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8:50 p.m. Council passes legislation

August 27, 2013
By Dave Gossett - Staff writer ( , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE -- City Council approved the purchase of a Belt Filter Press for the Wastewater Department Tuesday night.

It was the third and final reading for the legislation.

Wastewater assistant Superintendent Chuck Murphy had proposed buying a new Belt Filter Press and stop leasing a similar used piece of equipment as a money saving project.

The press is used to treat sludge at the Wastewater plant.

Murphy estimated it will take approximately approximately eight months from ordering the press to delivery.

In other business the council passed emergency legislation for a design build contract with MWH Constructors for the lower University Boulevard sewer repair project.

The council adopted legislation amending the city's revenue tax budget and an appropriations budget for the remainder of the year.

Emergency legislation was approved Monday night to sell $460,000 in utility bonds to pay for improvements at the city's water filtration plant.

And the council agreed to an emergency ordinance amending the city's table of organization to reflect the police union 2.2 percent pay raise effective Sept. 1 as well language to bring the Municipal Court clerks pay into line with other city employees and amending the council clerk job from a part-time to a full-time position.

The council heard a second reading for legislation authorizing the sale of city property no longer needed for municipal purposes.

The city property auction has been scheduled for Oct. 12.

The council heard the first reading of an overtime and compensation time leave policy for city exempt employees.

Read the Wednesday edition of the Herald-Star for the details of the council meeting.

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