Reynoldsburg City Council spent less than three minutes Monday dealing with the only item on the agenda: the first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Brad McCloud to enter into a contract with Donald J. Schonhardt & Associates Inc. for management consulting services.

Reynoldsburg City Council spent less than three minutes Monday dealing with the only item on the agenda: the first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Brad McCloud to enter into a contract with Donald J. Schonhardt & Associates Inc. for management consulting services.

The ordinances will need two more readings before a final vote by council. That is scheduled for Feb. 27.

Under the terms of the proposed three-year contract, Schonhardt & Associates would be paid $15,500 per year for preparing Reynoldsburg's annual financial reports.

City auditor Richard Harris said Reynoldsburg has been using the same firm since 1992.

- David S. Owen