July 25, 2016 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on July 25, 2016, 7:30 PM

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

 

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR JASON QUAST FROM FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

 

Chief Collins and Lt. Gruber spoke on the Chief’s trip to Washington, DC and the accomplishment of the Police Dept. reaching out in the community and having a good communication with the citizens in Marion. He showed a video of some of things the Police Dept. has been doing lately with community policing.   This positive stuff we’ve been doing is overwhelming.

 

Summary of Proceedings for July 11, 2016, Mr. Cumston moved, Ms. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to add 3 ordinances we had in Streets & Sewers. Ordinances 2016-53, 54 and 55. Ms. Blevins 2nd; Mr. Cumston 3rd.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2016-47:

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

          Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Committee with a 3-0 recommendation and will have a 2nd reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2016-47 HAS RECEIVED IT’S SECOND READING

 

ORDINANCE 2016-48:

ORDINANCE AMENDING MARION CITY CODE SECTION 941.16 DIRECTOR OF AVIATION IN ORDER TO BRING SAME MORE UP TO DATE

          Mr. Ratliff said this was in the Airport Committee, I’ll ask for the 2nd Reading tonight.

          ORDINANCE 2016-48 HAS RECEIVED IT’S SECOND READING

    

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 said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I’ll move to adopt, Mr. Daniels 2nd.

Auditor Carr spoke and mentioned about the Fiscal Officer’s Certificate, which will be on File and was given to all of you on the first reading. These are entered into the minutes.

Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-50 IS ADOPTED

 

NEW BUSINESS:   

 

RESOLUTION 2016-15:

A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT AND REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF THE CITY OF MARION ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF OHIO (THE BORROWER) TO REIMBURSE ITS STORM AND SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT FUNDS FOR THE BELMONT STREET SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT, WITH THE PROCEEDS OF TAX EXEMPT DEBT OF THE STATE OF OHIO

          Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, this is the language now that the State wants for the OPWC monies. I’ll move 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. RESOLUTION 2016-15 IS ADOPTED

 

RESOLUTION 2016-16:

A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT AND REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF THE CITY OF MARION ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF OHIO (THE BORROWER) TO REIMBURSE ITS STORM AND SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT FUNDS FOR THE GEORGE STREET SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT, WITH THE PROCEEDS OF TAX EXEMPT DEBT OF THE STATE OF OHIO

          Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval. This is the same as Resolution 15 and 17; I’ll move 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. RESOLUTION 2016-16 IS ADOPTED

 

RESOLUTION 2016-17:

A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT AND REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF THE CITY OF MARION ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF OHIO (THE BORROWER) TO REIMBURSE ITS STORM AND SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT FUNDS FOR THE SOUTH GREENWOOD STREET SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT, WITH THE PROCEEDS OF TAX EXEMPT DEBT OF THE STATE OF OHIO

          Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, this is along with 15 and 16; I’ll move 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. RESOLUTION 2016-17 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-51:

ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECTING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE FY’ 2015 NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION GRANT FOR DEMOLITION PROJECT AND DECLARING IT AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Ratliff said this is the money we are going to use for the property on Blaine Ave. Ms. Cummings said we are just requesting a S&B. Mr. Ratliff said this is the property with all the asbestos in it, I’ll make the motion to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-51 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-52:

ORDINANCE MAKING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THE POLICE CONTINUING TRAINING FUND FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016

          Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, these are funds to be transferred within the police dept. line item; I’ll move to suspend, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-52 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-53:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE BELMONT STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT 16-3S, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of S&S with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; this is just a S&B, I’ll move 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. ORDINANCE 2016-53 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-54:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE S. GREENWOOD STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT 16-2S, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Thomas said this came out of S&S with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I’ll move 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. ORDINANCE 2016-54 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-55:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO PREPARE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE GEORGE STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT 16-1S, IN THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Thomas said this came out of S&S with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; this is the same Ordinance for George Street, a S&B; I’ll move 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. ORDINANCE 2016-55 IS ADOPTED

 

Items not on the Agenda:

 

Mr. Daniels brought up Ordinance 2016-48 again. He thought that it wasn’t amended. In paragraph C where it says “or at the Mayor’s discretion”. He was wondering why that was amended, since we didn’t do it. We need to decide who the Director is going to report to. That is not an affective chain of command. I’ll be voting no on this. That is not what we amended.  And on the first ordinance Ayers put in “with the consent of Council”, I don’t remember that was part of the amendment.

            Mr. Ratliff said on 2016-48 I don’t recall that being amended on our last meeting, 2016-47 I think is the amendment that you are recalling that you and Mr. Norris had worked on. 2016-47 on the second page, start with the 1st paragraph, 1st line staring with “the five”. The amendment that says May Be recommended by”.  Mr. Daniels said I don’t remember putting in “with the Consent of Council” in 2016-47. I’m not disagreeing with this. Mr. Ratliff said this is how it came out of Committee, I made that change from Committee. I don’t recall an amendment was done on this one. 2016-47 had been amended by mine “by Council” and yours and Mr. Norris’ language.

Clerk of Council said if you read the minutes the consent of council was in the minutes and agreed upon for 2016-47. 2nd page in the minutes are in bold. There were no changes made for 2016-48. Mr. Norris said I thought we changed 2016-48. Clerk said there was no motion taken, everybody spoke about it, everybody had their opinion, nobody voted on anything. Mrs. Gustin said I think it should be started all over and the wording should be all agreed upon with piece meeling it. Mr. Thomas said we are out of order on the agenda. This was on Council floor. On 48 this is how it came out of Committee, there was no amendment.

            Mrs. Gustin said we can discuss it at length before the 3rd reading.  Mr. Daniels said there is a reason for the significant change. We would like the Director to work for the Mayor and why, or have the Director to work for the Board of Directors and why. It’s got to make sense; the full story is not there. Mr. Huddle, I don’t believe this is what happened the other night.

            Mr. Cumston said to Chief Collins – you have taken it to another level, really cool. It’s making a change, thank you.

            Mr. Charlie Blevins spoke: thank you City Council, Administration thank you – still waiting on the Orchid Street Study, Blaine and Center – heavy rains still going into the basements. Thank you Police Chief and the Police Dept. How are you standing on Manpower right now? Chief Collins said we are at 54 right now, certainly a lot better than the 39 we were at. Lt. Gruber with the Community Policing – is doing a tremendous job. He asked Chief Zwolle how many for you. Chief said he’s at 56.

            Mr. Ratliff said there is a perception to take tonight, that Council read things, and goes upstairs and has a huddle and it changes. Nothing happened. You must make a motion to pass ordinances or resolutions, nothing happened last meeting.

            Mr. Thomas Quade, Marion Public Health, 181 S. Main St. spoke: I sent the most strategic plan to City Council – it for the record, I want to make sure you have all have it – it’s a long range 5-year plan.

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                      8/1       @ 6:30 pm

Legislation Codes     8/1       @ 6:40 pm     Liquor Permits

Regional Planning     8/24    @ 7:00 pm @ County Building

Streets & Sewers      8/1       @ 6:50 pm     Awarding Resurfacing Contract

 

 

                        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