June 11, 2012 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on June 11, 2012, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 6 members answered –Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Edwards; Mr. Thomas moved to excuse Mr. Cumston, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Schaber, Mr. Ratliff will be arriving late, Mrs. Blevins seconding.

PRAYER LED BY SULU KELLEY

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for May 29, 2012, Mr. Thomas moved, Mrs. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary of Proceedings is approved.

NEW BUSINESS:
ORDINANCE 2012-46:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUND FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012 FOR UTILIZATION OF DONATIONS FROM VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
Mr. Daniels noted this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, I move to have its first reading. ORDINANCE 2012-46 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2012-47:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE SOUTH PROSPECT STREET SANITARY SEWER LINING PROJECT 12-1S, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO
Mr. Thomas noted this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I move to have its first reading.
ORDINANCE 2012-47 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2012-48:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OUT OF A CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY RELATED TO THE MARION LAND BANK PROGRAM PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE, MARION CITY CODE 1367 ET. AL. AND THE SAFETY DIRECTOR’S PROPERTY DISPOSITION GUIDELINES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Daniels said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, I’ll ask for the 1st reading. ORDINANCE 2012-48 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2012-49:
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF BONDS IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000, TO PAY COSTS OF IMPROVING GREENWOOD STREET, BETWEEN CERTAIN TERMINI, BY CONSTRUCTING STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERS, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; APPROVING A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE PREPARATION, USE AND EXECUTION OF AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FINAL TERMS CERTIFICATE, A BOND REGISTRAR AGREEMENT, A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND A CONTINUING DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Daniels said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, I’ll ask for the 1st reading. Mrs. Gustin asked if this needs to be address. Auditor Carr said we can wait – we have until June 25th. ORDINANCE 2012-49 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

Mr. Ratliff arrived 7:40 pm.

ORDINANCE 2012-50:
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF BONDS IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000, TO PAY COSTS OF IMPROVING LATOURETTE STREET, BETWEEN CERTAIN TERMINI, BY CONSTRUCTING STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERS, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; APPROVING A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE PREPARATION, USE AND EXECUTION OF AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FINAL TERMS CERTIFICATE, A BOND REGISTRAR AGREEMENT, A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND A CONTINUING DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Daniels said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, I’ll ask for the 1st reading. ORDINANCE 2012-50 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2012-51:
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF BONDS IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000, TO PAY COSTS OF IMPROVING ORCHARD STREET, BETWEEN CERTAIN TERMINI, BY CONSTRUCTING STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERS, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; APPROVING A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE PREPARATION, USE AND EXECUTION OF AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FINAL TERMS CERTIFICATE, A BOND REGISTRAR AGREEMENT, A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND A CONTINUING DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Daniels said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, I’ll ask for the 1st reading. Mr. Shoup spoke: for clarification it is titled Orchid Street, but it also includes Windsor, Olney, Blain, Church, the area that always floods, this is part of that also. ORDINANCE 2012-51 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

Matters Not on the Agenda
Mrs. Gustin asked Mr. Robbins to ask the Toledo Mayor and ask him what his process is of cutting the high grass and weeds. Mrs. Daniels said he remembers that a home was foreclosed on him and do know that he ended up in jail of not mowing the grass. Mr. Robbins said once the foreclosure occurs, they leave it in the owner’s name. The lender doesn’t take title to it. That remains in the original owner’s name. Mr. Daniels said we should be prosecuting the banks, not the prior owner. Mr. Russell said I will be willing to work with the Safety Director to change the codes. Let me know of the person where he went to jail because of the grass. Mr. Daniels said it was on Wood St. Mr. Russell said there are a few properties in town, where we can’t find the borrower or the bank. The health dept. has finally had their first cuttings. NSP III is on its way. Mr. Thomas said that the issue with the grass, is because of the merging of the health departments, County and City.
Mr. Ratliff asked about the old Drypers area. Mr. Russell said their case is pending, it’s in pre-trial.
Mrs. Gustin asked Mrs. Brewer how the Aquatics Center is doing. Mrs. Brewer said since June 6, we have had 820/day. On Sunday we had 1219. The true number of 24,107.06. It’s going to be a work in progress with the staff in the next couple of weeks. Our chairs arrived; there are 100 of them. Still working on getting the concession stand fully opened. I have spoken with someone at the prison about getting bikes racks done. Mr. Ratliff said he was there yesterday, and it was packed.
Mr. Thomas moved to have a special council meeting on Tuesday the 19th @ 6:45 PM for ordinances 2012-47 and 2012-48, Mrs. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: All Ayes, motion carried. SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 19 @ 6:45 PM.

Mr. Bradley Hall, 659 Wood St – spoke about the vacation of Cheney Ave.

COMMITTEES

Finance 6/19 @ 6:30
Regional Planning 6/27 @ 7:00 County Bldg.


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