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City Council to have three meetings

The Ironton City Council will have three meetings Thursday night.

At 5 p.m., the council’s finance committee will meet to discuss several ordinances including increasing the rummage sale permits from $5 to $10, a contract between the Ironton Police Department and Metropolitan Housing for security, and service workers’ license which could go from $100 to $150.

At 5:45 p.m., there will be a joint meeting with the Upper Township Trustees to decide which council member would serve on the Woodland Cemetery Board of Trustees and then the board will pick someone to be the president. Robert J. Ackerman recently resigned as president of the Woodland Cemetery Board of Trustees. He had served on the board since 2008.

And, at 6 p.m., the council will have their regular meeting.

The council will have second reading on the ordinance to raise the rummage sale fee and amending the city ordinance to raise the service workers’ license from $100 to $150.

There will be a second reading of the contract between the housing authority and the IPD for officers to work targeted areas at times specified by the housing authority. The contract is for one year, starting on Jan. 1. The contract is not to exceed $12,000. It is the same contract as 2017.

Also getting a second reading is an ordinance, which would authorize the Ohio Department of Transportation to do sign maintenance on U.S. 52 within the city limits of Ironton. ODOT is putting larger signs along U.S. 52 and needs permission to go onto city property to change out signs. The state is paying 100 percent of the cost necessary improvements.

City Council meets on the third floor of the Ironton City Center.