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December 23, 2013 Summary
City Hall – Council Chambers on December 23, 2013, 7:30 PM
ROLL CALL – 10 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Schaber, Mr. Edwards.
THE PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY OF FAMILY LIFE CHURCH
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Summary of Proceedings for December 9, 2013, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO SET UP NEW FUNDS FOR THE TRACKING OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLLECTION OF THE VOTED INCOME TAX AND THE CHIP GRANT STARTING WITH THE 2014 BUDGET YEAR
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I ask for suspension, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Daniels 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-87 IS ADOPTED
ORDINANCE SUSPENDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF ORDINANCES 2000-103, 2000-84 AND 2007-69 IN REGARD TO EMPLOYEES IN VARIOUS CLASSES OF POSITIONS EXEMPT FROM BARGAINING UNITS (REFERRED TO AS NON-BARGAINING), IN ADDITION, SUSPENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS WITHIN THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK/PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE YEAR 2014
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 2-0 recommendation for approval, motion to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Mr. Osborn noted that this is suspending the sick leave sell back. Mr. Ratliff asked about the non-bargaining, it covers all, correct? Mr. Robbins said yes. Roll call for suspension: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Mrs. Gustin asked if this will be approached again. Mr. Robbins said we look at it every year. Mr. Ratliff asked how many years in a row have we done this. Mr. Robbins said I think we have done it 5 years now.
Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-90 IS ADOPTED
BUDGET ORDINANCE 2014-01
ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF MARION, STATE OF OHIO, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014
Mayor Schertzer said if anybody has any questions, the budget is balanced; it has been a challenge the past few years. It’s gotten slightly easier. Mr. Cumston asked to have the second reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2014-01 HAS HAD ITS SECOND READING
Mr. Cumston moved to have Ordinance 2013-91 added to tonight agenda, Mr. Ratliff 2nd, Mr. Thomas 3rd.
Mr. Osborn asked to have Resolution 2013-24 added to tonight’s agenda as well, Mr. Ratliff 2nd, Mr. Cumston 3rd.
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF WILLIAM RETTIG AS A MEMBER OF THE AIRPORT COMMISSION
Mayor Schertzer spoke: Mr. Rettig is here with Audrey, he fulfills a certain criteria. Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2013-23 IS ADOPTED
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF JON D. FERGUSON AS A MEMBER OF THE MARION CITY DESIGN REVIEW BOARD
This would fill a replacement for Mr. Crider, Jon works for Fahey Bank. This fills specific criteria on the board.
Mr. Thomas moved to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2013-24 IS ADOPTED
ORDINANCE MAKING APPROPRIATION ADJUSTMENTS IN VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013
Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, motion to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.
Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-91 IS ADOPTED
MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:
Mr. Edwards thanked Mr. Schaber for his time on City Council. This is his last Council Meeting.
Mr. Charlie Blevins spoke about the 3.6 inches of rain Marion County has just had. I’ve been working diligently to research and contribute information on the Sewer Sanitation System. We had 3.69” of rain, conditions that we always had flooding on Blaine Ave and Church St. – BUT WE HAD NONE, does anybody know why. Mr. Osborn said it didn’t come all at one time. Mr. Blevins said he has been tracking the conditions in that neighborhood for a long time. We should have seen flooding, but there was NONE. He inquired about the opening valve over at Holland Rd., has there been anything done with that valve. Mr. Baldinger, WPC said nothing was done with that valve. We are not flooded at the plant right now. No structures inside the plant are flooded. We did have some SSO’s throughout the City, not in the Blain, Church area though. The extent of the flooding was not as bad as it was in July. Mr. Baldinger said he’ll check on the valve tomorrow.
Swearing-In Ceremony @ 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 with a City Council Meeting Following
With no further business to come before Council, President Edwards adjourned the meeting.
____________________________ Dave Edwards President of Council
Clerk of Council