March 10, 2014 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on March 10, 2014, 7:30 PM

 

ROLL CALL – 10 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin, Mr. Edwards.

 

 

 

THE PRAYER LED BY PASTOR TOM TONEY

 

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

Summary of Proceedings for February 10, 2014, Mr. Cumston moved, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

 

 

Mr. Ratliff asked to add two items on the Agenda tonight. Resolution 2014-08 and Ordinance 2014-13. Mr. Thomas 2nd, Mr. Cumston 3rd. Both will be applied to tonight’s agenda.

 

 

 

First Public Hearing for FY 2014 Block Grant Program – presented by Regional Planning Evie Cummings.

 

 

 

Open Hearing 7:35 PM

 

            This is the 1st public hearing; we will be beginning our process to select projects. The types of programs that they have are Housing and Economic Development programs.

 

            CHIP program is due by June 6. The Formula Allocation Grant and Community Development Program. 20.2 million for both programs will be combined. Competitive programs – you can pick and choose now. Another new program is the Critical Infrastructure. That deadline will be June 20.

 

            Residential public Infrastructure grant program.

 

            Economic Development Program

 

            And New Horizons Fair Housing.

 

I handed out applications for Council in the prior meeting.  I ask that people submit applications to Regional Planning by April 11 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Mrs. Cummins announced the dates when the next meetings will be.

 

            Mr. Crider asked how many projects what we had in the past. Mrs. Cummins said the new change is a base line of 75,000.00 up to 24,900.00 you can have 3 projects. If you have more than that, you can have up to 4 projects.

 

            Mrs. Gustin asked what might qualify as a residential. Mrs. Cummins said it may be streets resurfacing, sidewalks, we’ve done things for the parks, playgrounds, improvements, projects that benefit special clientele, battered women, abused children, handicapped. We are doing the Boys and Girls Club this year, repaving their parking lot. We can do the roof, façade. Heritage Hall, the Palace.

 

            Mr. Crider asked Evie the amount – explain the difference. The county will get about 75,000, they do things outside the City limits. Sometimes we partnered with them, like Heritage Hall.

 

Public Hearing is now closed @ 7:40 p.m.

 

          

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

RESOLUTION 2014-07:

 

RESOLUTION enacted by the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio, hereinafter referred to as the LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY/LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY OR “LPA” IN THE MATTER OF THE STATED DESCRIBED PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS, and declaring an emergency

 

            Mr. Thomas said that this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I move to suspend, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

            Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Mrs. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2014-07 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-10:

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2007-69 WHICH CHANGED SALARIES FOR LINCOLN PARK POOL POSITIONS IN THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT, NOW KNOWN AS THE LINCOLN PARK FAMILY AQUATICS CENTER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

Mr. Cumston said that this came out of Municipal Services with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I move to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

            Mr.  Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Osborn 2nd.  Mr. Daniels asked what the admission would be this year.  Mr. Mike Cheney spoke: It’s going to remain as it was last year, 8.00 adult/5.00 youth. Mr. Daniels said the 8.00 is a sticking point for some people. Maybe they will go once or twice, but they won’t make a habit of it. I think we are losing revenue on the other side with attendance. Mr. Cheney said we are looking at additional days of week to lower the price to increase revenue.

 

Roll Call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-10 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-11:

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE 2012-31, THE CREATION OF A AQUATICS CENTER CONCESSION STAND MANAGER POSITION IN THE AQUATICS CENTER DEPARTMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

Mr. Cumston said that this came out of Municipal Services with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I move to suspend, Mr. Smith 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. Mrs. Gustin asked if you have money to advertise these. Mr. Cheney said we are accepting applications now. You can get an application at HR on the 3rd floor.

 

Roll Call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-11 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-12:

 

ORDINANCE MAKING VARIOUS ADJUSTMENTS TO GENERAL FUND, PARKS FUND, QUARRY PARK FUND, DOWNTOWN PARK FUND AND THE SCMR FUND FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014

 

Mr. Cumston said that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; I move to suspend, Mr. Osborn 2nd. Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried.

 

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Smith 2nd. . Roll Call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2014-12 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

Mr. Ratliff mentioned to the audience that Mrs. Cummins is passing around a paper to have signed for the Formula grant process for points. Please sign it.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION 2014-08:

 

RESOLUTION  CONFIRMING  THE  APPOINTMENT,  BY  THE  MAYOR,  OF  TARA DYER TO  SERVE  AS  A  MEMBER  OF THE  MARION  COUNTY  GENERAL  HEALTH  DISTRICT

 

Mayor Schertzer said that there is a position opened on the health board, and Mrs. Tara Dyer said yes to say that she was interested in this position. She is a elementary math teacher at Benjamin Harrison, and I do believe that she is retiring this year.

 

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

 

Mr.  Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Blevins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Crider, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Gustin; NAYS: Mr. Osborn.  RESOLUTION 2014-08 IS ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2014-13:

 

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ADVERTISE FOR "STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATION" AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES AND TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENT WITH THE SELECTED ENGINEER(S) AS A RESULT OF THE FAA GRADING AND SELECTION PROCESS

 

            Mr. Ratliff mentioned that this came out of Committee with a 3-0 recommendation to add onto Council this evening and I ask for a first reading tonight. ORDINANCE 2014-13 HAS HAD ITS FIRST READING

 

 

 

Matters not on the agenda:

 

            Mr. Cumston said that he would like Mike Cheney and the Board to look at the rates for the pool. Mr. Crider said there are a lot of neighbors that buy memberships for the kids in the neighborhoods, I don’t know if you’d want to look at that as well.

 

            Mr. Ratliff said I felt that last year and this year as well. The RFP’s for baseball was the 7th, and tomorrow would be picked upon. Mayor Schertzer said we received 2 proposals on Friday; the Board would meet tomorrow and do the choosing.

 

            Mr. Ratliff asked about the salt supply. Mr. Shoup said we have on hand 8-900 ton at the moment. We can probably handle a couple of more storms. We are hearing stories of the salt prices tripling.

 

            Mrs. Gustin made a suggestion about tickets being punched and offer a free lunch.

 

            Mr. Sulu Kelley asked why the Ladder truck was doing at Lowe’s today. Chief Zwolle said they were on duty, but they were out there picking up dry wall to fix up the fire house.

 

           

 

 

 

Committee Dates:

 

Finance                                  3/18     @ 6:30

 

Jobs & Econ. Deve.              3/18     @ 6:45

 

Regional Planning                3/26     @ 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