City of St. Clairsville

Limited 24-Hour Boil Order effective immediately in the vicinity of S. Sugar and St. Clair Streets

 PRESS RELEASE

TO:                 Media, Residents

FR:                  City of St. Clairsville

RE:                  Limited 24-Hour Boil Order

DATE:            June 18, 2021

EFFECTIVE:  IMMEDIATE

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Effective at 3:30 A. M. on Friday, June 18, 2021, a 24-Hour Limited Boil Order will be in effect for a number of residences in the City of St. Clairsville between South Sugar Street and St. Clair Street due to an unexpected water line break.  Specifically, the impacted customers are expected to be all of the homes on:

Broad Street;

Jefferson Street; and

105 through 109 Maher Street.

Residents may experience 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 on 740-695-1410.  Thank you.

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Effective 11:30 A. M. today (June 17, 2021) Limited 24-Hour Boil Order in the vicinity of South Sugar Street

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                Media, Residents

FR:                City of St. Clairsville

RE:                Limited 24-Hour Boil Order

DATE:           June 17, 2021

EFFECTIVE:  IMMEDIATE

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Effective at 11:30 A. M., a 24-Hour Limited Boil Order will be in effect for City of St. Clairsville residents in the vicinity of South Sugar Street due to an unexpected water line break.  Specifically, the impacted customers are expected to be the residents at:

110 to 160 South Sugar Street;

131 to 155 South Sugar Street; and

115, 116, 117, 120 and 124 Maher Street.

Residents may experience 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 on 740-695-1410.  Thank you.

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National Road Bikeway Rules and Regulations

NATIONAL ROAD BIKEWAY

RULES AND REGULATIONS

It shall be the responsibility of any bikeway user to be aware of and obey all rules and regulations.  Failure to comply with the rules, posted or not, may result in the issuance of a citation, expulsion from the bikeway and/or arrest.  For full details, please refer to the Codified Ordinances for St. Clairsville:  Title Nine, Chapter 375.

  • No motorized vehicles
  • Wheelchair use is encouraged
  • Stay on bikeway since private property is on each side of the trail
  • Open during daylight hours only
  • Pedestrians and disabled have the right-of-way
  • Vehicle crossings at streets and driveways have the right-of-way
  • Bikeway users shall yield to law enforcement, emergency and City maintenance vehicles which have the right-of-way on all portions of the bikeway
  • Keep to the right and do not block bikeway
  • Give audible “passing on left” signal before passing
  • Keep pets on a leash no longer than three (3) feet and under control at all times
  • Carry plastic bags and clean up after your pet
  • 15 MPH speed limit
  • Helmets and all safety equipment recommended
  • No skateboards, horses, golf carts, or shooting
  • No hunting, fires, fireworks, weapons or model power toys
  • Possession or use of alcohol or any illegal drug (or related paraphernalia) is prohibited
  • Use extra caution when sharing the bike lane and street routes with motorized vehicles
  • Use the bikeway quietly and with courtesy to our neighbors
  • NO jumps or stunts on bikes, rollerblades, etc. and NO ramps
  • No radios or other electronic equipment played at a volume that can be heard by anyone other than its owner
  • No littering, including cigarettes or other tobacco products

Please be predictable, alert, cautious and courteous when using the National Road Bikeway.


Effective 11:15 A. M., a limited 24-Hour Boil Order is in effect in the vicinity of Greentree Drive

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                Media, Residents

FR:                City of St. Clairsville

RE:                Limited 24-Hour Boil Order

DATE:           June 10, 2021

EFFECTIVE:  IMMEDIATE

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Effective at 11:15 A. M., a 24-Hour Limited Boil Order will be in effect for City of St. Clairsville residents in the vicinity of Greentree Drive.  Specifically, the impacted customers are expected to be the residents along:

Greentree Drive;

Millrose Drive;

Pinecrest Drive;

Oak Drive;

Parshall Avenue from Oak Drive to Milrose Drive; and

Wildwood Road.

The boil order is needed due to an unexpected water line break in the vicinity of Greentree Drive.

Residents may experience 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 on 740-695-1410.  Thank you.

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Mon., June 14, 7 P. M. Council Police Committee meeting open to the public

This coming Monday evening, the City Council Police Committee will meet live in the Municipal Building at 7:00.  The public is invited to join Chair Beth Oprisch, and Councilmen Mike Smith and Perry Basile for an update on issues related to the City’s Police Department.

The second Monday of each month is the standing day for this City Council Committee meeting to be held.  The only exception will be Mondays which fall on a federal holiday.

If questions, please call the City’s main phone line (740-695-1324) or Public Service/Safety Director number (740-695-0156).


Tues., June 15, 7:30 P. M. Council Building & Grounds Committee meeting open to the public

This coming Tuesday evening, the City Council Building & Grounds Committee will meet live in the Municipal Building at 7:30.  The public is invited to join Chair Perry Basile, and Councilmen Mark Bukmir and Mike Smith for an update on issues related to the City’s facilities and public spaces.  If questions, please call the City’s main phone line (740-695-1324) or Public Service/Safety Director number (740-695-0156).


Ordinance Number 2021-15

ORDINANCE 2021-15

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

Water Enterprise Debt Service

5721-850-710 -0000 (Principal) – $11,750.00

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 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 7th day of June, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2021-15


Ordinance Number 2021-14

ORDINANCE 2021-14

 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC

SERVICES TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS AND ACCEPT BIDS

FOR THE EAST END BELMONT COUNTY WATER CONNECTION

AT ST. CLAIRSVILLE EAST CORPORATION LINE

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, The City of St. Clairsville is in need of a water connection with Belmont County at the St. Clairsville East Corporation line; and

WHEREAS, Council for the City of St. Clairsville desires to authorize the Director of Public Services to begin advertising for bids so that bids can be accepted for the East End Belmont County Water Connection Project.

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

SECTION 1:  That the Director of Public Services is authorized and directed to advertise for bids and accept the bids for the East End Belmont County Water Connection Project.

SECTION 2:  That 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 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 7th day of June, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2021-14


May 17, 2021 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

May 17, 2021 Meeting

[Teleconference format in compliance with temporary changes to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act]

Jim Velas, Council President                                            Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Perry Basile, 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 listening.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              HERE                                     Oprisch           HERE

Bukmir            HERE                                     Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              HERE                                     Smith               HERE

Jordan             ABSENT                   Five (5) Present                        Two (2) Absent

MINUTES: President Velas confirmed all councilmembers received the minutes from May 3rd Council meeting. Councilman Butler made a motion to approve the minutes from May 3, 2021 Council meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                        Oprisch            YES

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT

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

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman reports she participated in a meeting regarding how to spend the CARES Act Funds. Mayor read a proclamation at the National Day of Prayer on May 6th at the Court House. Mayor spoke with all departments to discuss any needs or upcoming projects. Mayor and Debbie Reed [Rec Center] participated in a grant workshop and several grants are being reviewed and appropriate grants applied for. Mayor met with Mr. Smithberger regarding upcoming projects and commended the Street department on their efficient work. Second Saturday was held at the local downtown businesses and had many attend. Mayor commended St. Clairsville Music Makers for playing music at Second Saturday and the Drama students for their production of The Adam’s Family. Mayor thanked Officers Yates and Klotz for holding the drone and training simulator demonstration for administration and Council members. Mayor reports the Community Garden should be open by June 1st; contact Debbie Reed to reserve a plot for $30. Mayor reports they are looking into the condition of the south park basketball court and it is part of the master plan.

Service Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood states the Wastewater superintendent resume was sent out to Council. Mr. Greenwood states he is working on coordinating the street paving and he has been researching the old water tank reports and has 2001 report.  Mr. Greenwood reports he participated in several meetings, including GIS monthly meeting, health insurance, law director on various projects, interviews for summer help, Police committee meeting, AEP Zoom call, Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference, Building and Grounds committee meeting, Belomar meeting, 6-month evaluation for two employees, and with property owners on a potential development. Mr. Greenwood reports the Community Garden are completed and to contact the Rec Center for a $30 plot [5×20]. St Clairsville Arbor Day Celebration will be on May 21st at 11 am where we receive the Tree City USA Award [21st year in a row]. Upcoming projects include clean up the trees on Main Street, concrete curb repairs, Rita Board, and Inflow and Infiltration Control Plan. Building projects still in progress, include renting the building [S. Sugar] to Belmont County Soil and Water, the fire department building to Cumberland Trail Fire District, touchless fixtures for the City and Rec Center restrooms, Train Station renovation, and Utility window awning. Wastewater are waiting on quotes to fix the fence, repairing equipment, stone and sand the West End Beds, replacing the blower this week, and have the deodorizer system running. Mr. Greenwood reports they are still waiting to hear from Clemans-Nelson to continue updating the Administrative Policies and Procedures and may have to discuss with Council on how to move forward. East End Water Connection received the $155,000 grant from the Appalachian Development Program Grant and tonight’s legislation allows us to get the loan for the second part of funding; this connection has been approved by EPA and ODOT and must go forward per EPA as a second connection to a water system. Pre-application for the ARC funding has been submitted for the Water Distribution System. Continuing to work on ASFME Contract. Coordinating with departments to continue dam repairs. Electric Department are doing utility locates, service work, Sub Station work, trimming trees, replacing poles, powerline work, and transformer repairs. Water/Wastewater department are cleaning septic tanks at the Water plant, meter readings, waiting on pump for dechlorination, Auto Sampler, passed every E Coli test for treatment at the Main Plant new feed, quotes on valve replacement, Clarifier is back up, Deodorizer is fully functioning, testing sampler for E Coli is ordered, ordered 2 units for 4 Gas Detectors, and stone and sanding the West End Package Plant. Street crews are mowing, prepping for flower baskets, repairing streets/alleys, equipment repairs, and street sweeper. Rec Center has Community Day June 26th [partnered with Riesbeck’s and Unified Bank], fishing tournament, Red Devil Classic Track meet in June, all 10 concerts booked for concert series [first one Hoard and Jones], and starting to take reservations. Police department had a drone and training simulator demonstration last week. Mr. Greenwood congratulated Ryan [Water department] and his wife for welcoming a baby girl. Students from National Honor Society helped with the community garden. Mr. Greenwood thanked our officers for their hard work and to the citizens who reached out last week for Police Appreciation.

Councilwoman Oprisch asked the status of getting the fire building to Cumberland Trail; Law Director Elizabeth Glick stated the CIC develops an agreement and gets it back to be reviewed by Council and approved. Councilwoman Oprisch asked if there was a list for paving; Mr. Greenwood stated yes but it is not finalized with upcoming projects and stated he will email the list to her.

Councilman Basile asked when the second connection is hooked up on the East Side, will it be something that will be used so it will not deteriorate; Mr. Greenwood stated yes, when the City hooks up with the County, the County will not be able to supply us 100% from our existing connection until the beginning of next year. Mr. Greenwood states both connections will have to be used to supply water for the City.

Police Matt Arbenz thanked all the business for their gifts for Police Appreciation Week. Officer Clark and Stewart delivered food boxes to the elderly for the last time this year. Chief Arbenz reports the officer who was out sick has now tested negative for COVID and has returned to work. Chief Arbenz is reviewing application for the Administrative Assistant position. Chief Arbenz is checking into a few parking complaints passed on from Mr. Murphy.

Finance Director Annette Williams reports she completed some state auditor training. May 12th, 13th, and 14th the auditors were at the building for the 2020 fiscal year audit.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy reminds Council of a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Thursday, May 20th at 6 pm and there are 5 items on the agenda. Mr. Murphy stated he has answered several questions regarding a truck stop going behind the Bell Store [246 S. Marietta], Mr. Murphy confirms it will be a new car wash behind the Bell Store.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith: Councilman Smith stated at tonight’s Finance committee meeting, they reviewed if there will be savings hiring the Wastewater superintendent and finding members for the RITA board.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler: No report.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch: Councilwoman Oprisch stated they had a meeting on May 10th via teleconference. Councilwoman Oprisch stated they discuss personnel changes. Councilman Basile reported back to Council regarding the speeding issues on Parshall, and after review the committee decided to increase patrolling on Parshall and will reevaluate in 3 months. After the meeting, Council had a drone and training simulator demonstration. Next committee meeting is June 14th at 7 pm.

Streets – North Side Chair Perry Basile: No report.

Streets – South Side Chair Frank Sabatino: Not present.

Safety Chair Frank Sabatino: Safety Meeting is May 20th.

Building and Grounds Chair Perry Basile: Councilman Basile reports at the meeting they discussed the fire department building and if they leave that location, the building will revert back to the City. Belmont County Soil and Water are negotiating being able to do renovation on the building on S. Sugar in place of rent. Belmont College [Building Preservation & Restoration students] will be doing renovations to the Train Station.

Planning Commission Chair Frank Sabatino: Not present.

Fire Chair Frank Sabatino: Not present.

Recreation Chair Linda Jordan: Not present.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan: Not present.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick addressed three pieces of legislation before Council.

Ordinance No. 2021-11 AMENDING CODIFIED SECTION 337.20 (ORC 4513.22) TO ADD LANGUAGE REGARDING THE USE OF ENGINE BRAKES (JAKE BRAKES) WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Resolution No. 2021-12 RESOLUTION HIRING JASON DUVALL AS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE WASTE WATER DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Basile that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Resolution 2021-13 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

Resolution No. 2021-13 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR KATHRYN THALMAN TO APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, AND ENTER INTO A COORPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE EAST END BELMONT COUNTY WATER CONNECTION PROJECT BETWEEN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO AND THE OHIO WATER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ROLL CALL:

Basile                          YES                                        Oprisch           YES

Bukmir                        YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler                          YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:     Five (5) YES     Zero (0) NO     Two (2) ABSENT    Rules requiring three separate readings suspended

Vote to pass Resolution No. 2021-13:

ROLL CALL:

Basile                          YES                                        Oprisch           YES

Bukmir                        YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler                          YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             ABSENT

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

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilwoman Bulter made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Smith. Meeting adjourned at 8:33 pm.

Next meeting will be Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm. All Councilmembers will be present at the City building for the next meeting. Members of the public will remain via teleconference.

May 17, 2021 Council Minutes


City Council Meeting June 7, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

 

TO:                  Media and Public

 

FROM:          Mayor Kathryn Thalman and Council President Jim Velas

 

DATE:           June 2, 2021

 

RELEASE:   IMMEDIATE

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The ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL will meet on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. via TELECONFERENCE. Residents are encouraged to listen.

 

A UTILITIES COMMITTEE meeting will take place prior to the Council meeting at 6:30 P.M. This will be conducted in a TELECONFERENCE format.  Residents will be in a LISTEN ONLY MODE and may use the same dial-in number and access code provided for the Council meeting listed below.

 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the changes that have been made to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act (which temporarily allows public bodies to conduct meetings and hearings electronically during this state of emergency), the public may participate using the phone number and access code below.

 

Public bodies must provide public access to any meeting or hearing that the public would otherwise be entitled to attend.  Therefore, any resident who is interested in dialing in to the TELECONFERENCE is encouraged to do so.  Again, residents will be in a LISTEN ONLY MODE.

 

The dial-in number and access code are:

Dial-In Number                       800-338-7154

Access Code                            9646

 

Mayor Thalman and Council President Velas encourage residents to listen in and be informed.

 

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