STEUBENVILLE - City Council prepared for the second half of the year with the introduction of two mid-year ordinances from the Finance Committee.
Sixth Ward Councilman David Lalich introduced two emergency ordinances Tuesday night amending the existing appropriations ordinance and adopting a revenue tax budget for the remainder of the year.
Both ordinances will be voted on next week.
Lalich proposed emergency legislation repealing the existing employee table of organization and enacting a new table of organization.
Lalich also proposed emergency legislation accepting a sanitary sewer easement between the CVS Pharmacy and the city.
According to City Engineer Michael Dolak, "The city had to relocate an existing sewer line that ran from Sunset Boulevard to Hollywood Boulevard when CVS built its new store on Sunset Boulevard. CVS actually did the sewer line work and this will give the city access to the new sewer line under the CVS property."
City Council will consider an ordinance next week authorizing the submission of the city's Community Development Block Grant one-year action plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Second Ward Councilman Rick Perkins introduced the legislation that calls for $150,000 in CDBG funds for security lighting at Belleview Park, North End Park, Murphy Field and the Martin Luther King Recreation Center.
The city has allotted $130,000 for street improvements, $125,000 for demolition projects and $93,403 for a rehabilitation program for low- and moderate-income homeowners in the city.
The legislation formalizes the expenditure of the $568,403 in CDBG funds.
Council met in a brief executive session Tuesday night to discuss pending litigation.
And Lalich called for a Safety Committee meeting prior to Tuesday's regular council meeting.
Lalich indicated he will ask for an executive session with the city police chief to discuss personnel.