May 28, 2013 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on May 28, 2013, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 10 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards.

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR DOUG FORD

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for May 13, 2013, Mr. Cumston moved, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

OLD BUSINESS:
ORDINANCE 2012-18
ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG PROGRAM AND TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ALLOCATION FUNDS AND ADMINISTER THE GRANT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Ratliff stated that this came out of Committee with a 2-0 recommendation for Council
Open Public Hearing: 7:33 PM
Ken Lengieza spoke: We have a sign in sheet for this. The importance of putting your names on this, this goes to the record when we apply for funds. This is for funds for the Boys and Girls Club parking lot facility and also street improvement on Holmes and Union St., these sections next to City Hall. Those are the two projects that are on the list. They are both paving projects and can be bid out as one, so if this is approved by the State, we can get better prices. Mr. Lengieza said it was advertised by the Newspapers and by the Council meetings. Mr. Ratliff said this is done each year. There are always several advertising notices that go off, even for asking people to come and submit their projects. I wish we can do more.
Public Hearing is closed at 7:37 p.m.
Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-18 IS ADOPTED

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 2013-11:
RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO THE APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR OF JAMES SAYERS AS A MEMBER OF THE AIRPORT COMMISSION, AND APPROVING AND CONFIRMING SAID APPOINTMENT
Mayor Schertzer spoke: Jim Sayers is a long time business man out of the airport. He fills the criteria to fill that position at the airport.
Mr. Osborn moved to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2013-11 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2013-13:
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF RICHARD STEVEN TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MARION PORT AUTHORITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mayor Schertzer spoke: Richard Steven is filling a vacancy of the Marion Port Authority. Mr. Steven is the City appointment. I ask for your consideration tonight.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2013-13 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2013-25:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION ADJUSTMENT TO VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013
Mr. Cumston noted that 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. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-25 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2013-26:
ORDINANCE TO VACATE A CERTAIN 16.52’ WIDE NORTH/SOUTH ALLEY BETWEEN 436, 442 N. MAIN ST. & 443 N. STATE ST. (LOTS 545, 546, 553 & 554) PURSUANT TO ORC 723.041 RETAINING PERMANENT EASEMENT RIGHTS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY (Applicant, BEC Realty)
Mr. Thomas stated this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0, will have a first reading on this tonight, and have a public hearing on June 24th. ORDINANCE 2013-26 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

ORDINANCE 2013-27:
ORDINANCE AMENDING MARION CITY CODE SECTION 373.12 RECREATIONAL BIKE ROUTE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE NECESSARY UPDATES RELATED TO A NEW 10-MILE BIKE ROUTE HAVING BEEN ESTABLISHED BY COUNCIL
Mr. Thomas noted that this is a code we have for a 10 mile bike route back in 1974. Traffic Commission should establish the bike route. We need to amend it and take out section “(B) Such route shall be a continuous circular route, to be traveled in a counter clockwise direction, connecting four major parks, including Garfield, McKinley, Lincoln and Sawyer Ludwig Parks.” This route is going to be both directions. I have a few maps here. It is 10 miles inside the City. Want to thank Nucor Steel and the Marion Community Foundation. We are looking at June 16 for the grand opening for the bike ride.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-27 IS ADOPTED

Matters not on the Agenda
Public Hearing with Aqua Ohio
Scott Ballinger, Area Manager for Aqua. I have brought with me Thomas Schwing who is an Environmental Compliance and Safety Mgr.
Mr. Schwing went onto show Council a PowerPoint presentation concerning Chloramines additives in our waters.
Ralph Hill spoke against it.
Joanne Zimmerman spoke against it.
Ed Christian spoke against it.
Mr. Ron Schriderer asked several questions.
Becky Parkswith spoke against it.
Pastor Doug Ford asked several questions on the delay.
Nicolas Moron spoke about the balance of the chemicals in the water.
Sandy Bridenstine from Marion Public Health spoke. She stated that the EPA said it’s safe to drink and use it. There are some issues of elevated lead. It’s to eliminate the by-products with this secondary treatment.
Terry Cline spoke about the time frame – not giving enough time for the citizens of Marion to educate themselves.
Mr. Cumston said we want a 30-day stay on this.
Mr. Daniels moved to go into executive session to speak about what this body wants to do, whether or not we go into litigation. Mr. Thomas 2nd.
Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, NAYS: Mr. Ratliff, Mrs. Blevins.

COUNCIL WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

COUNCIL RECONVENED 10:42 pm

Mr. Thomas moved to add an ordinance to the agenda tonight “ORDINANCE BY THE COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO DECLARING A MORATORIUM PROHIBITING THE INTRODUCTION OF CHOLORAMINES TO THE WATER SYSTEM WITHIN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO CREATING A PENALTY RELATED THERETO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”. Clerk will read it. Mr. Cumston 2nd, Mrs. Blevins 3rd.
Clerk read the Ordinances in full. Mr. Thomas asked to have the 1st reading tonight, and ask again to have the Water company come back on the 10th of June. Mr. Ratliff asked to have a commitment not to have them start up on the 1st of June. Mr. Schwing said we will come back on the 10th. Mr. Thomas moved to waive rule 56, Mr. Cumston 2nd, Mrs. Blevins 3rd. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Osborn, Mr. Schaber.
ORDINANCE 2013-28 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

COMMITTEES

Finance 6/3 @ 6:30
Regional Planning 6/26 @ 7:00 County Bldg.

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