STEUBENVILLE -- City Council approved the sale of two vacant lots on North Fifth Street following the third and final reading of an ordinance Tuesday night.
The decision to advertise the two properties for sale came after a neighboring property owner expressed an interest in the lots that are adjacent to his home.
If Patrick Nguyen is the successful bidder for the two lots he said he will fence the properties off as a yard and maintain the site.
Nyguyen said 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."
The council also approved an ordinance amending the city's Fair Housing code to bring the regulations into line with federal and state Fair Housing laws.
The council also approved the third reading for an ordinance for the city manager to advertise for bids for the purchase of necessary supplies for the city Service Department.
A resolution in support of the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School one year levy was approved by the city council members.
And a second reading was heard for legislation approving a $8,250 payment to attorney Joseph M. Corabi for negotiating an oil and gas lease for the city.
Prior to the council meeting Mayor Domenick Mucci delivered his second annual state of the city address and touched on collaboration between the city and Jefferson County as well as business development in the community.
Read the Wednesday edition of the Herald-Star for all the details of the city council meeting.