March 23, 2015 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on March 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 SULU KELLEY

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings from March 9, 2015; Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried, Summary of Proceedings is accepted.

 

Mr. Cumston moved to add Resolutions 2015-06 through 2015-08 and Ordinances 2015-21 through 2015-27 to tonight’s agenda; Mr. Thomas 2nd; Mr. Osborn third. ALL RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES ARE ADDED.

 

OLD  BUSINESS:

 

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, AS AMENDED

            Mr. Daniels said this came out of Legislation Codes with a 3-0 recommendation approval, I’ll ask for a 2nd reading tonight. Mr. Ratliff asked if there is a need for the ER clause. I’d like to make the motion to remove the ER clause, Mr. Thomas 2nd. We need to get this passed though. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Ordinance 2015-11 is amended. This will take it back to the 1st Reading. ORDINANCE 2015-11 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING AS AMENDED

 

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 Commission with a 7-0 approval, I’ll move to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-12 IS ADOPTED

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Item 1.   State Representative Dorothy Pelanda of the 86th District spoke.

 

Item 2.   Ms. Corinne Glecker, External Affairs Specialist from Columbia Gas spoke on the Natural Gas Line Project that will be done in Marion in 2015 – Center St. and Johns.

 

RESOLUTION 2015-06

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

            Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move 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. RESOLUTION 2015-06 IS ADOPTED.

 

RESOLUTION 2015-07

RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY OF MARION WILL PICK UP SIX PERCENT (6%) OF THE STATUTORILY REQUIRED CONTRIBUTION TO THE OHIO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF MARION PURSUANT TO IRC SECTION 414(h)(2)

            Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move 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. RESOLUTION 2015-07 IS ADOPTED.

 

RESOLUTION 2015-08

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A FOUR YEAR CAPITAL AND OPERATING PLAN WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PREPARE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL FUNDING ESTIMATES FOR CAPITAL AND OPERATING PROJECTS FOR THE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

            Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move 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 2015-08 IS ADOPTED.

 

ORDINANCE 2015-21

ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 1980-138, REFERRING TO 31.1 OF THE PERSONNEL POLICIES OF THE CITY OF MARION-LONGEVITY TO COMPLY WITH ORDINANCE 2000-103

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-21 IS ADOPTED.

 

ORDINANCE 2015-22

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $1,051,000, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVING LATOURETTE STREET, BETWEEN CERTAIN TERMINI, BY REPLACING EXISTING STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERS WITH NEW PIPE AND BY REMOVING AND REPLACING PAVEMENT, CURBS, SIDEWALKS AND DRIVE APPROACHES, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate

           

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-22 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-23

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $1,251,000, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVING N. GREENWOOD STREET, BETWEEN CERTAIN TERMINI, BY REPLACING EXISTING STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERS WITH NEW PIPE AND BY REMOVING AND REPLACING PAVEMENT, CURBS, SIDEWALKS AND DRIVE APPROACHES, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate

           

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-23 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-24

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $341,000, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING TWO REAR LOADER PACKERS AND TRUCK BODIES FOR THE USE BY THE CITY’S SANITATION DEPARTMENT, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate

           

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-24 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-25

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $731,000, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVING MAIN AND STATE STREETS, BETWEEN CERTAIN TERMINI, BY REPLACING EXISTING STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERS AND PAVEMENT, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate

           

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-25 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-26

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $851,000, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF IMPROVING BALLENTINE AVENUE AND GEORGE STREET, BETWEEN CERTAIN TERMINI, BY REPLACING EXISTING STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERS WITH NEW PIPE AND BY REPAIRING AND REPLACING TRENCHES, CURBS AND SIDEWALKS, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

Auditor Carr read the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate

           

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-26 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-27

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH PARK ENTERPRISE CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. FOR THE LATOURETTE STREET STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT 14-1S FOR THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, APPROPRIATING NECESSARY FUNDS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I move to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Mr. Thomas said that he requested to have the bids be separated out with sanitary and storm. I feel that Council would like to see that. Mr. Shoup said that is being worked on. Mr. Thomas said the money was in place, right? Mr. Shoup said the money needs to have some adjustments as we move forward for future projects. These projects will go into the debt service, the bank and the storm water utility will have to be replenished at some point. Mr. Thomas asked if we are collecting enough money to cover the cost of these projects. Auditor Carr said she said no we are not collecting enough money. I’ve checked the ERU’s. Maybe .30 per resident, there probably won’t be any increase next year. That .30 will be taken out of both funds. Mr. Thomas said I’d like to see if they can separate them out in the future. Mr. Ratliff asked when you say .30 cents, per household, per month. Auditor Carr said .30/month per household.

Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried.  ORDINANCE 2015-27 IS ADOPTED

 

Matters not on the Agenda

 

Mayor Schertzer asked to go into Executive Session for personnel issues relating to Dispatch. Mr. Thomas moved to go into Executive Session, Mrs. Blevins 2nd; Roll call for Executive Session: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Ratliff.

Council went into Executive Session @ 9:05 PM

Council reconvened @ 9:35 PM

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                      4/6       @ 6:30pm

Airport, Lands                        4/13    @ 7:00 pm     FAA Grant for the Airport

Jobs & Eco.               4/13    @ 7:10 pm     S&B for 2014 Formula Grant

 

 

            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