April 13, 2015 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on April 13, 2015, 7:30 PM

 

ROLL CALL – 8 members answered – Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Edwards. Mr. Ratliff moved to excuse Mr. Cumston and Mr. Crider. Mr. Thomas 2nd, roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Councilpersons Cumston and Crider are both excused.

 

PRAYER LED BY TOM TONEY OF FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings from March 25, 2015; Mr. Thomas moved, Mrs. Gustin 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried, Summary of Proceedings is accepted.

 

Mayor Schertzer stated that the Proclamation for the National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week will be presented at the end of the month.

 

OLD  BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2015-11:

ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 620 OF THE MARION CITY CODE ENTITLED DISTRIBUTING OF HANDBILLS TO ADDRESS RE-OCCURRING NUISANCES, AS AMENDED

          Mr. Daniels asked for the 2nd reading, Mr. Thomas asked for the suspension of rules, this is the 3rd reading. Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

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

          Mr. Ed Christian spoke and said this is unconstitutional, not letting persons hand out handbills.

          Mrs. LeMaster spoke and said this is unconstitutional. Mr. Thomas, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Osborn and Mr. Russell said we are not censoring any political handbills. This is just the distribution of the free papers.

          Mr. Ralph Hill spoke against this.

Ms. Judy O’Hare spoke against this.

          Mr. Joseph Scott spoke against this. Showed a couple of pictures of a house on Leader St. Mrs. Blevins said she will call the person responsible to clean this up tomorrow.

          Roll call for Adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-11 IS ADOPTED

        

NEW BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2015-09:

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 approval, I’ll ask for a 1st reading tonight. RESOLUTION 2015-09 HAS HAD its FIRST READING

 

ORDINANCE 2015-30:

ORDINANCE MAKING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND FOR DONATED MONEY FOR THE PURCHASE OF A POLICE K-9 FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015

          Mr. Daniels said this came out of Finance. Chief Bell spoke about this is the first monies for out 2nd dog. I guarantee that every money we collect from the citizens is accounted for. Mr. Daniels moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Daniels moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd.  Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-30 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-31:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR CENTER STREET RESURFACING, PROJECT 15-1R, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Daniels stated that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I’ll moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Daniels moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd.  Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-31 IS ADOPTED

 

Mr. Ratliff moved to add Ordinances 2015-28; 29; and 32, Mr. Thomas 2nd, Mr. Smith 3rd. Ordinances 28, 29 and 32 are added to tonight’s agenda.

 

ORDINANCE 2015-28:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO APPLY FOR FAA FY 2015 GRANT FUNDS, ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION ON PROJECT #23 AT THE MARION MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Ratliff stated that there were changes in there, correct. Clerks read the changes. Mr. Ratliff moved to change in Section 2 - it should say 2015 not 201 and Section 5 should say Ordinance rather than Resolution; Mrs. Gustin 2nd. Roll call, ayes all.

          Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Mrs. Gustin asked where is the repaving going to be done. Mrs. Wagner said it is the entrance of the airport. Mr. Ratliff asked how long does the crack sealant last. Mrs. Wagner said usually 10 years.

Roll Call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-28 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-29:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE FY 2014 FORMULA GRANT PROJECTS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Jobs & Economic Development with a 2-0 recommendation, I move to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd.  Roll Call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-29 IS ADOPTED

 

 

ORDINANCE 2015-32:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A REVOLVING LOAN ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF OHIO, DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Committee with a 2-0 recommendation, this is something that’s been in place for years, and every 3 years it’s renewed. Mrs. Cummings said it had already expired on January 1; they gave us till April 9 to send it back. Mr. Ratliff motioned to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd.  Roll Call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-32 IS ADOPTED

 

Matters not on the Agenda:

 

Debbie Baker, 801 Daffodil Dr. spoke about a property @ 318 W. Columbia St. Sewer line that broke. She explained that some people said it’s the City’s responsibility, and other is saying it’s mine. Roger Baldinger and Josh Daniels spoke to her. She is hoping the City would help out, but I’ll call Walt’s and see if he can help.

 

Judy O’Hare, 1202 Old Pond Dr. spoke on the property @ 975 N. State St.

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                  4/21    @ 6:30pm

Jobs & Eco.            4/27    @ 6:30 pm – CDBG presentations before Council

Legislation Codes    4/21    @ 6:40 pm – Liquor Permit

Regional Planning    4/22    @ 7:00 pm – County Building

Streets & Sewers    4/21    @ 5:30 pm – 2 S&B for paving projects and NPDES

 

 

          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