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9:15 p.m. Legislation passed by City Council

October 9, 2012
By Dave Gossett - Staff Writer ( , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE -- City Council approved two ordinances Tuesday night that will enact regulations to govern potential future internet sweepstakes cafes and devices in the city.

The approval by the council members came after a public hearing held last week by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission.

No one attended the hearing and the planning commission sent a letter to the council urging adoption of the amendments to the zoning code and the business code.

The council also approved several changes in the city's finances to adjust for the 2012 summer food program.

Second readings were heard at the meeting for 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 second reading of an ordinance allowing the city manager to advertise two lots on North Fifth Street for sale through an advertised bidding process.

Patrick Nguyen of North Fifth Street had asked the city to sell him the two lots so he can fence the properties off as a yard and maintain the site.

Nyguyen said if he is able to buy the two properties he plans to, "trim back the large tree encroaching on my house, redo the sidewalk that is in repair and beautify the north end just a little bit."

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.

The council heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing a $8,250 payment to attorney Joe Corabi for negotiating an oil and gas lease for the city.

The council recognized the late Robert D'Anniballe Sr and Paul Rue for their induction into the Franciscan University of Steubenville Hall of Fame.

October was proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness month and Oct. 17 as National Mammography Day.

The council also proclaimed Oct. 7 through Oct. 13 as Fire Prevention Week.

And the council passed a resolution supporting the creation of the Beautification Subcommittee.

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

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