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Special City Council Teleconference Meeting on July 15, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                  Media and Public

FROM:            Mayor Kathryn Thalman, Council President Jim Velas, and Council Clerk Jason Garczyk

DATE:              July 9, 2020

RELEASE:        IMMEDIATE

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A SPECIAL ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING has been called for Wednesday, July 15, 2020 via TELECONFERENCE, beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting is expected to be conducted mostly in Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter.

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.  Residents will be in a LISTEN ONLY MODE.

The dial-in number and access code are:

Dial-In Number                       800-338-7154

Access Code                            7135

While it is expected that most of the meeting will be conducted in Executive Session, Mayor Thalman and Council President Velas encourage residents to listen in and be informed.

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Ordinance Number 2020-22_First Reading ONLY

ORDINANCE 2020-22

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GENERAL LIMITATIONS ON BURNING

WITHIN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

 

WHEREAS,  it has been recommended to Council by the Chief of Police of the City of St. Clairsville and by the Fire Chief of the Cumberland Trail Fire District #4 to establish general limitations on burning within the city limits of the City of St. Clairsville; and,

WHEREAS, Council has determined that there is a need to establish general limitations on burning within the city limits of the City of St. Clairsville.

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

Section 1:  That Title V, General Offenses Code, Chapter 521, Health, Safety and Sanitation shall be amended by adding Section 521.11, General limitations on burning, to read as follows:

521.11 GENERAL LIMITATIONS ON BURNING

(a)  COMPLIANCE.

(1)  No person shall burn, ignite, maintain or permit to be burned any materials whatsoever, of whatever nature, without complying with this section.

(2)  Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent firefighting training by fire district designated firefighting organizations.

(b)  PUBLIC ROADS AND PUBLIC PROPERTIES.

(1)  No person shall set, start, feed or permit to burn or maintain any fire upon any of the streets, sidewalks, alleys or public grounds within the City except where a designated area has been set aside or reserved for this purpose and an appropriate container has been provided to contain such fire.

(2).  No person shall set, start, feed or permit to burn or maintain any fire that causes smoke that would obscure vision of or cause noxious odor on any streets, sidewalks, alleys or public grounds within the City.

(c)  SAFE DISTANCES..

(1)  It shall be unlawful to allow any fire, including cooking, within an unsafe distance from any building or property line.

(2)  No fire shall be set, started, fed, permitted to burn or maintained where such fire may endanger any building or property, except where such building or property is used by the Fire Department for training purposes.

(3)  Out-of-door fires shall be permitted only upon private property and shall take place at least 25 feet from any building, property line or road line.

(4)  Nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit outdoor cooking activities, providing that reasonable safeguards are maintained.

(5)  Cooking grills may be less than 25 feet from a building, property line or road line providing that reasonable safeguards are maintained and manufacturer guidelines are followed.

(6)  Fire pits – Recreational fires conducted in gas-fired recreational pits shall not be conducted within 15 feet of a structure or combustible materials.

(7)  Portable outdoor gas-fired fireplaces – Portable outdoor gas-fired fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material.

(d)  CONTROL OF BURNING AND UNATTENDED FIRES.

(1)  No fire shall be allowed to burn unattended without a responsible adult being present at all times and without readily-available fire-extinguishing apparatus.

(2)  No fire shall be permitted to burn whenever drought or extreme weather conditions exist or when a ban on burning has been placed into effect by the State of Ohio or other competent governmental body. The Fire Marshall may prohibit any and all outdoor fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

(3)  No fire shall be set that results in the uncontrolled burning of vegetation (field fire)

(e)  EXTINGUISHING UNSAFE FIRES.  No person shall allow any fire to burn under adverse weather conditions or unsupervised, or otherwise in an unsafe manner. Any such fire may be extinguished by an official of the City or Fire District or extinguished immediately upon request of such official.

(f)  RECREATIONAL FIRES.   Recreational fires using natural, untreated, seasoned (dry) wood and comprising of a fuel source of no more than three feet in diameter and two feet in height prior to ignition and contained within a fire safe barrier such as a rock, brick or metal ring and maintaining 25 feet from any building, property line and other combustible materials shall be allowed.

(g)  UNLAWFUL SUBSTANCES.

(1)  No person shall burn or cause to be burned construction debris, petroleum based products, byproducts of manufacturing and processing operations, wastes from commercial operations, paper, boxes, rubbish, leaves or any treated or wet (green) wood or landscape waste at any time within the City.

(2)  Nothing herein shall be construed to permit or encourage the burning of any substance determined by the commonwealth or the United States Environmental Protection Agency to be a hazardous substance; nor shall any fire be permitted to burn by any person if such burning is in violation of the Air Pollution Control Act, being P.S. §§ 4001 et seq., or other legislation of the commonwealth or the United States of America or other competent body.

(3)  No garbage or offal matter may be burned at any time either indoors or out-of-doors.

(4)  Any fire that becomes a disturbance, nuisance or health hazard to others shall be extinguished.

(5)  Any fire outside of scope of this section shall be approved by the City and Fire District and said approval shall be sought with a minimum of seventy-two hours advanced notice to the City and Fire District.

(h)       PENALTIES.  Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  Penalty shall be as provided in Section 501.99.

Section 2.        All ordinances inconsistent herewith are repealed to the extent of the inconsistencies.

Section 3.        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.

First Reading held at a meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 6th day of July, 2020.

Ordinance Number 2020-22_First Reading ONLY


Ordinance Number 2020-23

ORDINANCE 2020-23

AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE REALLOCATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS) WITHIN THE FUNDS FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2020 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020 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, 2020 through December 1, 2020, the attached line item transfers are required:

Inside Fund Supplemental Appropriations

Transfer of $22,000 from 1000-910-910 (Trans Out) to 1000-725-100 (Personal Services)

Transfer of $45,000 from 1000-910-910 (Trans Out) to 1000-710-100 (Personal Services)

Section 2:  That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and economic well being of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville, 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 6th day of July, 2020, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2020-23


Resolution Number 2020-20

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-20

RESOLUTION APPROVING TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE CITY

OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, OHIO

LABOR COUNCIL, INC. AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio:

WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4117 establishes collective bargaining procedures for public employers and public employees; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4117, it is the desire of the City Council that the tentative agreement reached by the parties referenced above be approved by the legislative body.

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

Section 1:  That the tentative agreement reached by the parties referenced above is hereby deemed approved by the legislative body.

Section 2:  That the Employer’s authorized representative is authorized to execute the attached collective bargaining agreement on behalf of the Employer.

Section 3:  That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and economic well being of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville, so that the City can maintain normal operations.

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.

PASSED at a meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 6th day of July, 2020, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the council.

Resolution Number 2020-20

 


Summer Concert Series begins tonight, July 7, at Central Park Ampitheater

The City’s Summer Concert Series begins tonight, July 7, 2020, at 7:00 P. M. in Central Park.  The Muddle (Rock / 90’s Hits) will be performing.  Please exercise 6-foot physical distancing while enjoying this kick off to summer in St. Clairsville.  If questions, please call 740-695-2037.  Thank you.


June 23, 2020 Council Minutes (Special Meeting)

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

June 23, 2020 Special Council 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                                        Open, Public Service/Safety Director

Mark Bukmir, Council, 3rd Ward                                      Annette Williams, Finance Director

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                                        Elizabeth Glick, Law Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                                       Don Smithberger, Super. of General Services

Beth Oprisch, Council-At-Large                                       Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

Frank Sabatino, Council 2nd Ward

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

Special meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Velas at 7:00pm. President Velas led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              HERE                                     Oprisch           HERE

Bukmir            HERE                                     Sabatino          HERE

Butler              HERE                                     Smith               HERE

Jordan             HERE             Seven (7) Present                    Zero (0) Absent

President Velas announced the special meeting was called to discuss the FOP contract negotiations to be discussed in executive session. Clerk of Council read Resolution 2020-20 for its second reading – no action taken.

EXECUTIVE SESSION was called by Mayor Thalman per ORC §121.22(G)(4) to discuss contract negotiations.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Butler to enter Executive Session; seconded by Councilwoman Oprisch.

ROLL CALL:

Basile             YES                                        Oprisch           YES

Bukmir           YES                                        Sabatino          YES

Butler             YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan            YES

Roll Call Vote:          Seven (7) YES        Zero (0) NO             Executive Session entered 7:03pm

Councilwoman Butler made the motion to exit Executive Session and resume open Regular Session; seconded by Councilman Smith. Regular Session resumed at 7:20pm.

ADJOURNMENT: With there being no further business to come before Council, meeting adjourned at 7:23pm.

Next meeting will be Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7:30pm via teleconference.

June 23, 2020 Council Minutes (Special Meeting)


24-hour Boil Order in limited area of downtown effective 7 AM, July 3

The City of St. Clairsville reports an unexpected water line break located in St. Patrick’s Alley late yesterday.  Water service has been restored.  Beginning at 7 A. M. on Friday, July 3, a 24-hour BOIL ORDER has been imposed for the area contained within the following streets ONLY:

South Butler Street to State Route 9 (Marietta Street), and

Woodrow Avenue to U.S. Route 40 (West Main Street).

This break can cause loss of water, pressure differences and/or discoloration in this vicinity. 

The Municipal Building is closed today in observance of the Independence Day federal holiday.  The after-hours Municipal Utilities Office answering service can be reached by dialing 740-695-1410.


July 6 City Council – and Utility Committee – teleconference details

PRESS RELEASE

 

TO:                  Media and Public

 

FROM:           Mayor Kathryn Thalman and Council President Jim Velas

 

DATE:             July 2, 2020

 

RELEASE:       IMMEDIATE

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The ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL will meet on Monday, July 6, 2020 via TELECONFERENCE, beginning at 7:30 P. M.

A Utility Committee meeting will take place prior to the regular scheduled Council meeting at 6:30 P. M.  This also will be teleconferenced.  Residents will be in a LISTEN ONLY MODE and may use the same dial-in number and access code provided for the main Council meeting.

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                            7135

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

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NO fireworks display in the City this week

Press Release

TO:                 Media and Public

FR:                  Mayor Kathryn Thalman

RE:                  No Fireworks display in City of St. Clairsville tonight

DATE:            June 29, 2020

RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE

It has come to the City’s attention that residents of the Ohio Valley are being advised that the City of St. Clairsville is holding a fireworks event at Central Park tonight, Monday, June 29, 2020.  This information is not correct.

The confusion may be due to the date last year (June 29, 2019) on which the City of St. Clairsville held its annual Community Day event.  The City earlier cancelled its 2020 Community Day event to ensure the safety of our community.

We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.  If questions, please call 740-695-1324 or 740-695-2037.  Thank you.

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Press Release_NO FIREWORKS in STC_June 29 2020