February 23, 2015 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on February 23, 2015, 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. 

 

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY OF FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings from February 23, 2015; Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried, Summary of Proceedings is accepted.

 

NEW  BUSINESS:

 

 

Item 1.          ORDINANCE 2015-10:      ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE LATOURETTE STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT 14-1S, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Thomas noted that this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0, I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Mr. Thomas noted that this will come back to us with what portions of monies that will be split out between streets & sewers. Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-10 IS ADOPTED

 

Item 2.          ORDINANCE 2015-11:      ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 620 OF THE MARION CITY CODE ENTITLED DISTRIBUTING OF HANDBILLS TO ADDRESS RE-OCCURRING NUISANCES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Daniels said this came out of Legislation Codes with a 2-1 recommendation, I would ask to have this sent back to committee. Mr. Cumston said there were some questions that were brought up. I’ll 2nd that. Mr. Osborn asked about the questions. Mr. Cumston said there were some questions about “groupon”. The mail order that goes out, how will they apply? It seems reasonable to bring it back and look at it.

          Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-11 WILL BE SENT BACK TO COMMITTEE

 

Item 3.          ORDINANCE 2015-12:      ORDINANCE DIRECTING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO AMEND THE MASTER TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN BY PLACING STOP SIGNS UPON BAHAMA DRIVE AT EASY ST. GIVEN THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE ASSISTANT CITY ENGINEER IN RESPONSE TO THE DATA PROVIDED BY THE SAFETY DIRECTOR AND THE EXISTING NEED

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of Traffic with a 7-0 consideration for approval, I’m asking for the 1st reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2015-12 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

 

Matters not on the Agenda

 

Mr. Thomas said that I would like to put Ordinance 2015-15 on Council agenda tonight. Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Mr. Cumston 3rd.

Mr. Thomas said this has to do with the CDBG grant money for the 35,000 improvements for Sawyer Park. Regional Planning received a notice that we have to do an archaeological survey before the work is done.

Mr. Thomas moved to waive Rule 56, Mr. Cumston 2nd.  Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Thomas moved to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Ratliff said this is the state coming in and being notified of. Mr. Ken Lengieza said any project we do, we have to send to the state for review. For example, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  The last time this happened was for the Airport and Industrial Park, we just got the letter today, and don’t want to mess around with it.

Mrs. Gustin asked if there a group available for this to be done. Mr. Lengieza said there is an approved list. We’ll send out a request and come back with a recommendation.

Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-15 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE TO SOLICIT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY FOR SAWYER-LUDWIG PARK, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

Mr. Cumston moved to add Beckie Gustin to the Marion Aquatic Center appointments – Re-appoint Steve Vanderhoff Mayor Schertzer said that is for the Park Recreation Advisory Board. Mr. Russell said we’ll have to follow through with a Resolution. Mr. Cumston said we’ll have to check the # of the Resolution #.

Roll for adoption: Ayes all except for Mrs. Gustin who abstained.  RESOLUTION 2015-05 IS ADOPTED.

 

Mayor Schertzer:    Presentation of a Recognition Certificate to Dan Burkhart for CANDO work.

 

Mr. Scott Ballenger, Mgr. of Aqua spoke on all the infrastructure projects for 2015.

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                  3/2     @ 6:30

Legislation Codes    3/2     @ 6:45

Regional Planning    2/25    @ 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