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Ironton City Council’s first 2015 meeting is tonight

Ironton City Council begins 2015 tonight at 6 p.m. with its regular meeting on the third floor of the city center.

The lone agenda item is resolution 15-01 amending or restating the city’s existing pickup plan for the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

Council previously adopted a pickup of 2.5 percent of the 11.5 percent mandatory employee contribution to the pension fund. The city will now only pay the state-mandated 24 percent.

“The current contract phases out the city’s 2.5 percent pickup because the employees got raises,” Kristen Martin, finance director, said. “The employees will now pay the entire 11.5 percent of the required contribution.”

Council will also vote whether to reappoint John Smith to the civil service commission for a two-year term. Smith’s previous appointment ended on Dec. 31.

The finance committee will meet following the council meeting.

Vice Mayor Kevin Waldo has called a joint meeting of council and the Upper Township Trustees at 5:45 p.m. to fill Dave Frazer’s vacated term to the Woodland Cemetery Board.