CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Cambridge City Council met in regular session on Monday night at City Hall.
Council approved a contract with the Cambridge firefighters union, I.A.F.F. Local #910, that had been recently approved by the rank and file. The contract will give Cambridge Firefighters a 1% salary increase, retro-active to July 1st, a 2% increase in 2014 and a 2% increase in 2015, along with a $50.00 increase in clothing allowance.
Council also approved a request from City Law Director Bill Ferguson to accept and appropriate the 2014 State SVAA and Federal VOCA grants for Victims of Crimes in the amounts of $39,000 and $25,000 respectively. Council also approved the appropriation of an insurance check of $7,500 for the demolition of the "Carpet Guy" building on Steubenville Avenue, as well as a number of other transfers and appropriations.
Mayor Tom Orr reminded voters that election day is fast approaching and asked citizens to support the fire levies that are on the ballot. Orr also noted that the final layer of blacktop is set to be put down on North 8th Street this week or next. The Mayor again reminded residents that Halloween in the City will take place this Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
A Kimbolton man addressed Council as well, saying a complaint he had filed against Police had not been addressed. Law Director Bill Ferguson stated that his office had replied to the man and that there were no grounds for charges regarding the incident the complainant was referring to. The Law Director noted to council that his office had responded to the man in written form.