November 28, 2011 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on November 28, 2011, 7:30 PM

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

THE LORDS PRAYER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for November 14, 2011. Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Ratliff seconding. The roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Ratliff, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. Summary of Proceedings approved.

Old Business:

Public Hearing: Clean Ohio Assistance Fund Grant for Phase II Environment Assessment of the former Fairfield Engineering Fabrication Plant

Public Hearing now open: 7:34 PM

Regional Planning, Mr. Ken Lengieza spoke on the issue: There is a sign-up sheet going around for attendance. That counts for the project this is for the Phase II study for the former Fairfield property, this would go for the whole property, not just the building. We have spoken on this before. The Sissler Group will be coming up with the match for the study so there is no City money at this time. Public hearing today is required. We publicized it in the newspaper, library, etc. We have John Sissler, Chris Naumovski, and Jay Shoup is also here for any questions.
Mr. Ralph Cumston asked if this is once cleared, would it be available to economic development. Mr. Lengieza said It would be eligible for grants. Nobody knows, it would just move the property further along. West part of the building would be taken down, but they are going to try to rehabilitate the rest of the building to get some business in there.

Public Hearing now closed: 7:36 PM


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)
Public Hearing now Open 7:37 PM
Craig Willis, 1941 Lee Road, is asking for a rezoning. I have storage areas on Davids St. right now; I’d like to expand it back to Sharp St. It’s part of the old Shovel Lot.
Public Hearing now Closed: 7:38 PM
Mr. Smith noted that this came out of Zoning & Annexation with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is the third reading, I’ll make a motion to adopt, Mr. Hines seconding. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-78 IS ADOPTED

New Business:

RESOLUTION 2011-22:
PICK–UP RESOLUTION - EXISTING PICK–UP PLAN RESTATED RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MARION OHIO
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Municipal Services, this lowers the City’s portion by 1%, motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. 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; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-22 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-23:
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE RE-APPOINTMENT OF AARON BELMER TO SERVE AS THE FIFTH MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MARION PORT AUTHORITY
Mayor Schertzer noted that Aaron Belmer needs to be re-appointed to the Port Authority. 2 appointments to this authority are 2 from the City and 2 from the County, then 1 from jointly. This is Aaron’s appointment.
Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Smith seconding; 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, Mr. Smith seconding; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. RESOLUTION 2011-23 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-24:
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE RE-APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF ANGELA YAZEL TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE MARION COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
Mayor Schertzer said we are asking for Angie’s re-appointment tonight.
Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Ratliff seconding; 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, Mr. Ratliff seconding; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Mr. Thomas, Dr. Gilsdorf. RESOLUTION 2011-24 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2011-25:
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE RE-APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF JOE DAWSON, AS A MEMBER OF THE MARION CITY DESIGN REVIEW BOARD
Mayor Schertzer said we are asking for Mr. Dawson’s re-appointment tonight. He represents a specific slot on this board, he is a downtown owner.
Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Ratliff seconding; 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, Mr. Ratliff seconding; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: Dr. Gilsdorf. RESOLUTION 2011-25 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-81:
ORDINANCE AMENDING MARION CODIFIED ORDINANCE SECTIONS 105.01, RESUBDIVIDING THE CITY INTO WARDS PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE 731.06
Mr. Thomas noted that this came out of Codes & legislation Committee; we just need to adjust some numbers over near Fairfax and Cresant Heights. We originally had this portion being moved over the Ward 4, re-doing the numbers we found we were over the 5% deviation. By leaving it in the 6th ward, our numbers would be fine. Just leave it in the 6th ward.
Mr. Thomas made that motion to amend that subdivision, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll Call: Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
ORDINANCE AMENDING MARION CODIFIED ORDINANCE SECTIONS 105.01, RESUBDIVIDING THE CITY INTO WARDS PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE 731.06, AS AMENDED
Mr. Blevins noted that this came out of Legislation Codes with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I like to have a first reading tonight.
ORDINANCE 2011-81 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING AS AMENDED

ORDINANCE 2011-82:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO CREATE AND IMPLEMENT A BICYCLE REHABILITATION PROGRAM IN COOPERATION WITH THE MARION CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION GRANTING THE NECESSSARY AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO O.R.C. 737.32 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Municipal Services with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, motion to suspend, Mr. Smith seconding. 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, Mr. Smith seconding; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-82 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-83:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH BURGESS AND NIPLE, LTD. FOR THE MAY ST. ROADWAY AND SEWER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas noted that this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. 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; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-83 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-84:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH MAPLE CITY CONCRETE, LLC FOR THE 2011 SIDEWALK PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas noted that this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Hines asked if they will be able to start on this ASAP. Mr. Lengieza said this will start next summer. Engineer Lively said if they can start this year, they had that option when they bid it out.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins seconding; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-84 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-85:
ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE PLAT OF HEALTH CARE & RETIREMENT CORP. OF AMERICA (“HCR”), FOR THE EXTENSION OF INDEPENDENCE AVE BY 417 FEET TO THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, BEING A PART OF LOT 18221 IN THE CITY OF MARION, COUNTY OF MARION, STATE OF OHIO
Mr. Lengieza said the Planning Commission has approved, how are we going to do this Mr. Russell? Mr. Russell said this is just to approve the Plat, after it is done we will dedicate the street.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. 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; Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-85 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-86:
ORDINANCE MAKING APPROPRIATION ADJUSTMENTS IN VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance; this is the de-appropriation of 208,337.87 back into the carryover, motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. 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.
Mrs. Gustin asked if we have found any more adjustments that can be made. Auditor Carr spoke: there will be other adjustments; we just wanted to look at the GF right now. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-86 IS ADOPTED


ORDINANCE 2011-87:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY AUDITOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF OHIO, OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF STATE FOR THE GAAP (GASB) FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance; this need to be amended to include year’s 2012, 2013, and 2014; Mrs. Blevins seconding. 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 suspend, Mrs. Blevins seconding. 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.
Auditor Carr spoke: The State has made us an offer not to change that rate for 3 years. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-87 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2011-88:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH 2K GENERAL COMPANY FOR THE MARION AREA TRANSIT RENOVATION/EXPANSION PROJECT IN THE CITY OF MARION OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Smith noted that this came out of Public Utilities with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. 100% of this will be funded by Grants; there will be no City money in there. We have a little over 684,000 for this project on the Transit Dept; Mr. Hines seconding. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None.
Mr. Smith moved to adopt, Mr. Hines seconding.
Mr. Jay Shoup went onto say the benefits of this renovation of this facility.
Roll call for adoption: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Dr. Gilsdorf, Mr. Hines, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber; NAYS: None. ORDINANCE 2011-88 IS ADOPTED

Matters not on the Agenda

Mrs. Gustin asked about sidewalks put on her lot, assessed on your taxes? Engineer Lively said you could put sidewalks on your property at any time; you will have to refer to the Law Director for assessment.
Mr. Russell said State statute – sidewalk program, the city would be acting as a bank, and there has not been any discussion of this at any point of time.
Mr. Terry Cline, 400 E. George St. spoke on the St. James Alley.


COMMITTEE DATES

Finance 12/5 @ 6:30
Regional Planning 12/7 @ 7:00 County Bldg.


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