June 25, 2012 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on June 25, 2012, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 9 members answered –Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards; Mr. Cumston moved to excuse Mr. Osborn, Mr. Ratliff 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried, Mr. Osborn is excused.

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for June 11 and Special Meeting of June 19, 2012, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Both Summary of Proceedings are 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. Cumston noted this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, motion to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-46 IS ADOPTED.

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. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, motion to suspend. Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all motion carried.
Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-49 IS ADOPTED

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. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, motion to suspend. Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd.
Mr. Ralph Hill wanted to know about the monies where the storm water money is going to. Help me to understand this. Mr. Cumston said this gets paid out of the storm water utility. Those monies go into that fund, and pays for the 20 year program. We have been spending the money in all the projects we have done in the past. We have spent over 25 million in the past 10-12 years.
Roll Call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-50 IS ADOPTED

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. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation, motion to suspend. Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Shoup spoke: Orchid St. is the most eastern part area. Windsor, Blaine Ave. along to Church Street and South to Columbia Street. It’s a whole neighborhood area including several blocks. Mr. Ratliff asked if we should amend it. Mr. Russell said no, I don’t think it merits an amendment.
Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012- 51 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2012-52:
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 193.02 (V) OF THE MARION CITY CODE TO PROVIDE FOR A MORE UNIFORM APPLICATION OF THE INCOME TAX AND TO ENSURE EQUAL APPLICATION OF THE CODE
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation, I’m asking for the first reading this evening. ORDINANCE 2012-52 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2012-53:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN THE CAPITAL FUND FOR THE AQUATIC CENTER CONSTRUCTION FOR FINAL BUILDING COSTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation; this is for the final construction at the pool, motion to suspend. Mr. Smith 2nd. Mr. Ratliff asked about the completion date, and the 1500/day contract. Mr. Russell said I will be having a meeting tomorrow, and I’ll come back and report the progress. Yes there are things taking place. Mr. Ratliff asked is the 323,000 completely pays the project. Auditor Carr said we are not paying anything yet. This was out of the 3.5 which was left to cover any expenses. We still have the final bills coming in. I just didn’t want to get caught short and not have the money appropriated.
Roll Call for suspension: Yeas: Mr. Cumston; Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, NAYS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber. ORDINANCE 2012-53 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

ORDINANCE 2012-54:
ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GENERAL OPERATIONS AND OTHER MUNICIPAL PURPOSES OF THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, BY LEVYING AND ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX AT THE RATE OF ONE-QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT (.25%), COMMENCING ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2013, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation, I’m asking for the first reading.
Mayor Schertzer spoke: focused more on the 10% of the ¼ of 1% for dispatch and disaster services. Can we use this for Police and Fire – the answer is no. If someday if we have a combined dispatch this amount would be tied to dispatch and disaster services. I would be comfortable to have it say “or any related safety services”. Mr. Thomas said this is good language, leave it as is. Mr. Daniels asked whether or not dispatch is under the police. Chief Bell said that they have their own budget. Our supervisors run it, yes, but their funding comes out of dispatch. Mr. Daniels said there has been a lot of talk out there concerning dispatch. Should we role the 10% into your budget? Chief Bell said let’s put it out there and have everyone understand where the money is going to go. As long as it’s exact.
Mrs. Gustin asked if it would be difficult to do that. Auditor Carr said it’s like office, the Income Tax Department and the Auditor’s office. I like to see the difference. Mr. Cumston said we’ll take it 3 readings. Mr. Daniels said some level of flexibility would be good, instead of re-wording it in the future.
Ron Schriderer asked about the entire ordinance. Is there a specific % for the Police and Fire? Can you make it available to everyone next week? 40%/40%/10%/10%. The one for Fire – that would restore all their benefits. Chief Zwolle said we lost through attrition. Ron asked about benefits. Chief Zwolle said it would go back into salary line items, and overtime. Ron said If you treat it equally @ 40% wouldn’t you be getting a larger portion than the police. Chief Zwolle said our budgets are 100,000.00 difference. We’ll both have the same budget. Ron said you have to be more specific. Ron asked the Mayor would you take the current money that they already have that you can’t take that without capping the 40%. If that occurs, you have nothing. Mayor Schertzer said both the Fire and Police would get about 680,000.00. 1% of the 2% would be voted in by the voters – always go on the ballot language. The other 1% is at the discretion of Administration and Council. They get 32% of the 1.75%. I would like to see the 32% carry forward. Ron asked Mr. Cumston do you commit to the current budget if this passes. Mr. Cumston said absolutely. We’ll have the Clerk put together a packet for everyone to look at.
Mr. Ratliff asked to have a full copy of the ordinance to be made available also. Mr. Ralph Hill spoke: The citizens of Marion keep on giving. We have an 18 million dollar budget. What are we getting in return? Mayor Schertzer said for the record it’s 15.8 million not 18 million. We are putting this on the ballot and let the community decide for themselves. Mr. Ken Morgan spoke – we need to pass this. Mr. Ed Christian, 1060 N. Main spoke against this. Mr. Ken Morgan said come up with a better idea.
ORDINANCE 2012-54 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

ORDINANCE 2012-55:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR VARIOUS STORM SEWER LINING PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation, motion to suspend. Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012- 55 IS ADOPTED

Matters Not on the Agenda
Mr. Ratliff asked about the old Drypers area. Mr. Russell said I speak with the Safety Director almost daily concerning this. The Health Dept has sent out a notice, they are dealing with the grass and weeds. We are looking for the contractor to come into town and finish. We filed charges, I hope to have good news soon, and I don’t have it tonight.
Mr. Daniels said we spoke last time about the server upstairs. Mrs. Carr said we didn’t have a chance to copy with all the bids, but I will.

COMMITTEES

Finance 7/2 @ 6:30
Municipal Services 7/2 @ 6:45 Engineering request
Regional Planning 7/25 @ County Bldg.

Mr. Russell asked for Executive Session imminent litigation.
8:25 PM: Mr. Thomas moved to go into Executive Session, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

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