8:45 p.m. Council approves ordinance

STEUBENVILLE — City Council tabled an ordinance scheduled for a third reading Tuesday night that would have set an overtime and compensatory time policy for city exempt employees.

The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to review the legislation before considering it in the future.

The council approved an emergency authorizing the acting city manager to re-advertise for bids for the Steubenville Marina Observation Deck project.

The council had originally authorized advertisements for the Steubenville Marina observation deck in January but Mayor and Acting City Manager Domenick Mucci said the city did not receive any bids for the 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.

Mucci said the state agreed to provide $50,000 and the city received an additional $200,000 in Federal Highway Enhancement funds to trim the pier and construct a pedestrian bridge to an observation deck on the pier.

Mucci said the money can only be used for the deck project.

In February the council authorized the purchase of real estate at the city marina owned by the Ohio Department of Transportation for $1 as part of the observation deck project.

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