August 22, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on August 22, 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, Mr. Edwards.

THE PRAYER LED BY PASTER DOUG FORD

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for August 8, 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, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Summary of Proceedings approved.

Mr. Cumston moved to have Resolution 2011-20 and Ordinance 2011-67 added to tonight’s agenda, Dr. Gilsdorf seconding, Mrs. Blevins third.

Mrs. Paula Roller, Executive Director of Turning Point spoke on behalf of the organization – placing an issue on the ballot this November.

Old Business:

RESOLUTION 2011-19:
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,AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS AMENDED
Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation to send onto Council. Dr. Gilsdorf moved to amend Resolution 2011-19 to its’ current form; Mr. Thomas seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber.
Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Dr. Gilsdorf seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-19 IS ADOPTED

New Business:

ORDINANCE 2011-65:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE 2011 CURB RAMP PROGRAM, PROJECT 11-1C, AND APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas noted this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. This is for the State Highways that go through Marion. Prospect and Church Streets – this is for the ADA required ramps on the sidewalks. I’ll make a motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-65 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-66:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MARIONTO SEEK REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS FOR A STUDY OF SAWYER LUDWIG PARK ACCESS AND EVALUATE THE PROPOSALS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGNECY
Mr. Ratliff noted that this came out of committee with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. This is to utilize grant money that had been voted on in years past, I’ll make a motion to suspend; Mr. Thomas seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None.
Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas seconding. Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the entrances to Sawyer Ludwig, it was suggested that the City should take an option on those properties so we can do this. Has that been looked at or considered? Mr. Thomas said that is what we are spending this money on to look at that access. Originally this money was for building that road from 739 into the Park. Uncapher and Henry Streets as well. We are going to look at all those issues.
Mrs. Gustin asked if this was the total amount set aside originally. Is it enough to cover the cost for this? Mr. Ratliff said the city’s portion is 8,000 by CDBG from the previous grant; it would have to be spent by the end of the year. Mr. Thomas said the County also applied for some CDBG also. What was it?
Ken Lengieza said it’s 8,000 for City and 6,000 for the County. We think that 2,000 can be done in the city by the internal bike trail by the Parks Dept. The deadline for the County share is December 31st. The city has longer, because we have the neighborhood grant.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked if this study is going to be done, if it looks like it’s going to be done, is there a way to get an easement on these properties so they can’t sell it underneath us? Mr. Lengieza said this is what the study is for. Dr. Gilsdorf asked when this study will be done. Mr. Lengieza said by the end of the year that would affect the county. Dr. Gilsdorf asked if there is any danger in waiting. Mr. Lengieza said there might be. One of the roads has been on the transportation plan since the 1970. The other will go across towards Chrissinger Rd, which is not on the plan. That’s a viable alternative.
Roll call for adoption: YEAS: : Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-66 IS ADOPTED
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RESOLUTION 2011-20
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR.
Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation to send onto Council. Motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Masters, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Gustin, Mr. Hines, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-20 IS ADOPTED
ORDINANCE 2011-67
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO AN UPDATED REPLACEMENT CONTRACT WITH THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, REQUESTED BY THE OHIO PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, TO PROVIDE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE STATE OF OHIO FOR ATTORNEYS APPOINTED FOR INDIGENT PERSONS CHARGED IN THE MARION MUNICIPAL COURT
Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I move to have a first reading this evening.
ORDINANCE 2011-67 HAS HAD its FIRST READING

9-6-2011 - CLERK HAD RENUMBERED ORDINANCE 2011-67 TO 2011-64 DUE TO A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR

Items Not on the Agenda

Dr. Gilsdorf thanked Mr. Russell for providing information about the Silverline issue. Mr. Russell stated please take the time to review the materials and the next time, I’ll ask any questions you may have. I did learn with the Auditor today, about the withholding withheld is inaccurate. The truth when it was examined more closely, not all employees of Silverline had City income tax withheld.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked Auditor Carr in 2009, $120,000.00 withholding, that wasn’t all of the people at Silverline. Auditor Carr said that is correct. I have verified that, not all employees do not pay income tax to the City. Dr. Gilsdorf asked what %? Auditor Carr said 680 – maybe 200 something – I didn’t bring the exact number.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the Annual Report from MGH, their fiscal year ends June 30th. It’s a financial report – 990 or a 501(C)(3) corporation that covers all of Ohio Health. Nothing in there from MGH. We know nothing of how it is run. Could we request from Mr. Sanders a financial report which would reflect MGH financial situation as of June 30, 2011. Mr. Russell said he would make the request.
Mr. Ratliff asked if you could outline of what you gave us which is new. Mr. Russell asked if you would review the materials, and when we get together the next time, I’ll review your specific questions. Exhibit A and Exhibit B. Each member of Council should review these first.
Mrs. Gustin wishes to read through these and approach it then in two weeks, Mr. Thomas agreed with Mrs. Gustin. Mr. Ratliff wishes to fix these quickly. Mr. Russell stated that there is no need for a fix.
Mrs. Masters is resigning her position as Council seat 5th ward. Thank you.
Mrs. Brewer spoke about the pool. Construction trailer moved into the fence, all contracts are signed. We will be putting together a ground breaking ceremony. We will have construction meetings every two weeks for now. Completion date of May 25 – open date - Memorial Day weekend of next year. The monies in the line items is the phone system; the lift station that’s been in the pool budget forever; plus a unemployment issue; plus the liability insurance.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the salvage rights, Mrs. Brewer said that was part of the bid package. Hopefully that will save us some money in the end.


COMMITTEE DATES

Finance 9/6 @ 6:30 PM
Legislation Codes 9/6 @ 6:45 PM
Regional Planning this Wed @ the County Bldg.
Streets & Sewers 9/12 @ 7:15 pm


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