Portsmouth City Council passed three ordinances, adopted one resolution, and announced a major step in the right direction for a project that has been in the works.
During its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, an ordinance authorizing $47, 795.91 to a Fire Department line within the general fund to compensate for unforeseen circumstances was passed during its third reading, while another ordinance added to the agenda authorizing the appropriation of $11,962.66 from the Council Trust to be paid for painting wall panels at Spartan Municipal Stadium.
An ordinance set to receive a first reading on the agenda called for the authorization of the appropriation of $30,000 to the New WTP Line to pay for a pilot testing report in order to obtain approval from the Ohio EPA for an Actiflo Process, and the three reading rule was waived by council and the ordinance was passed. According to the legislation, the stadium renovation project received an award from the Scioto Foundation in the amount of $3,000.00, and a balance of $8,962.00 remains from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. This legislation was passed and, as requested by council, the three reading rule was waived.
A resolution authorizing City Manager Sam Sutherland to execute and file an application with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and to provide all information and documentation required to become eligible for possible funding assistance for the proposed Portsmouth Skate Park was passed by council.
In the portion of the evening reserved for miscellaneous business from council, 1st ward councilman Sean Dunne announced that earlier on Monday the news was received from the Department of Natural Resources that Portsmouth was awarded a $43,000 grant for the purpose of building a dog park in the downtown area. “This is great news. This was the result of a lot of different people working together including city council,” said Dunne.
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