December 20, 2015 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on December 20, 2015, 7:30 PM

 

ROLL CALL - 8 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin.

Mr. Ratliff moved to excuse Mr. Smith and Mr. Edwards, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Smith and Mr. Edwards are excused.

 

PRAYER

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings from December 14, 2015. Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried, Summary of Proceedings is accepted.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2015-86:

ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1969-29 (KNOWN AS THE YARGER REPORT) AS AMENDED, BY UPGRADING THE JOB POSITION OF THE CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER, AS AMENDED

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 approval, motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.  ORDINANCE 2015-86 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-87:

(Engineer) ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, OTHER THAN CITY COUNCIL, TO BE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH RESPECTIVE OFFICE’S NEXT TERM, AMENDING THOSE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF EACH APPLICABLE PREVIOUS ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 2-1 approval, motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.  ORDINANCE 2015-87 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-88:

(Parks) ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, OTHER THAN CITY COUNCIL, TO BE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH RESPECTIVE OFFICE’S NEXT TERM, AMENDING THOSE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF EACH APPLICABLE PREVIOUS ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 approval, motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.    ORDINANCE 2015-88 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-89:

(Council & Treasurer) ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, TO BE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH RESPECTIVE OFFICE’S NEXT TERM, AMENDING THOSE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF EACH APPLICABLE PREVIOUS ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, as amended

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 2-1 no recommendation, Motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels; NAYS: Mrs. Gustin.   ORDINANCE 2015-89 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-90:

(Mayor) ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, OTHER THAN CITY COUNCIL, TO BE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH RESPECTIVE OFFICE’S NEXT TERM, AMENDING THOSE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF EACH APPLICABLE PREVIOUS ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a no recommendation, Motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels; NAYS: Mrs. Gustin. ORDINANCE 2015-90 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-91:

(Auditor) ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, OTHER THAN CITY COUNCIL, TO BE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH RESPECTIVE OFFICE’S NEXT TERM, AMENDING THOSE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF EACH APPLICABLE PREVIOUS ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a no recommendation, Motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call:  YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels; NAYS: Mrs. Gustin.   ORDINANCE 2015-91 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-92:

(Law Director) ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, OTHER THAN CITY COUNCIL, TO BE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH RESPECTIVE OFFICE’S NEXT TERM, AMENDING THOSE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF EACH APPLICABLE PREVIOUS ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a no recommendation, Motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call:  YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels; NAYS: Mrs. Gustin.   ORDINANCE 2015-92 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-93:

ORDINANCE NECESSARY GIVEN THE OHIO LEGISLATURE’S ENACTMENT OF H. B. 5 IN DECEMBER 2014 MANDATING OHIO MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX CODES BE AMENDED BY JANUARY 1,  2016 MARION CITY COUNCIL HEREBY CREATES CHAPTER 194 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MARION REGARDING MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX

          Mr. Cumston stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 approval, Motion to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.   ORDINANCE 2015-93 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-01:

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, 2016

          Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, we are asking for a 2nd reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2016-01 HAS HAD ITS 2nd READING.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 2015-20:

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE RE-APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR,  OF LAURIE WISE, R.N., TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF THE MARION  COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT

Mayor Schertzer spoke: Ms. Wise was serving in an unexpired term for a person that had passed away. I’m asking to have her serve for a full 3 year term. Mr. Ratliff said she would have been here, but she had some family issues. Mayor Schertzer said I’d like to see this pass before the 1st. Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: ayes all, motion carried; Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2015-20 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2015-95

ORDINANCE MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015

          Mr. Cumston moved to add Ordinance 2015-95 to the agenda, Mr. Ratliff 2nd, Mr. Smith 3rd. Mr. Cumston moved to waive rule 56, Mr. Ratliff 2nd; roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston stated we need to make a change on page 13. Auditor Carr said the line item is not listed, it’s under the 504 – the storm sewer, we added to line 5102.02 – the Flex Spending line item. It is an expenditure.  We need to add $1,000.00. Mr. Cumston moved to amend, Mr. Ratliff 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2015-95 IS ADOPTED AS AMENDED

 

Matters not on the Agenda.

 

Clerk handed out trophies to John Smith and Scott Crider thanking them for their years of service on City Council. Mr. Cumston said it’s been a pleasure serving with you both, the two of you will be missed.  Mr. Smith and Mr. Crider said it was an honor. Thank you.

 

Mr. Thomas reminded everyone about the next meeting: January 1, 2016 @ 12:00 noon to be sworn in.

        

          With no further business to come before Council, Mr. Thomas adjourned the meeting.

 

 

                                                            ____________________________                                                            Dr. Scot Gray

                                                            President of Council

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Clerk of Council