Elected Jamie R. DeVore president and Jane Harris vice president.
Established board meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Appointed member Tom Grumley as the board's representative on the Trumbull Career and Technical Center.
Council President Doug Franklin announced committee assignments for the year.
Chairmen are Bob Marchese, D-at large, finance; Virginia Bufano, D-1st, water; Susan Hartman, D-7th, police and fire; Alford Novak, D-2nd, traffic and safety; Novak, engineering, building and planning; John Homlitas, D-3rd, sewer-water pollution control; Brendan Keating, D-5th, operations; Bob Holmes, D-4th, legislative; Gary Fonce, D-at large, public utilities; and James "Doc" Pugh, D-6th, health and welfare.
Set salaries for clerk Darla Neugebauer and deputy clerk Brenda Smith. Both clerks took wage freezes in 2000 during the city's financial crunch and were the only two city employees who didn't get raises in 2001. This year Neugebauer will get $3,050, a 4 percent increase, and in 2003, she'll get $3,172. Smith will get $2,563 this year, a 4 percent increase, and $2,665 in 2003.
Authorized advertising for bids and entering into contracts for odor control solution at the Water Pollution Control Center and for renovations and improvements at the water filtration plant. The city must comply with environmental mandates and estimates that upgrades at the water plant will cost $12 million.
Heard from Pugh, who wanted verification as to laws governing the availability of public records. He said residents requesting information on his behalf were turned away from a city department Wednesday without the information they were seeking. He said the city now requires citizens to fill out forms when requesting information.
Law Director Greg Hicks said the public cannot be forced to fill out forms unless the request is voluminous. Mayor Hank Angelo said the form was instituted to help the information-gathering process, not hinder it.
Residents do not have to put down their names and phone numbers on the sheet, Angelo said, and employees have to be given a reasonable amount of time to collect requested documents.
Holmes called a ward meeting for 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the McDonald's on South Street S.E.

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