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June 29, 2013

Council Briefs: News and Notes from the most recent meetings

NEW CASTLE — Assessment


A compromise settlement for the Jameson Health Services South Campus assessment has been approved by New Castle City Council.

The assessment applies to improvements at the property — doctors’ offices and South Point at Jameson personal care home.

The Lawrence County Board of Assessment Appeals had placed a value of $748,900. Jameson appealed and county common pleas court set the value at $435,000, which is the compromise settlement.

The New Castle Area School Board also approved the compromise. The county commissioners have yet to vote on it.


OK’d on sale

Council approved a resolution at Thursday’s meeting regarding the sale of property to Horizon Supply Co.

The city purchased the property in the vicinity of White and Grove streets from J. George Construction Group LLC on June 14 for $131,500. The city used money from a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Grant for purchase of the four parcels.

The property will be conveyed to Horizon Supply for $1.

In concurrent action, council introduced two ordinances: One executing the purchase of the property from J. George Construction and the other delivering a general warranty deed to Horizon Supply.

The company, which sells primarily to gas pipeline companies drilling for Marcellus Shale, is relocating from South Mill Street.


for authority

Council approved the city’s share of local matching funds for the New Castle Area Transit Authority.

The city’s share for the 2013-14 fiscal year beginning July 1 is $138,777, which is 5 percent higher than this year’s amount.

City parking

ban proposed

An ordinance banning parking in the area of Clen-Moore Boulevard and Albert Street was introduced.

Under the ordinance, parking would be banned on the east side of Albert Street between Norwood Avenue and Clen-Moore Boulevard.

Parking would also be prohibited on Clen-Moore Boulevard up to 30 feet from the corner of Albert Street.

Cpl. Christopher J. Fabian, the city’s traffic officer, recommended the change, saying there has been a problem with traffic congestion due to vehicles being parked on both sides of Albert Street and Clen-Moore Boulevard. The congestion, he said, is causing a safety hazard.

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