Council approved a final contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the Urban Paving Program during its May 26 meeting. The project entails the resurfacing all of Harding Way/State Route 19 within the city limits.
Mayor Tom O’Leary noted the final project estimate is slightly lower, resulting in the local share being reduced to $402,388. This is a $54,000 savings for the city. The combined Federal/State share of the project will be more than $800,000.
The project goes out for bid in July.
A third reading for a revised credit card policy was voted down by a 4-3 margin. During discussion, some council members remained concerned about an open-ended spending limit for cards. The original policy passed by council in March set a spending limit of $5,000.
City Auditor Brian Treisch explained the limit would be set by each department head and council would be informed of those limits and card purchasing activity.
Other city officials questioned the need for credit cards at all. The policy also underwent several revisions, with a new revision presented that evening to require a compliance officer to be appointed by council.
Scheduled committee meetings are Utilities on June 3 and Finance on June 17. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are planned to be held via Zoom.