September 12, 2016 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall – Council Chambers on September 12, 2016, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL - 10 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins; Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Huddle, Mr. Daniels, Mr. Norris, Mrs. Gustin, Dr. Gray.

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY FROM FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

2 Proclamations was given to 1. Marion City Schools for Hunger Awareness Month and 2. United Church of Christ for September 25 – Day of Peace.

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

Mr. Norris made the motion to reconsider 2016-59, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Mayor Schertzer said this Ord. was passed August 22. We need a motion to reconsider – make the modification and get the correct account number on this Ord.

Roll call for reconsider: Ayes all, motion carried. Ord. 2016-59 is reconsidered.

Mr. Thomas moved to amend in Section 2, the third line by replacing 4420 with 5443; Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

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

Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-59 IS ADOPTED AS AMENDED

          Mayor Schertzer asked to add Resolution 2016-20 to tonight’s agenda, it is the appointments to the Airport Commission.

          Mr. Cumston moved to add, Mr. Thomas 2nd, Ms. Blevins 3rd.

          Resolution 2016-20 is added to tonight’s agenda.

OLD BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2016-60:

ORDINANCE TO VACATE ONE (1) 16’ WIDE EAST/WEST ALLEY LOCATED SOUTH OF 409 BELLEFONTAINE AVE (BETWEEN LOT NUMBERS 5902 AND 5987) PURSUANT TO ORC 723.041 RETAINING PERMANENT EASEMENT RIGHTS (Applicant, Marion Pointe)

          Mr. Thomas noted that this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I’ll ask for a 2nd reading tonight. We will have a public hearing on Sept. 26, 2016 with its 3rd reading.  ORDINANCE 2016-60 HAS HAD IT’S SECOND READING

ORDINANCE 2016-61:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH TELAMON CONSTRUCTION INC. FOR THE 2015 LODO INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Committee with a 3-0 to pass onto Council. We are at the price; things look very good. This is a nice step forward for all of us. Evie has worked really hard on this. We are getting a lot this time of what we typically have. It has to be done before Thanksgiving.  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 2016-61 IS ADOPTED

        ORDINANCE 2016-64:

ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE YARGER REPORT BY CREATING A POSITION WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL COURT, SPECIFICALLY A SPECIAL DOCKETS COORDINATOR POSITION, ESTABLISHING SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR SAID POSITION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston said this came out of Municipal Services with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, I’ll move to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd.  Mr. Ratliff said he met with Mr. Stotts and was reassured that this was a grant driven position, and not kicking any city money in. My understanding that this position does a larger load and probation duties that are not on those dockets as well. Mr. Stotts has done a tremendous job in getting the grant money in. Keep in the back of your mind, that grant money does not last forever.

Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-64 IS ADOPTED.

RESOLUTION 2016-19:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FY 2017 GRANTS, THROUGH THE US DOT FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, AS AUTHORIZED UNDER FEDERAL TRANSIT LAWS, AS CODIFIED, 49 USC SECTION 5311, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR OTHER THAN URBANIZED AREAS AND FUNDS AVAILABLE FROM THE OHIO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM AND OHIO ELDERLY AND DISABLED TRANSIT FARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND EXECUTING A CONTRACT WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UPON GRANT APPLICATION APPROVAL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, motion to suspend, Mr. Huddle 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-19 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2016-66:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH UNDERGROUND UTILITIES, INC. FOR THE S. GREENWOOD SEWER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT 16-2S FOR THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO, APPROPRIATING NECESSARY FUNDS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Thomas stated that this came out of Streets & Sewer 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 2016-66 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2016-67:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO DISPOSE OF 2 VEHICLES PREVIOUSLY UTILIZED BY THE STREETS DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING THEY ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY FOR ANY PUBLIC PURPOSE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, motion 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 2016-67 IS ADOPTED

RESOLUTION 2016-20:

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF INDIVIDUALS AS MEMBERS OF THE AIRPORT COMMISSION

          Mayor Schertzer spoke: This was what came out of an Ordinance on August 8, the At-Large Board @ the Airport. You can see the names who have agreed to carry on. This is to make it official.

          Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Daniels said that Council needed to put a member in there as well. Mayor Schertzer said that would be up to Council. Ms. Blevins said we should pass this first, Mr. Russell concurred.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-20 IS ADOPTED

Items not on the Agenda:         

Mr. Ratliff asked if anybody wants to do it. Historically it was Dr. Gilsdorf, then Mr. Osborn took over for him. I was going to make the announcement to Council that Mr. Huddle was going to the designee. I’m more than happy to appoint Mr. Huddle, I’ll make that as a motion, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Councilperson Huddle is to sit on the Aviation Board after an unanimous vote.

Mayor Schertzer wanted to recognize Charlie Campbell, he’s been on the Airport Commission for many years, he is stepping down now.

COMMITTEE DATES:

Finance                  9/20    @ 6:30 pm

Jobs & Eco. Deve.   9/26    @ 7:00 pm roof repair of Rec Center

Legislation Codes    9/20    @ 6:40 pm Liquor Permit & Contract Rules

Regional Planning   9/21    @ 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