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Cincinnati Council
4:38 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Cincinnati Council rejects repeal of responsible bidder

A Cincinnati Council majority has rejected the latest attempt to repeal the city's responsible bidder law for Metropolitan Sewer District and Water Work projects.  It requires companies bidding on contracts worth more than $400,000 to have apprenticeship programs to train workers. 

The law is causing friction between the city, which manages MSD, and Hamilton County which owns the district and funds it.  County Commissioners are refusing to approve contracts awarded using the city's responsible bidder ordinance. 

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Metropolitan Sewer District
2:40 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

County taking firm stance on MSD Responsible Bidder

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners say they're willing to work with the city but when it comes to making Metropolitan Sewer District decisions, they're in charge.

In a resolution passed Wednesday the board agreed to set inclusion goals similar to the aim of the city's Responsible Bidder ordinance. The county says that ordinance is unfair. It also dislikes the city's Local Preference policy and says it's illegal.

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Cincinnati government
3:59 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Personnel shuffle continues in Cincinnati government

Jay Hanselman

Update:  Council Members Seelbach and Sittenfeld have called for a special Council meeting Thursday about today's personnel changes at city hall.  Both want to hear from the interim city manager about the changes and the manager/council relationship as it relates to the job changes. 

Some major leadership changes are coming to Cincinnati City Hall.

Interim City Manager Scott Stiles announced in a memo Tuesday that Assistant City Manager David Holmes will retire on April 1st.

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Bond Hill
3:56 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Bond Hill/Roselawn ripe for redevelopment

Construction crews are grading a 13-acre site on Seymour near Reading where TechSolve will expland.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Port Authority is preparing to market nearly 40 acres of land in the Roselawn/Bond Hill area with hopes it will jumpstart economic development there.

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Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
2:25 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

I-71 bridge work expected to cause delays

Pavement repair work on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Warren County could cause some lengthy traffic delays the next couple of mornings. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the work will require the closure of the left lane of 71 southbound at the bridge from 7:30 until noon Wednesday and Thursday.  

ODOT is encouraging  motorists to seek an alternate route.

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