City of St. Clairsville

Effective at 2:55 P. M. on Thurs., Sept. 2, a 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect for residents in the vicinity of Nelson Ave.

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                Media, Residents

FR:                City of St. Clairsville

RE:                Limited 48-Hour Boil Order in the vicinity of Nelson Avenue

DATE:            September 2, 2021

EFFECTIVE:   IMMEDIATE

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Effective at 2:55 P. M. today, a 48-Hour Limited Boil Order is in effect for City of St. Clairsville residents in the vicinity of Nelson Avenue.  Specifically, the residents impacted are those living on Nelson Avenue, Center Street, Crescent Street and Richland Avenue.  This boil order is needed due to an unexpected water main break which occurred on Nelson Avenue this morning.  City crews repaired the break and restored water service.

Residents may experience discoloration and/or pressure issues 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 questions, please call the Municipal Utilities Office on 740-695-1410.  Thank you.

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Limited Power Outage is needed this Wednesday from 2 – 6 A. M. in the vicinity of Reservoir Road

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                     Media, Residents

FR:                     City of St. Clairsville, Dir. of Public Service/Safety

RE:                     Limited Power Outage early on Wednesday A. M.

DATE:                August 30, 2021

FOR RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE

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On September 1, 2021, from 2:00 A. M. to 6:00 A. M. the City will experience a limited power outage.  The electric customers on the west end of the City (specifically, the Reservoir Road area down to the Water Treatment Plant) are expected to be impacted.  However, this outage could cause some rolling black outs in other areas.

This scheduled power outage is needed to conduct emergency maintenance on the Hess Substation.  If residents have any questions, please contact the Municipal Utilities Office at 740-695-1410.

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Wednesday, 7:30 P. M. Special Meeting of the Recreation Board

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:                 August 30, 2021

TO:                     Residents and Media

FROM:               City of St. Clairsville

SUBJECT:           Special Meeting of the City’s Recreation Board

FOR RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE

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On September 1, 2021, a Special Meeting of the Recreation Board will be held in the City Council chambers of the Municipal Building at 7:30 P. M.  Recreation Board President Ed Bober has called this special meeting to discuss staffing issues.

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48-Hour Boil Order effective 6:00 AM on Fri., Aug. 27 for all StC water customers

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:                    August 27, 2021

TO:                         Residents and Media

FROM:                   City of St. Clairsville

SUBJECT:             48-Hour Boil Order

FOR RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE

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The installation of a temporary water line has been completed.  Effective at 6 A. M. on August 27, a 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect for all residents within the corporation limits of the City of St. Clairsville.  This boil order also applies to any nearby homes which receive their tap water from the City rather than Belmont County.  Residents may experience temporary pressure issues and/or discoloration of the water due to this project.

A Code Red has been issued to notify the residents of the completion of the work and the start of the 48-Hour Boil Order.  City residents are encouraged to sign up for the county’s Code Red alert system if they have not already done so:  https://stclairsville.com/2020/02/04/sign-up-for-belmont-county-911-code-red/.

Please contact the City’s Municipal Utilities Office (740-695-1410) if you have questions or need any additional information.  This office is open from 8:30 – 4:30 on Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays.  When the office is closed, an answering service is available to receive messages and/or provide answers when possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as the City continues its work to make necessary improvements to our water distribution system.

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Belmont County Health Department_Food Safety Program_Guidelines During Boil Advisory_August 2021

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Thurs. P. M. water line repair requires water conservation effort and 48-hour boil order

August 23,2021

To:  Citizens of the City of St. Clairsville

Re: Installation of temporary water line

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the City of St. Clairsville will shut down the water plant to allow for the temporary water line that runs along the surface on Reservoir Road to be tapped into our existing water system.  We are anticipating that this will begin at 7:00 P. M. on Thursday, and the water plant will be off until 7:00 A. M. on Friday or potentially longer.

On Thursday evening, we are asking that our citizens conserve water by not washing their cars, watering their lawns, and refrain from doing laundry, etc.  The water will be safe for drinking and sanitary uses.

When the installation is completed, residents may experience temporary pressure issues and/or discoloration of the water.  A city-wide boil order will be issued for a minimum 48-hours after installation is completed.  A Code Red call out will be issued at any point in the night to notify the citizens of the completion of the work and when the boil order will begin.

This installation is necessary to allow us to repair the existing water line break in one of our two (2) main water lines.  Currently, we have three (3) water tanks with the capacity of 1.2 million gallons of water storage.  The City typically use between 400,000 to 500,000 gallons of water per day, so we should have the 2 days’ worth of water in our existing system.  If necessary, we will have potable water available at distribution points throughout the City.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need any additional information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with this situation.  The City will continue to make necessary improvements to our water distribution system.

How to Boil Water (information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):  Drink_Safe_Water_Poster

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Effective 8:30 P. M. on Saturday, Aug. 21, a Limited 48-Hour Boil Order for certain residences on Walnut Avenue

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                    Media, Residents

FR:                     City of St. Clairsville

RE:                     Limited 48-Hour Boil Order beginning at 8:30 P. M. on Aug. 21 for certain residences on Walnut Avenue

DATE:                August 21, 2021

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Effective at 8:30 P. M. today, a limited 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect for certain St. Clairsville residents on Walnut Avenue:  124, 125, 132, 134, 136, 138, 140 and 142.  City crews have restored water service.  The Boil Order will expire on August 23 at 8:30 P. M.

Residents may experience discoloration and/or pressure issues due to this waterline break and subsequent repair.  Any other utility customer nearby who may have experienced water loss late this afternoon also should follow the 48-Hour Boil Order.

If questions, please call the Municipal Utilities Office on 740-695-1410 to reach the after-hours answering service.

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Ordinance Number 2021-24

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-24

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE/SAFETY TO SOLICIT

COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR THE RESURFACING OF

STREETS IN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE

AND AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE

NOT TO EXCEED $185,000.00 FOR THE CALENDAR

YEAR 2021 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 the Director of Public Service/Safety 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 bid for the resurfacing and to authorize work for such resurfacing not to exceed $185,000.00 for the calendar year 2021.

SECTION 2:  That the Director of Public Service/Safety 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 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 16th day of August, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 5 members of the council.

Ordinance Number 2021-24


August 9, 2021 Council Minutes Special Meeting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

August 9, 2021 Special Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                             Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Perry Basile, 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 6:50 pm. President Velas led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the public were thanked for their attendance.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              HERE                                     Oprisch           HERE

Bukmir            HERE                                     Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler             ABSENT                                  Smith                   HERE

Jordan            HERE             FIVE (5) Present                             Two (2) Absent

MINUTES: No minutes were voted on

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman No Report.                                                                                                      

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood No Report.

Police Matt Arbenz No Report.

Finance Director Annette Williams No Report.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy No Report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith No report.

Utilities Chair Terra Butler No report.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch No report.

Streets – North Side Chair Perry Basile No report.

Streets – South Side Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

 Safety Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

 Building and Grounds Chair Perry Basile No report.

Planning Commission Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

Fire Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

Recreation Chair Linda Jordan No report.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick addressed one piece of legislation before Council.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance 2021-23 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Basile.

Ordinance No. 2021-23: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, TO ACCEPT THE MATERIAL TERMS OF THE ONEOHIO SUBDIVISION SETTLEMENT PURSUANT TO THE ONEOHIO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THE JULY 21, 2021, NATIONAL OPIOID SETTLEMENT AND TO SIGN THE ONEOHIO SUBDIVISION PARTICIPATION FORM, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                            Oprisch              YES

Bukmir            YES                            Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              ABSENT                     Smith              YES

Jordan             YES

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

Rules requiring three separate readings suspended

Vote to pass Ordinance No. 2021-23:

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                            Oprisch              YES

Bukmir            YES                            Sabatino          ABSENT

Butler              ABSENT                     Smith                   YES

Jordan             YES

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

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Smith made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Bukmir. Meeting adjourned at 6:58 pm.

Next meeting will be Monday, August 16th, 2021, at 7:30 pm. 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.

August 9, 2021 Council Minutes Special Meeting


August 2, 2021 Council Minutes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

August 2, 2021 Meeting

Jim Velas, Council President                                            Kathryn Thalman, Mayor

Perry Basile, 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:

Basile                   HERE                                     Oprisch           HERE

Bukmir                 HERE                                     Sabatino          HERE

Butler                   HERE                                     Smith               HERE

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

MINUTES: President Velas confirmed all councilmembers received the minutes from July 19th Council meeting. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve the minutes from July 19, 2021, Council meeting; motion seconded by Councilwoman Butler.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                   YES                                        Oprisch                YES

Bukmir                 YES                                        Sabatino              YES

Butler                   YES                                        Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Minutes Approved

REPORTS: Mayor Kathryn Thalman reports that she had a meeting at East Ohio Regional Hospital to discuss PR for the upcoming blood drive on August 25. The mayor also wanted to encourage everyone to donate blood due to the blood shortage in the country. Mayor had a Zoom meeting with Chief Arbenz regarding the purchase of a City App that would be a source for information and a valuable resource to disseminate information quickly to the public. Mayor met with Service Director Jeremy Greenwood and Don Smithberger to discuss infrastructure and the recent water line breaks.                                                                                                          

Service/Safety Director Jeremy Greenwood reports an update on a prior HR issue and recommended an executive session. Mr. Greenwood says that the chlorine injector and feeders at the west end wastewater plant are up and running; he also submitted the body camera grant. The installation of the exterior light for the awning on the city building is finished. The project was moving forward with the East-End Connection and scheduled a pre-construction meeting. Mr. Greenwood reported that there was a water line leak discovered underneath the interstate; he stated that there are two lines that are in that area, and as of now, he is unsure which line is leaking; he is working with ODOT, along with an engineering firm to try and work out a fix. Mr. Greenwood is getting the staff updated on the National Incident Management System training. Mr. Greenwood named Mr. Scott Harvey of the Wastewater Department as August’s employee of the month. Mr. Greenwood reported that he has so far received five applications for the Director of the Rec Center

Councilman Sabatino questioned Mr. Greenwood on whether most of the waterline breaks in the City were being fixed in-house or contracted out. Mr. Greenwood stated that it is a case-by-case basis. Councilman Sabatino asked for a percentage of the City’s work on waterline breaks. Mr. Greenwood stated that roughly ninety to ninety-five percent of the waterline breaks were repaired by the City itself.

Councilwoman Oprisch questioned Mr. Greenwood on the deadline for when no more application will be accepted for the position of Director of the Rec Center. Mr. Greenwood stated that Monday August 9th is the deadline.

Councilman Smith questioned Mr. Greenwood on whether he thinks that the water loss is due to the leak under the interstate. Mr. Greenwood stated that it is possible that the water loss is due to the recent discovery, but it it’s premature to say with any certainty.

Police Matt Arbenz reports there were 413 calls for service, 25 criminal arrests, 7 warrants served, 2 domestic cases, and 136 traffic stops. The Police Department is doing training next Monday, along with three other local departments. Chief Arbenz addressed the possible purchase of the City app, stating that it would be a useful for the City and both the Police and Fire Department.

Councilwoman Oprisch questioned Chief Arbenz on how the City app would pair with the current Code Red system in place. Chief Arbenz stated that the app would not replace Code Red, but instead be an additional resource for the citizens.

Councilman Sabatino questioned Chief Arbenz on why the tornado siren didn’t not go off during the recent tornado warning. Chief Arbenz stated that it is being investigated and tested by the Fire Department.

Finance Director Annette Williams reports that the City received the first half of the American Rescue Plan money at a sum of $269,262 and furthermore stated that the City should receive the same amount sometime next year.

Planning & Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy [absent] Mr. Greenwood read a statement on Mr. Murphy’s behalf stating that by August 16th the U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing the demographic statistics from the 2020 Census, this will include population count for the city and other communities in Belmont County and around the country.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Chair Mike Smith No report. [Next meeting is Monday, August 16th at 6:45 P.M.]

Utilities Chair Terra Butler reports that there was a sewer credit request for $59.40 that was unanimously denied by all three of the committee members, and furthermore explained that there was another sewer credit request for $127.76 which was also unanimously denied. Ms. Butler stated that the committee discussed adding a message on all utility bills encouraging citizens to enroll in the Code Red system. Ms. Butler reported that the committee discussed a policy change for cases when individuals know they will be using large amounts of water so that they will not be charged for sewer fees.

Police Chair Beth Oprisch No report [Next meeting is Monday, August 9th at 7:00 P.M.]

Streets – North Side Chair Perry Basile reports that he would like to thank Mr. Greenwood for the speedy repair on Pinecrest Drive. Mr. Basile also reported that there is foliage growing out into the street on Talbot Avenue.

Streets – South Side Chair Frank Sabatino reports that he has been working with Mr. Greenwood on several issues on Young Lane and hopes that he could get a resolution on both the issues.

Safety Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

Building and Grounds Chair Perry Basile No report.

Planning Commission Chair Frank Sabatino No report.

Fire Chair Frank Sabatino No report. [Next meeting is Wednesday, August 25th at 3:00 P.M.]

Recreation Chair Linda Jordan No report.

Park District Chair Linda Jordan No report.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Law Director Elizabeth Glick addressed four pieces of legislation before Council.

First Reading

Ordinance No. 2021-19: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL TO INCREASE THE COMPENSATION OF SOME OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

President Velas asked council their thought on the two different versions of legislation 2021-19, which could either be a 3% or 2.5% raise for city employees.

Councilman Sabatino stated that he is against either version of the legislation due to the fact that most the high-end administrative employees received a $6000 raise recently and that all City employees received an $800 bonus in November with the recent COVID money the City received.

Councilman Bukmir stated he was concerned that the City did not have the money to support these raises. Financial Director Williams stated that the 3% raise was budgeted in this years budget.

Councilman Basile stated that since the employees didn’t receive a raise last year, he thinks it would be best to pass the 3% raise for cost of living.

Councilman Smith stated that he would like to receive a dollar amount to see how much the raises are going to cost.

Councilwoman Jordan asked that if the City would become a village would these raises cause any issues in the future. Law Director Glick stated that since the raises were budgeted that in this fiscal year we would be covered, but in the next fiscal year she cannot answer with any certainty if any issues could arise.

A motion was made by Councilman Basile that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance 2021-20 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Smith.

Ordinance No. 2021-20: 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.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                  Oprisch            YES

Bukmir            YES                                  Sabatino          YES

Butler              YES                                  Smith              YES

Jordan             YES

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

Rules requiring three separate readings suspended

Vote to pass Ordinance No. 2021-20:

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                  Oprisch              YES

Bukmir            YES                                  Sabatino            YES

Butler              YES                                  Smith                 YES

Jordan             YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Motion Carried

A motion was made by Councilwoman Jordan that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance 2021-21 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Basile.

Ordinance No. 2021-21: AN ORDANINCE TO ESTABLISH THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUND #2152 ALONG WITH THE NECESSARY REVENUE ACCOUNTS AND NECESSARY APPROPRIATIONS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                      Oprisch              YES

Bukmir            YES                                      Sabatino            YES

Butler              YES                                      Smith                 YES

Jordan             YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate readings suspended

Vote to pass Ordinance No. 2021-21:

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                      Oprisch              YES

Bukmir            YES                                      Sabatino            YES

Butler              YES                                      Smith                 YES

Jordan             YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Motion Carried

A motion was made by Councilwoman Oprisch that the rules requiring three separate readings be suspended on Ordinance 2021-22 and that the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis; seconded by Councilman Basile.

Ordinance No. 2021-22: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE TO ENTER INTO A FACILITIES AGREEMENT WITH THE AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SERVICE CORPORATION, AS AGENT FOR OHIO POWER COMPANY AND AEP OHIO TRANSMISSION COMPANY, INC., AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                      Oprisch              YES

Bukmir            YES                                      Sabatino            YES

Butler              YES                                      Smith                 YES

Jordan             YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Motion Carried

Rules requiring three separate readings suspended

Vote to pass Ordinance No. 2021-22:

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                      Oprisch             YES

Bukmir            YES                                      Sabatino           YES

Butler              YES                                      Smith                YES

Jordan             YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Motion Carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION was recommended by Law Director Elizabeth Glick per ORC 121.22 (G)(3) Conferences with an attorney for the public body concerning disputes involving the public body that are the subject of pending or imminent court action.

ROLL CALL:

Basile              YES                                        Oprisch            YES

Bukmir            YES                                        Sabatino           NO

Butler              YES                                        Smith                YES

Jordan             YES

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

Before entering the Executive Session, Councilwoman Butler asked to make a statement. Ms. Butler reports that an individual is leaking information on Executive Sessions. Councilwoman Butler requested that an investigation take place into the validity of these reports. Councilwoman Oprisch also stated the matter needed to be investigated based on the seriousness of the allegations. During the conversation of an investigation, a citizen in the audience became unruly, which lead to a profane verbal outburst by the citizen toward two council members.

Executive Session entered at 8:35 pm.

Councilwoman Oprisch made a motion to exit Executive Session and resume open Regular Session; seconded by Councilman Smith. Regular Session resumed at 9:20 pm.

Councilwoman Oprisch made a motion to allow the Law Director to proceed with annexation process of a property North of the City limits; seconded by Councilman Basile.

ROLL CALL:

Basile                   YES                                                      Oprisch               YES

Bukmir                 NO                                                      Sabatino             NO

Butler                   YES                                                      Smith                  YES

Jordan                  NO

Roll Call Vote:    Four (4) YES    Three (3) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Motion Carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION was recommended by Law Director Elizabeth Glick per ORC 121.22 (G)(1) To consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official, or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual, unless the public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual requests a public hearing.

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

ROLL CALL:

Basile                   YES                                                      Oprisch               YES

Bukmir                 YES                                                      Sabatino             YES

Butler                   YES                                                      Smith                   YES

Jordan                  YES

Roll Call Vote:    Seven (7) YES    Zero (0) NO    Zero (0) Absent               Motion Carried

Executive Session entered at 9:25 pm.

Councilman Smith made a motion to exit Executive Session and resume open Regular Session; seconded by Councilwoman Jordan. Regular Session resumed at 9:33 pm.

ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to come before Council, Councilman Sabatino made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Councilman Smith. Meeting adjourned at 9:37 pm.

Next meeting will be Monday, August 16th, 2021, at 7:30 pm. 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.

August 2, 2021 Council Minutes


Limited 48-Hour Boil Order beginning at 9 P. M. Aug. 13 for certain residences in vicinity of 116 S. Sugar St.

PRESS RELEASE

TO:                    Media, Residents

FR:                     City of St. Clairsville

RE:                     Limited 48-Hour Boil Order beginning at 9 P. M. on Aug. 13 in vicinity of S. Sugar St.

DATE:                August 13, 2021

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Effective at 9 P. M. today, a limited 48-Hour Boil Order is in effect for City of St. Clairsville residents in the vicinity of South Sugar Street.  At this time, it is not known which residents are directly impacted by this unexpected waterline break.  City crews have restored water service.

Residents may experience discoloration and/or pressure issues due to this waterline break and subsequent repair.  Any other utility customer nearby who may have experienced water loss late this afternoon also should follow the 48-Hour Boil Order.

If questions, please call the Municipal Utilities Office on 740-695-1410 to reach the after-hours answering service.  Please check the City’s website (www.stclairsville.com) for updates.

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