May 9, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on May 9, 2011, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL –7 members answered - Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber.

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR DUNN

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mrs. Blevins moved to excuse Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff and Mr. Edwards, Mrs. Masters seconding. By a voice vote all members voted in approval to excuse all three council persons.
Summary of Proceedings for April 25, 26 & 28, 2011. Mr. Thomas moved to approve, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Dr. Gilsdorf abstained because of him not attending 2 of those meetings. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Dr. Gilsdorf. Summary of Proceedings is approved.

Mr. Ratliff arrived @ 7:38 pm.

New Business:

RESOLUTION 2011-13:
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE OHIO CONSUMERS’ COUNSEL AND URGING THE OHIO LEGISLATURE TO PRESERVE THE MISSION OF THE OCC BY RESTORING FUNDING TO THEIR BUDGET; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Masters noted that this came out of committee with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, she moved to suspend, Mr. Hines seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Masters moved to adopt, Mr. Hines seconding.
Law Director Russell spoke – Amy Carles was with us last week and gave us some background value of the Ohio Consumer’s Council. He spoke about the light bulb purchase OCC had made. 134% increase in the past 15 years @ OAW. OCC works against these rate increases. They have become advocates for us – they had lasted 21 days on the OAW rate increase last year. They managed to get the rate down less than ½. All we are asking for our legislature to make it more reasonable, consumer based adopt this resolution.
Mr. Thomas said in the budget, they have now have a gag order on them for Natural Gas.
Roll call for adoption: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
RESOLUTION 2011-13 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-39:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH SHELLY & SANDS FOR THE LINCOLN PARK ROADWAY PAVING PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Blevins stated that this came out of committee with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Schaber seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Schaber seconding.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked why only 1 bid? Engineer Jim Bischoff stated that they are local; it’s usually ends up as being territorial. The temperature of the asphalt has to be delivered. Mr. Ratliff asked about the reducing the scope of the project? Mr. Russell said that Mr. Lengieza said that they were going to reduce the scope of the project. Mr. Bischoff said we would just shorten the distance, maybe 300’.
Roll call for adoption: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-39 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-40:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH MATHEWS KENNEDY FORD FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO UTILITY TRUCKS FOR THE WPC DIVISION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mrs. Blevins stated that this came out of committee with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. She asked Director Shoup to explain where the money is coming from.
Director Shoup noted that these monies will be coming from the Waste Water Enterprise Fund and not the General Fund.
Mr. Ratliff asked about the ER Clause, why. Mr. Shoup noted that the build out date dictates the order. There is a limited amount of time for that particular vehicle at that price. Mr. Ratliff asked about the vehicles that we are replacing?
Mr. Roger Baldinger, WPC – the 2000 had $3200 on it and on the 96 – 1968.00 just lately. The 1996 will be traded in. Mayor Schertzer said the 1989 will be coming out of service. I confident that the maintenance record will be much higher. We have pulled back on many of these ordinances. This is coming from the Enterprise Fund, not the General Fund.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked Mr. Baldinger if you could live with one vehicle, if so. Mr. Baldinger said yes.
Mrs. Blevins moved to suspend, Mrs. Masters seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Mr. Ratliff.
Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mrs. Masters seconding. Dr. Gilsdorf asked whether or not the money is there. Mr. Baldinger said yes the money is there. Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the ER Clause, the body has to be built? Mr. Baldinger said yes, it’s by the end of June. Mr. Ratliff stated about the hard economic times, raising sewer rates. Mr. Baldinger said there is 2 items for the raising of the rates – it was done for the debt retirement.
Roll call for adoption: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Mr. Ratliff. ORDINANCE 2011-40 IS ADOPTED

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the 25 miles per hour on the Boulevard. Mr. Robbins said they lowered it because of the condition it’s in. The product we’ve been using has been lasting less than 24 hours because of the rains. We’re waiting until the hot mix plant to open and make a permanent/temporary fix then.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked about putting signs near the hospital, the road is terrible there as well. I saw them paving with hot stuff on Delaware Ave in front of Subway. Mr. Robbins said we can follow up on it. Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the Truck signs on the Boulevard, are we not enforcing that. Mr. Robbins said he will check on that.
Mr. Ratliff asked about the Milburn Ave project. Mr. Bischoff said it will most likely be bided out in July. He also inquired about an alley on Klerx and heavy traffic going on it and breaking it up. Mr. Shoup spoke – East Church, Oak Grove, -many alleys. We will be addressing them.
Mrs. Gustin asked about the income tax. Auditor Carr said they will be ready for the budget review on 5-17. Mrs. Gustin asked about the Gas Station on N. Main. AP. Mr. Robbins said that 2 of the station in Marion will be attended to. The old Clark Station and the AP station. We’ve been told that have been ordered to bring the properties into compliance.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the figures. Mrs. Carr didn’t bring the information with her. We are making sure that all the information is put together for the next budget review.

COMMITTEE DATES

Finance – Special 5/17 @ 6:30 BUDGET REVIEW
Information Systems 5/17 @ 7:00 RFP’s for telephone system
Job & Economic Devel. 5/17 @ 6:45 Decision on CDBG Projects
Regional Planning 5/25 @ 7:00 (County Bldg)
Streets & Sewers 5/17 @ 6:15

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