January 14, 2013 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on January 14, 2012, 7:30 PM

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

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR DOUG FORD

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for December 27, 2012 and Special Meeting of December 28, 2012, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Both Summaries are approved.
Mr. Cumston moved to add Ordinance 2013-02 on tonight’s agenda, Mr. Thomas 2nd, Mr. Ratliff 3rd. ORDINANCE 2013-02 IS ADDED TO TONIGHT’S AGENDA

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2013-02
ORDINANCE MAKING DE-APPROPRIATIONS AND AN
APPROPRIATION WITHIN THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF MARION FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013

Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation; I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Mr. Cumston noted that this is a nice way to start the year. Thanks to all.
Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-02 IS ADOPTED.

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

Mr. Ratliff asked about the Fire Dept. do we have a similar plan for the Fire Fighters. Mayor Schertzer said our first goal is to maintain the staffing level that coincides with the Federal Grant that we received. We had a couple of retirements. One in December and one in January. Those positions have to be filled quickly to be in compliance with that Grant. We are putting together a written test and agility test to replace those 2 retirees. After that we will determine of how we get additional persons. We expect and hope throughout the year we will start building up the forces there as well. Mrs. Gustin asked about the two types of tests. Mayor Schertzer reiterated as agility and written examination.

COMMITTEES

Finance 1/22 @ 6:30
Regional Planning 2/27 @ 7:00 County Building
Streets & Sewers 1/22 @ 6:45

With no further business to come before council, Mr. Edwards adjourned the meeting.


____________________________ Dave Edwards President of Council

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Clerk of Council