March 28, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on March 28, 2011, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 8 members answered - Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber. Mrs. Blevins moved to excuse Mr. Cumston and Mr. Edwards, Mr. Ratliff seconding. By a voice vote all members voted in approval to excuse Mr. Cumston and Mr. Edwards

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR DOUG FORD

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for March 14, 2011. Mrs. Blevins moved to approve, Mr. Hines seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Summary of Proceedings is approved.

Proclamation presented to Marion Community Feed, Julie Newland accepted

Old Business:

ORDINANCE 2011-21
ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 1969-29, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE YARGER REPORT BY CREATING A POSITION WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL COURTS DEPARTMENT, SPECIFICALLY A PROBATION CLERK POSITION, ESTABLISHING SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR SAID POSITION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Blevins stated that this came out of committee with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I’d like for a second reading tonight.
ORDINANCE 2011-21 HAS HAD ITS’ SECOND READING

ORDINANCE 2011-24
ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN THE POOL FUND FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; we’ll have a second reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2011-24 HAS HAD ITS’ SECOND READING

New Business:

RESOLUTION 2011-8:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO TRANSFER APPROPRIATED GENERAL FUND MONIES TO PARKS, TRANSIT AND APPROVED GRANTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, will have a first reading tonight. Auditor Carr spoke. This money has already been appropriated, we’d like to get this money out to the departments. This is just moving the line items.
Mrs. Blevins rescinded the first reading, I’ll ask for suspension, Mr. Schaber seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Schaber seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-8 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-10:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FY 2012 GRANTS, THROUGH THE US DOT FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, AS AUTHORIZED UNDER FEDERAL TRANSIT LAWS, AS CODIFIED, 49 USC SECTION 5311, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR OTHER THAN URBANIZED AREAS AND FUNDS AVAILABLE FROM THE OHIO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM AND OHIO ELDERLY AND DISABLED TRANSIT FARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND EXECUTING A CONTRACT WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UPON GRANT APPLICATION APPROVAL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Schaber seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Schaber seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-10 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-11:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Schaber seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Schaber seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-11 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-12:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A FOUR YEAR CAPITAL AND OPERATING PLAN WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PREPARE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL FUNDING ESTIMATES FOR CAPITAL AND OPERATING PROJECTS FOR THE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Schaber seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-12 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-25:
ORDINANCE APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) BUS FOR MARION AREA TRANSIT THROUGH THE OHIO COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Schaber seconding.
Mr. Ratliff stated that if the match was higher than the usual, we weren’t going to purchase the bus, I don’t see that language in there at all.
Mr. Jeff Marsh, Transit Manager spoke. On the local match - they are looking at 80% federal and a 20% match – that would increase to 6-7000 to 12-14000 to purchase. We don’t know it yet, we just want to have the paper work in place. Mr. Ratliff asked if there is a time frame for it. Mr. Marsh said April, May. Mr. Ratliff said it says we are going to purchase a bus, but it doesn’t say how much it is. t doesn’t state that in the ordinance, we don’t know how much it is. I would be more comfortable if we add language in there to say exceeds X amount of dollars of local match. Mr. Marsh said we don’t go any higher than 10% match. Mr. Thomas asked said we are talking about the less than 20% on the match. Do we know when that’s going to happen. Mr. Marsh said no. Dr. Gilsdorf agreed with Mr. Ratliff. Mr. Marsh said we can get by with what we have.
The roll call for suspension was taken: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters; NAYS: Mr. Ratliff, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber. ORDINANCE 2011-25 HAS HAD ITS’ FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2011-26:
ORDINANCE MAKING A DE-APPROPRIATION IN THE SCMR FUND FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I ask for a first reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2011-26 HAS HAD ITS’ FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2011-27:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPROPRIATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE POOL FUND TO COVER UNEMPLOYMENT COSTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011
Mrs. Blevins noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas seconding.
Mr. Ratliff asked why the pool fund needs to cover a 2000 unemployment. Auditor Carr stated that this person worked for us with another company, they lost a job somewhere along the line. We are tagged to get hit with percentages. We are going to work with the Law Director and hopefully would appeal this. But this needs to be paid now. We are working on the appeal. Mrs. Gustin asked where the monies will come from. Auditor Carr said it will be coming from the General Fund.
Roll call was taken for adoption: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-27 IS ADOPTED

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

Mr. Russell stated that Ordinance 2011-14, authorized to purchase 1 police cruiser. Mathews Kennedy indicated that have no more allotment to provide to the Police Dept. There is a cruiser available @ Statewide Ford, which is State of Ohio’s purchase contract provider. I ask the council if the City of Marion is going to purchase a cruiser this year, reconsider 2011-14, vote it down, and introduce 2011-28. This will be an ord. in the same format stating Statewide Ford, not exceed the money stated in 2011-14.

Mr. Thomas moved to reconsider Ordinance 2011-14, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt 2011-14, Mr. Schaber seconding. The roll call: YEAS; None; NAYS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber ORDINANCE 2011-14 HAS BEEN DEFEATED
Mr. Thomas moved to add Ordinance 2011-28, Mrs. Blevins seconding, Mrs. Gustin third. I move to waive rule 56, Mr. Schaber seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend 2011-28, Mrs. Gustin seconding. The roll call: YEAS: 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. Mr. Ratliff asked about the Spec & Bid, where there other people. Mr. Robbins said Mathews Ford was the only bidder. Chief Bell said that Statewide didn’t bid, they missed it.
Sulu Kelley asked about the accident this past weekend, should be consider another purchase. Chief Bell said it will be repaired, about 4500, and Statewide only had 1 car.
The roll call for adoption: The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Dr. Gilsdorf. ORDINANCE 2011-28 IS ADOPTED

Mr. Dave Troutman asked about the budget, why are some departments over spent. Mayor Schertzer sometimes in some departments there are expenses 1 time a year. This time last year we were about 1.2 million off. This year around 275,000.00.
Mr. Ralph Hill, 608 Jefferson St, spoke about his constitutional rights.
Josh Daniels, 446 Reed Ave spoke about their electric bills and Ohio Consumers Council.
Chief Bell spoke on the untruth of others, spoke on donating food, these City Employees give back to the community.
Pastor Doug Ford spoke on the letter he had written to Council, administration and persons working within the City, specifically the protocol of the City. He appreciates the work we do, and that you don’t get credit for.
I encourage you to stay the course.
Julie Newland spoke – wanted to clarify her earlier speech.
Mr. Thomas stated there are many people that bring food to other places.
Mr. Ed Christian spoke on negativism.
Mr. Will O’Neill asked about the probation officer position.
Quinn O’Hare spoke about SB5, who jusges the merit increases on Police and Firemen.

COMMITTEES

Finance 4/4 @ 6:30 4-19 Budget Rev.
Jobs & Economic Deve. 4/19 @ 7:00 CanDo Review
Legislation Codes 4/4 @ 6:40 Liquor Permit
Regional Planning 4/27 @ 7:00 County Bldg.
Streets & Sewers (Special Meeting) 4/5 @ 6:00 on Utility Billing

With no further business to come before council, Mr. Thomas adjourned the meeting.


______________________________ Dave Edwards President of Council

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Clerk of Council