January 28, 2016 Special Meeting Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on January 28, 2016, 6:00 PM

 

ROLL CALL - 9 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Cunningham, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Norris, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Dr. Gray.

 

PRAYER LED BY SULU KELLEY

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2016-04:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO TRANSFER APPROPRIATED GENERAL FUND MONIES TO PARKS, TRANSIT, POLICE, FIRE AND DISPATCH AND ANY OTHER FUNDS APPROVED BY COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016

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

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-04 IS ADOPTED.

 

RESOLUTION 2016-05:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

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

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-05 IS ADOPTED.

 

          Mrs. Gustin asked about the allotment of salt, do we have enough for this year, and are we going to purchase more. Mayor Schertzer said we are under contract with ODOT to purchase the salt, this prepares us for purchase the next time.

 

RESOLUTION 2016-06:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO APPLY TO THE MARION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR MONIES DERIVED FROM THE AUTOMOBILE LICENSE TAX, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is the $5.00 auto tax on the car tags for allowing us to pave streets; I’ll make the motion to suspend, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd.  Mayor Schertzer said there was some questions on the permissive auto tax, if I haven’t answered all your questions, please ask me. This has been on board since 1968, and some Council members have been talking about increasing it for next year. Mr. Thomas said this will get back into committee before July.

          Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-06 IS ADOPTED.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION 2016-07:

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 PROGRAM 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’ll make a motion to suspend, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-07 IS ADOPTED.

 

RESOLUTION 2016-08:

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF SCOTT CRIDER, AS A MEMBER OF THE MARION CITY DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

          Mayor Schertzer spoke: Most of you know Mr. Crider, he served on this Board in the past. I ask for your consideration for this appointment. Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-08 IS ADOPTED.

 

ORDINANCE 2016-04:

ORDINANCE RE-DECLARING THE CITY OF MARION’S SUPPORT FOR CAN DO! IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF THE GREATER MARION AREA, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd, Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Cumston noted that the ER clause is because this will complete the January Billing cycle, in order them to be paid.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-04 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-05:

ORDINANCE RE-DECLARING THE CITY OF MARION’S SUPPORT FOR DOWNTOWN MARION, INC., INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE COMMUNITY’S EFFORTS TO REVITALIZE THE DOWNTOWN AREA, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd, Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Cumston noted that the ER clause is because this will complete the January Billing cycle, in order them to be paid.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-05 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-06:

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

          Mr. Cumston said this was added by Mr. Ratliff, this is for the Mayor to enter into a Revolving Loan Agreement with the State, motion to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-06 IS ADOPTED

 

 

ORDINANCE 2016-07:

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. Cumston said this was added by Mr. Ratliff, this is for the Mayor to work with the State, motion to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-07 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-08:

ORDINANCE MAKING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN REVOLVING LOAN FUND U.D.A.G. DEPARTMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016

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

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-08 IS ADOPTED.

 

ORDINANCE 2016-09:

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING THE FORMER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL AT 1001 MT. VERNON AVE FROM AN R-1A (SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICT, LOW DENSITY) TO R-2 (GENERAL DISTRICT) (Applicant, the Woda Group/St. Mary Church)

          Ms. Gustin said this came out of Zoning with a 2-0 recommendation, we will have a public meeting on February 16, 2016. Mr. Zulu Kelley asked about the date, Clerk said it was good. Mr. Osborn asked about the 2nd reading, the 3red reading prior to the public hearing. Mr. Russell said we will postpone the reading until the 16. We didn’t know we’d have this meeting.

          Mr. Osborn moved to have the 3rd reading and the public hearing on the 16th. Mr. Thomas 2nd. Mr. Kelley said you’d have to schedule a special meeting also. Mr. Russell said you’d have to place a special council on the 16th to have this special meeting. Mr. Thomas moved to amend the motion to have a special meeting on the 16 and include this ordinance, following the public hearing.

          Mrs. Blevins 2nd for the special meeting of Council for the 3rd reading and public hearing on February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-09 HAS HAD ITS 2ND READING; 3RD READING AND PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 16, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M.

 

ORDINANCE 2016-10:

ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAINING CURRENT  TRANSIT CONSULTANT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016

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

 

 

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-10 IS ADOPTED

 

Adjourn

        

          With no further business to come before Council, Dr. Gray adjourned the meeting.

 

 

                                                            ____________________________                                                                                                              Dr. Scot Gray                                                                                                                                            President of Council

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Clerk of Council