On the record – Girard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Tuesday

PRESENT: Mark Zuppo, Diane Alejars, Peter Cardiero, SueEllen Davis and Karen Thomas

The board:

• Approved the resignation of Samuel Caputo, special education director, effective July 3. Caputo was later hired by the board as the new high school prinicpal.

• Approved additional work days for Samuel Caputo, high school principal, at $402.17 per day for up to 10 days; John Cardiero, assistant high school principal, at $340 per day for up to five days; Jessica Krumpak, special education director, at $361.90 per day for up to five days; Kelley Warga, pupil personnel director, at $357.14 per day for up to 10 days; and Angela Cochran, guidance counselor, at $402.17 per day for up to three days;

• Approved a one-year limited contract for Whitney Pagano as visual arts teacher at $45,000 for the 2019-20 school year at bachelor’s, Step 6, per the negotiated agreement and board policies;

• Approved allowing the Girard Little Indians to use Arrowhead Stadium for football games on Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27;

• Approved the resignation of Julie Coffey, one-on-one nurse, effective July 1;

• Approved James Sajewich as custodian / groundskeeper effective July 1;

• Approved Todd Reinhart as custodian effective July 1;

• Approved Dante Minniti as assistant boys soccer coach for the 2019-20 school year at a rate of $3,073.60 providing all qualifications and regulations are met.

— Beth Shiller

WHAT: City council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Thomas Grumley, Fran Wilson, Mark Ragozine, Mark Standohar, Lily Martuccio and Keith Schubert

ABSENT: John Moliterno and Mayor James Melfi


• Approved placing a 3-mill, five-year renewal fire levy on the November ballot to raise $324,074 annually for fire protection and needs of the fire department;

• Approved placing a 1.2-mill, five-year renewal trash collection levy on the November ballot to generate $64,247 for trash removal services;

• Approved a contract with American Contractors of Youngstown for the milling work on Trumbull Hill at $317,000 with Ohio Department of Transportation funds covering 80 percent of costs and Ohio Public Works Commission grant covering another portion. Service Director Jerry Lambert said work will begin in two weeks with the city paying very little for it;

• Heard from Morgan Melendrez of Tanko Lighting of San Francisco about LED lighting options for the city that would cost $228 per light fixture to change to LED decorative lights with the city having 930 street lights. Ragozine said council will review the information on LED lighting provided. Martuccio said they will look for grants available to cover costs for such a project;

• Gave second reading to establishing the position of alternate clerk of city council at $250 per meeting;

• Requested legislation be prepared to recognize the Mahoning Valley Amateur Railroad Association on its 100th anniversary;

• Scheduled a finance committee meeting 6:30 p.m. July 22.

— Bob Coupland


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