On the record: Girard

WHAT: City Council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Thomas Grumley, Reynald Paolone, Steve Brooks, Mark Standohar, Keith Schubert, Lily Martuccio, John Moliterno, Joseph Shelby and Mayor James Melfi


• Approved the hiring of two temporary seasonal employees at $8.15 per hour to work no more than 29 hours per week through Dec. 31;

• Requested legislation be prepared for accepting the comprehensive land use plan prepared by the county planning commission;

• Heard from Melfi that improvements have been made at Liberty Memorial Park with paving work and cleanup completed;

• Gave final reading opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The local area is exposed to a large job loss because 15.8 percent of Trumbull County private employment is in the health care sector;

• Gave first reading to placing a .08-mill, five-year renewal levy for trash collection on the May 2018 primary ballot.

— Bob Coupland