January 28, 2013

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING


City Hall – Council Chambers on January 28, 2013, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL – 9 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards;
Mr. Cumston moved to excuse Mr. Smith, Mr. Ratliff 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried – Mr. Smith is excused.

PRAYER LED BY MR. QWAST

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Summary of Proceedings for January 14, 2013, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 2013-03
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO APPLY TO THE MARION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR MONIES DERIVED FROM THE AUTOMOBILE LICENSE TAX, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Thomas stated this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation, this is the permissive auto tax, and I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mrs. Gustin asked how much would this be and just for these streets? Mayor Schertzer said it would be 141,000.00 and those are the intended streets.
Mr. Ratliff asked if more streets would be done this year. Mayor Schertzer said we are doing a smaller project this year for a couple of reasons. The first is being we didn’t get the OPWC grant that we get every year to use for paving the city streets. That can range from 200-400,000.00 depending upon the projects that are submitted to the OPWC committee. The County has a very big project this year, the University Drive extension going through OSUM. A lot of that money is being used on that project. The second reason we are planning about a 2 million paving project for 2014.
Mr. Ratliff said 2 years ago, Silver St. was done ½ way. I didn’t see Silver St. on there, I’m questioning that. Mayor Schertzer said Silver St. is done.
Mr. Osborn asked if this is it for this year. Mayor Schertzer said the SCMR fund is allocated for that. Mr. Lively said this year we are scraping every dollar we can get to get prepared for 2014. We are only doing this project, about 141,000.00. We don’t want to lose it, if we don’t use it, we lose it.
Mrs. Gustin asked about Merchant St. Mr. Lively said that was a holdover from last year, because we have a lining project that’s going to happen. The last thing I want to do is pave the street and then dig it up again. By summer it should be finished.
Mr. Schaber asked about the Leader St. painting. Mr. Lively said over the years we tried a couple of different things. This past year we had thermo plastic markings put down. It’s a good investment in the long run, but you have to put it on fresh asphalt. The portion of Silver St that was done, without the thermo plastic, we will paint that portion.
Mr. Daniels asked about the year to date income tax numbers. Auditor Carr said she doesn’t have those numbers with her tonight. Probably by the end of this week, maybe by Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2013-03 IS ADOPTED.

MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

Mr. Daniels asked about the Lakes subdivision on Barks Rd. The developer was out there 5-6 hours later with his back hoe. Mr. Lively said he is aware of the situation and working with him for the past year to get that resolved. He’s got to properly construct the outlet structure of the pond. We also had some beavers out there. Mr. Daniels asked if that dumps into the Qua Qua. Mr. Lively said it does.

COMMITTEES

Finance 2/4 @ 6:30
Jobs & Eco. Develop. 2/4 @ 6:45
Regional Planning 2/27 @ 7:00 County Building


With no further business to come before council, Mr. Edwards adjourned the meeting.


____________________________ Dave Edwards President of Council

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Clerk of Council