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Ordinance Number 2019 – 12

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2019 – 12

AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE LOWEST AND

BEST BID FOR RESURFACING OF STREETS

IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

AND AWARDING THE CONTRACT TO

SHELLY & SANDS, INC., OF RAYLAND, OHIO,

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville has received bids for resurfacing of streets in the City of St. Clairsville; and

WHEREAS, City Council condones the action of the Director of Public Services in acting to advertise and accept the lowest and best bid for the resurfacing project in the City.

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

Section 1:        That the bid of Shelly & Sands, of Rayland, Ohio, in the amount of $191,196.00 for resurfacing of streets in the City of St. Clairsville, and in accordance with the plans and specifications on file, is determined to be the lowest and best bid after competitive bidding.

Section 2:        That the Mayor is authorized and directed to enter into a contract with Shelly & Sands, Inc., to resurface streets in the City of St. Clairsville and the Director of Finance is authorized to expend the sum of $191,196.00 for this purpose.

Section 3:        That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville for the resurfacing of streets.

Section 4:        This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by the Charter of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

PASSED  at  a  meeting  of  the  council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 20th of May, 2019, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2019 – 12


Ordinance Number 2019 – 11

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2019 – 11

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2019 – 07

AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES TO SOLICIT

COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR THE RESURFACING OF

STREETS IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

AND AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE

NOT TO EXCEED $200,000.00 FOR THE CALENDAR

YEAR 2019 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the City has determined that various streets have fallen into a state of disrepair and need to be resurfaced; and

WHEREAS, the resurfacing of various City streets will improve the public peace, health, and welfare of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville.

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

Section 1: That Ordinance Number 2019 – 07 is hereby amended to allow the Director of Public Services for the City of St. Clairsville to be authorized and directed to accept lowest bids for the resurfacing of various City streets in the City of St. Clairsville, and to accept the lowest and best bid for the resurfacing and to authorize work for such resurfacing not to exceed $200,000.00 for the calendar year 2019.

Section 2: That the Director of Public Services is authorized to spend funds for the resurfacing of various City streets upon award of a contract.

Section 3: That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, welfare and safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville and for further reasons that delays in the resurfacing of the City streets will adversely affect the safety interests of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville and the financial interest of the City.

Section 4: 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.

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PASSED  at  a  meeting  of  the  council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 20th day of May, 2019, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2019 – 11


Resolution Number 2019 – 10

RESOLUTION NO. 2019 – 10

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, ON BEHALF OF THE

CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP)

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

            WHEREAS, the State of Ohio, through the Ohio Department of Transportation administers financial assistance for projects that advance non-motorized transportation facilities, historic transportation preservation, and environmental mitigation and vegetation management activities through the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP).

            WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville desires financial assistance under the Transportation Alternative Program.

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

            Section 1:        That the City of St. Clairsville approves filing an application for The Transportation Alternative Program.

            Section 2:        That the Mayor or Director of Public Services is hereby authorized and directed to execute and file an application with the Ohio Department of Transportation and to provide all information and documentation required to become eligible for possible funding assistance.

            Section 3:        That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and the safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville such that the Council for the City of St. Clairsville desires to apply for financial assistance with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the Transportation Alternative Program.

            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.

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            PASSED at a Special meeting of the council of the City of St. Clairsville on this  15th day of May, 2019, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of council.

Resolution Number 2019 – 10


2019 Arbor Day Celebration

PRESS RELEASE

SUBJECT:       2019 ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

FROM:           JAMES ZUCAL, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES

DATE:            MAY 10, 2019

RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE

The City of St. Clairsville is pleased to extend to the community an invitation to its 2019 Arbor Day Celebration.  The event will be held on Friday, May 17, at 11 A. M. in the Central Park complex (102 Fair Avenue, St. Clairsville).  Mayor Terry Pugh will issue an official proclamation to establish May 17 as Arbor Day, in recognition of the importance of trees and to promote efforts to protect them.

The guest speaker will be Lola Lewis, Regional Urban Forester, with the Division of Forestry, Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  Ms. Lewis will be joined by City officials, community leaders, and interested citizens.

The City of St. Clairsville once again has been awarded Tree City USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

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Resolution Number 2019 – 9

RESOLUTION NO. 2019 – 09

A RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER BALANCE OF ALL FUNDS

FROM THE UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND FUND TO THE

GENERAL FUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, over the past 30 years, the Utility Department has accepted deposits from customers to open up individual utility accounts; and

WHEREAS, this practice has now stopped; and

WHEREAS, there is currently an excess of utility deposits in the Utility Deposit Refund Fund; and

WHEREAS, the Utility Department has made a diligent effort to return the excess utility deposits to the rightful owners; and

WHEREAS, there still exists the sum of $37,550.86 of unclaimed deposits in the Utility Deposit Refund Fund; and

WHEREAS, no good reason exists to continue to hold those funds and the account needs to be dissolved; and

WHEREAS, no injury will occur to any known customer or entity.

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

Section 1:        That pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code §5705.16, the funds currently on deposit in the Utility Deposit Refund Fund are hereby ordered to be transferred to the General Fund by the City’s Fiscal Officer.

Section 2:        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 so that the City can maintain normal operations.

Section 3:        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.

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PASSED  at  a  meeting  of  the  council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 3rd day of June, 2019, by the affirmative vote of 7  members of the council.

Resolution Number 2019 – 9


Hydrant Flushing will continue through May 17, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:                 MAY 6, 2019

FROM:                DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES, CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

SUBJECT:            HYDRANT FLUSHING

RELEASE:           IMMEDIATE

The City of St. Clairsville’s Water Department crews will begin flushing hydrants throughout the City the week of May 13, 2018Crews will place signs along streets in advance of the flushing.

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 from 8:30 A. M. – 4:30 P. M.  After normal business hours, please call 740-695-1410 for the Municipal Utilities Office answering service.

Thank you.

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Yard Waste Pickup Days Scheduled for May 13 – 17, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:              April 30, 2019

FROM:            CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

SUBJECT:        Yard Waste Pickup Days Scheduled

RELEASE:    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of St. Clairsville’s Utility Crews will pick up YARD WASTE ONLY on five (5) days in May:  Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17.  Yard waste includes small tree and/or shrub branches which have naturally fallen over the winter months, yard trimmings, garden waste, and leaves ONLY.

Residents are advised that the YARD WASTE ONLY must be placed near the curb but NOT on the sidewalk or City streets.

The yard waste collections will be organized by ward, beginning with Ward 1 on Monday, Ward 2 on Tuesday, Ward 3 on Wednesday, and Ward 4 on Thursday.  Please contact 740-695-1324 to arrange for any collection which might be needed on Friday, May 17, the final day.

All bagged yard waste must be in paper lawn and leaf bags (not plastic) since these bags can be composted easily.  Many local stores carry the required paper lawn and leaf bags.

For questions, please call 740-695-1324 or 740-695-0156 between 8:30 A. M. and 4:30 P. M. weekdays. Thank you.

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Ordinance Number 2019 – 7

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2019 – 7

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES TO SOLICIT

COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR THE RESURFACING OF

STREETS IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

AND AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE

NOT TO EXCEED $150,000.00 FOR THE CALENDAR

YEAR 2019 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the City has determined that various streets have fallen into a state of disrepair and need to be resurfaced; and

WHEREAS, the resurfacing of various City streets will improve the public peace, health, and welfare of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville.

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

Section1: That the Director of Public Services for the City of St. Clairsville is authorized and directed to solicit competitive bids for the resurfacing of various City streets in the City of St. Clairsville, and to accept the lowest and best bid for the resurfacing and to authorize work for such resurfacing not to exceed $150,000.00 for the calendar year 2019.

Section 2: That the Director of Public Services is authorized to spend funds for the resurfacing of various City streets upon award of a contract.

Section 3: That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, welfare and safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville and for further reasons that delays in the resurfacing of the City streets will adversely affect the safety interests of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville and the financial interest of the City.

Section 4: 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.

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PASSED  at  a  meeting  of  the  council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 15th day of April, 2019, by the affirmative vote of 7  members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2019 – 7

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April 1, 2019 Council Minutes

COUNCIL MINUTES

April 1, 2019

St. Clairsville City Council met in Council Chambers on Monday, April 1, 2019 with the following present:

Tim Porter, Council President                         Terry Pugh, Mayor

Perry Basile, Council 1st Ward                         Cindi Henry, Finance Director

Mark Bukmir, Council 3rd Ward                       Richard Myser, Law Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                       Tom Murphy, Planning & Zoning Administrator

Frank Sabatino, Council 2nd Ward                   Jeff Henry, Police Chief

Jim Velas, Council 4th Ward                             Jim Zucal, Service Director

Don Smithberger, Director of General Services

The meeting was called to order by President, Tim Porter.

MINUTES:  Minutes of the March 18, 2019 meeting were distributed to Council.  A motion was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Frank Sabatino to approve the Minutes of March 18, 2019.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                     Yes                        Sabatino                Yes             

Bukmir                  Yes                       

Jordan                   Yes                        Velas                     Yes

Roll Call Vote:       Five (5) Yes      Zero (0) No                  Motion Approved

CITIZENS HEARING: 

There were no Citizens present who wished to address Council.

REPORTS:

Service Director, Jim Zucal:

I do appreciate Council’s input with paving.  If any of you have concerns with areas that need paving, again please forward them to me.  Tonight is the second reading of the legislation so we are working on a list.  When the list is finalized we will be sure that Council gets it and then it will be released to the public.  Any input is greatly appreciated and again I want to thank our crews.  I know that Donnie and the electric team have been out repairing poles, they have been very busy.

The next thing I would like to mention is that on Wednesday the 20th at 9:50 in the morning the three tornado warning sirens in the City will do a test run.  This will be in conjunction with Ohio Severe Weather Awareness Week.  The Street Department is out with the Dura-Patcher.  The weather is nice, they patched again today.  We are getting caught up on pot holes, I think they are doing a really fine job out there.  We look forward to some nice weather to keep the progress going.  We are doing storm sewers and culvert replacement at Tudor and St. Clair.  We are also fixing a long awaited storm sewer problem on Westminster.  Everybody is being productive we are getting things done and if there are any needs, wishes or wants please forward them to me.  Frank Sabatino:  I was riding my ward a couple of weeks ago and I got to the streets that I recommended paving and I couldn’t help but notice a lot of the work that has been done in my ward.  It is just a credit to the Street department.  I handed in my list and in a couple of days many of them were patched.

Mayor, Terry Pugh:

The first thing I would like to mention, we did have our test of our sirens.  We had a little problem with the main one but Don Smithberger and Steve Mularcik worked that problem out.  Today they tested the sirens again and all of them are up and running now, if we need them during a tornado or other severe weather

I want to thank Council for recommending people to be on the Charter Review Committee.  The Committee will meet for the first time on Wednesday night at 6:00.

The last thing I want to mention is, at the presentation down at the Recreation Department, a question was asked by a Citizen if any city served by Aqua equal to or smaller that St. Clairsville had been toured.  I said no we had only been to the one but since Brewster Martin was the one who asked the question a week from Wednesday we are going to visit two smaller water plants Greene and Struthers.  Jim Velas, Ernie Schlatt, Brewster Martin and myself are going to visit those two plants.

Police Chief, Jeff Henry:  No Report

Finance Director, Cindi Henry:  No Report

Planning & Zoning Administrator, Tom Murphy: 

Many of you are probably aware where Rice Energy was located at 252 East Main Street.  Rice Energy moved out of the community but the space has already been filled up by a company called Pioneer Production Services.  They go out to the well sites for companies like Gulfport and Ascent.  They do inspections and make sure that things are running properly.

This evening I was at the Gazebo down by the Bike Trail with the Mayor and Tim Porter.  There is something called a little free library.  If you haven’t been down there for a while I suggest that you go down and check it out.  The whole purpose of it is you can take a book and put another book in there.  They are popular around the United States. Lori Hocking came up with the idea.  She had seen them in other places.  She bought the box and city crews put it in.

Steve Fortunato lives In the St. Clairsville area.  He purchases homes and rehabs them.  He always does a great job.  He is doing it for the community.  He adds to the community and does not take away from it.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

Finance, Mike Smith:  Not Present

Utilities, Frank Sabatino:

Committee met this evening, I want to thank Don Smithberger and Anita Robinson for attending.

Don :  AEP is doing maintenance work on their transmission lines and the switching station in Neffs.  They will be working on it until the end of May.  If you see lights blinking it is not the city it is AEP.  Frank:  We had a busy evening talking about a number of issues.  The status of the city utilities, the water department, etc.

Police, Mark Bukmir: No Report

Street North Side, Jim Velas: 

I have been looking at the streets and alleys on the North Side and Perry is looking  in his ward also.  We are going to get together and make a list for Council.  Also the Street Department was in St. Patrick Alley today and they filled in a lot of pot holes especially the ones in the main business district behind Western Division Court.  They were doing a pretty good job.  Jim Zucal:  I really appreciate Council’s support.  The Dura Patcher is really an awesome machine to have in the city it does a really nice job and the workers get credit too.  Jim Velas:  It holds up a lot better than the cold patch.

Street South Side, Beth Oprisch:  Not Present

Safety, Jim Velas:

There will be a safety meeting for the employees at the city garage on the last Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

Perry Basile:  No Report

Planning Commission: Mike Smith:  Not Present

Fire District, Frank Sabatino:

The Fire Board met on Wednesday, March 20th.  Board approved resignation of one full time employee who came back as a part time.  Approved the hiring of a part timer.  Signed a contract with Wheeling Township for fire and emergency service.  Accepted a grant of $5,295 from J.B. Green Team to purchase extrication air bags.  Work is being done in the kitchen and on the lighting. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 10th at 3:00 at the main station.

Recreation, Linda Jordan:

The Easter Egg Extravaganza will be April 14th this year.  It is a free event for children 12 and under.  This year it will be divided into two different sessions 6 and under will be from 1 to 2:30 and the 7 and over will be 2:30 to 4:00.  You can get more information on the web site.  The next meeting is April 15th.

Park District, Linda Jordan:

The gates are now open daily.  There is now a new manager Katie Banks.  Anyone wishing to rent a shelter can reach her at 740-298-2787.  She is doing a fantastic job, she has a lot of Fresh ideas. She is a great person all around.

As a member of the Belmont County Public Bible Reading Task Force.  I would like to remind everybody that the Bible Reading is April 2nd  thru May 1st.  We do need reader for 15 minute time slots.  Also that leads up to the National Day of Prayer which is May 2nd.  I heard the speaker is very dynamic.  The next meeting for the Park Board is April 8th.

Law Director, Richard Myser:

This evening we have one piece of legislation, it is Ordinance No. 2019-07, it is up for its second reading this evening.   This is the Ordinance directing the Service Director to solicit competitive bids for the resurfacing of streets in the city.  I have been contacted that we need to go into Executive Session to review personnel matters under Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (1).

There was presented and read to Council on its second reading by title only, ORDINANCE NO. 2019-07. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES TO SOLICIT COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR THE RESURFACING OF STREETS IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE NOT TO EXCEED $150,000.00 FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2019 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

NEW BUSINESS:  Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s receipts for March was $2,950.00.  A motion to approve the Mayor’s Report was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Linda Jordan.

Roll Call Vote:

Basile                    Yes                        Sabatino                Yes             

Bukmir                  Yes                       

Jordan                   Yes                        Velas                     Yes

Roll Call Vote:       Five (5) Yes      Zero (0) No                  Motion Approved

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

A motion to go into Executive Session for Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G) (1) Personnel was made by Jim Velas and seconded by Linda Jordan.

Basile                    Yes                        Sabatino                Yes             

Bukmir                  Yes                       

Jordan                   Yes                        Velas                     Yes

Roll Call Vote:       Five (5) Yes      Zero (0) No                  Motion Approved

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION:

A motion to return to Regular Session was made by Frank Sabatino and seconded by Jim Velas.

Basile                    Yes                        Sabatino                Yes             

Bukmir                  Yes                       

Jordan                   Yes                        Velas                     Yes

Roll Call Vote:       Five (5) Yes      Zero (0) No                  Motion Approved

The Next Council Meeting will be Monday, April 15, 2019 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 second by Frank Sabatino.

April 1, 2019 Council Minutes


Overlook Court possible water disruption on Tuesday, April 16

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:            APRIL 16, 2019

FROM:           CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

SUBJECT:       NEW FIRE HYDRANT INSTALLATION ON OVERLOOK COURT

RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE

St. Clairsville’s Water Department crews began working to install a single fire hydrant on Overlook Court on Tuesday morning, April 16, 2019.  This work may disrupt water service to City residents who live on Overlook Court.

NO BOIL ORDER is anticipated to be needed following the conclusion of this project.  Residents may notice water discoloration or pressure fluctuations, but the Water Department does not expect any further disruption in service.

If questions, please call 740-695-1161 or 740-695-1410 between 8:30 A. M. and 4:30 P. M.  After business hours, residents may contact the City’s Municipal Utilities Office (740-695-1410) to reach an answering service for non-emergency inquiries.

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