City of Martins Ferry

Martins Ferry City Council Special Meeting Minutes of May 24, 2023

Posted on: August 3, 2023

The Martins Ferry City Council met for a Special Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., at the Donald Myers Council Chambers.  This meeting was called to discuss Legislation only, specifically on amending the Ordinance of 2018 to purchase a new garbage packer truck. 

Council President Kristine Davis called the meeting to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those present, followed by a prayer by the Clerk.   Answering Roll Call were Bob Hunker, First Ward Council Member, Bruce Shrodes, Second Ward Council Member; Suzanne Armstrong, Third Ward Council Member; Rick Rodgers, Fourth Ward Council Member; Tom Burns, James Agnew and James Schramm, Council at Large Members.   

Ordinances and Resolutions

An Ordinance Amending Authorizing The Director Of Public Service To Purchase A New Garbage Packer Truck, And Declaring An Emergency. 

This Ordinance was given a first reading.  Mr. Schramm moved to suspend the rules for reading the Ordinance.  Motion was seconded by Mr. Rodgers.  A roll call vote was heard with Schramm, Hunker, Shrodes, Armstrong, Rodgers, Burns, and Agnew voting yes.  Motion carried.   Mr. Hunker moved to pass the Ordinance as read.  Motion was seconded by Mr. Burns.  A roll call vote was heard with Hunker, Shrodes, Armstrong, Rodgers, Burns, Agnew and Schramm voting yes.  The motion carried and the Ordinance was declared passed.  The Mayor said the cost of the Packer will be financed through Unified Bank with a 5.81% interest rate.

            The Mayor has received an offer of $10,000 for the purchase of the sandstone retrieved from the house that was demolished on Center Street.  President Davis said last year’s minutes will be reviewed to see how Council had decided to handle this sale.  An Ordinance may have to be established for this sale. 

Mr. Shrodes moved to adjourn, which was seconded by Mr. Schramm.  After an affirmative voice vote, the meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m. with a salute to the flag.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Martins Ferry City Council will be held on June 7, 2023 at 6:00 in Council Chambers at the City Building.

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Kay H. McFarlan, Clerk of Council                           Kristine Davis, Council President