therein.

SECTION IV.  That this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, welfare and safety and for the further reason that there exists an imperative necessity for the earliest publication and distribution of the 2018 Codified Ordinances to the officials and residents of the Municipality, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid practical and legal entanglements.  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.

Ordinance Number 2018-25_2nd Reading


Resolution Number 2018-24

A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT AND REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF OHIO (THE BORROWER) TO REIMBURSE ITS CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND FOR THE NEW RESERVOIR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (WATER TANK), OPWC PORJECT NUMBER CR24V WITH THE PROCEEDS OF TAX-EXEMPT DEBT OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF OHIO THAT:

SECTION 1.     The City of St. Clairsville reasonably expects to receive a reimbursement for the New Reservoir Improvement Project as set forth in Appendix A of the Project Agreement with proceeds of bonds to be issued by the State of Ohio.

SECTION 2.     The maximum aggregate principle amount of bonds, other than for costs of issuance, expected to be issued by the State of Ohio for reimbursement to the local subdivision is $400,000.00 (Loan Amount).

SECTION 3.     The Finance Director of the City of St. Clairsville is hereby directed to file a copy of this Resolution with this City for the inspection and examination of all persons interested therein and to deliver a copy of this Resolution to the Ohio Public Works Commission.

SECTION 4.     The City of St. Clairsville finds and determines that all formal actions of this City concerning and relating to the adoption of this Resolution were taken in an open meeting of this City and that all deliberations of this City and any of its committees that resulted in those formal actions were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements.

SECTION 5.   This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and immediately upon its adoption.

Resolution adopted:  August 20, 2018

Resolution Number 2018-24