October 22, 2012 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on October 22, 2012, 7:30 PM

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

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR DUNN

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for October 8, 2012, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary of Proceedings is approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2012-74:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE SPECIFICATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR AN INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROMETER BY THE DIVISION OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval. Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Smith seconding. Roll call: Ayes all motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith seconding.
Discussion: Mr. Steve Morris from WPC spoke: this spectrometer is used to analysis heavy metals. The spectrometer we have now is being retired by the manufacturer and they will not be able to service it any longer. We have the money available in the Capital Equipment Fund.
Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-74 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2012-75:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO CAUSE FUNDS RECEIVED FROM VARIOUS FUNDING ENTITIES TO PASS THROUGH THE GENERAL FUND AND BE PLACED/ APPROPRIATED TO THE SALARY AND BENEFITS OF THE APPROPRIATE POLICE DEPARTMENT LINE ITEM FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR
Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn seconding.
Roll call: Ayes all motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn seconding. Roll call: Ayes all motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-75 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2012-76:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY APPROPRIATION AND DIRECTING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) CONVERSION PACKAGES FOR THE 2012 FORD CONNECT VEHICLES THAT WILL BE UTILIZED BY THE MARION SENIOR CENTER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Smith seconding.
Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith seconding. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2012-76 IS ADOPTED

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

Mr. Ratliff asked about the old Drypers building. Mr. Russell stated that the OEPA received notice of violations. Need to fine tuned with the specifics. Mr. Thomas asked about the wetting down of the area. Mr. Russell said yes they are. Mr. Cumston asked about the exceeding of monies with the demolition. Mr. Russell said he would not like to speculate. We should have the capability to act.
Mr. Bradley Hall, 659 Wood St. asked about the monies for the further demolitions of houses. Mayor Schertzer said yes we have 500,000 for future tear downs. He asked Engineer Lively of a list of streets for the resurfacing, can he get one. Mr. Lively said he will get one for him.
Mr. Sulu Kelley asked what the breakdown will be on the levy. Mayor Schertzer told him. 40% Police; 40% Fire; 10% Dispatch; 10% streets.
He then asked if the levy will ever be reversed. Mr. Daniels stated he can’t imagine ever reversing a levy.
Mr. Thomas went on to talk about the department cuts throughout the years; the Engineering Dept being down people, we had to send money back because we couldn’t get street work done. We have persons working 30 hours a week. Mr. Cumston said it’s also from the State – the funding cuts from them. The cost of Insurance – over 3 million in the past 2 years. Mayor Schertzer said on Nov. 6 the 1.7 million doesn’t fix the problem, but it helps. Mr. Schaber asked if the income tax passes, will the budget be locked in from 2012. Mayor Schertzer said the percentage stays the same. Unvoted – 1%. We do not get any money from the Sales Tax or any of the Casino Money.
Mr. Mike McKennan, 270 Olney Ave asked about Sawyer Park, using it for the Boyscouts outings. Mr. Thomas said that would have to come before the Park Commission Board.

COMMITTEES

Finance 11/5 @ 6:30
Regional Planning 11/28 @ 7:00 County Bldg.
Streets & Sewers 11/5 @ 6:40
Zoning & Annexation 11/5 @ 6:50


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