EAST LIVERPOOL - Just one piece of legislation came before City Council Monday night, and it was passed under suspension of rules with little discussion.
The ordinance authorized payment of vendors for invoices submitted without the proper purchase order in place, as it had been forwarded to council by the finance committee.
Two invoices from Stan Cunningham totaling $4,597.70 were for work needed by the water department while an invoice from United Rental for $84.04 and Milligan's Hardware for $32 were for a floor stripper and cleaning materials for the police department.
During officer reports, Service-Safety Director Ryan Estell said installation of the new radio system is going well, telling council it is a "very advanced" system that will allow the city to communicate with anyone in the area.
Estell also reported on the recent problem encountered when the city's phone contract expired without anyone being aware, resulting in an exorbitant bill.
He will be meeting with the city's new representative Wednesday about the situation.
President of Council John Torma questioned Estell about excavation across Pennsylvania Avenue for the new Dollar General store, asking whether a larger water line could be installed to make way for other development in that area.
Estell said he will speak with the utilities director about that possibility.
During his report, Mayor Jim Swoger was asked by Councilman Ray Perorazio about the status of prohibiting parking on Harvey Avenue, saying he had recently seen six or eight cars parked on the sidewalk, some against the flow of traffic.
Swoger said fliers will be distributed warning people about parking on the sidewalks.