8:24 p.m. Legislation introduced at council meeting

STEUBENVILLE –Council heard legislation proposed Tuesday night to authorize City Manager Cathy Davison to advertise for bids for the John Scott Highway and Mall Drive improvement projects as well as the University Boulevard and Brady Avenue improvement projects scheduled to begin later this year and be completed next year

Third Ward Councilman Greg Metcalf also introduced an ordinance to advertise for the Steubenville Marina deck project.

The Ohio Department of Transportation agreed to save the pier closest to the Ohio side of the river when the Fort Steuben Bridge was demolished.

City Engineer Mike Dolak said the state agreed to provide $250,000 in funding the project to trim the pier and construct a pedestrian bridge to an observation deck on the pier.

And Metcalf introduced a resolution recognizing Catholic Schools Week set to start Jan. 27.

Second Ward Councilman Rick Perkins introduced several ordinances from the Planning Committee including changes to the city’s building fees.

Perkins also proposed an ordinance to reprogram unused Community Development Block Grant monies and legislation authorizing the city manager and Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi to apply for Clean Ohio funds for an asbestos abatement and demolition project at the former RG Steel plant in Steubenville.

Read the Wednesday edition of the Herald-Star for all the details from the City Council meeting.