City council met Wednesday and:
Heard Mayor George McKelvey say he will immediately begin the process of hiring a social worker for the police department's crisis intervention unit to assist domestic violence victims. This was after city residents Doshia Banks and Jacqueline Taylor expressed concern about the homicide rate among black women in the city.
Announced its intent to spend $550,000 in 2001-2002 federal money on street resurfacing this year.Authorized the board of control to advertise for bids for 2001 city street resurfacing, plus inspection and material testing.Authorized the board of control to award a contract to expand and renovate the city hall parking lot at Boardman and Hazel streets.Authorized the board of control to advertise for bids for two pumper firetrucks. The city will make a $100,000 down payment and pay over seven to 10 years.Approved a 10-year 75 percent abatement on real and personal property taxes for Shelley & amp; Sands Inc. and its subsidiaries. The paving company will move from Girard to the former LTV site on Center Street. The company plans to create 136 full-time jobs within three years, with a $3.3 million payroll.