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BELPRE — The city of Belpre hopes to update its financial software to increase security and efficiency.

Belpre City Council voted Monday night to approve three readings of a resolution authorizing the Auditor and Security Service Director to post bids for new software and software services for the City of Belpre.

The purpose of the resolution is to update and replace the city’s aging software within the finance department, officials said.

The Board also voted first reading on an ordinance adopting the 2022 calendar year appropriations. It was approved by a 5-1 vote with additional readings scheduled at future Board meetings.

Two meetings of the committee will be held before the next regular meeting of the board on March 14. The Police and Fire Committee will meet at 5 p.m. on March 7 and the Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on March 14.

The council will hold its regular student government day on March 28 when students from Belpre High School will shadow elected officials and town administrators and lead the evening council meeting with the help of council members.

In his mayor’s report, Mayor Mike Lorentz said the town received a check for Marietta Lodge 67’s Drug Dog in the amount of $500.

Lorentz said he and Director of Security Services Connie Hoblitzell had recently spent time with a few companies interested in developing land in Belpre and would keep the council informed of any progress.

The Belpre High School Alumni Association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. today in the council chambers. Belpre City Schools Superintendent Jeff Greenley will speak at the reunion, which will be open to former students at 6 p.m. and to the public at 6:30 p.m.

During Monday morning rounds, Lorentz said city workers found more vandalism in Civitan Park. If this continues, toilets may have to be closed and only open at certain times, he said.

Lorentz said The Discovery World on Market Street made a formal request to the council for $5,000 to be awarded as scholarships to Belpre students. The request has been forwarded to the council’s finance committee for further action.

Wayne Towner can be contacted at [email protected]

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