January 27, 2014 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall – Council Chambers on January 27, 2014, 7:30 PM

 

ROLL CALL – 9 members answered – Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Crider, Mr. Edwards. Mr. Ratliff moved to excuse Mr. Cumston, Mr. Smith 2nd.  By a voice vote, all members voted to approve Mr. Cumston’s absence.

 

THE PRAYER LED BY PASTOR JASON QWAST

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Summary of Proceedings for January 13, 2014, Mr. Ratliff moved, Mrs. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2013-81:

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF MARION, BY REZONING WESTERN PORTION OF LOT 678, ALSO KNOWN AS 1041 BELLEFONTAINE AVE. FROM AN R-1C (SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICT, HIGH DENSITY) TO A C-2 (COMMUNITY SHOPPING DISTRICT) (Applicant, Dan Jenks) 

 

          Mr. Smith noted that this came out of Zoning & Annexation with no recommendation, I’m asking for a public hearing tonight.

 

Public Hearing Opened: 7:34 PM

 

          Mr. Smith said this has been on Council with a couple of discussions; we have completed a traffic study with no issues. There are a couple of issues with the developers with the entrance to the store and the trailer park. Those issues have to be cleared up, so I’m asking to postpone this until a date certain of March 24th.

 

Public Hearing Now Closed: 7:35 PM

 

          Mr. Smith moved to postpone the next meeting until March 24, Mr. Thomas 2nd.  Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2013-81 IS POSTPONED TO A DATE CERTAIN OF MARCH 24, 2014, DURING NORMAL COUNCIL MEETING.

 

          Mr. Osborn moved to add Res. 2014-06 and Ordinance 2014-4. Both were approved tonight with 3-0 recommendations, Mr. Thomas 2nd, Mr. Thomas 3rd.

 

         Mr. Smith moved to add Ord. 2014-5 and 2014-6 to tonight agenda, Mr. Thomas 2nd, Mrs. Blevins 3rd.

 

         Res. 2014-06 and Ord. 2014-4, 2014-5 and 2014-6 added to tonight’s agenda.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2014-06

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO TRANSFER APPROPRIATED GENERAL FUND MONIES TO PARKS, TRANSIT, POLICE, FIRE AND DISPATCH FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014

 

          Mr. Daniels stated that this came out of Finance; I’ll make a motion for a 1st reading. Mrs. Carr asked to suspend the rules; this is just to clean up the funds at this time. Mr. Daniels said this was introduced tonight, and then wants to pass it on tonight. Mr. Osborn said had we had a meeting on January 6, this Ord. would have been before us at that time. It’s just moving the money into their funds from the GF. Mr. Daniels said he was ready to make that decision last meeting but it was canceled. Mr. Ratliff wanted to know if payroll is coming out and people have to be paid. Mrs. Carr said the money has been appropriated, this is just because of Audit comes in and says “now you give me permission to transfer those funds”. It just allows me to move the money. It puts them in a negative at that point. If they go back and see this, they question it. It delays the situation in that aspect. It was sent to Irene the first of the year, we didn’t have a meeting on the 6th, so here we are right now, and I’m asking you to move it forward.

 

          Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd, roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Daniels

 

          Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd. roll call: YEAS: Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Daniels. RESOLUTION 2014-6 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2014-04

 

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH BENDER COMMUNICATIONS OF MARION, OHIO, FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A VOIP CONSOLE SYSTEM FOR THE MARION CITY DISPATCH CENTER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

         Mr. Daniels stated that this came out of Finance; I’ll make a motion for a 1st reading. Chief Caryer spoke: I’ll ask for an ER, the bids are good for 30 days. The 30 days run out @ the end of this month.

 

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

 

          Mr. Smith moved to adopt, Mrs. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-04 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2014-05:

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 1969-29, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE YARGER REPORT BY CREATING A POSITION WITHIN THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION, SPECIFICALLY A BACTERIOLOGIST CHEMIST II POSITION, ESTABLISHING SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR SAID POSITION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

         Mr. Smith noted that this came out of Committee with a 3-0 recommendation, this just updates that position. This person will go from a grade 25 to a grade 26. I make the motion to suspend, Mr. Thomas 2nd.

 

Mr. Ratliff asked about the issues of the ER – this one has one, the next one not. Is this truly an ER, fit the bill to be declared one. Mr. Russell said you as Council determine whether or not it’s an ER. The department supervisor can explain that to you, then you can determine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Mr. Baldinger said we have someone in that position, he will continue on doing that job description. Mrs. Gustin asked if we have 3 readings, will they be paid retro. Mr. Russell said it would have to be stated in the Ordinance. Mr. Baldinger said he has worked with us 7 years. He fits the criteria; he is doing an excellent job out there. This was never brought to the fore front until now. Mr. Ratliff said he appreciates for what he has done, but it doesn’t present public peace. Mr. Baldinger said it says you have to work for 5 years to be qualified for that position. Mr. Daniels said I would say from this date forward; let’s make it now to have that language in there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Roll call for suspend, NAYS all, Ordinance 2014-05 is not suspended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Mr. Daniels moved to amend stating “with an effective date of Feb. 2, 2014; Mr. Thomas 2nd; Mr. Ratliff moved to amend to take the ER off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Roll Call for amendment: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-05 AS AMENDED HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1969-29 (KNOWN AS THE YARGER REPORT) AS AMENDED, BY REDEFINING THE DUTIES AND UPDATING THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF THE CLERK SECRETARY IN THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION FOR THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Mr. Smith noted that this came out of Committee with a 3-0 tonight, I’m asking for a 1st reading this evening. ORDINANCE 2014-06 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items not on the Agenda:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Mr. Ratliff spoke of the ESID Board – appointing a person to sit on there. Mr. Dick Steven is the candidate. I make the motion to appoint Dick Steven to the ESID Board, Mr. Thomas 2nd.  Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Dick Steven is appointed to the ESID Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Mr. Daniels asked about the Health Board – when will that be up. Mayor Schertzer said it should have been in January, I will have a meeting with that person tomorrow, after that meeting, and I will call you. Mr. Edwards asked about the Parks committee. Mr. Thomas said Ralph will take care of that. He also mentioned about the CRA candidate, Mrs. Blevins is on; Beckie would like to join too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Dates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance                            2/3     @ 6:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislation, Codes           2/3     @ 6:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Planning            2/26    @ 7:00 @ County Bldg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          With no further business to come before Council, President Edwards adjourned the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            ____________________________                                                           Dave Edwards                                                                                         President of Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clerk of Council