May 12, 2014 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall – Council Chambers on May 12, 2014, 7:30 PM

 

 

 

ROLL CALL – 8 members answered -  Mr. Ratliff, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Edwards; Mr. Ratliff moved to excuse Mr. Cumston and Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. By a voice voce all members voted to excuse both Mr. Cumston and Mr. Thomas.

 

 

 

THE PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY

 

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

Summary of Proceedings for April 28, 2014, Mrs. Blevins moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

 

 

Mr. Scott Ballenger, Aqua Ohio spoke on the infrastructure improvement for 2014. Several projects have been completed and others are ready to start with. He listed out the projects. Estimated cost for Marion is 3 million dollars. Mrs. Blevins said thank you for coming.

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

RESOLUTION 2014-13 (For Fire):

 

 

 

PICK–UP RESOLUTION -EXISTING PICK–UP PLAN - RESTATED RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MARION OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

 

 

            Mr. Daniels said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation to send onto Council, I’ll ask for a 1st reading this evening. RESOLUTION 2014-13 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

 

 

RESOLUTION 2014-14 (For Police):

 

 

 

PICK–UP RESOLUTION -EXISTING PICK–UP PLAN - RESTATED RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MARION OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

 

 

            Mr. Daniels said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation to send onto Council, I’ll ask for a 1st reading this evening. RESOLUTION 2014-14 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-25:

 

 

 

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 (Jobs & Economic Development 3-0)

 

 

 

            Mr. Ratliff stated that this came out of Jobs with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; this can be changed on Council floor. We had to put 3 forward for the proper newspaper advertising could be done. Sawyer Ludwig Park parking area and gardens, Senior Ctr. Door project, State Street sidewalk project. Evelyn is here – Evelyn said there will be a public hearing on the 27th of May. Mr. Ratliff said we’ll have a first reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2014-25 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-29:

 

 

 

ORDINANCE ENACTED BY THE CITY OF MARION, MARION COUNTY, OHIO, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY (LPA), IN THE MATTER OF SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT DETAILED BELOW

 

 

 

            Mr. Jay Shoup said we received a letter from ODOT concerning the Safe Routes to School Project around Fairpark. It’s about a pedestrian bridge, north of the school, plus certain sidewalks to be fixed. ODOT wants the City of Marion to pass this preliminary legislation; they gave us a proposed ordinance with an ER Clause on it. We had a meeting on 4/28 with ODOT and everything is in order with the technical side, no cost to the city. The timetable for this – design would be mid-July, with a 2015 construction.

 

 

 

            Mrs. Blevins said it came out S&S with a 2-0 recommendation for approval. Mr. Shoup noted that there is no ER Clause on it. Mr. Russell said please amend it. Mr. Ratliff moved to amend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mrs. Blevins moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

 

 

            Mrs. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-29 IS ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

 

 

 

Mr. Randy Rose from Nucor Steel spoke of an adoption of a soldier; they are trying to build him a new home. We raised enough money to acquire land. We are doing a concert with Colten James from Nashville this Saturday. We sold around 1,000 tickets so far. It’s going to be at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. Nucor wants to give back. This is the first for Nucor, we want to go around the US and do this. All I ask is to spread the word for the concert. If we can pack this place, it’s a good thing for Marion, a good thing for a soldier. Thank you.

 

 

 

Mr. Ratliff said the County Commissioners had their meeting on the NLS Annexation. I have a couple of questions. Since we didn’t act by May 5, we had no opposition and did not give solid approval from the City. I would like some clarification on this.

 

 

 

Mr. Russell said I’m not sure you are getting good advice. With 709.23 – 4 or 5 elements should be met. This is a landowner looking to be part of the City. Once they vote on it, it will come here, I read it last Friday, and we will have an ordinance to agree to accept the territory to the City. Last week we accepted the services ordinance. Object – through a resolution, the township did so – they passed one objecting to it. When we annexed Giant Eagle area, we have reached an agreement and passed an ordinance. There is confusion. We don’t have to pass a resolution to consent. Once the Commissioners act on Thursday, you will have an ordinance before you then.

 

 

 

Mr. Ratliff asked about the process, it was passes as an ER clause the vote went 5-4. My understanding, it would have to receive 7 votes in the affirmative to pass legislation. Mr. Russell said you are correct. You are talking about the effective date; you are talking about 30 days after it passed. 709.23 has significant deadlines, we couldn’t wait, it passed by majority, it’s an effective legal resolution. Mr. Ratliff said it wouldn’t be effective yet. Mr. Russell said they would not be annexed in until after 45 days after petition. The days all fall into place. The Council spoke 5-4. Mr. Ratliff said when it passes as regular legislation that gives the Mayor 30 days to look at it, it give the citizens to referendum that. But when it’s sealed and delivered to the Commissions by the end of the week, it leaves concern of the process we went under.

 

 

 

Committee Dates:

 

 

 

Finance                                  5/20     @ 6:30

 

 

 

Legislation Codes                 5/20     @ 6:50 update Reserve Officer for PD

 

 

 

Regional Planning                5/28     @ 7:00 County Building

 

 

 

Streets & Sewers                  5/20     @ 6:40 Auction of WPC old Jet truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            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