City of St. Clairsville

Ordinance Number 2021-40

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-40

AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE LOWEST AND

BEST BID FOR THE NEW 69KV HESS SUBSTATION DEADEND

AND METERING ADDITION IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

AND AWARDING THE CONTRACT TO THOMPSON ELECTRIC

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville has received bids for the new 69kV Hess Substation Deadend and Metering Addition 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 new 69kV Hess Substation Deadend and Metering Addition in the City of St. Clairsville.

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

SECTION 1:  That the bid of Thompson Electric, in the amount of $329,977.85 for the 69kV Hess Substation Deadend and Metering Addition 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 Thompson Electric for the 69kV Hess Substation Deadend and Metering Addition in the City of St. Clairsville and the Director of Finance is authorized to spend the sum of $329,977.85 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 completion of the 69kV Hess Substation Deadend and Metering Addition.

SECTION 4That 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 day of December, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2021-40


Ordinance Number 2021-39

ORDINANCE 2021-39

AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE 

NORMAL EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2022

THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022, 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, 2022 through December 31, 2022, the following sums are hereby appropriated:

SEE ATTACHED APPROPRIATIONS

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, so that the City can maintain normal financial 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 20th day of December, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of the council.

2021-39 Ordinance Temporary Approprations Attachment 12.17.21

Ordinance Number 2021-39 with attached appropriations


Ordinance Number 2021-38

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-38

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN CHAPTERS

SET FORTH IN PART 11 (PLANNING & ZONING CODE)

OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE

CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, Part 11 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of St. Clairsville contains the Planning & Zoning Code for the City of St. Clairsville; and

WHEREAS, public hearings were held before the St. Clairsville Planning Commission on October 4, 2021, and before the St. Clairsville City Council on November 15, 2021, regarding proposed amendments to the Planning & Zoning Code; and

WHEREAS, the proposed amendments to the Planning & Zoning Code have been presented to Council by the City’s Planning & Zoning Administrator and Council has approved the proposed amendments.

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

Section 1:        That those regulations contained in the following chapters under Part 11 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of St. Clairsville be amended pursuant to the amendments set forth in the attached Exhibit A: Chapter 1121.06 – Official Zoning Map; Chapter 1141 – Districts Established; and Chapter 1148 – Off-Street Parking & Loading.

Section 2:        That the proposed amendments to the Planning & Zoning Code set forth in the attached Exhibit A are hereby incorporated herein.

Section 3:        That all other chapters contained in Part 11 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of St. Clairsville not referenced in the amendments set forth in the attached Exhibit A shall remain in full force and effect and be unaffected by the passage of this ordinance.

Section 4:        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 and so that the proposed amendments to the Planning & Zoning Code can be immediately implemented to address necessary changes which should promote economic growth and viability of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Section 5:        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 3rd day of January, 2022.

Exhibit A

Ordinance Number 2021-38


December 6, 2021 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

December 6, 2021 Meeting

 

Jim Velas, Council President                                            Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Don Vincenzo, 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 their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            HERE                                     Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              HERE                                     Smith               HERE

Jordan             HERE                                     Vincenzo         HERE

Oprisch            ABSENT

Five (5) Present                              Two (2) Absent

MINUTES: President Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the November 15th Council Meeting. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve the minutes from November 15, 2021, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Vincenzo.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                         Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              ABSTAIN                                Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:    Four (4) YES    Zero (0) NO    One (1) Abstain    Two (2) Absent

Minutes Approved

NEW BUSINESS: None

CITIZEN HEARING: None

CORRESPONDENTS: None

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman thanked the St.Clairsville Chamber of Commerce for hosting the Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade. The Mayor thanked Whitesides Chevrolet for donating funds to feed the elderly and shut-ins for Thanksgiving. Furthermore, the Mayor thanked Councilwoman Terra Butler and Officer TJ Stewart for opening the Newells Town Diner on Thanksgiving and feeding those alone or who did not have dinner. An anonymous citizen donated money to the Police Department to purchase an additional speed radar sign.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reports that they are working on department budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. The East End Waterline Connection pipe has been laid. The Hess Substation project is out to bid. There have been 45 waterline breaks a year to date in the City. The leaf machine has been around the City; please contact the City if any residents need leaves picked up. Mr. Greenwood announced that Officer TJ Stewart is December’s Employee of the Month.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz reports that Officer Mike Wheeler is home from Ruby Memorial Hospital and is recovering. Chief Arbenz and two other Officers participated in Shop with a Cop with the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office. In November, there were 321 calls to service, 14 crashes, nine arrests, two warrants served, two domestic violence cases, and 79 traffic stops.

Finance Director Annette Williams reports that the temporary budget proposal for 2022 is out and asks the Council to review it, and legislation will be out by the next meeting.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy asked the Mayor to reappoint Randy Bernard to the Board of Zoning Appeals for another four-year term. Mr. Murphy stated that Mr. Bernard is the Acting United States Attorney and works out of the Department of Justice, Northern District of West Virginia. His office is located in Wheeling, WV. His legal knowledge and leadership have been a tremendous asset to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Mayor Thalman asked Council to confirm her reappointment of Randy Bernard to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Councilwoman Jordan made a motion to approve the reappointment of Randy Bernard to the Board of Zoning Appeals; seconded by Councilwoman Jordan.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Two (2) Absent

Motion Carried

Mr. Murphy asked the Mayor to appoint Emily Shortall to the Planning Commission to fill a vacancy. Mr. Murphy stated that Emily Shortall is the President of Property Management for Harvey Goodman Realtor. She grew up in the St. Clairsville area. She has a very positive attitude when it comes to our community. Her understanding of development and real estate management will be advantageous when working with developers.

Mayor Thalman asked Council to confirm her appointment of Emily Shortall to the Planning Commission.

Councilwoman Butler made a motion to approve the appointment of Emily Shortall to the Planning Commission; seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Two (2) Absent

Motion Carried

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith No report.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler reports that a Utility Committee meeting was held before the Council meeting at 6:30 pm. The billing report was read for November. The Utility Committee approved a time change for the meetings from 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm. 

Police Chair Beth Oprisch [ABSENT] No report.

Streets – North Side Chair Don Vincenzo reports that he spoke to Mr. George about the Parshall Avenue alleyway and that Mr. George would like to express his gratitude to the City for resolving his issue.

Streets – South Side Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] No report. 

Safety Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] No report.

Building and Grounds Chair Don Vincenzo reports that a meeting was held November 23rd where they discussed purchasing a few properties that could be assets to the City, no action was taken.

Planning Commission Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] No report.

Fire Chair Frank Sabatino [ABSENT] Councilwoman Jordan read a report given to her by Councilman Sabatino. Councilman Sabatino reported that the Cumberland Trail Fire Department was taking bids for their 2012 Chevrolet Ambulance with the 144,000 miles; the Board received two bids, accepting the highest bid at $18,000. The Fire Department received their new emergency ambulance ordered in November of 2020. With the Fire Chiefs recommendation, the Board approved a one-time payment of $1,000 for the 23 full-time and 18 part-time employees; this payment is to be reimbursed by the Richland Township Trustees through the Recovery Act funding. The Board called for a Special Meeting on Wednesday, November 24th at 7:00 pm, where they received two applications for the At-Large Board member position: the Board unanimously reappointed John Slavik to the position, effective December 1, 2021 – November 30, 2022.

Recreation Chair Linda Jordan No report.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick

FIRST READING

Ordinance No. 2021-38 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN CHAPTERS SET FORTH IN PART 11 (PLANNING & ZONING CODE) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Resolution No. 2021-36 – PRELIMINARY LEGISLATION (LPA-ODOT-Let Project Agreement) (PARTICIPATORY)

A motion was made by Councilman Smith that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Resolution No. 2021-36 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilwoman Jordan.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Two (2) Absent

Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate reading suspended

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              YES                                        Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            ABSENT

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    Zero (0) NO    Two (2) Absent

Motion Carried 

SECOND READING

Ordinance No. 2021-34 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE V, GENERAL OFFENSES CODE, CHAPTER 505, ANIMAL AND FOWL, SECTION 505.15, VICIOUS DOGSOF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Bukmir made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Smith. Meeting adjourned at 8:09 P.M.

Next meeting will be Monday, December 20th, 2021, at 7:30 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City building for the next meeting. Members of the public are welcome to join the in-person meeting in the Council Chambers, masks are required.

December 6, 2021 Council Minutes


City Council Utility Committee meeting time change

The City Council Utility Committee will meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:45 P. M. before the full City Council regular meeting.  This change in meeting time is expected to be a  permanent change.  A reminder…if a federal holiday falls on a Monday when the City Council or a committee is scheduled to meet, the meeting usually is held on the following day at the scheduled time.  If questions, please contact the Council Clerk Jacob Debertrand on 740-695-1324 or by email (jacob.debertrand@gmail.com).


Resolution Number 2021-36

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-36

PRELIMINARY LEGISLATION

(LPA-ODOT-Let Project Agreement)

(PARTICIPATORY)

 

Resolution # : 2021-36

PID No.: 108774

                                                                                                                                                                                         CRS : BEL National Rd. Tunnel Rehab

                                                                                                                                                                                         Agreement No: 37057

The following is a Resolution enacted by the City of St. Clairsville of Belmont

County, Ohio, hereinafter referred to as the Local Public Agency (LPA).

SECTION I – Project Description

WHEREAS, the LPA/STATE has determined the need for the described project:

Rehabilitation of National Road Bikeway Tunnel under US 40.  Work is to include tunnel extension (and new headwall), addition and replacement of retaining walls, slope failure correction, development of trailhead, trail resurfacing, and other associated items.

 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the City of St. Clairsville of Belmont County, Ohio.

 

SECTION II – Consent Statement

Being in the public interest, the LPA gives consent to the Director of Transportation to complete the above described project as detailed in the LPA-ODOT-Let Agreement entered into between the parties, if applicable.

SECTION III – Cooperation Statement

The LPA shall cooperate with the Director of Transportation in the development and construction of the above described project and shall enter into a LPA Federal ODOT Let Project Agreement, if applicable, as well as any other agreements necessary to develop and construct the Project.

The LPA agrees to assume and bear the cost of the improvements which exceed the Federal fund maximums for Preliminary Engineering Right of Way, Construction, and Construction Engineering as allocated by the State, which are outlined in the LPA Federal ODOT-Let Project Agreement (No. 37057).

The LPA further agrees to pay 100% of the cost of those features requested by the LPA which are determined by the State and Federal Highway Administration to be unnecessary for the Project.

The LPA further agrees that change orders and extra work contracts required to fulfill the construction contracts shall be processed as needed.  The State shall not approve a change order or extra work contract until it first gives notice, in writing, to the LPA.  The LPA shall contribute its share of the cost of these items in accordance with other sections herein.

 

PID No.: 108774

 

The LPA agrees that if Federal Funds are used to pay the cost of any consultant contract, the LPA shall comply with 23 CFR 172 in the selection of its consultant and administration of the consultant contract.  Further, the LPA agrees to incorporate ODOT’s “Specifications for Consulting Services” as a contract document in all of its consultant contracts.  The LPA agrees to require, as a scope of services clause, that all plans prepared by the consultant must conform to ODOT’s current design standards and that the consultant shall be responsible for ongoing consultant involvement during the construction phase of the Project.  The LPA agrees to include a completion schedule acceptable to ODOT and to assist ODOT in rating the consultant’s performance through ODOT’s Consultant Evaluation System.

SECTION IV – Authority to Sign

The LPA hereby authorizes Director of Public Service/Safety, Jeremy Greenwood, of said City of St. Clairsville to enter into and execute contracts with the Director of Transportation which are necessary to develop plans for and to complete the above-described project; and to execute contracts with ODOT pre-qualified consultants for the preliminary engineering phase of the Project.

 

Upon request of ODOT, DPSS, Jeremy Greenwood, is also empowered to execute any appropriate documents to affect the assignment of all rights, title, and interests of the City of St. Clairsville to ODOT arising from any agreement with its consultant in order to allow ODOT to direct additional or corrective work, recover damages due to errors or omissions, and to exercise all other contractual rights and remedies afforded by law or equity.

SECTION V – Utilities and Right-of-Way Statement

The LPA agrees that all right-of-way required for the described project will be acquired and/or made available in accordance with current State and Federal regulations.  The LPA also understands that right-of-way costs include eligible utility costs.

The LPA agrees that all utility accommodations, relocation and reimbursement will comply with the current provisions of 23 CFR 645 and the ODOT Utilities Manual.

SECTION VI – Maintenance

Upon completion of the Project, and unless otherwise agreed, the LPA shall:  (1) provide adequate maintenance for the Project in accordance with all applicable State and Federal law, including, but not limited to, Title 23, U.S.C., Section 116; (2) provide ample financial provisions, as necessary, for the maintenance of the Project; (3) maintain the right-of-way, keeping it free of obstruction; and (4) hold said right-of-way inviolate for public highway purposes.

SECTION VII – Declaration of Emergency

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 participate with the Ohio Department of Transportation in the rehabilitation of the National Road Bikeway Tunnel under US 40.

PASSED at a meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 6th day of December, 2021, by an affirmative vote of 5 members of the council.

Resolution Number 2021-36


November 15, 2021 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

November 15, 2021 Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                           Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Don Vincenzo, 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 their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            HERE                                     Sabatino          HERE

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               HERE

Jordan             HERE                                     Vincenzo         HERE

Oprisch            HERE

Six (6) Present                One (1) Absent

MINUTES: President Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the November 1st Council Meeting. Councilwoman Oprisch made a motion to approve the minutes from November 1, 2021, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSTAIN

Butler              ABSENT                                 Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         ABSTAIN

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Four (4) YES    Zero (0) NO    Two (2) Abstain    One (1) Absent

Minutes Approved

President Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the November 3rd Special Council Meeting. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve the minutes from November 3, 2021, Special Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilwoman Oprisch.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          ABSTAIN

Butler              ABSENT                                 Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         ABSTAIN

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Four (4) YES    Zero (0) NO    Two (2) Abstain    One (1) Absent

Minutes Approved

NEW BUSINESS: Mayor Thalman recommended to reappoint William Hooker to the Board of Architectural Review.

Councilwoman Jordan made a motion to reappoint William Hooker to the Board of Architectural Review; seconded by Councilwoman Oprisch,

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                       Sabatino          YES

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                       Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

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

Motion Carried

CITIZEN HEARING: Larry Taylor from Volunteer Energy presented Council with the Annual Gas Aggregation Civic Grant to the sum of $6,134. Mr. Taylor thanked the City for participating in Volunteer Energy’s Gas Aggregation Program and looks forward to returning in the future.

Tom Murphy, Planning and Zoning Administrator held a Public Hearing in front of the Council for proposed amendments and additions to the planning and zoning code. Mr. Murphy stated that the current update would address changes to the zoning map and some minor changes/additions to Chapter 1141 of the Planning and Zoning Code, which defines the zoning districts and district regulations, and 1148.05, which addresses access drives. There are fourteen areas of the city that are being proposed to have the zoning district of certain properties updated. The land use and the zoning designation have been matched with the most appropriate district in each case. The goal is to take a more progressive approach to zoning to ensure impediments for existing commercial uses and new commercial uses are removed and the zoning process streamlined. The proposed changes are as follows: (1) West Main Street Area, the proposed change is from Corridor District to the Downtown District. (2) North Marietta Street Area, the proposed change is from Corridor District to the Downtown District. (3) South Marietta Street Area, the proposed change is from Corridor District to the Downtown District. (4) North Sugar Street in the vicinity of Newell Avenue, the proposed change is from Corridor District to the Downtown District and Commercial District. (5) South Sugar Street and Woodrow Avenue Area, the proposed change is from Corridor District and R-2 Medium Density Residential to the Downtown District. (6) South Sugar Street/Progressive Communications/St. Clair Lumber Area, the proposed change is from Corridor District to the Commercial District. (7) South Market Street Area, the proposed change is from Corridor District to the Downtown District. (8) St. Clair Street Area, the proposed change is from Low-Density Residential to the Office and Institution District. (9) Halloran Park, the proposed change is from Office and Institution District to Community Facilities District. (10) City of St. Clairsville Electric Substation and Union Cemetery proposed changes from R-1 Low-Density Residential to Community Facilities District. (11) St. Mary’s Church Complex Area proposed changes from Corridor District to Community Facilities District. (12) Thoburn United Methodist Church Complex Area proposed changes from R-1 Low-Density Residential to Community Facilities District. (13) Cemeteries on Newell Avenue, the proposed change is from Corridor District to the Community Facilities District. (14) St. Clairsville-Richland School Complex, Park and Settling Tank Area, proposed changes are from Low and Medium Density Residential District, Commercial and Corridor District to Community Facilities District. (For more information, please see attached)

A motion was made by Councilman Sabatino to approve the map and text revision proposed by Tom Murphy, Planning and Zoning Administrator and move to writing the proposal into legislation; seconded by Councilwoman Jordan.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                       Sabatino          YES

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                       Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

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

Motion Carried

CORRESPONDENTS: None

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman welcomed Don Vincenzo as the new Ward 1 City Councilman. Mayor Thalman thanked everyone who worked hard on the recent water line break on Norris Street during the Friday night football game. The St. Clairsville Christmas Parade will be Sunday, November 21st at 4:00 pm, with the lineup starting at 2:00 pm. Mayor Thalman congratulated St. Clairsville Marching Band for their Superior Rating at the State Competition.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reported that the Bell Store waterline extension had been completed. The City submitted a $250,000 grant for the Water Distribution System. The East End Connection project has started. The City is receiving quotes for redoing the ceiling and floor in the Rec Center. The Hess Substation Metering System is out to bid. One person is hired for the Electric Department position. Year to date, there have been 43 waterline breaks. The City received two notices of violation because of the water; one was an issue with the laboratory transposing numbers, and the second was addressed to the Village of Cadiz, which is likely a mistake by the State EPA. The leaf machine has started picking up leaves around the City. The Speed Radar Sign was moved to North Market Street and will be going around the City all week. Mr. Greenwood congratulated Police Officer TJ Stewart on his promotion to Lieutenant.

Councilwoman Jordan asked Mr. Greenwood to please copy the Councilmembers in on all correspondence from the EPA.

Councilman Smith asked Mr. Greenwood about the progress of transferring the deed to the Fire Station. Law Director Glick stated that the CIC and the City are setting up a closing for the Fire Station.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz stated that the Radar Speed Sign was on North Market Street for approximately two weeks, where it registered 6,022 cars, and 3.7% of all traffic was over 25 MPH. Chief Arbenz thanked everyone in the City who supported Officer Mike Wheeler, released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Chief Arbenz also thanked Cumberland Trail Fire Department for assisting a resident in cleaning up water in her basement from the recent waterline break.

Finance Director Annette Williams reported that she is working on the 2022 Temporary Budget and will get it to Council for review as soon as possible.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy No Report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith reports that the Finance Committee met before the meeting. Councilman Smith stated that the Bike Trail Project is federally funded, covering 90% of project costs. The I-70 waterline project will cost roughly $874,000. Finally, Councilman Smith stated that replacing the waterline for the Bell Store project was beneficial because they will be using the City’s utilities, bringing in more revenue.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler [ABSENT] No report.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch No report.

Streets – North Side Chair Don Vincenzo reports an issue about an alleyway off Parshall Avenue and will have more details in the coming weeks.

Streets – South Side Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

Safety Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

Building and Grounds Chair Don Vincenzo No report.

Planning Commission Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

Fire Chair Frank Sabatino No report. [Next meeting is Wednesday, November 17th at 3:00pm at the ESC Center]

Recreation Chair Linda Jordan No report. [Next meeting is Thursday, November 18th at 4:00pm in the Rec Center]

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick

FIRST READING

Ordinance No. 2021-34 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE V, GENERAL OFFENSES CODE, CHAPTER 505, ANIMAL AND FOWL, SECTION 505.15, VICIOUS DOGSOF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Ordinance No. 2021-37 – 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

A motion was made by Councilwoman Jordan that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2021-37 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                       Sabatino          NO

Butler              ABSENT                                Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                       Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    One (1) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate reading suspended

Vote to pass Ordinance No. 2021-37

ROLL CALL:

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino          NO

Butler              ABSENT                                 Smith               YES

Jordan             YES                                        Vincenzo         YES

Oprisch            YES

Roll Call Vote:    Five (5) YES    One (1) NO    One (1) Absent

Motion Carried

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Sabatino made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Smith. Meeting adjourned at 8:57 P.M.

Next meeting will be Monday, December 6th, 2021, at 7:30 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City building for the next meeting. Members of the public are welcome to join the in-person meeting in the Council Chambers, masks are required.

November 15, 2021 Council Minutes


Effective 3:30 P.M. on Tues., Nov. 30, a limited 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect in the vicinity of Gaywood Drive

Starting at 3:30 P.M., a 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect for the following residences:

  • 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, and 114 Gaywood Drive; and
  • all residences on Overlook Court.

The boil order will expire at 3:30 P.M. on Thursday, December 2.  It has been ordered because of an unexpected water line break which occurred earlier on Tuesday on Gaywood Drive.

Residents on Gaywood Drive and Overlook Court may experience temporary pressure issues and/or 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 you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.  Thank you.


Effective at 5:00 A.M. on Nov. 22, a limited 48-Hour Boil Order in effect in vicinity of Newell and N. Sugar

A water break occurred on Sunday evening at the corner of Newell Avenue and North Sugar Street.  Water service was restored at 5:00 A.M.  At this time, a 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect through 5:00 A.M. on Wednesday (November 24) for the following residences:

N. Sugar St.:  99, 101, 104, 108, and 110;

Newell Ave. Extension: 87, 91, 97, 138, 146, 148, 150, 152, 154, 203, and 203 1/2;

Richland Ave.: 100, 101, 101 1/2, 102, 103, 104, 104 1/2, 106, 107, 107 1/2;

Crescent St.: 101, 103, 107, and 111; and

Nelson Ave.: 102, 104, and 106.

Water may be discolored and/or residents may experience pressure issues in the short run.  Any other utility customer who may have experienced water loss last night or this morning in this vicinity also should comply with the boil order.

If questions, please call the Municipal Utilities Office at 740-695-1410.

 


City Council Building and Grounds Committee to meet on November 23 at 7:30 P.M.

PRESS RELEASE

TO:             Media and Public

FROM:       Council President Jim Velas & Council Clerk Jacob Debertrand 

DATE:         November 19, 2021 

RELEASE:   IMMEDIATE

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The ST. CLAIRSVILLE BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:30 P.M.

Residents may attend this meeting.  It should be noted that a mask requirement is in effect at this time for all City Council and Council Committee meetings.

City leaders encourage residents to attend the City Council and Council Committee meetings.

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