June 27, 2016 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall – Council Chambers on June 27, 2016, 7:30 PM

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

 

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TIM ERRINGTON FROM FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings for June 13, 2016, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2016-47:

ORDINANCE AMENDING MARION CITY CODE CHAPTER 159.01 AND 159.02 COMPOSITION; QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS

          Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Airport, Lands & Buildings with a 3-0 approval, I’ll ask for a first reading tonight.  ORDINANCE 2016-47 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

 

ORDINANCE 2016-49:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH HELMS AND SONS EXCAVATING FOR THE MAIN STREET AND STATE STREET ALLEY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT 15-1S AND APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS, HAVING FOUND A REAL AND PRESENT EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC SERVICE PURSUANT TO ORC 735.051, AND DECLARING SAME AN EMERGENCY

            Ms. Blevins spoke: This came out of Streets & Sewers with a 2-0 approval.

            Mr. Scott Bishop spoke: This is our Alley Sewer Project that we’ve been designing for some time. Due to some complications, we had some RR tracks to design around, Folks Printing, we had some easements. We are at a point right now to rush this project along. 

            Law Director Russell spoke: one of the basis for the ER to address the fact that the bid came in a little more than 10% over the Engineer’s Estimate. You are supposed to re-bid. But we are running on a time line, so we are accepting the bid that is a little bit higher than the 10%.

            Ms. Blevins moved to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Blevins, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Huddle, Mr. Norris; Abstain: Mr. Daniels.

            Ms. Blevins moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Blevins, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Huddle, Mr. Norris; Abstain: Mr. Daniels.

            Mr. Sulu Kelley asked why Mr. Daniels abstained. Mr. Daniels said it’s about selling dirt to contractors.  ORDINANCE 2016-49 IS ADOPTED

           

ORDINANCE 2016-50:

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOTES IN THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $7,188,500, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston spoke: this came out of Finance with a 2-0 approval, I’ll moved to suspend, Mr. Daniels 2nd. Roll call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Blevins, Mr. Daniels; NAYS: Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Huddle, Mr. Norris. ORDINANCE 2016-50 HAS HAD ITS 1ST READING

 

Items not on the Agenda:

 

None.

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                      7/5       @ 6:30 pm

 

 

                        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