October 24, 2016 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on October 24, 2016, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL - 9 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Huddle, Mr. Daniels, Mr. Norris, Mrs. Gustin, Dr. Gray; Ms. Blevins is absent

 

PRAYER LED BY MR. SWINGLE FROM FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

 

Summary of Proceedings from October 10, 2016 – Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2016-68:

ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 109 CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES BY ADDING SECTION 109.03 RENEWAL OF CONTRACTS

          Mr. Daniels said that this came out of Legislation Codes with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is the 3rd reading. It prevents one of our vendors or suppliers for slipping in automated renewal of contracts. I make the motion to adopt, Mr. Huddle 2nd. Mayor Schertzer said good discussion, good collaboration. Mr. Cumston said it doesn’t have a grandfather clause in it. Mr. Daniels said anything that’s out there would stand. Mayor Schertzer said there are very few contracts that have multiple renewals. That often doesn’t happen. This really came out of things that we saw across the street, more than here, this protects us here as well.

          Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-68 IS ADOPTED

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2016-21:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY AUDITOR TO ADVANCE FUNDS TO AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FUND AT THE MARION MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Cumston said this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is for Project #25 for the new terminal building. I’ll make a motion to suspend, Mr. Daniels 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-21 IS ADOPTED

 

RESOLUTION 2016-23:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MARION, OHIO TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Thomas said this came out of Streets & Sewers with a 2-0 approval, this is Issue 1 money. We are looking at 2 projects. Repaving streets and 1 sewer project. We are assuming 380,000 interest free loan. Mr. Bischoff said the loan was 250,000 and another 180,000 in grant, interest free loan. Mr. Thomas moved to suspend, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Ms. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2016-23 IS ADOPTED

 

RESOLUTION 2016-24:

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF JOHN SMITH AS A MEMBER OF THE MARION ENTERPRISE ZONE-COUNTY TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL

          Mayor Schertzer spoke: Mr. Smith is a long time Marion resident, born and raised, OSU graduate, over 20 years in the Ohio National Guard/Reserves, degree in economics – this is a tax incentive review, it reviews the TIFs in that nature. He would be responsible to review those. Ken Lengieza said this board meets 2X a year maybe. I ask for your consideration.

          Mr. Cumston moved 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. RESOLUTION 2016-24 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-74:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY AUDITOR TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE MARION MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

          Mr. Cumston spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, 10,000 appropriations, this will get us started, this relates to Item 1 and Item 5. I move to suspend, Mr. Huddle 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-74 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-75:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY SERVICE DIRECTOR TO SUBMIT A PRE-APPLICATION FOR 2017 FAA GRANT FUNDING FOR THE MARION MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this ties in with Item 1 and 4 under new business for project 25 at the Airport. I move to suspend, Mr. Huddle 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-75 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016-76:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO DISPOSE OF ONE 1996 FREIGHTLINER / HORTON EMERGENCY SQUAD PREVIOUSLY UTILIZED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, DECLARING THAT IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY FOR ANY PUBLIC PURPOSE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston spoke: This came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval; This item will be donated to Tri-Rivers for the training program out there. I move to suspend, Mr. Cunningham 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Gustin 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-76 IS ADOPTED

 

Matters not on the Agenda:

 

Mayor Schertzer said one last reminder – Trick or Treat – October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Mr. Cumston said we are going to have a lot of people out – do you have a list of all the places. Taft Elem. – been doing it 7-8 years. Mayor said I spoke about this – Fire Dept. – passes out candy. I don’t know what schedule there is. I don’t know how that decision is made. CPAAA is also out in the neighborhoods and the Police presence will be out there as well.

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                  11/7    @ 6:30 pm

Legislation Codes    11/7    @ 6:40 pm Liquor Permit

Regional Planning   10/26  @ 7:00 pm County Bldg.

                   

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