February 16, 2016 Special Meeting Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on February 16, 2016, 7:00 PM

 

ROLL CALL - 8 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Cunningham, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Norris, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin; Mr. Ratliff and Dr. Gray absent.

 

THE LORDS PRAYER

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

OLD BUSINESS:

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’d like to have a public hearing tonight.

7:10 PM Public Hearing is now opened:

            Mr. Michael Krause of the Woda Group spoke: We are here tonight for the 3rd reading tonight. We like see Marion Catholic preserved. The application for the OFHA funding is due to the State this Thursday. We are going to spend a little over 8 million on the project. It will have 47 units for affordable income. 34 1 bedroom units and the balance will be 2 bedrooms. Will keep the gym, have a community space, will offer a 1-stop shop for the families who will live there. I’ve gotten very good feedback from the community, everybody seems to be in favor of it. We won’t hear back from the State until sometime in June of this year. And if it’s a go, then we start construction on the following year.

            Mr. Cumston asked about the problem if they don’t get the funding, would it be conditional rezoning. Mr. Russell said that we have incorporated some Deed Restrictions, very similar to other areas in the City where we have done the same. One area I’d like to amend and update under Section 1 right before the last “and” in the paragraph, please include “with the above deed restrictions being filed and the continuing obligation”.

            Mrs. Blevins asked to explain the site again. Mr. Krause stated that the only new addition will be 12 units situated towards the rear. The Maintenance building that the Boy Scouts use now will have to come down. If they wish to build another on the football field, they can.

7:20 Public Hearing is now closed

            Mr. Cumston moved to amend Ordinance 2016-09, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all motion carried.

            Mrs. Blevins moved to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: ayes all, motion carried.

            Mr. Norris moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-09 IS ADOPTED

         

Adjourn

         

            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