City of St. Clairsville

December 19, 2022 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

December 19, 2022 Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                             Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Don Vincenzo, Council, 1st Ward                                     Jeremy Greenwood, Public Service/Safety Director

Kristi Lipscomb, Council, 3rd Ward                                   Don Smithberger, Super. of General Services

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                                         Annette Whealdon, Finance Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                                       Matthew Arbenz, Chief of Police

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

JC Thrash, Council 2nd Ward                                            Elizabeth Glick, Law Director

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

The meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Velas at 7:00 pm. President Velas led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the public were thanked for their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   HERE                                               Smith                   HERE

Jordan                  HERE                                              Thrash                  HERE

Lipscomb             HERE                                               Vincenzo             HERE

Oprisch                HERE

Seven (7) Present                          Zero (0) Absent

MINUTES: President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the December 5th Council Meeting. Councilwoman Butler made a motion to approve the minutes from December 5, 2022, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Thrash.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                    Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch               ABSTAIN

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

Minutes Approved

President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the December 14th   Special Council Meeting. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve the minutes from December 14, 2022, Special Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilman Vincenzo.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                    YES                                                             Smith                   YES

Jordan                  ABSTAIN                                                     Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             ABSTAIN                                                     Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                ABSTAIN

Roll Call Vote:    Four (4) YES    Zero (0) NO    Three (3) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Minutes Approved

NEW BUSINESS: None

CITIZEN HEARING: None

CORRESPONDENCE: None

REPORTS:

Mayor Kathryn Thalman thanked everyone who made the Christmas Caroling at the Gazebo successful. Santa appeared in St. Clairsville, riding around town in the Fire Departments Bucket Truck. The Mayor reported that she participated in a ribbon cutting for the Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Center in Martins Ferry. Lastly, the Mayor noted that with the upcoming cold weather, St. Clairsville warming center is located at East Richland Friends Church.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reported that the paving on South Marietta Street had been completed. There was an emergency sewer line repair on Plaza Drive. Laroche Tree Service conducted training at Central Park; Laroche trimmed some trees at the park at no cost to the City. Five new Fire Hydrants have been delivered and will replace the ones around the City that are out of service. The Water Department has installed 16 Water Nodes around the City. Furthermore, the Electric Department is finishing up the power line on Reservoir Road. The Street Department has an estimated 350 tons of Salt for the roads this Winter. Moreover, the City came to a tentative agreement for an easement for the entrance of South Park.

Councilman Vincenzo asked Mr. Greenwood if there was any concern about the Temporary Waterline crossing I-70 with the upcoming frigid weather. Mr. Greenwood stated that he isn’t concerned as most of the City’s water flows through that pipe, making it unlikely to freeze.

Councilwoman Lipscomb asked Mr. Greenwood about water build-up on Border Lane, leaving the residents concerned about ice. Mr. Greenwood stated that he would take a look at it.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz reported that K-9 Ruger and Officer Weyand had completed their certifications. Officer Porter will be returning to work after elbow surgery. Lastly, the Police department submitted a $1,000 PEP Grant to cover the cost of safety items. 

Finance Director Annette Whealdon reported that the two pieces of Financial Legislation need to be passed tonight to ensure the City will be operational on the first of the year. 

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy reported that the Zayo Group will not be starting their underground fiber lines until the first of the year due to the upcoming weather. V Bakery and Bistro, located at 153 East Main Street, will be reopening. Furthermore, Interim Healthcare has opened an office at 121 East Main Street, the former Title Office. Moreover, The Melting Pot Marketplace is opening at 128 West Main Street, where the Boutique on Main was located. Lastly, Mr. Murphy received a call from an out-of-town individual who complimented the City for its Christmas decorations in the Downtown Area.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Finance Chair Mike Smith reported that the Finance Committee met before the Council meeting, covering the Expenditures, which are 62%. Councilman Smith encouraged Council to pass the Temporary Budget to ensure the City is in operation come the New Year.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler reported that the Water Department continues to replace the Water Nodes and Water Meters as they come in.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch reported that the last Police Committee meeting was on November 21st, where they discussed applying for various grants for the Police Department and the new   K-9.

Streets – North Side Chair Don Vincenzo No report.

Streets – South Side Chair JC Thrash No report.

Safety Chair JC Thrash No report. 

Building and Grounds Chair Linda Jordan No report.

Planning Commission Chair Kristi Lipscomb No report.

Fire Chair Linda Jordan No report.

Recreation Chair Kristi Lipscomb reported that spring sports signups are open on the Rec Center website. There will be a teens basketball league, girls’ volleyball, ages 3-6, adult volleyball, and indoor soccer. The United Methodist Church has been utilizing the Rec Departments green building for bow and arrow shooting classes. Pastor Ron Taylor has approached the Rec Center about offering such courses; Mr. Taylor is certified to teach such classes and is willing. Lastly, Bantam Basketball is underway, with 230 participants signed up.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report. 

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick  

FIRST READING

Resolution No. 2022-49 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SERVICE/SAFETY DIRECTOR, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP) FOR TRAIN DEPOT REHABILITATION FUNDING AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

SECOND READING

Ordinance No. 2022-48 – AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE SUPPLEMENTAL REVENUE AND 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.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2022-48 and that the Ordinance, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Thrash.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:   Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

Councilwoman Oprisch made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2022-48, the motion was seconded by Councilman Thrash

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                   Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                 YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo             YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:   Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

THIRD READING

Ordinance No. 2022-47 – 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, 2023 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Councilwoman Oprisch made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2022-47, the motion was seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   YES                                                    Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                YES

Roll Call Vote:   Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) ABSTAIN    Zero (0) ABSENT

Motion Carried

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilwoman Butler made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Smith. The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 P.M.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City Building for the next meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting in the Council Chambers.

December 19, 2022 Council Minutes

 


St. Clairsville City Council meetings will fall on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in January

Due to federal holidays on Monday, January 2nd, and Monday, January 16th, both January City Council meetings will take place on the following Tuesday, specifically, January 3rd and January 17th respectively.  All City Council meetings begin at 7:00 P. M. and are held in the Municipal Building’s Council Chamber, located at 100 North Market Street.

If questions, please contact the Council Clerk, Jacob DeBertrand, by calling 740-695-1324.  Thank you.


Effective 3:05 P. M. on Wed., Dec. 28, a limited 48-Hour Boil Order is in place for residents of Taylor Lane ONLY

Due to a water line break which occurred this morning (Dec. 28th) in the vicinity of 114 Taylor Lane, all residents on Taylor Lane who experienced water loss are now covered by a 48-Hour Boil Order.  The City reports that water service was restored at 3:05 P. M. today.  Residents around the area of Taylor Lane may have experienced temporary water pressure issues and/or discoloration.

A Code Red notice earlier was sent to impacted households which have signed up for the Belmont County Code Red alert system.  If you have not already done so, the City recommends signing up for these important notices.  A member of the Municipal Utility Office can assist you with the signup if needed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Utility Office at 740-695-1410 during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 A. M. – 4:30 P. M.).  A reminder that Monday, January 2, is a federal holiday since New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.  As such, City offices — except the Police Department — will be closed this coming Monday.

Thank you.


A limited 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect for Park Drive residents beginning at Noon on Tuesday, Dec. 27

Due to a water line break located on Park Drive, residents on Park Drive who experienced water loss are subject to a 48-Hour Boil Order effective at noon today, Tuesday, December 27.

Areas around Park Drive also could experience temporary low pressure and/or discoloration due to this unexpected water line break.

An earlier notice of the Boil Order was delivered through the Belmont County Code Red alert system.  If you have not already signed up for Code Red, the City urges you to do so; the staff in the Municipal Utility Office can assist you with this signup if needed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410.  Thank you.


Limited 48-Hour Boil Order in effect in the vicinity of Iona/Johnet/Harbel Drives until 5:30 AM on Wed.

Due to a water break that occurred at the intersection of Iona Drive and Johnet Drive, there is a 48-Hour Boil order currently in effect and will end at 5:30 AM, December 28th, 2022.  This Boil Order is in effect for the following residents:
all of Iona Drive;
Johnet Drive — 306, 307, 308; and
Harbel Drive — 219, 221, 224, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, and 305.

If questions, please call the Municipal Utility Office answering service on 740-695-1410.  The office will reopen on Tuesday morning.  Thank you.


Due to winter weather forecast and Muni. Utility Office closure on Monday, Dec. 26, utility bill due date is extended to Tues., Dec. 27, at 4:00 P. M.

Due to the Utility office being closed on Monday, December 26th, and the possibility of bad weather tomorrow, Friday, December 23rd, the due date of the Utility Bills has been extended to the end of the business day on Tuesday, December 27th, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 740-695-1410 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Thank you.

 


Resolution Number 2022-49

RESOLUTION 2022-49

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SERVICE/SAFETY DIRECTOR,

ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, TO FILE AN APPLICATION

WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR TRANSPORTATION

ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP) FOR TRAIN DEPOT REHABILITATION

FUNDING 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 Alternatives Program (TAP); and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville desires financial assistance under the Transportation Alternatives Program for the further rehabilitation of the City’s historic train depot.

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

SECTION 1That the City of St. Clairsville approves filing an application for the Transportation Alternatives Program for train depot rehabilitation funding.

SECTION 2That the Public Service/Safety Director 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 3That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and 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 Alternatives program for train depot rehabilitation funding.

SECTION 4That 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 regular meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 17th day of January, 2023, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the Council.

Resolution Number 2022-49


December 14, 2022 Council Minutes Special Meeting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

December 14, 2022 Special Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                             Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Don Vincenzo, Council, 1st Ward                                     Jeremy Greenwood, Public Service/Safety Director

Kristi Lipscomb, Council, 3rd Ward                                   Don Smithberger, Super. of General Services

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                                         Annette Whealdon, Finance Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                                        Matthew Arbenz, Chief of Police

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

JC Thrash, Council 2nd Ward                                            Elizabeth Glick, Law Director

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

The meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Velas at 7:03 pm. President Velas led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the public were thanked for their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   HERE                                            Smith                   HERE

Jordan                 ABSENT                                        Thrash                  HERE

Lipscomb            ABSENT                                         Vincenzo             HERE

Oprisch               ABSENT

Four (4) Present                             Three (3) Absent

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick

WITHDRAWN

Ordinance No. 2022-46 – AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE PARKS AND RECREATION FUND – DONATIONS #2042, TO RECEIVE REVENUE FROM DONATIONS, MAKE ADDITIONAL PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS, FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2022 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

FIRST READING

Ordinance No. 2022-48 – AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE SUPPLEMENTAL REVENUE AND 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.

SECOND READING

Ordinance No. 2022-47 – 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, 2023 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Vincenzo made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilwoman Butler. The meeting was adjourned at 7:18 P.M.

The next meeting will be Monday, December 14, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City Building for the next meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting in the Council Chambers.

December 14, 2022 Council Minutes Special Meeting

 

 


December 5, 2022 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

December 5, 2022 Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                             Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Don Vincenzo, Council, 1st Ward                                     Jeremy Greenwood, Public Service/Safety Director

Kristi Lipscomb, Council, 3rd Ward                                   Don Smithberger, Super. of General Services

Terra Butler, Council, 4th Ward                                         Annette Whealdon, Finance Director

Linda Jordan, Council-At-Large                                       Matthew Arbenz, Chief of Police

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

JC Thrash, Council 2nd Ward                                            Elizabeth Glick, Law Director

Mike Smith, Council-At-Large

The meeting was called to order by Council President Jim Velas at 7:00 pm. President Velas led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the public were thanked for their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                           Smith                   HERE

Jordan                 HERE                                               Thrash                  HERE

Lipscomb            HERE                                               Vincenzo              HERE

Oprisch               ABSENT

Five (5) Present                              Two (2) Absent

MINUTES: President Jim Velas confirmed all Councilmembers received the minutes from the November 21st Council Meeting. Councilman Thrash made a motion to approve the minutes from November 21, 2022, Council Meeting; motion seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                            Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES                                                   Thrash                 YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                   Vincenzo             YES

Oprisch                ABSENT

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

Minutes Approved

NEW BUSINESS: None

CITIZEN HEARING: Wendy Anderson of the St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce spoke to Council to thank the Police Department, the Administration, and the Council for their assistance in making all the events that the Chamber holds successful.

CORRESPONDENCE: A Christmas Card was read from Riesbeck’s Food Market wishing the City a Merry Christmas and expressing thanks for the continued support over Riesbeck’s 97 years in business

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman thanked Wendy Anderson for all the work she does for the Community. The Mayor thanked Brenda Ponzani and the volunteers for preparing the wreaths for the City. City officials will be meeting with local emergency officials to discuss emergency preparedness. There were only six out of thirteen defendants who appeared for Mayors Court. On Saturday, December 17th, from 5-7 pm, there will be Christmas Caroling at the Gazebo.

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reported that Miller Excavating had completed the South Marietta culvert project. Mr. Greenwood thanked the Shaffers on Crescent Road for donating this year’s Christmas Tree. Laroche Tree Service will be conducting training at Central Park and will be trimming trees at no cost to the City. The I-70 Waterline project is still on hold while waiting for parts for the culvert. Moreover, the Route 40 Waterline Extension Project is still being finalized with the engineer. The Transportation Alternative Program funding was approved for the Train Station Renovation Project. Furthermore, the Inflow and Infiltration Control Plan has been submitted to the EPA. The EPA has yet to contact the City about the Water Distribution Loan. For the remainder of the year, leaf pick-up will be bag only. All the lights in the Rec Center have been replaced. Lastly. Decembers Employee of the Month is Jennifer McMillen.

Councilman Vincenzo asked Mr. Greenwood if once the parts come in for the I-70 Waterline Project if the project starts immediately. Mr. Greenwood stated that the project would begin as quickly as possible once the parts came in.

Police Chief Matt Arbenz reported that in November, there were 321 Calls for Service, 10 Crashes, 24 Arrests, 4 Warrant Served, 2 Domestic Violence Cases, and 75 Traffic Stops. Lastly, a part-time Officer resigned due to getting a job elsewhere.

Finance Director Annette Whealdon reported that the Temporary Budget is complete and needs to be passed to ensure funding for the beginning of the year. Furthermore, Ms. Whealdon reported that Ordinance No. 2022-46 is to establish a New Fund that will be strictly for Donations at the Rec Center.

Councilwoman Jordan stated that she was under the impression that the City needs to get permission from the State Auditor to create a New Fund. Ms. Whealdon stated that the City does not need permission to create this Fund.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy reported that he met with a representative from CBIZ Evaluation Group, who will appraise properties owned by the City to determine the City’s insurance rate. Moreover, Mr. Murphy and Donnie Smithberger met with the Zayo Group to go over the plans for placing Fiber Conduit within the City. Furthermore, the Board of Zoning Appeals approved Perry and Associate’s relocating request to 128 South Marietta Street. Lastly, Trinity Health System will be opening Physician Offices at 107 Plaza Drive.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith No report.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler No report.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch No report. 

Streets – North Side Chair Don Vincenzo thanked the Street Department for keeping the leaves picked up and cold patching potholes.

Streets – South Side Chair JC Thrash agreed with Councilman Vincenzo and thanked the Street Department for keeping the leaves picked up and cold patching potholes.

Safety Chair JC Thrash No report. 

Building and Grounds Chair Linda Jordan asked Council if they had any ideas for South Park or if they would keep it as is.

Law Director Elizabeth Glick reported that the City is meeting with the Landowner by South Park and will hopefully have some answers soon.

Planning Commission Chair Kristi Lipscomb No report.

Fire Chair Linda Jordan reported that the Fire Board approved the switch from part-time to full-time for a new employee

Recreation Chair Kristi Lipscomb thanked everyone who made the Turkey Trot a success, raising over $8,000 for the OJ Diomedi family.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report. 

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick  

FIRST READING

Ordinance No. 2022-46 – AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE PARKS AND RECREATION FUND – DONATIONS #2042, TO RECEIVE REVENUE FROM DONATIONS, MAKE ADDITIONAL PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS, FOR THE NORMAL EXPENSES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STATE OF OHIO, FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2022 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Vincenzo that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2022-46 and that the Resolution, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Thrash.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                              Smith                   YES

Jordan                  NO                                                     Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                     Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                ABSENT

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

Motion Failed

Ordinance No. 2022-47 – 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, 2023 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Councilman Smith that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance No. 2022-47 and that the Resolution, be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Thrash.

ROLL CALL:

Butler                   ABSENT                                              Smith                   YES

Jordan                  NO                                                     Thrash                  YES

Lipscomb             YES                                                     Vincenzo              YES

Oprisch                ABSENT

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

Motion Failed

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Vincenzo made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilwoman Lipscomb. The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 P.M.

The next meeting will be Monday, December 19, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. All Councilmembers will be present at the City Building for the next meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting in the Council Chambers.

December 5, 2022 Council Minutes


City offices – except Police Department – will be closed in observance of the federal holiday on Mon., Jan. 2

Mayor Thalman announces that City offices — except the Police Department — will be closed in observance of the federal holiday which has been established on Monday, January 2, 2023, since New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, at 8:30 A. M.

If you have an EMERGENCY, please call 911!

For after-hours emergencies for electric, water or sewer service ONLY, please call 740-695-1410 to connect with the City’s answering service.  We ask that you no longer call 740-695-0123 to report utility problems.

For all NON-EMERGENCY inquiries, please call the City’s Police Department on 740-695-0123.

Mayor Thalman and all City employees extend our wishes to the community for a Happy New Year!