July 28, 2014 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall – Council Chambers on July 28, 2014, 7:30 PM

 

ROLL CALL – 9 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Edwards; Mr. Cumston moved to excuse Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas 2nd. By a voice voce all members voted to excuse Mr. Ratliff.

 

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR QWAST

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings for July 14, 2014, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

Mr. Cumston asked to add Ordinance 2014-52 to the agenda this evening, Mr. Thomas 2nd, Mrs. Blevins 3rd. ORDINANCE 2014-52 IS ADDED TO TONIGHT’S AGENDA

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2014-50:

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING WESTERN PORTION OF OUTLOT 606, ALSO KNOWN AS 1065 MT. VERNON AVE FROM AN R-1A (SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICT, LOW DENSITY) TO A C-5 (GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT) (Applicant, Stephanie McDaniel)

 

          Mr. Smith noted that this came out of Zoning & Annexation with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, we are asking for a 1st reading tonight with a Public Hearing on August 25, 2014. ORDINANCE 2014-50 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

ORDINANCE 2014-51:

 

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH PARK ENTERPRISE CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. FOR THE RESURFACING OF HOLMES PLACE AND UNION STREET, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

Mr. Thomas stated that this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I move 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 2014-51 IS ADOPTED

 

Mr. Cumston moved to waive Rule 56 for Ordinance 2014-52, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RULE 56 HAS BEEN WAIVED

 

Mayor Schertzer said they voted this afternoon around 2:00 p.m. We only have 10 days to approve this. It is a 3 year agreement. Mr. Robbins is the primary negotiator along with Jay Shoup and Amy O’Connor. If you have questions, please direct those comments to Director Robbins.

 

Mr. Thomas asked what is the elimination for sick leave sell back for cash. Mr. Robbins said they can cash in unused sick leave for a monetary amount. It will be eliminated. They can convert it to the compensatory time. The encouragement in the beginning was not to use their sick leave.  That’s in exchange for the % increases.

 

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

 

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd.

 

Mr. Osborn asked if this is July 1st renewal. Mr. Robbins said it expired April 30; they were working on the previous contract. Mr. Osborn asked about the retroactive. Nothing is retroactive. Mr. Osborn asked what the delay was. Mr. Robbins said they didn’t file.

 

Mr. Cumston said it looks like it signifies the quality of our staff. Difficult jobs service the community and work 4 months without a contract. It really feels that these guys are working hard. Mr. Robbins said that is absolutely correct, we accomplished this in 2 meetings. I have to commend them for that.

 

Mr. Daniels said when you eliminate sick leave sell back, I’m not going to allow my sick leave drift off the books, and I’m going to take or use it some other way. Fewer aggregate man hours. Mr. Robbins said this is the Communication officers. Mr. Robbins said they can move it around in the accumulation banks. They can also save it for their retirement age.  We didn’t remove all the incentive, just the cash incentive. I’d like to think that the quality of our employees that they would show up for work.

 

Mrs. Gustin asked about the cap on the days that they can accumulate. Mr. Robbins said yes, I don’t have that information with me Right now. So much vacation, as well as holiday time. That is why we have caps on them.

 

Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-52 IS ADOPTED

 

Matters not on the Agenda:

 

Mayor Schertzer spoke about Engineer Terry Lively leaving the City on July 31 and heading off to Belmont County. We want to thank Terry for his services to the City and good luck.

 

Committee Dates:

 

Finance                             8/4     @ 6:30 Regular Business

 

Municipal Services             8/4     @ 6:40 Amending Yarger Report for IT

 

Regional Planning              8/28    @ 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