October 24, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on October 24, 2011, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 9 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; Mr. Cumston moved to excuse Mr. Edwards, Mr. Schaber seconding. By a voice vote all members voted in approval to excuse Mr. Edwards.

THE PRAYER LED BY SULU KELLEY

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for October 10, 2011. Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Smith seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Summary of Proceedings approved.

Old Business:

ORDINANCE 2011-76:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH PARK ENTERPRISE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC FOR TAXIWAY CONSTRUCTION AT THE MARION MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND AMEND YAGER & ASSOCIATES CONTRACT FOR INSPECTION AND ADMINISTRATION FAA GRANT 3-39-0050-1920 KNOWN AS PROJECT 20
Mr. Cumston stated that this came before committee with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. This is for Project 20, motion to suspend; Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-76 IS ADOPTED

New Business:

RESOLUTION 2011-21:
PICK–UP RESOLUTION - EXISTING PICK–UP PLAN - RESTATED RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MARION OHIO
Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of the Municipal Services with a 3-0 recommendation, this is for the state, motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-21 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-78:
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING LOTS 2195, 2196, 2197, AND 2198 LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SHARP AND BENNETT STREET FROM AN R-1C SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICT TO AN I-1, LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (Applicant, Craig Willis)
Mr. Smith noted that this came out of Zoning & Annexation Committee and we are asking for a 1st reading this evening. ORDINANCE 2011-78 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

ORDINANCE 2011-79:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO MAKE PARK AND PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT PURCHASES THROUGH THE U.S. COMMUNITIES GOVERNMENT PURCHASING ALLIANCE FOR THE FY 2010 CDBG FORMULA AND COMMUNITY DISTRESS GRANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Ratliff said this was our 2010 grant money that we decided to use for this park equipment. I make a motion to suspend, Mr. Cumston seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston seconding. Mrs. Gustin asked about the 40% off, is the company still offering it?
Mr. Mike Cheney said yes until the middle of November. Mr. Ratliff said that is why we wanted the ER Clause. Mr. Hines asked about the 40% off - is the 55,000 with the 40% off. Mr. Cheney said he is trying to buy the largest piece of equipment somewhere around the 70,000 range.
The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-79 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-80:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR, WORKING WITH MARION COUNTY, TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH FLOYD BROWNE GROUP FOR DESIGN SERVICES AND COST ESTIMATES RELATEDED TO DEVELOPMENT OF ACCESS AT SAWYER LUDWIG PARK, UTILIZING 2010 CDBG GRANT FUNDING, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas noted that this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation. I’m going to make motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding.
Mr. Cumston asked about the study – are they looking for having traffic through the Park? Mr. Thomas said the County also has a grant, their grant they are going to look at 739 going to the Park. Our grant money is looking for other accesses (Henry, Uncapher). Mr. Cumston said we are looking at all accesses. Mr. Thomas said yes. Mr. Lengieza said we will look at the safety issues of the accesses. Mr. Ratliff said we allocated 10,000 from the grant, what happened to the other 2,000. Mr. Lengieza said we have kept that 2000 – that will go for the Parks Director – his time working on the drawings for the internal bike routes. He’s going to spend a lot of time on it.
The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-80 IS ADOPTED


Matters not on the Agenda

Mr. Ratliff asked about the open flame fire near the AHP plant. I was told by the Fire Dept that there was a permit for it from the Safety Director. Director Tom Robbins said absolutely not – he did not issue one there. That is incorrect.
Dr. Gilsdorf asked about the site, is it moving along with cleaning it up. Mr. Robbins said he has been in weekly contact with the owner and his contractor. They are under direct orders of what is going to happen if nothing happens. They have been working with a local person the last 2-1/2 weeks. A concrete recycler will be on site soon to reuse the concrete. We try to keep them moving forward. We’ve had success of getting the weeds down. It’s slow, but it’s working forward.
Mrs. Carr spoke about a letter coming from a concerned parent in reference to Marion midget football program. They wanted to know where all the money is going. The City of Marion is not responsible for these programs, baseball for youth and Marion midget football. I suggest you get a hold of the attorney general office and voice your concerns there.
Jenny D’simone spoke about another disposal of medication being held this Saturday.
Mr. Dave Troutman, 1024 Bexley Ave asked about the budget. Auditor Carr spoke on the month of September, was a 3-month pay period. It happens twice a year. that jumped up to the the 600,000 off revenues vs. expenditures. 3rd quarter income tax payments are due October 31st. I’ll probably know by the first week in November of the differences in projections. Today we have a 160,000 cash flow at the moment. There are two different things we talk about. Budgets are what we anticipated, do a budget, car, appliance breaks down, something changes. There is cash in your checkbook today. That is what I’m talking about today.
Mayor Schertzer says we normally have dept. head meetings every other week. We have those meetings every week now. We are all looking at all departments. We will continue to scrutinize expenditures. We are also working on a de-appropriation ordinance, we are very well aware of what is going on.
Mr. Ratliff wanted to know about the de-appropriation ordinance. Mayor Schertzer said we do this at the end of each year. It is the money that the departments haven’t spent yet, that money is drawn back into the General Fund and use it for the carryover.


COMMITTEE DATES

Finance 11/7 @ 6:30
Regional Planning 12/7 @ 7:00 PM County Building.

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