November 14, 2016 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on November 14, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

ROLL CALL - 10 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Blevins, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Huddle, Mr. Daniels, Mr. Norris, Mrs. Gustin, Dr. Gray.

 

PRAYER LED BY MR. SULU KELLEY

 

Summary of Proceedings from October 24, 2016 – Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

Mayor gave a Proclamation to Beth Meadows, President of Marion Inc. Board for Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26 “Small Business Saturday” Day.

 

Mayor gave a hearty send-off to Fire Chief Tony Zwolle on his retirement.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

ORDINANCE 2016- 77:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO PREPARE SPECIFICATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE BIOSOLIDS LAND APPLICATION PROGRAM AND FOR HIGH CALCIUM QUICK LIME FOR THE DIVISION OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL

          Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, I’ll move to suspend, Mr. Daniels 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-77 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2016- 78:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH VALLEY FORD TRUCK TO PURCHASE TWO (2) 2017 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT WAGONS WITH HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY TO BE USED AT THE SENIOR CENTER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is all Grant money, I’ll move to suspend, Mr. Huddle 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-78 IS ADOPTED

     

ORDINANCE 2016- 79:

ORDINANCE MAKING APPROPRIATION ADJUSTMENTS IN VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016

Mr. Cumston stated that this came out of Finance with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is the first part for adjustments, there be another at the end of the year, I’ll move to suspend, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mrs. Gustin asked if there were any outstanding adjustments after we spoke. Auditor Carr said no.

Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2016-79 IS ADOPTED

         

 

Matters not on the Agenda:

 

Mrs. Cunningham wanted to let the administration know that she had taken a drive with the sanitation men, and she was quite impressed. They do a terrific job. Thank you for their service, it was an eye opener.

Mr. Huddle wanted to know about the upcoming insurance rates for the employees. Mayor Schertzer said after Committee assignments, we would like to go into Executive Session to speak on that issue.

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

 

Finance                  11/22  @ 6:30 pm

Legislation Codes    11/22  @ 6:50 pm Police Incentives to live in the City

Regional Planning   11/23  @ 7:00 pm County Bldg.

Streets & Sewers    11/22  @ 6:40 pm Wheelchair Ramp & Alley Vac.

 

City Council went into Executive Session @ 7:45 PM

City Council came out of Executive Session @ 9:03 PM

                   

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