June 27, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on June 27, 2011, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 9 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for June 13, 2011. Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Summary of Proceedings are approved.

Mr. Ratliff arrived at 7:34 PM.

Old Business:

ORDINANCE 2011-49:
ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) SMALL CITIES’ PROGRAM AND TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION FUNDS AND ADMINISTER THE GRANTS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Committee with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; when we had this in committee, we weren’t sure of the grant funding. We do have the numbers now and the deadline. $195,000.00 total. After the administrative cost is 169,100.00 we have to spend for the grant.
What I propose is a motion to amend this ordinance.
Amendment as follows:

Skate Park 95,000.00
Marca Industries 9,700.00
Home Rehab 64,400.00

That totals 169,100.00. I make that into a form of motion. Mrs. Blevins asked for the projects again. Mr. Ratliff reiterated. Mr. Thomas seconded the motion.

Mr. Lengieza said the administration need to be changed with that. 24,400 for administrative and 1,500 for Fair Housing.
Mr. Ratliff asked to have those numbers reflect in the amendment to the ordinance, Mr. Thomas seconding.
Mrs. Gustin spoke about Heritage Hall. They only need 19,000.00. Please reconsider them for the project.
Mr. Sulu Kelley brought up the fact that Mrs. Brewer brought up the fact that she would forgo some money for Heritage Hall. Mr. Thomas mentioned that we have criteria to fit here. That would be 4 projects. Mrs. Cummins said we can ask the State if we can bundle that with the downtown project – Marca.
Katara Zachman 1065 Chenecoex spoke about Lincoln Park already getting a big project, maybe they can fix Heritage Hall.
Mr. Ratliff said it has been the standard that we have set we have put 100% of the money out in the community, rather than giving the money to other organizations that are able to raise other monies by doing fundraisers. Mrs. Zachman asked about the location of the skate park. Has there been updates to existing parks? Mr. Ratliff told her of some of the updates the City has done in the past. Mr. Thomas spoke about the issue also.
Sawyer Ludwig, School property, Olney property, purchased playground equipment, put sidewalks down there. Previous years we have used money all over the community within the census tracts. Mrs. Gustin said we are giving the opportunity to try and bundle it.
Mrs. Zachman mentioned about the location of the skate board park it should be centrally located, are there other areas that would fit the parameters. Mrs. Brewer said we were looking at the Columbia St, where the City already owns the property.
Mr. Edwards asked if the skate park was put @ Lincoln Park would there be any supervision. Mrs. Brewer said no. There is no more liability on an open skate park, it’s the same as a public play ground.
Mr. Cumston said the Columbia Street hasn’t been approved yet. Mayor Schertzer said we were brainstorming one day, it’s a bit premature of setting a skate park there.
Mr. Edwards noted that we have a motion on the floor. The roll call was made for the amendment. YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf; NAYS: Mrs. Masters, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber. ORDINANCE 2011-49 IS AMENDED

Mr. Ratliff asked when the new deadline is. Mr. Lengieza said July 29, he believes. Mr. Ratliff said this is our third reading tonight, but with the amendment, it takes us back to the beginning.

Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas seconding. YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Mrs. Gustin. Rules are not suspended.
ORDINANCE 2011-49 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING, AS AMENDED

ORDINANCE 2011-50
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $3,500,000, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, TO PAY COSTS OF CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING AN AQUATIC CENTER, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; APPROVING AND AUTHENTICATING A NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE NOTES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. Motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: 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.

Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate.

Roll Call for adoption: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-50 IS SUSPENDED
New Business:
RESOLUTION 2011-17:
RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE BUDGET OF THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO FOR THE YEAR 2012, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, we are asking for the 1st reading tonight.

ORDINANCE 2011-55:
ORDINANCE DESIGNATING DEPOSTIORITES OF PUBLIC MONEYS OF THE CITY OF MARION, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. Motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Ratliff, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Schaber. Mr. Ratliff noted that he had checked the timeline with the Auditor and we can go another reading on this. ORDINANCE 2011-55 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

Mr. Thomas moved to add ORDINANCE 2011-56 to tonight’s agenda, Mrs. Blevins seconding, Mr. Schaber third.

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 583 WEST FAIRGROUND STREET FROM A R-1C TO A R-2 (Applicant, Josh Daniels)

Mr. Thomas noted that this came out of Zoning & Annexation this evening. We’d like to have a 1st reading tonight. A public hearing will be on July 25th. ORDINANCE 2011-56 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

Mr. Terry Cline 400 E. George St asked about a quite zone concerning the RR.
Mr. Jay Shoup spoke about how much it would cost for the City to construct such. Why there are mirrored walls in front of the police station and the hand sanitizer outside the bathrooms.

Mr. Sulu Kelley spoke about the liability on the community for a RR crossing down in Florida that was a quite zone crossing.

Al Gruber, 436 Brightwood, Blow those whistles.


COMMITTEE DATES

Finance Tuesday 7/5 @ 6:30
Jobs & Economic Devel. 7/19 @ 7:00 (1) 2010 Budget Review for Cando
(2) 2011 2nd qtr. Review for Cando
(3) Marion’s Economic Development
Regional Planning 7/27 @ 7:00 County Building


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