9:14 p.m. Council approves water line project

STEUBENVILLE — Mayor Domenick Mucci cast a rare tie breaking vote Tuesday and cleared the way for the Buena Vista Water Line Improvement project to proceed.

The council had split three to three on a motion to accept a state grant and pursuing a loan to meet the matching grant requirement. Sixth Ward Councilman David Lalich who had originally opposed the measure was absent Tuesday night because of medical reasons.

City Council approved legislation Tuesday night to authorize the acting city manager to apply for state grants for the 2014 street paving project.

The 2014 street paving list includes portions of Braybarton Boulevard, Terri Avenue, Linda Way, Harvard Avenue, Parkdale Road, Yale Place and Princeton Road.

The council also agreed to emergency legislation to enter into a contract with Direct Energy for the city’s electrical power services.

The council also passed an ordinance approving a new comprehensive plan for the city.

The city currently uses a comprehensive plan written in 1964.

A third and final reading was heard by the council authorizing the sale of city property no longer needed for municipal purposes was heard by the council. The city property auction has been scheduled for Oct. 12.

The council heard the second reading of an overtime and compensation time leave policy for city exempt employees.

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