April 14, 2014 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall – Council Chambers on April 14, 2014, 7:30 PM

 

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

 

THE PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings for March 24, 2014, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

            Mr. Ratliff asked to add items to tonight’s Agenda:  Ord. 2014-22; Resolution 2014-9 and Resolution 2014-11, Mr. Thomas 2nd, Mr. Cumston 3rd.

 

            Mr. Cumston moved to suspend Rule 56 for Resolutions 9 and 11; Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. Rule 56 is suspended for Resolutions 2014-9 and 2014-11.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2014-10:

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE OHIO

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I’ll make the motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes All, motion carried.

 

          Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Mrs. Gustin asked if there is an update on the price. Mr. Shoup said he did talk with Brad Irons, County Eng. today, and his resources’ were around $80-85.00. The bidding will still go through ODOT next week.

 

          Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2014-10 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-17:

 

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH THE MOST QUALIFIED FIRM OF HAZEN & SAWYER FOR THE NPDES PERMIT COMPLIANCE SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I’ll make the motion to suspend, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes All, motion carried.

 

          Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd.

 

          Mr. Daniels asked: what was the price off the other vendors. Mr. Shoup said there was 6, we interviewed 2, and Hazen & Sawyer was the one that was picked.

 

Mr. Daniels said we don’t have any other prices. Mr. Shoup said the price is from Hazen & Sawyer, they are going to work with CH2MHill, which they are working on the Orchid St. Project.  We went through the numbers with our legal counsel, and they feel that it’s a fair price.  We are going to pay for an hour basis, so we may have some tasks that are easier done, less costs assigned to that, the hours expended, and materials.

 

Mr. Daniels said Council presentation to Councils, EPA, another entity, seems like the scope of the work would be 30-60 days. Mr. Shoup said it extends over a year. The meetings will take place at City Council and Ohio EPA and our legal counsel, especially come July, when we have our Court hearing at the Attorney’s General’s Office for the NPDES permit. The City of Marion has been working on their permits for 40 plus years, this is not a new instrument that they have asked us to do. It’s a complicated process. Our goal is to steer the effort back towards the city more than what the EPA wants us to do to construct basins on the outside of town.

 

Mr. Daniels said collection flow metering – 25 manholes, correct. Mr. Shoup said yes, it’s for a period of 2 months, including the labor. Those are outside figures. Mr. Daniels 25 manholes @ 5,000 – keep them. Mr Shoup said that number includes their download and their interrogation of the meters. They return every week and  download them with their computers, take the data back to the office, it’s then assembled with characteristics.  There is a lot of science that goes into these meters. This is both on storm and sanitary systems. Once the date is put together, that’s where the real work will start. Without data, the rest of bull points on that sheet cannot take place. EPA estimates starting @ 30 million, the last meeting was between 15 and 30 million. Our best approach, if we are going to spend that kind of money, we want to know what’s predicted with all the interrogation of the meters. They want detention ponds on the outside of the City and nothing inside. We have other ideas with a more customized approach.

 

Mr. Daniels said for years we’ve had flooding problems, the EPA is more concerned of what goes into the Little Scioto. They seemed content of what flies through people’s basements, I want to see some results. You keep harping on this issue, and it’s getting worse and worse. Another 450,000 for a study. When do we start getting fixed.

 

Mrs. Blevins said that she was on the committee that she was doing the choosing, there was a representative from Council. I want Mr. Daniels to understand that. Mrs. Gustin said I understand about the amount of money, the 28,000 put me off, but I understand that these meetings will be with the EPA also. Mr. Shoup said I wanted Council informed, as well as Columbus and Bowling Green. This is called a NFA – No Feasible Alternative study. Mr. Ratliff said the bottom line, we have to do something. We are under the gun with the EPA. We have to do something. The EPA hands out a lot of unwarranted mandates to a lot of people. Mr. Cumston said we could you those as public hearings as well with the EPA.

 

Mr. Thomas said last time this year, we were listening to the EPA telling us to spend 30 million dollars. We went down and spoke to the EPA, they met with us here, that was the first time about water in basements was when they met here. This is the route we should be taking. Mr. Daniels said all of the flooding is derived from a ditch that is plugged with sediment. Bone dry with mud up to the tile. This one tile is packed full of mud. Could the City make a phone call tomorrow and put it under County maintenance. Mr. Thomas said that is in process. We’ve been talking about this ditch for a long time. Mr. Daniels said I as an excavator can clean that out in a days’ time. When does this Government body start moving water out of basements and streets. Mr. Thomas said this is the start of the process right now.

 

Mr. Sulu Kelley said you are billing us on a hourly basis, but there is a quote to do the job. Is this a total amount?  Mr. Shoup said this is called an upset figure. The billing would have to go through Roger and my office and access the level. Anything more than that, this body would have to approve it. We are going to keep a tight rein on anybody we hire. This is going to take place over a years’ period. Anything in access of what the contract says would have to come back to Council for their approval.

 

Roll call for adoption: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Daniels. ORDINANCE 2014-17 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-20:

 

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY AUDITOR TO PAY BILLS FROM THE COAF GRANT PURSUANT TO SECTION 5705.41 (D) (1) OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

          Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; this is for the COAF, 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 2014-20 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-21:

 

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY AUDITOR TO PAY BILLS FROM VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 5705.41 (D)(1) OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

          Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; the funds are available, 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 2014-21 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-22

 

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR FOR THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO TO COMPLETE ALL ACTS NECESSARY TO ENTER INTO AND COMPLETE THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE MARION AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK TO RECONSERVE OF OHIO, INC. OR THEIR DESIGNATED AFFILIATED ENTITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

          Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Committee; this is for a purchase of land for a corporation that is going to invest 8 million investment providing 37 jobs to our community, which should be past tonight to pass this onto CIC on Thursday; I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

          Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd.

 

Mrs. Gustin asked if there would be any problems with the airport, the height of the building, machines set up. Mrs. Wagner said we’ve sent several studies over and got positive results back. Our Airport Engineer has laid out the plans, he feels the height would not be a factor now and in the future. We guard that pretty strongly. Mr. Ratliff said this was past by the Airport Commission unanimously this past Tuesday. Craig Thompson spoke about this project. We’ve been working on this for several months. I would want to thank Mayor, Mr. Shoup, Mr. Russell and Audrey for the participation in this. This would be a great move for Marion.

 

Roll Call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-22 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION 2014-9

 

RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2014 MITIGATION PLAN FOR NATURAL DISASTERS, MARION COUNTY, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

          Dan Stewart, City Planning stated that City Council adopted the 2006 Mitigation Plan, this is just getting updated. FEMA wants to look at our high priorities, which is tornadoes, flooding. Tornado siren installation. The plan is substantially the same as before. The plan needs to be adopted by the City, as the City can be reimbursed through FEMA if declared a disaster. Mr. Cumston said this needs to be passed. I’ll make the motion to suspend.

 

Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2014-9 IS ADOPTED.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION 2014-11

 

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING STATE ISSUE 1, THE RENEWAL OF THE STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, ON THE MAY 6, 2014 BALLOT

 

          Mayor Schertzer spoke: This has to be renewed every 10 years. This is for the State of Ohio to sell bonds, 1.8 billion dollar worth of bonds. 200 million dollars to be spent on infrastructure in the state of Ohio. This is very important for the City of Marion. It’s been around for about 30-40 years.

 

          Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2014-11 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Committee Dates:

 

Finance                                 4/22    @ 6:30

 

Legislation Codes               4/23    @ 6:40 liquor Permit and Ch. 7 review

 

Regional Planning              4/23    @ 7:00 County Building

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

            With no further business to come before Council, President Edwards adjourned the meeting.

 

 

 

                                                                        ____________________________                                                                                  Dave Edwards                                                                                                           President of Council

 

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Clerk of Council