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All items pass at city council

The three ordinances on Thursday’s Ironton City Council agenda all passed.

Ordinance 16-17, adopting the amended operating budget for the city of Ironton for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2016, and declaring an emergency, was given its first reading before the rules were suspended and the second and third readings were given and then passed.

Ordinance 16-19, authorizing and directing the mayor to enter into a contract with the Ironton Metropolitan Housing Authority and declaring an emergency, was given its first reading before the rules were suspended and the second and third readings were given and then passed.

The contract is for additional Ironton police services associated with the authority’s security programs. Ordinance 16-14, authorizing and directing the mayor to execute an agreement with E.L. Robinson Engineering Company, Inc. regarding the Ironton general engineering services for 2016, was given its second reading before the rules were suspended and the third reading was given and then passed. The contract fee is $25,000.

Also at council:

Ironton Mayor Katrina Keith thanked council for allowing her to go to Columbus for the Ironton girls’ basketball team state Final Four appearance and for its support of the team. She told council that a recent trip to Columbus with finance director Kristen Martin to the New Elected Officials Convention was a success and a lot was learned. She also told council that she recently toured the wastewater plant with wastewater superintendent Dennis Gumbert noting that some major decisions will need to be made in the future regarding repairing the plant versus getting a new one. She also met with Rick Jenson with the Friends of Ironton about the upcoming Rally on the River and discussed campsites in the field next to Ergon on Third Street.

The Rev. Eric Barnes, of Ironton First Baptist Church, led invocation before the meeting started.