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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Council Authorizes Fall Paving Projects, Budget Transfers

City Council approved legislation on Oct. 23 to transfer $54,000 within the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund. The funding is for two small road paving projects that will be done this fall.


Mayor Tom O’Leary said the first project is for concrete repairs on Portland Way South for areas that have broken or become uneven. “We received a revised quote recently that is within existing resources. The contractor agreed to perform the work at cost.”


Estimated project cost is $38,824. Weather permitting, construction will begin Nov. 1. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with temporary signals to allow north and southbound traffic. The timeframe for work is two weeks.


The second project is for new pavement on Harding Way West in front of Schieber’s Auto Care  and Phil’s Deli, as well as patching several alleys in the Uptowne Business District.


The same ordinance also approved a $2,500 transfer within the Police Department budget to cover overtime expenses for OVI enforcement.


Ord. 2018-66 approved the following transfers for the purchase of fuel:

  • $8,000 within the Police Department budget
  • $500 within the Water Fund budget
  • $500 within the Sewer Fund budget
  • $500 within the Electric Fund budget


Res. 2018-13 authorized an agreement with the Assistant Director of Law fixing the total retirement payout for unpaid sick, vacation, and personal leave. The total amount is $20,766.


Res. 2018-14 accepted the tax amounts and rates for 2019 as determined by the Budget Commission. This is done annually and there will be no change in the tax rates.


On Oct. 31 at 7 p.m., council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting to review the 2019 budget.


Upcoming committee meetings:

Police, Fire and Health – Oct. 24

Laws and Ordinances – Nov. 6

Utilities – Nov. 7

Streets and Alleys – Nov. 8

Parks – Nov. 14


All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the city building.

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