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On the record: Campbell

WHAT: City council meeting March 16

PRESENT: George Levendis, Steve Cappitte, Robert Stanko, Joseph Mazzocca Jr. and Mayor Bryan Tedesco

ABSENT: Timothy O’Bryan

Council:

• Approved an ordinance to send a 1 percent income tax renewal to the Mahoning County Board of Elections for placement on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Council said .25 percent will be for operation of the parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities, and the rest will be for general operation of the city;

• Advanced to third reading an ordinance to pay no more than $45,000 to DWA Recreation for new playground equipment at Roosevelt Park. Cappitte said it will be placed by the community center and it will be convenient for people who rent the facility. He said $10,000 of the funds will come from insurance money the city received following storm damage at the park last year;

• Advanced to third reading an ordinance to pay $25,841 to Fire Force Inc. / Eagle Emergency of New Waterford for turnout gear for the fire department, which is expected to take 10 weeks for delivery;

• Advanced to third reading an ordinance appointing police officer James Conroy as the city’s code enforcement officer. His salary will be paid from the city’s land revitalization fund;

• Advanced to third reading an ordinance to pay the mayor’s secretary from the park fund (25 percent), land revitalization fund (25 percent) and mayor’s office (50 percent);

• Advanced to second reading an ordinance creating the position of dispatch supervisor in the police department and appointing Casey Englebaugh at $14 per hour. The ordinance notes the position is being created specifically for Englebaugh;

• Advanced to second reading ordinances increasing the pay for a street department laborer-truck driver and a street department laborer from $10 per hour to $12 per hour (with no CDL) and $13.50 per hour with a CDL;

• Advanced to second reading a resolution to pay $2,905 for the city’s participation in the Eastgate Regional Counctil of Governments;

• Passed a resolution appointing Chris Tolnar from GPD Group of Akron as the city’s stormwater engineer;

• Passed an ordinance that building permit fees for new residential construction remain at $100, new commerical construction remain at $150, and modifications to existing residential structures remain at $70 and modifications to existing commercial structures remain at $140. The ordinance also calls for 50 percent of the permit fees to go to the general fund, 35 percent to the code enforcement officer and 15 percent to the mayor’s secretary.

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