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6:38 p.m. Council approves legislation

September 25, 2012
By Dave Gossett - Staff Writer ( , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE -- City Council approved emergency legislation Tuesday night to lease office space to the JB Green Team on a month to month basis.

The city will receive $2,200 a month in rent from the Solid Waste Authority.

The council also approved emergency legislation for a contract with the James White Construction Company of Weirton to repair collapsing sewer lines under University Boulevard and in the McCauslen Manor neighborhood.

The projects will not cost more than $130,000.

Also approved Tuesday night on an emergency basis was authorization for City Manager Cathy Davison and Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi to advertise for proposals for professional services for the city's Fair Housing Practices Commission.

And the council passed emergency legislation for advertising for professional services for the city's park safety and security lighting project.

An ordinance approving expenditures without a purchase order for more than $3,000 was approved after a third and final reading as well as an ordinance authorizing the transfer of $10,000 from the city's General Fund to the General Capital Projects Fund.

First readings were heard at the regular council meeting an ordinance amending the city's Fair Housing Code to make it consistent with the state and federal fair housing laws as well as legislation authorizing the advertisement for bids for the purchase of necessary supplies for the service department in 2013.

The council heard the first reading of an ordinance allowing the city manager to advertise two lots on North Fifth Street for sale through a bidding process.

And the council members heard a first reading for the city to renew an agreement with the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District to provide assistance with the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandated Phase II Storm Water Management Plan.

For all the details from the City Council meeting read the Wednesday edition of the Herald-Star.

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