July 25, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on July 25, 2011, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 8 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards.

THE LORD’S PRAYER LED BY SULU KELLEY

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mr. Ratliff arrived 7:32.

Summary of Proceedings for July11, 2011. Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Thomas seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Summary of Proceedings approved.

Old Business:

ORDINANCE 2011-56
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 said this came out of Zoning & Annexation with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. We are having a Public meeting this evening.
Public Meeting opened 7:35 PM
Ken Lengieza, Regional Planning, this issue was before City Planning Commission that recommended the zoning to change to an R-2. In the future time, be considered for commercial. The Commission didn’t want to zone the lot commercial at this time. Mr. Daniels agreed to the plan.
Public Hearing is now closed at 7:36 PM
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Dr. Gilsdorf seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-56 IS ADOPTED

New Business:

Mr. Thomas made the motion to move Resolution 2011-19 down to item # 3 on the agenda, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION MOVED TO ITEM #3

ORDINANCE 2011-58:
ORDINANCE MAKING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE FUND FOR FUEL FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011
Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this should carry the fuel to the end of the year, move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-58 IS ADOPTED


ORDINANCE 2011-59:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH RON’S TREE SERVICE FOR THE 2011 TREE REMOVAL PROGRAM, PROJECT 11-1M FOR THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston stated 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, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-59 IS ADOPTED
RESOLUTION 2011-19:
Mr. Thomas made the motion to go into Executive Session, so we can discuss the purchase of the building, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Thomas moved to include the President of the Board of Health the Director. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.

Council went into Executive Session
Back in Session: 8:11 PM

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING MARION CITY COUNCIL'S CONDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT OF PAYMENTS FROM SECTION 2.5 OF THE MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL LEASE (RELOCATION SUBSIDY) TO MARION PUBLIC HEALTH IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CURRENT PROPOSAL WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation to send onto Council, we are asking for a 1st reading this evening. RESOLUTION 2011-19 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

Dr. Gilsdorf noted that there is a dead tree @ 640 Mt. Vernon Ave. that he would like to have put on the list to be taken down.
Mr. Cumston noted that Mr. Lengieza had put together a good package on Marion County and would like the Clerk to have it available for people for the next couple of meetings.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked Mr. Lengieza how many jobs CanDo has brought to Marion City in the past 5 years.
Tracy Cooperider 772 Lilac Lane, wanted to know where the Blaine Ave project was. Engineer Terry Lively said we have a little bit of top soil and seeding yet to go, we should have everything wrapped up by next week weather permitting.
Imo Crowe, Bellefontaine Ave – wanted to know about the tree sitting on a house on 744 N Main St. Mr. Robbins said this property is a blighted property, the owner had disappeared, we found him in Kentucky, and he has been notified. I feel it doesn’t present an imminent danger as it is sitting on the house; the owner has been served.
Terry Cline 400 E George St. spoke on the St. James alley.
Mayor Schertzer spoke of a letter dated October 27, 2010 about the obstructions within the alley.
Mr. Russell said the City of Marion will have a letter sent out to the persons on the alley and will keep you posted.
Mr. Charlie Cline 311 St. James spoke on the alley issue again.

COMMITTEE DATES

Finance 8/1 @ 6:30
Jobs & Eco. 8/1 @ 6:45 PM
Jobs & Economic Devel. 8/16 @ 7:00 (1) 2010 Budget Review for Cando
(2) 2011 2nd qtr. Review for Cando
(3) Marion’s Economic Development
Legislation Codes 8/1 @ 7:00 PM MPH


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