January 10, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on January 10, 2011, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 10 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, and Mr. Edwards.

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for December 27, 2010 and Special Meeting of January 1, 2011. Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Summary of Proceedings is approved.

Mr. Cumston noted that we need to add 2011-9; it would be in reference to 2010-118. This would add the appropriation for Downtown Inc. Mr. Thomas seconding, Mrs. Blevins third.
2011-9 is added to tonight’s agenda

Old Business:
ORDINANCE 2010-117
ORDINANCE RE-DECLARING THE CITY OF MARION’S SUPPORT FOR CAN DO! IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF THE GREATER MARION AREA
Mr. Ratliff noted that this is our third reading this evening, I have a motion to adopt, Mr. Cumston seconding.
Dr. Gilsdorf made the motion to amend this ordinance. Require that CANDO person provide a written report and appear before city council 4X a year, and provide us what’s happening with CANDO. People have been asking me what has CANDO been doing. I was one of the founding persons to form CANDO. I supported CANDO over the years. Businesses stop giving. Those who provide the gold, make the rules. What are you doing, general questions. Where the money is going and how the money is being spent. In these tough times, what are we paying for and what are we getting for our money. Mr. Thomas said I agree with Dr. Gilsdorf is saying, have you spoken with anyone down there Dr. Gilsdorf. Dr. Gilsdorf said no.
Mr. Cumston and Mr. Ratliff withdrew their motion. Mr. Hines seconded Dr. Gilsdorf motion. Mr. Ratliff said in section 1 on the second sentence. The wording in there can be changed: once a quarter instead of the last quarter, that would be appropriate.
The roll call to adopt the amended ordinance: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend, Dr. Gilsdorf seconding. YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Dr. Gilsdorf seconding. YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2010-117 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2010-118
ORDINANCE RE-DECLARING THE CITY OF MARION’S SUPPORT FOR THE DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE COMMUNITY’S EFFORTS TO REVITALIZE THE DOWNTOWN AREA
This is our third reading this evening; in Section 1 it says they will give us an annual report. They had said they had not received their funding for 2010; they will give us their report in the 1st quarter of this year, when their monies are finalized.
Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2010-118 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2010-119
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $1.1 MILLION IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, TO PAY COSTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE AQUATIC CENTER TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Municipal Services with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is the 3rd reading. This is for a 25 year term. I make the motion to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding.
Chief Bell spoke, he is for the Aquatic Center, but how are we going to pay for this. I see a problem down the road, and hope it doesn’t come out of the Capital Improvement Fund. Mr. Cumston said it will be coming out of the Hospital lease money. Also the cash flow from the pool.
Mr. Ratliff said I hope the community sees that the hospital will be giving back to the community in a positive way.
Mayor Schertzer said he is in favor of the 2.4 million pool. Another 1.1, I have the concerns. We’ve extended our notes for an additional 5 years. I want it on the record that I have great concerns that we are borrowing another 1.1. The 2.4 I’m fine with. Mr. Schaber agreed with Mayor Schertzer.
Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate.
The roll call to adopt: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber. ORDINANCE 2010-119 IS ADOPTED

New Business:

RESOLUTION 2011-1:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO APPLY TO THE MARION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR MONIES DERIVED FROM THE AUTOMOBILE LICENSE TAX, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-1 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-2:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
RESOLUTION 2011-2 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-3:
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF JOE DAWSON, AS A MEMBER OF THE MARION CITY DESIGN REVIEW BOARD
Mayor Schertzer noted that Mr. Dawson is affiliated with a business with the Downtown organization; I’m asking to appoint him tonight. Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Dr. Gilsdorf; Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Dr. Gilsdorf. RESOLUTION 2011-3 IS ADOPTED


ORDINANCE 2011-2:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE 2011 TREE REMOVAL PROGRAM, PROJECT 11-1M, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, this is only a spec and bid, I make the motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked if there is a list of the trees. Mr. Bischoff said we have about 77 trees on the list; we’ll take down around 20 of those.
The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-2 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-3:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE 2011 STREET RESURFACING PROGRAM, PROJECT 11-1R, AND APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; this is also a spec and bid. I make the motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-3 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-4:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE OAK STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; this is also a spec and bid. I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-4 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-5:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE MILBURN STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; this is also a spec and bid. I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-5 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-6:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE ROBINSON AVENUE ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT 10-1P IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; this is also a spec and bid. I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Gustin asked why is this not on the Street Resurfacing project? Mr. Thomas said this is a separate issue. Mr. Bischoff said Robinson will not get done by this, we can only do about 4-5 on that list. Mr. Cumston noted that this is another issue with the water coming up for quite awhile.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-6 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-7:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE MERCHANT, HOMER, SPENCER, CLOVER STREETS ROADWAY REPAIRS, PHASE 1, PROJECT 11-1P, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
Mr. Thomas noted that this was in Streets & Sewers and came out with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; this is also a spec and bid. I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Dr. Gilsdorf asked about Phase 1 to the Engineer. Mr. Bischoff said on the resurfacing list – Homer and Spencer, next year will be the other two.
The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-7 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-8:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO PREPARE SPECIFICATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3) POLICE VEHICLES FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston noted that this is also a spec and bid for 3 cruisers, this will be paid out of the capital fund. I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Dr. Gilsdorf asked what car would you go to after the Crown Vic are no longer made. Chief Bell said we don’t know yet, there is a Taurus, Chevy and Dodge. Mr. Hines asked if all the equipment is on the cars when they come in. Chief Bell said the car comes in clean.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-8 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-9:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPLEMENT FUND FOR THE SUPPORT OF MARION DOWNTOWN INC FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011
Mr. Cumston requested to waive rule 56, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Ordinance was read.
Mr. Cumston said this is in reference to the earlier Ordinance we had, we need to suspend rules on this, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-9 IS ADOPTED

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:
Mr. Thomas appointed Mr. Hines to the Traffic Committee, Public Utilities Committee and Streets and Sewers Committee.
Bradley Hall 659 Wood St. asked about the Paddy Wagons @ the prison.
Mrs. Hinkle asked if the City provides money to the Community Clinic. We have given them CDBG money in the past. No money comes from the General Fund.

COMMITTEES

Finance 1/18 @ 6:30 Budget Review
Information Systems 1/18 @ 6:40
Municipal Services 1/18 @ 6:50
Regional Planning 1/26 @ 7:00 County Bldg.
Traffic Commission 1/18 @ 7:00

With no further business to come before council, President Edwards adjourned the meeting.


______________________________ Dave Edwards President of Council

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Clerk of Council