City of St. Clairsville

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Update from Mayor Kathryn Thalman

Press Release

Please know that the City of St. Clairsville is following State and National protocols to ensure the safety of our community.

We are working with HEAP, the program for utility aid, as well as reviewing our current policies, practices, and procedures and ordinances to assure that we will work with our residents regarding utilities.

We understand that many of our residents may be experiencing financial hardship–for some, made worse by the current situation. We’ve temporarily suspended disconnects for non-payment. We urge customers to make every effort to keep their accounts current during the period when disconnects are suspended. If you anticipate problems paying your utilities, please contact us at 740-695-1410.

We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.

Now that you are home, please watch your utility usage; turn lights off that are not being used, it’s a good time to evaluate our utility usage. With longer days and warmer weather, we can probably make strides to lower our utility bills.

As we have previously stated, every protocol is in place to keep our City workers as well as residents safe.

Please limit contact with others; maintain physical distancing of 6 feet. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or more. Self quarantine when family member or self is ill.  President Trump’s directive now includes limiting groups to 10 or less.

If you are symptomatic, please call your Primary care Physician, Wheeling Hospital or Barnesville Hospital.

At this point, symptoms include:

Fever of 100.4

Sore throat

Dry cough

Difficulty breathing.

Call your Primary care Physician to see if they want you to be tested.

We will get through this. Let’s all exercise common sense and good judgement; don’t panic; let’s keep our City safe!

Mayor Kathryn Thalman


March 23rd City Council Meeting cancelled

The rescheduled March 23rd City Council Meeting has been cancelled.  There is no reschedule date available now.  As soon as possible, the City will notify the public of the new meeting date.


City Municipal Building closed to foot traffic

IMPORTANT NOTICE

DUE TO THE COVID-19, THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING WILL BE CLOSED AT THIS TIME TO FOOT TRAFFIC.

YOU MAY CONTACT US BY PHONE OR EMAIL:

JWILLIAMS@STCLAIRSVILLE.COM   740-695-1324      MAYOR’S OFFICE

RMERTZ@STCLAIRSVILLE.COM         740-695-0156     PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

AROBINSON@STCLAIRSVILLE.COM    740-695-1410   MUNICIPAL UTILITIES OFFICE

SPECIFIC GUIDANCE FROM THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL UTILITIES OFFICE:

  • for payments, please use the office door drop or the drive up drop box located in the alley behind the Municipal Building;
  • payments also can be made online at www.stclairsville.com;
  • for new services, please call 740-695-1410; and
  • there will be no service disconnects for the month of March.

If you need help or have any questions, please call (740-695-1410) or email (STCUTILITY@STCLAIRSVILLE.COM).

Thank you for your patience as we all work through the challenges related to the federal, state and local directives on the coronavirus-related health issues.




City Council meeting moved to March 23, 2020 (4th Monday of the month)

TO:          Residents

FR:           City Administration

RE:           Update on Monday’s City Council meeting

DATE:       March 13, 2020

Residents are advised that the City Council will be holding its March 16, 2020 regular Council meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020 instead.  This change in date is a response to concerns over public safety surrounding the Novel-Coronavirus.  The City Administration is in regular contact with the Belmont County Board of Health to obtain its latest directives.  The March 23 meeting may be held in a larger auditorium than the City Council Chamber; details on a possible change of venue will be made public as soon as possible.  In addition, the Public Hearing on rezoning will be held in conjunction with the March 23 City Council meeting.

For more information from the Ohio Department of Health on the state’s response to the Novel-Coronavirus, please click on the link below.

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home


Scheduled Electric Outage for limited number of Electric Dept. customers

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:               MARCH 13, 2020

FROM:              CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

SUBJECT:           SCHEDULED ELECTRIC OUTAGE

RELEASE:          IMMEDIATELY

This scheduled electric outage is due to maintenance needing to be performed on the Hess substation.  The limited power outage is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 11 P. M. to 5 A. M. on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Entire Streets impacted:

Ault Drive, Barlow Road, Carrol Drive, Clark Road, Country Club Road, Georgiann Drive, Henderson Road, High Street Extension, Iona Drive, Magee Road, Manitee Drive, Pine Knoll, Thompson Drive, Tracy Lane, Traybar Drive, Vista Drive, Willow Grove Road

Partial Street Addresses:

Coroline Drive [101 – 114, 116, 118, 120];

Gaywood Drive [100, 102, 104, 106];

Harbel Drive [204, 206, 212, 214, 216, 218, 220, 222 – 235, 243, 245, 247, 249 and 251];

High Street [154, 156];

Johnet Drive [303, 305, 306, 306 ½, 307, 308, 308 ½, 309, 310, 312, 314, 316, 318, 320, 322, 324, St. Clair Villa (319), Colonial Manor (339)];

West Main Street [250]; and

Station Street [3].

Facilities which are considered critical will NOT lose electric service during the planned outage.  If questions during normal business hours on Monday through Friday, please call 740-695-0156 or 740-695-1410.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Resolution Number 2020-5

RESOLUTION NUMBER 2020-5

 

A RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT

 OF ANNETTE WILLIAMS AS THE DIRECTOR OF

FINANCE FROM AND AFTER MARCH 5, 2020 AND

DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article IV, Section 1 of the Charter of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, the Director of Finance shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation of the majority of council for a period not to exceed the Mayor’s term of office; and

WHEREAS, the new term for the Director of Finance of the City of St. Clairsville begins on March 5, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the position of Director of Finance shall be at-will and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor; the position is in the unclassified service; and shall be subject to removal at any time with or without cause; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of St. Clairsville, Kathryn Thalman, has appointed AnnetteWilliams to serve as the Director of Finance for the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and

WHEREAS, council for the City of St. Clairsville desires to confirm the appointment of Annette Williams as the Director of Finance.

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

Section 1:  That the appointment of Annette Williams as the Director of Finance from and after March 5, 2020.  Ms. Williams shall service a six (6) month instructional period beginning with the effective date of her appointment.  At the conclusion of the six (6) month instructional period, Ms. William’s performance shall be evaluated by the Mayor; successful completion of the instructional period shall have no effect on the unclassified status of Ms. Williams’s employment.

Section 2:  The salary of the Director of Finance shall be Sixty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($62,500.00) per year during the instructional period, and shall be paid on a biweekly basis.  Salary shall be increased to Sixty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($67,500.00) per year upon successful completion of the instructional period, and shall be paid on a biweekly basis.

Section 3:  Ms. Williams shall accrue sick leave as outlined in the City’s Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual or applicable City ordinances and/or resolutions, as amended from time to time.  At the time of retirement from active service with ten (10) or more years of service with the state, any political subdivisions, or any combination thereof, Ms. Williams can be paid in cash in accordance with the then current City’s Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual or applicable City ordinances and/or resolutions, as amended from time to time.  Additionally, Ms. Williams will be credited with previously accumulated sick leave pursuant to R.C. §124.38.

Section 4:  Ms. Williams shall be credited with two (2) weeks of vacation leave immediately upon the effective date of her appointment.  The two (2) weeks of vacation leave shall be available for use immediately upon approval by the Mayor.  January 1, 2021, Ms. Williams shall be credited with an additional two (2) weeks of vacation leave.  Thereafter, Ms. Williams shall be credited with four (4) weeks of vacation leave January 1st of each year, for the duration of her employment unless otherwise amended by City Council.

Section 5:  Ms. Williams shall be entitled to all other types of leave and benefits in accordance with the City’s Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual or applicable City ordinances and/or resolutions, as amended from time to time.

Section 6:  Ms. Williams shall be entitled to liquidation of leave at the time of separation in accordance with the then current City’s Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual or applicable City ordinances and/or resolutions, as amended from time to time.

Section 7:  That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and the safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville regarding the hiring of the Director of Finance.

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PASSED at a meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 5th day of March, 2020, by the affirmative vote of 6 members of council.

Resolution Number 2020-5

 


NEW Limited 48-Hour Boil Order

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:            MARCH 5, 2020

FROM:           CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

SUBJECT:       WATER LINE BREAK / LIMITED 48-HOUR BOIL ORDER

RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE

The City of St. Clairsville has issued a 48-HOUR BOIL ORDER BEGINNING AT 6:30 P. M. today for drinking water and cooking purposes for residents and businesses on the following streets ONLY:

  • East Lawn;
  • Walnut Avenue;
  • Kell Lane;
  • Elm Street;
  • Spring Park; and
  • 284 and 286 East Main Street.

An unexpected water line break has caused this advisory.  Residents may experience discoloration due to the water line break and repair.  Any other utility customer who may have experienced water loss today in this vicinity also should comply with the boil order.

If you have questions, please call 740-695-1161.  Thank you.

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Special Meeting of City Council on Thursday evening

PRESS RELEASE

TO:            Media and General Public

FROM:      Council Clerk

RE:            Special Meeting of the St. Clairsville City Council

DATE:       March 5, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:30 P. M. in the Municipal Building’s Council Chamber, the St. Clairsville City Council will hold a Special Session to address the appointment of the City’s Finance Director.  The Municipal Building is located at 100 North Market Street, St. Clairsville, OH.

If questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Council Clerk on 740-695-0156 or by email (rmertz@stclairsville.com).

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