September 10, 2012 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on September 10, 2012, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 7 members answered – Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards;
Mr. Ratliff moved to excuse Councilpersons Cumston and Blevins, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried – Mr. Cumston and Mrs. Blevins are excused.

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR DOUG FORD

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for August 27 2012, Mr. Thomas moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary of Proceedings is approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 2012-19:
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. Daniels spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Daniels moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2012-19 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2012-69:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER IN CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF FUEL AND PAINT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Daniels spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Daniels moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-69 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2012-70:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF LIME, CONCRETE AND RESIDUAL TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL TO BE UTILIZED AT THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT
Mr. Daniels spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Daniels moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-70 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2012-71:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH PREMIER CONCRETE AND EXCAVATING FOR THE SKATE PARK PAD PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Daniels spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Daniels moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-71 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2012-72:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO APPROVE A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE SKATE PARK EQUIPMENT CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN RAMP COMPANY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Daniels spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Ratliff asked Mrs. Cummins of Regional Planning – no effect on the grant if the amount is going to change. Mrs. Cummins said no, we are within our budget.
Mr. Daniels moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-72 IS ADOPTED

Law Director Russell stated that on behalf of the Service Director and the Engineering Dept I ask for an Executive Session at this time for an eminent threat and/or litigation on real property. Mr. Thomas moved to go into Ex. Session, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

Council went into Executive Session @ 7:40 p.m.
Council reconvened @ 8:02 p.m.

Mr. Thomas moved to add Resolution 2012-20. Mr. Smith 2nd, Mr. Osborn 3rd.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend Rule 56, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motioned carried. Rule 56 is applied to Resolution 2012-20.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend Resolution 2012-20, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt Resolution 2012-20, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2012-20 IS ADOPTED

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:
Mr. Osborn asked Engineer Lively when the resurfacing will get done. Engineer Lively stated that the bids will be opened on the 27th of Sept. and will be coming to Streets & Sewers on the 1st of October, then on the 8th @ Council for approval. We can start right after that.
Mr. Ratliff said that Oak Street project is doing a great job. The old Drypers plant – anything to report. Law Director Russell said don’t give up hope. The EPA is taking it over – there will be daily activity OEPA has been on site, they gave orders to the owner. Mr. Ratliff asked are we talking months, Mr. Russell said we are hitting everything we can hit to press the matter. Additional criminal charges, do not give up hope.
Mr. Sulu Kelley 365 E. Farming asked about the Popcorn Festival – what the ending monies were. Mayor Schertzer said we will get those costs together, it’s way too early. For the first time that I’m aware of, the Committee is going to pay the cost of overtime of the 6,000.00. Mr. Kelley asked about a letter to go out before you send anything over to the County Auditor for the Sewer Sanitation Bills. Mr. Shoup said we already do this, with duplicate bills to the landlords and the same time, they will know if the tenant is paying or not paying. The landlord should be apprised through the process. 2nd Monday in September is the ORC magic date. We send out the letters, 4000 of them. Mayor Schertzer said we have done this. Mr. Shoup said we have had a triple effort doing this. Mr. Daniels asked how much does this cost – the mailings. Mr. Shoup said it’s @ bulk rate @ .32 to send out. Printing cost, the man power to print the bills. Mr. Daniels said I don’t get any duplicate bill, because I pay the sewer bill. Mr. Kelley said we are not unwilling to pay the bill, there are extra charges involved when it goes over to the property taxes. Mr. Daniels said I just pay the sewer bill.

COMMITTEES

Finance 9/18 @ 6:30
Legislation Codes 9/18 @ 6:40
Municipal Services 9/18 @ 6:50
Regional Planning 9/26 @ 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