July 22, 2013 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on July 22, 2013, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 8 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards. Mr. Cumston moved to excuse Mr. Ratliff and Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Thomas 2nd. By a voice vote all members voted in approval to excuse both councilpersons.

THE PRAYER LED BY JEREMY TROUGHTON

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for July 8, 2013, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2013-38:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO MARION AREA TRANSIT (MAT) AND AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO SETUP THE FUNDING FOR THE GRANT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT AND AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH THE ODOT APPROVED AND IDENTIFIED CONSULTANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Cumston said that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval. Mr. Cumston asked Mayor Schertzer if this is ready to move forward now. Mayor Schertzer asked if you can suspend the rules tonight. We are going out to Community agencies to see if they will participate in this as well. More local money we use more federal dollars we get back.
Mr. Cumston moved 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 2013-38 IS ADOPTED

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2013-39:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; this is 180,000 transfer from the levy % that was passed in November. I move to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-39 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2013-40:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, this is from donated funds going to the law enforcement trust fund, and 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 2013-40 IS ADOPTED

Matters not on the Agenda:

Mr. Thomas moved to add Ordinance 2013-43, Mr. Cumston 2nd, Mr. Osborn 3rd. Mr. Thomas moved to waive rule 56, Mr. Cumston 2nd, Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RULE 56 is waived.

ORDINANCE 2013-43:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MARION TO FILE AN APPLICATION TO THE STATE OF OHIO, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEAN OHIO ASSISTANCE FUND (COAF) PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Shoup stated: We’ve been working with the Sissler Group for a about year now with the former Fairfield Engineering building. This would allow the city to sign various documents; the state will finance to repurpose the site for the Sissler Group. They are currently in Bucyrus, and they are moving to Marion. The project has gone under significant Environmental research, 1 hot spot was found and they are cleaning it up. We are glad that the Sissler Group and the State is investing in the City of Marion. Mr. Cumston said this is remediating that site for EPA standards. Mr. Shoup said yes.
Mr. Osborn moved to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried, Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd.
Sulu Kelley asked about tax abatements. Mr. Shoup said this is not necessary for that program. It’s just to provide a good working environment for a new business. Mr. Cumston said it’s just cleaning up a part of the City. No loans or grants are involved.
Roll call for adoption, Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-43 IS ADOPTED

George Teynor, 565 Dublin South, 43215 said they have a petition for the city from the Moose Family Center to establish an energy special improvement district according to ORC 1710. We need to get this into the proper Committee and speak upon the subject. This will not cost the City of Marion any money.

COMMITTEES

Finance 8/5 @ 6:30
Airport, Lands & Bldgs. 8/5 @ 6:20
Legislation Codes & Regulations 8/5 @ 7:00
Streets & Sewers 8/5 @ 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