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On the record: Girard

WHAT: City council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Reynold Paolone, Jeff Kay, Mark Standohar, Keith Schubert, Lily Martuccio, John Moliterno, Sam Zirafi and Mayor James Melfi

ABSENT: Thomas Grumley

Council:

• Heard from Melfi cleanup work will be done at the 27-acre Ohio Leatherworks property which, along with a 40-acre railroad property, the city has a lease on for planned walking and bike trail;

• Heard from Police Chief John Norman that a recent power outage took out the police department’s communication equipment and Internet. Officials said they will be in contact with Spectrum about the ongoing issues;

• Heard from resident Fran Wilson that Ella Street is in bad shape after a waterline break needed repaired and the street had to be torn up. Wilson said the street had been paved before it was torn up. Safety Director Jerry Lambert said he will check on adding other streets to the city’s paving program if possible. Officials said $400,000 was budgeted this year for street paving;

• Heard from Moliterno about getting a second mausoleum for the cemetery since there is limited space at the cemetery;

• Heard from fire Chief Jim Petruzzi the department is working with the American Red Cross to get smoke detectors to residents. He said the fire department will install them;

• Approved advertising for bids for the replacement of the pumps and installation of new pumps at the water booster stations at Churchill and Tibbetts Wick roads.

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