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City considers fire station closing

Latest proposal to balance 2013 budget runs into immediate criticism

February 26, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — City Manager Cathy Davison asked City Council Monday night to consider closing the Pleasant Heights fire station and laying off five firefighters in order to balance the proposed 2013......

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Feb-27-13 1:13 PM

There's got to be a better way. Many of those homes are at least 100 years old. My grandparents built two homes on Pine Street in about 1920...most of those old ones still have the original wiring, etc...many are owned by absentee landlords who slap on some paint & pound in a few nails & that's about all the updating they get...if a home catches fire how long will it take for fire fighters from other stations to get there & set up...people will die & fire fighters' lives will be put at undo risk...those old neighborhoods are like tinder boxes. Wake up folks you'd better make a new plan & do it in a hurry.

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Feb-27-13 10:43 AM

I remember not only here, but every other municipality in the Valley saying how increasing the muni tax to the 2% max would solve all problems for YEARS to come. And every one of them as spent it and working people have moved away to avoid paying it. The whole earned income tax needs to be thrown out and replaced with an income tax that taxes not just money earned by people who work for a living. The rates would be much much lower.

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Feb-27-13 5:43 AM

TomSays....which jobs would you get rid of? they are already at a bare minimum with staffing. Maybe? street dept, water or filtration workers? Do you need clean water? streets? running water to your house . Maybe firefighters? hope your house is never on fire. Police?

This has nothing to do with the Pool, there is no money for the pool (which doesn't make money). Come to a meeting and give your input , since you have all the answers! City Manager is a disgrace. We do not need her or a counsel. That would save some money. The good ole boys days are coming to an end! If anyone has a gripe with the city manager, council or union.....Go to the meetings!

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Feb-26-13 10:52 PM

Get rid of those un-needed city workers. I just am aghast at how many unproductive city jobs are not needed, yet the unions continue to fight for them. Meanwhile, the union contract will not allow a pool to be open in the summer for the kids to enjoy. Foobar on these public unions!

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Feb-26-13 2:16 PM

Alyssa Kerker cost the city $300,000 when she forgot to file paperwork to get a levy on the ballot, but hey let's lay off safety forces!

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