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On the record

Trumbull County

WHAT: Commissioners meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Frank Fuda and Mauro Cantalamessa

ABSENT: Dan Polivka

Commissioners:

l Entered a contract with Tri-County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates for $262,010 for education and training services for clients of the Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services;

l Entered a $2.29 million contract with Callos Resource LLC of Boardman to provide employment and payroll services for 425 JFS clients;

l Approved the advertisement for bid proposals for parties interested in serving as an employer of record for the National Emergency Dislocated Worker grant, to be operated by JFS;

l Awarded a $83,701 bid to American Made Election Equipment of San Diego for privacy voting booths for the Trumbull County Board of Elections. It was the only bid submitted;

l Notified the Ohio Department of Liquor Control that a public hearing is not required to transfer a liquor permit from a Middleburg Heights Pizza Hut to Convenience Limited / One Stop, 4495 Logan Way, Liberty;

l Approved the closure, on the recommendation of the county engineer’s office, of Pritchard Ohltown Road in Newton just west of South Canal Street for bridge repairs immediately, until Oct. 4, and North Road north of 1552 North Road between East Market Street and U.S. Route 422 for culvert replacement from Monday through Thursday;

l Entered a contract with Correct RX Pharmacy Services of Maryland for pharmaceutical services at the Trumbull County Jail;

l Approved a $28,695 contract with Terreri Construction for sidewalk replacement in front of the Trumbull County Jail, JFS and at the Trumbull County Combined Health District.

— Renee Fox

Niles

WHAT: City Council meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Council President Robert Marino, Michael Lastic, Ryan McNaughton, Barry Profato, P.J. Kearney, Sheri Smith, Linda Marchese, Al Cantola and Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz

Council:

l Amended the city drug-free and safety policy, removing a sentence regarding site testing and adding that bargaining unit members can be driven to a drug test by the supervisor or another member of management. Mientkiewicz said AFSCME was in agreement with the changes;

l Transferred $4,650 from the water building repairs account to the water maintenance materials account for the purchase of ODOT 304 limestone, used for repairs to roads and waterlines. Kevin Roberston, assistant superintendent of water, said the department is spending about $2,000 bi-weekly for supplies related to waterline repairs. Council President Robert Marino asked Roberston to prepare a statement on water loss and whether it is within industry standards;

l Updated the holiday policy for nonunion, non-elected employees;

l Announced the annual Halloween parade will be 1 p.m. Oct. 27, and trick-or-treat times will be announced Oct. 1;

l Heard from Mientkiewicz that the city received a Community Housing Improvement Grant for the upcoming year. Details of the grant will be announced. The fire department also recently received a roughly $100,000 grant for repairs to the exhaust system, Mientkiewicz said;

l Heard from Auditor Giovanne Merlo that the state financial audit of the city was released, and there were no findings against the city. Findings from 2017 were all corrected in 2018, Merlo said.

— Allie Vugrincic

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