City Council transacted the following business other than what previously has been reported in the Advocate at its July 15 meeting:

• Easements were accepted from four property owners along South Chillicothe Road for construction of sidewalks across their properties. They are Carter Lumber of the South Inc., James Freechack, Dana Castrigano and John Koudelka.

• Several property owners will be assessed the cost of abating unpaid water and/or sewer invoices on their 2020 real estate tax bills. The total amount invoiced is $11,982, which includes a 10 percent surcharge on each individual.

• Employment of the following people was approved: Michael Bieler as a replacement for retired building and electrical inspector Lionel Finch, David Justus to fill a full-time firefighter-paramedic position and Dan Cegelka as a back-up inspector and plans examiner.

• Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin reminded residents that National Night Out/Truck and Tractor Night will be Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m., on city grounds beside the West Pioneer Trail main fire station. Vehicles will be displayed, food will be available and some groups and organizations will be on hand.

• Councilwoman Amy McDougald Eckard said she would like to see her colleagues reconsider eliminating one Council meeting in each of the months of July and August. She explained some important matters could come up which need to be addressed in a timely manner.