December 8, 2014 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on December 8, 2014, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 9 members answered – Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Edwards; Mr. Ratliff moved to excuse Mr. Cumston, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Cumston is excused. 

 

PRAYER LED BY SULU KELLEY

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings from November  24, 2014; Mr. Thomas moved, Mrs. Blevins  2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried, Summary of Proceedings is accepted.

 

Mr. Thomas said that Items 1 and 2 needs to go under New Business, not Old Business. Mr. Edwards said yes.

 

Mr. Greg Daniels from GOFA is here this evening to present an award to Auditor Carr for the City.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2014-77:

ORDINANCE amending marion city code CHAPTER 1381 “DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES” TO PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY UPDATES AND TO REQUIRE A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR CERTAIN STRUCTURES IN EXCESS OF 7500 SQUARE FEET, as amended

          Mr. Daniels said this came out of Legislation & Codes with a 2-0 recommendation for approval to send onto Council.

          Clerk read the amendment: Its Subsection 2 under 1381.02 Specifications and Regulations. “          For any demolition permit where the structure or combinations of structures upon one lot, as maintained by the Marion County Auditor, are greater than 7,500 square feet, the person, firm or corporation shall post a performance guarantee with the City and running to the benefit of the City in a minimum sum of $10,000. For each additional square ft exceeding the 7500 sq. ft., the performance guarantee shall be increased by an amount of $2.50 per sq. ft. not to exceed a maximum of $100,000….

          Mr. Daniels noted that there was no change from last week, but to just clarify the verbiage. ORDINANCE 2014-77 HAS RECEIVED ITS SECOND READING

        

ORDINANCE 2015-01

ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF MARION, STATE OF OHIO, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015

          Mr. Daniels noted that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I’ll ask for a second reading. ORDINANCE 2015-01 HAS RECEIVED ITS SECOND READING

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2014-18:

ORDINANCE TO VACATE A CERTAIN 12’ WIDE NORTH/SOUTH ALLEY BETWEEN LOTS 2111 AND 2112; AN “L” SHAPED 16’ WIDE NORTH/SOUTH ALLEY BETWEEN LOTS 2093 AND 5355 AND 12’ WIDE EAST/WEST ALLEY NORTH OF LOT 5355; AND MONROE STREET ROAD SEGMENT BETWEEN LOTS 2111 AND 2093 PURSUANT TO ORC 723.041 RETAINING PERMANENT EASEMENT RIGHTS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY (Applicant, Nachurs Alpine Solutions Corp.)

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, we will ask for a 1st hearing tonight, with a public hearing on January 12, 2015. ORDINANCE 2014-18 HAS RECEIVED ITS 1ST READING

 

ORDINANCE 2014-19:

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING Lots 2112, 2111, 2093 AND 5355 FROM AN R-2 (RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT) TO AN I-1 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT   (Applicant, Nachurs Alpine Solutions Corp)

          Mr. Smith said this came out of Zoning & Annexation with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, we will ask for a 1st hearing tonight, with a public hearing on January 12, 2015. ORDINANCE 2014-19 HAS RECEIVED ITS 1ST READING

 

RESOLUTION 2014-21:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Thomas said 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. RESOLUTION 2014-21 IS ADOPTED.

 

RESOLUTION 2014-23:

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE RE-APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR,  OF ANGELA YAZEL AND THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF LAURIE WISE TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF THE MARION  COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT

          Mayor Schertzer said that Laurie Wise is a RN and is replacing Brenda Wagner who passed away earlier this year.   She had served as a member for almost 25 years. We were looking for a registered nurse, and Laurie stepped up. Angie Yazel is her 2nd appointment for her in the Health District. Ms. Yazel rarely misses a meeting. Ms. Yazel was instrumental helped with the study with Kent State University with the study to implement with the criteria which would ultimately lower the money that the City contributes. With her work and knowledge, I ask Council for both of these volunteers.

          Mr. Thomas moved to separate these resolutions. Mr. Ratliff 2nd. Mr. Russell said have Laurie Wise be on 2014-23; and then create another resolution of 2014-24 with Angie Yazel on it, they would be 2 separate resolutions. Mr. Thomas said yes.

          Roll call for separation of resolutions. Ayes all, motion carried.

2014-23 will be for Laurie Wise, 2014-24 will be for Angela Yazel. Two separate resolutions.

          Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend 2014-23, Mr. Daniels 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2014-23 IS ADOPTED, as amended.

 

RESOLUTION 2014-24:

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE RE-APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF ANGELA YAZEL TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF THE MARION COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT

          Mr. Osborn moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith; NAYS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin. RESOLUTION 2014-24 IS NOT SUSPENDED

Mr. Ratliff said I don’t want that taken as a vote of no confidence, I would like to have her at the next meeting, if she is able to. Mr. Crider concurs with Councilmen Ratliff. Mr. Daniels said I would like to see her come also. Mrs. Gustin asked if we want to entertain another person or have other suggestions is that permissible? Mr. Russell said yes, it gives Council opportunity to ask questions. Mr. Thomas said this is the Mayor’s appointment; the Mayor would have to submit them. Mr. Russell said yes. RESOLUTION 2014-24 HAS RECEIVED ITS 1ST READING

 

ORDINANCE 2014-78:

ORDINANCE amending marion city code CHAPTER 915.17 IN ORDER TO AMEND THE DEBT SERVICE CHARGES MORE EQUITABLE AND TO CARRY OUT THE INTENT OF DEVELOPING A RATE STRUCTURE TO REPAY STORM WATER UTILITY DEBT SERVICE OBLIGATIONS

      Mr. Thomas said this was in Streets & Sewers and it came out with a 3-0 recommendation, it will give the Service Director with the help of administration to take a look at our debt service part of the storm water. Storm water utility was created in 1997. We are way ahead of other communities. On our debt service we have 254.00 left in the fund right now. We have made our payment for the year, and that is what we have left. The first of the year, we will be collecting about 150,000 in delinquent county taxes. This is something that we should seriously look at.

      Mrs. Gustin asked if there is anything in the near future that will be paid off. Auditor Carr said the debt structure out of the last borrowing in the 2012 series; we had a lot of storm and sanitary project on that. We structure the debt in the beginning, but they get bigger when they go down. We are getting to the point now that the debt service payments, we are not collecting enough to stay on our debt schedule. Mr. Daniels said it’s a storm water increase. What is the idea for 2015? Auditor Carr said we don’t have a # for you at this time. We do every year, the debt service, we go through all the debt, break it down in projects, provide that information to the Service Director, then see what we are bringing in. That has not been done yet. It usually is done in February.

      Mr. Osborn said in Section A of 915.17 is reads 2,773 - it should be 2778. An additional comment, where that came from in 1997 there was 6 residential properties selected at random that the impervious property was measured and that where that number comes from – it came out to 2,778 sq. ft. ORDINANCE 2014-78 HAS RECEIVED ITS 1ST READING

 

Matters not on the Agenda

- None -

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                   12/16  @ 6:30

Jobs & Eco. Deve    01/05 @ 6:40 DT and CANDO 2 Review & 2 Supports

Regional Planning    01/28 @ 7:00 pm County Bldg.

Streets & Sewers    12/16 @ 6:40 Chapter 916 Review

 

Mr. Thomas asked Mr. Robbins about the 4 way stop sign in Fairpark for Traffic. Mr. Robbins said he has the information, but it is not collated yet. Please don’t schedule a meeting for the 16th; I have a conflict with that date, if you can wait until the 1st of the year that would be sufficient. Mr. Thomas said OK the first of the year.

Auditor Carr asked to have a special Finance Meeting on the 22nd of December before Council Meeting if we don’t have anything for the 16th Finance Meeting; to get out the year-end adjustment ordinance, so as not to have a meeting on January 1, 2015.

 

          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