August 26, 2013 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on August 26, 2013, 7:30 PM

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

THE PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY OF FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for August 12, 2013, Mr. Cumston moved, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

Mr. Dan Deville of First Energy spoke on mailings of different distributor’s of electric that has been seen throughout Marion lately.

OLD BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2013-48:
ORDINANCE AMENDING EXISTING MARION CITY CODE CHAPTER 666 BY ADOPTING A NEW PROVISION TO BE REFERRED TO AS 666.19 RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY OF SEX OFFENDERS WITHIN CITY OF MARION, OHIO
Mr. Daniels stated that this came out of Legislation Codes with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; this is its second reading. We had the planning dept. draw a 1500’ what it would look like in the City and compared it to 1000’. It is my opinion that 1500 may be viewed by court to punitive and stringent. I make a motion to amend this ordinance, to bring it back to 1000’. The areas would remain as said. Make that amendment, and bring it back for its first reading. Mrs. Blevins moved to 2nd.
Mr. Ratliff suggested changing it to parks with playground equipment.
Roll call on the amendment: Ayes all, motion carried. Amendment is approved.
Mr. Russell said the language in subsection a “Boys & Girls Clubs, local YMCA or YWCA; or any city operated recreational facility” should be carried over into Subsection B and Subsection E.
Mr. Ratliff moved to add that language to B and E. Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call on the amendment: Ayes all, motion carried. 2nd Amendment is approved.
Mr. Daniels asked for the 1st reading as amended.

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2013-58:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY AUDITOR TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS RECEIVED AND DEPOSITED INTO THE GENERAL FUND TO THE AIRPORT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND TO UTILIZE SAID INSURANCE PROCEEDS AND MAKE REPAIRS TO DAMAGE INCURRED AT THE MARION MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, this is to utilize the Insurance proceeds, motion to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-58 IS ADOPTED

Mr. Ratliff asked for point of order - Ordinance 2013-48 title needs to be re-read as amended, just the title.

ORDINANCE AMENDING EXISTING MARION CITY CODE CHAPTER 666 BY ADOPTING A NEW PROVISION TO BE REFERRED TO AS 666.19 RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY OF SEX OFFENDERS WITHIN CITY OF MARION, OHIO, as amended.
ORDINANCE 2013-48 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING AS AMENDED

ORDINANCE 2013-59:
ORDINANCE MAKING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST RECEIVED FROM DONATED FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013
Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval; this is donated funds to the Police Department, motion 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 2013-59 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2013-60:
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING 583 WEST FAIRGROUND STREET FROM AN R-2 GENERAL DWELLING DISTRICT TO AN C-5 GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (Applicant, Josh Daniels)
Mr. Smith stated that this came out of Committee with a 2-0 recommendation, we are going to ask for a 1st reading tonight and the Public Hearing will be September 23, 2013.ORDINANCE 2013-60 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

ORDINANCE 2013-61:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND RATIFYING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR'S PREVIOUS ACTS FOR THE REPAIR OF THE STORM SEWER ON HOLLAND ROAD WITHOUT FORMAL BIDDING AND ADVERTISING PURSUANT TO ORC 735.051, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas said that is all completed. I rode by and saw that it was all done. Mr. Shoup said he does not have a total amount yet. We have to put a stripe on the road; we now have an access manhole to review what’s going on in that location. We had no choice but with good speed to fix the problem. It was an A-typical repair.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend rules, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Mr. Ratliff asked what your guess on the cost. Mr. Shoup said around 65,000.00. I think it’s about there. We opened the PO for 49,900.00 on a time and material basis, it did go over. We have a good record of all our expenses.
Roll call for suspension: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-61 IS ADOPTED

Matters not on the Agenda:

Mayor Schertzer wanted to thank everyone for the volunteer time for Saturday in the Park. It was an outstanding day, a good day for all.
Mr. Jay Shoup said our 2013 street resurfacing was done today. We had great weather, and we are all finished.
Mr. Sulu Kelley, 200 Barnhart mentioned about the bank reconciliation – the finance committee does not see them on a monthly basis. City Council body is ill informed of how the cities money is spent.
City Treasurer should give these to Council. Put all the reports on the website. I hope this can be addressed in a prompt manner.
Mr. Daniels said in addressing Mr. Kelley concern, I’m not sure I’d obtain anything better than a budget from bank reconciliation. I don’t have a sense of how much the city has on hand. I would be willing to look at those statements if it would help us make better decisions.
Mr. Osborn said I have seen the audit report as well, I have seen reconciliation statements, If the Treasurer is required to do, I think we should be receiving them.
Mr. Charlie Blevins said you should be following the city ordinance.
Mrs. Blevins asked how do we decide to make a motion for that, or ask Kelly to bring one. Mr. Russell said each council member has the ability to access New World system with account balances. It’s available to all the council members. She is trying to make it more accessible to the City of Marion. I will let her speak for herself.
Mr. Cumston said you would have to request numerous fund balances. Monthly we get their summary reports. If you wanted more information, during the audit, they look at the ledger, expenses, they match those up. It’s all in that summary report. Daily deposits, I suppose you could ask for that too.

COMMITTEES

Finance 9/3 @ 6:30
Jobs & Economic Devel. 9/9 @ 6:30 ESID people
Regional Planning 9/25 @ 7:00 County Bldg.
Streets & Sewers 9/3 @ 6:40 S&B Road patch work

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