City council to host three meetings this week

Published 10:49 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

It was a very short meeting of the Ironton City Council on Thursday.

Since only three council people were able to make the meeting, there was not enough members to hold a meeting.
Instead, they will have three meetings this week because they have a deadline of Friday to get a grant application submitted to make a repair to a pump station.

“The sole purpose is to get funding for the Moulton’s Field project,” said Vice Mayor Craig Harvey. The project is to repair an outfall line from Pump Station No. 6.

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The council will vote on an ordinance for the mayor to award the project contract to Tribute Contracting and Consultants LLC of South Point, who won with the lowest bid of $671,036. The council will vote on a resolution to get a $518,424 loan from Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust.

On Monday, the Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. to discuss Moulton’s Field funding and there will be a special council meeting to discuss resolution 17-23, which is  a request for the county auditor certify the estimated property tax revenue for a renewal recreation levy. The certification is needed before the renewal levy can be submitted to the board of elections to get on the ballot in November. They will also discuss a resolution and an ordinance related to the field funding.

At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, there will be a special council meeting to have second reading on those three items. And then they will meet again at 5 p.m. on Thursday to discuss those three items again.

“The urgency in that is that we have we have to have funding in place for that project by June 30,” Harvey said. “Or else we lose around $230,000 in grant money and we also have to have the project completed by Aug. 31 or again we lose that grant funding.”