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The seal of the city of Wheeling overlooks empty chairs in council chambers at the City-County Creating.

Members of Wheeling City Council are anticipated to hear 1st readings on a complete slate of new ordinances tonight, such as legislation for important sewer upgrades.

A new ordinance is scheduled to be introduced tonight to authorize City Manager Robert Herron to commit $312,939 with James White Building of Weirton for the Georgetown Sewer Improvement project. The operate is scheduled for the region close to the Georgetown apartment complicated on National Road, and the price is anticipated to be charged to the city’s Water Pollution Handle bond fund.

James White Building was deemed the lowest and finest bidder for the project. In comparison, other region contractors that submitted bids integrated Ohio-West Virginia Excavating with a bid of $371,556 and Cast &amp Baker Corporation, which submitted a bid in the quantity of $396,109.

A second and final reading on the new ordinance, as effectively as a vote by council members, is anticipated to take location throughout the 1st normal city council meeting of subsequent month on May well two.

One more new piece of legislation set to be introduced tonight is an ordinance authorizing the city manager to commit $655,000 with Jarvis, Downing &amp Emch Inc. of Wheeling for structural repairs to Wheeling Fire Stations No. two and No. ten. These repairs are to be charged to the city’s Project Fund. One more expenditure of $31,196 for repairs to Wheeling Ladder No. six Fire Division is also becoming thought of with charges becoming charged to the city’s normal Restricted Capital Improvement Plan (RCIP) fund.

Tonight, a new ordinance authorizing the expense of $82,780 with Savage Building of Wheeling is becoming proposed for field renovations at the I-470 Sports Complicated. These recreation improvements are becoming paid via the city’s allocation of federal pandemic relief funds from the American Rescue Program Act.

The proposed buy of a new leaf machine is up for a 1st reading tonight, as effectively. A $96,040 basic fund buy from Southeastern Gear Corporation of Cambridge is to be thought of.

Council will also hear 1st readings on ordinances to initiate name adjustments to streets in Mozart to resolve confusion with similarly named streets. According to two new pieces of legislation becoming introduced tonight, the work is becoming place forward to eradicate duplicate road names and prospective confusion of a variety of delivery carriers and emergency solutions by the Wheeling-Ohio County 911 Center.

Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum not too long ago held meetings to talk about these duplicate street name troubles. Neighborhood notification and participation has taken location, and name adjustments becoming proposed contain Ester Avenue switching to Lucinda Lane and Park Road becoming Schmulbach Road.

A quantity of public hearings are also scheduled to take location throughout tonight’s normal city council meeting, which will start at five:30 p.m. in council chambers at the City-County Creating on Chapline Street downtown. Public hearings are scheduled for the proposed tightening of barking dog and animal cruelty ordinances, on a proposed lease of city-owned house to Macedonia Baptist Church, on the proposed code language for the newly established Municipal Tree Board and for the city’s CDBG (Neighborhood Improvement Block Grant) and Household Fiscal Year 2023 Action Program.

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