May 23, 2016 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on May 23, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

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

 

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TIM ERRINGTON FROM FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings for May 9, 2016, Mr. Cumston moved, Ms. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2016-12:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE ODOT WINTER CONTRACT (018-17) FOR ROAD SALT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

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

            Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-12 IS ADOPTED

 

RESOLUTION 2016-13:

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

Mayor Schertzer spoke: There is a vacancy on the Design Review Board, Ms. Hord has agreed to accept, I ask for your consideration. Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-13 IS ADOPTED

 

Mr. Cumston moved to add 2016-43. Mr. Russell said it was brought to the attention of the administration, there was an error on it. Creation on the MEO III position and through Roberts Rules of Order, we have to entertain a motion to reconsider. If the vote is a majority to reconsider, then it can be amended to correct the pay range to a pay grade.

 

ORDINANCE 2016-43

ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 1969-29, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE YARGER REPORT BY CREATING A NEW POSITION IDENTIFIED AS A MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III IN THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, ESTABLISHING SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR SAID POSITION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, as amended

 

Mr. Cumston moved to reconsideration 2016-43, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Mr. Ratliff asked about the grade and range. Mr. Russell said yes. The previous ordinance said a pay range, it should only state the pay grade. Exempt positions have pay ranges; an hourly worker are at a pay grade.

Roll call for reconsideration: Ayes all, motion carried.

Mr. Cumston moved to amend this, 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: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-43 IS ADOPTED UNDER RECONSIDERATION AND AMENDED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-44:

ORDINANCE TO ACCEPT THE PETITION FOR ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN TERRITORY LOCATED SOUTH OF THE CITY OF MARION, CONTAINING 8.568 ACRES, THE PETITION HAVING BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE COUNTY OF MARION (Applicant The Kroger Company)

            Mrs. Gustin stated that this came out of Zoning and Annexation with a 3-0 recommendation; I’m asking for its 1st reading tonight.  ORDINANCE 2016-44 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

ORDINANCE 2016-45:

ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG PROGRAM) AND TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ALLOCATION FUNDS AND ADMINISTER THE GRANT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY  

            Mr. Ratliff stated this came out of Jobs with a 3-0 recommendation to Council. When it came out of Committee, we had a Plan A and Plan B. MACC steps were in Plan A – did that fit into the grant rules. We submitted it, Regional Planning was given a NO on the phone. Plan A was not good. We scraped Plan A and just put down Plant B. I’ll make a motion to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd.

            Roll call for suspension: Ayes all, motion carried

            Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Ms. Gustin 2nd.

            Mayor Schertzer said thank you to committee chair and committee for the hard work for the back-up plan. The first one with the Recovery Center fills our commitment. The Senior Center – Pickle Ball – 55 and over for seniors, and the work on the Parking Lot, plus the work on pool. Will be able to paint it next year.

            Ms. Cummings of Regional Planning spoke – I do apologize to MACC, I’m also passing around the sign in sheets, everybody in the audience please sign this, since this is public hearing.

Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-45 HAS BEEN ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-46:

ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE FOR THE CITY OF MARION NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM

            Ms. Blevins said this came out Committee with a 3-0 approval, I’ll move to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

            Ms. Blevins moved to adopt, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-46 IS ADOPTED

 

Items not on the Agenda:

 

Mr. Thomas said I’d like to welcome Mr. Rick Huddle onto Council. His committee assignments are what Dale had, Finance, Legislation, and Airport.

 

Mrs. Blevins asked the Health Dept. to come and explain about the lawn cutting in Marion City.

 

Mr. Thomas Quaid and Tyler Pigman spoke on the Due Process Issue.

 

Law Director Mark Russell spoke: The Marion Land Bank @ City Hall Lobby June 7, 2016 @ 10:30 A.M.

 

Chief Collins spoke: updates on good news. Central Dispatch applied for a grant, almost 500,000.00 – able to outfit everybody in the County with Marx radios. Opticom is not part of that Grant. This was all about communication and the dispatch center. Prevention and education program back in March – will have another meeting – will meet around 6:00. Also we wrote a grant for that. Hopefully will get it. I’ll let Irene know when it is. National Police Week last week. Update from last Council meeting 326 E. George St. – the very next day I rallied all the proper services, the following day, the lady was out. The owner didn’t know the property got that bad. The landlord is letting it go back to the bank. Spent some time with Mr. Long and hopefully got that resolved.

 

Sulu Kelley 365 E Farming asked why it took so long.

Mayor Schertzer spoke:  It’s like the grass issue – it doesn’t happen as quickly as we like it to. Sulu said he didn’t want them evicted. Put pressure on them to change. Mayor Schertzer said I don’t know if that’s the role that we want government to play – change because you’re not conforming to norms of society. Mr. Quaid spoke: I wanted to make sure of the timing issue. Jerry had already seen the house. We had somebody starting that already. It’s all due process, but not calling you back and telling you everything along the way. They told us they were going to be leaving in 4 days. Ms. Cunningham said the impression of Ms. Young – she wanted them out. Mayor said that his was impression as well.

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                      6/6       @ 6:30 pm

Airport, Lands         6/13    @ 7:00 pm     Change in Airport Commission

Legislation Codes     6/6       @ 6:40 pm     Liquor Permits

Regional Planning     5/25    @ 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