March 28, 2016 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on March 28, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

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

 

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM SIMPSON FROM MARION CHRISTIAN CENTER

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings for February 22, 2016, Mr. Cumston moved, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

Mr. Ratliff also wanted to add an Ordinance 2016-35 this evening for Mr. Thomas 2nd, Ms. Blevins 3rd.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2016-18:

ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2007-108 REGARDING THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT (SECTION 5) FOR THE SERVICE DIRECTOR POSITION, AMENDING THE YARGER REPORT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, as amended

          Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Municipal Services with no recommendation. Your copy you’re have in italics that the amended portions are amended as written here. Mark made all the changes. Mayor Schertzer said as you know, the language was not as intended when it came out of Committee. LD Russell offered up the new language under the 2nd Section.

          Mr. Cumston moved to amend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Blevins, Mr. Daniels, Ms. Gustin; NAYS: Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Norris.        ORDINANCE 2016-18 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-19:

ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2007-107 REGARDING THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT (SECTION 5) FOR THE SAFETY DIRECTOR POSITION, AMENDING THE YARGER REPORT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS AMENDED

          Mr. Cumston noted that this came out of Municipal Services with no recommendation, again the italics is the amended portion. 

          Mr. Cumston moved to amend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Blevins, Mr. Daniels, Ms. Gustin; NAYS: Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Norris.        ORDINANCE 2016-19 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2016-23:

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING 225 EAST BARKS ROAD FROM AN R-1A (SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICT, LOW DENSITY) TO C-2 (COMMUNITY SHOPPING DISTRICT),  (Applicant, the Kroger Company) 

          Ms. Gustin stated that this came out of Zoning & Annexation with a 3-0 approval, this is the third reading and we need to have a public hearing this evening.  

Public Hearing is now opened @ 7:38 PM

          Mr. Ken Lengieza spoke: As far as the Planning Commission view and the staff view is one of the easiest rezoning to be had. It’s the only residential area within a commercial district.

          Chris Rinehart, attorney for the Kroger Co. spoke: He showed the pictures of the new store, knocking down the old and putting up the new. 75,000 sq. ft. to about 125,000 sq. ft. We are just pulling together all the parcels to a C-2.

          Mr. Cumston wants to thank the Kroger Company for investing in Marion, updating the store and bringing in more jobs.

          Mr. Thomas asked how many employees now? Stephanie DiMaggio of Kroger said around 190, we will probably be around 300 with the new store. Mayor wanted to say we all supported this from the start, and thank you Chris Rinehart with working with you.

Mr. Tom Pannett wanted to know about the existing building and the gas station. Mr. Rinehart said they will be expanding the gas station and bringing down the old building. The store will be closed for a while to demolish the old store.

Public Hearing is now closed @ 7:42

          Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-23 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-31

ORDINANCE TO LEVY A MUNICIPAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE FEE PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 4504.171 AND 4504.172, OHIO REVISED CODE, as amended

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of S&S with a 3-0 approval, I’ll ask for a 2nd reading tonight.

          Mr. Norris asked if the City residents will pay 15.00 more than the County. Mr. Thomas said no, $10.00 more. Mr. Norris said the County will pay $5.00 and the City pay 15.00. Mr. Thomas said everybody is paying $5.00 now. It would be $10.00 more.

          Mr. Daniels said city residents paying 10.00 more. County residents wouldn’t pay. Mr. Thomas said right. Mr. Daniels said County resident’s uses our streets as well as we do. Mr. Thomas said that’s the way the ORC goes. We can’t legislate how the townships go. This money is to maintain our streets. Mrs. Cunningham asked when this was established and when upped the tax. Mr. Thomas said it has been that way since I’ve been on Council. It’s been 20 years. Do you have information on other Cities? Mr. Thomas read off several city amounts as well as townships.

          Mayor Schertzer said it’s been since 1968 the original $5.00.

          Mr. Norris said it doesn’t seem fair that the City residents would have to pay $15.00 and the County only $5.00. Mr. Daniels asked about the township and the city monies. Mr. Thomas said the maximum can only be $20.00 in each township, city, and county. Mayor Schertzer said the cap is only $20.00. Mr. Thomas said each township trustee would have to do this, they are not all the same. The counties would do individually. Mayor Schertzer said we would get our per capita per the $20.00 if the County caps theirs off. Mr. Daniels said I would be willing to go the full 15.00. Mayor Schertzer said the per capita is the amount of registered vehicles in Marion City.

          Mr. Sulu Kelley spoke: License Fees… should these be voted on separately? Just asking. ORDINANCE 2016-21 HAS RECEIVED ITS SECOND READING

 

          ORDINANCE 2016-35

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH EDSALL & ASSOCIATES LLC FOR THE LODO RETAINING WALL PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Ratliff spoke: this came out of Jobs & Economic Development with a 3-0 approval. This is an issue that we’ve been working on for about a year. Engineer portion for the LODO District retaining wall. I’ll ask to suspend tonight, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-35 IS ADOPTED

 

Items not on the Agenda:

 

Dave Edwards, 1072 Bahama Dr. – Dayspring Wesleyan Church will be having a forum on Drug Addiction next week April 5. Cooperation with ADAMH, with a couple that travels throughout the nation. It’s not going to be on Heroin, its all addiction. Tuesday and Wednesday – Tuesday with an Open House 6:30 – 8:00. They anticipate a large number of people out there. Mayor Schertzer said I do have it on my schedule. Actually reading the book that the couple wrote.  Chief Collins spoke: We had a meeting March 1, seeking prevention. Prevention and Education part for the 6-8th graders. We had a great round table with a lot of Council people there. Amy Wood from MCS – leaning toward a program for Too Strong for Goods. They have already purchased the material. That would be a savings. I want to show everyone. He then spoke on the main dealers that was sentenced today – 16 years and 9 years for the two individuals. Thank you.

          Mr. Thomas thanked the Chief on the meeting we had. Spoke with the West Side Neighborhood group. Spoke with some Churches. I’d like to see every Council person do something in each area.

         

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                  4/1     @ 6:30 pm

Legislation Codes    4/1     @ 6:45 pm

Regional Planning   4/20    @ 7:00 pm    County Building

 

                   

          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