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8:10 p.m. Final year end legislation introduced

December 11, 2012
By Dave Gossett - Staff writer ( , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE -- City Council will consider a new $10,000 retirement or resignation program to allow city employees more time to consider their options.

Council failed to pass emergency legislation last week to offer a $10,000 retirement or resignation program to city employees because three council members voted against the measure.

The council also prepared for their final regular meeting of the year with a list of end of the year legislation to be considered at next week's session.

Second Ward Councilman Rick Perkins introduced an ordinance to declare buildings located at 1409 State St., 711 N. Seventh St., 235 N. Eighth St., 312 Mears Ave. and 523 Maxwell Ave. to be unsafe structures and ordering their demolition.

Perkins also proposed an ordinance from the Planning Committee authorizing the advertisement for a request for qualifications for professional services under the Ohio Community Housing Improvement Program.

Nine ordinances were introduced from the council Finance Committee including a revenue tax budget for 2012 and a temporary revenue tax budget for 2013.

Other legislation introduced by Sixth Ward Councilman and Finance Committee Chairman David Lalich included a measure to make final appropriations for expenditures this year.

Lalich also introduced an ordinance authorizing the finance director to repay $147,183 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal grant fund to the street fund..

And an ordinance authorizing the approval without a purchase order over $3,000 over several bills.

Legislation adopting the indirect cost allocation plan for the city was also introduced.

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

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