STEUBENVILLE - City Council will hear a third and final reading Tuesday of an overtime pay and compensation time leave policy for city exempt employees and will consider legislation later this month regarding a similar policy for future city managers.
Council had unanimously tabled the overtime and compensation time leave policy last week but agreed to pull the ordinance from the table after a finance committee meeting Tuesday night.
An overtime and compensation time leave policy for the city manager position was drafted by Law Director S. Gary Repella and will be reviewed by the city's independent auditors.
Repella indicated the independent auditors had suggested a policy for city managers and indicated there was no checks and balance policy in place for a city manager.
Third Ward Councilman Greg Metcalf said council will probably consider an ordinance governing the city manager overtime and compensation time leave at a regular meeting in three weeks.
City Council is currently accepting applications for the city manager's job though Oct. 11.
In other business Tuesday night, council called for a 6:30 p.m. finance committee meeting Tuesday to discuss applying for a safety grant for the future widening of the Sunset Boulevard and Lovers Lane intersection.
Also, council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday with representatives of the Historic Fort Steuben to discuss renewal of a two-year agreement for in-kind services between the fort and the city.
Council met for 35 minutes in executive session prior to the sunshine meeting to discuss a confidential report by retired U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officer Jim Mavromatis, who reviewed the City Police Department earlier this year.
And council met in executive session following the sunshine meeting with attorney Rob D'Anniballe to hear an update on current contract talks with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 228.
The firefighters labor agreement expires in early December.
During the council meeting, Metcalf introduced legislation authorizing Acting City Manager Domenick Mucci to request a supplemental loan increase of $749,179 for the wastewater treatment plant final settling tanks and raw sewage pump improvement project.
The 3rd Ward councilman also introduced an ordinance authorizing Mucci to apply for a $50,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant to be used for the Buena Vista Boulevard Extension water line upgrade.
Metcalf also proposed legislation to pay bills totalling more than $3,000 without a pay authorization and a resolution proclaiming October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Oct. 18 as National Mammography Day.
Fourth Ward Councilwoman Angela Suggs proposed a resolution proclaiming October as National Fire Prevention Month and the week starting Sunday through Oct. 12 as Fire Prevention Week.
Mucci announced trick-or-treat in the city will be observed from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.