February 13, 2017 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Hall – Council Chambers on February 13, 2017, 7:30 PM

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

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR ERRINGTON OF FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

 

Presentation: Dr. Wade Lucas from Meta Solutions

 

Summary of Proceedings from January 23, 2017 – Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2017-01:

RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING SUPPORT OF MARION CITY COUNCIL FOR ORDINANCE 2016-12, “TO AMEND A MODERATE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA #2 IN THE CITY OF MARION BY ADDING TWO SMALL AREAS TO THE EXISTING DISTRICT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

            Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Committee with a 3-0 recommendation to pass onto Council, I’ll move to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Ms. Blevins, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Norris, Ms. Gustin; Abstain: Mr. Daniels.

Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Thomas 2nd.  Roll call: Ayes: Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Ms. Blevins, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Norris, Ms. Gustin; Abstain: Mr. Daniels.  RESOLUTION 2017-01 IS ADOPTED

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

RESOLUTION 2017-03:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO TRANSFER APPROPRIATED GENERAL FUND MONIES TO PARKS, TRANSIT, POLICE, FIRE AND DISPATCH AND ANY OTHER FUNDS APPROVED BY COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017

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

            Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2017-03 IS ADOPTED

 

RESOLUTION 2017-04:

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, BY THE MAYOR, OF CHARLES RICHARD ARNDT, PH.D. TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MARION PORT AUTHORITY

Mayor Schertzer spoke: This is an economic development tool that we have used for years. 5-member board, city appoints 2 and the county appoints 2, then an agreed appointment with the agreement between the County and the City. I sought out Dr. Arndt after an existing member had that he no longer wanted to be on board.  His resume is in your packet.

Mr. Cumston moved to suspend, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll Call: ayes all, motion carried. RESOLUTION 2017-04 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2017-07:

ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE FORMULA GRANT FUND FOR GRANT AWARDED, FISCAL YEAR 2016 FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017

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

            Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Mr. Norris 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2017-07 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2017-08:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH BURCH HYDRO, INC. FOR THE LAND APPLICATION OF BIOSOLIDS AT THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT HAVING DETERMINED SAID ENTITY TO HAVE SUBMITTED THE LOWEST AND BEST BID AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

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

            Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd.  Mr. Cumston asked about Burch, was it the only one. Mr. Bischoff said we received 3 bids. Burch Hydro has our current contract; they were the lowest bid. 

            Roll call for adoption: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2017-08 IS ADOPTED

 

ORDINANCE 2017-09:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF LIME TO BE UTILIZED AT THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

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

            Mr. Thomas moved to adopt, Ms. Blevins 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2017-09 IS ADOPTED

 

Matters not on the Agenda:

 

Mr. Thomas mentioned that he would like to have our representatives Dorothy Pelanda and Senator Burke come to Marion and show up to either the Finance Committee meeting or City Council Meeting to tell us what is in the State’s budget. We have lost about 1.5 million to the state. Back in 2007 we had around 19.2 million, now it’s around 17. My concern is the State sales tax increase. They have lowered the state personal income tax.  We have to decide.

Dr. Gray said they recommended late March, early April. Mr. Thomas is hearing “at the Council Meeting”. Dr. Gray said he’d reach out and see if they can come on the 2nd Council Meeting in March (March 27).

 

COMMITTEE DATES:

                                                                                    Reference

Finance                       2/21/2017        @ 6:30 pm

Jobs & Eco.                 2/27/2017        @ 7:00 pm      Tax Delinquent Property

Legislation Codes       2/21/2017        @ 6:40 pm      Liquor Permit

Regional Planning       2/22/2017        @ 7:00 pm      County Bldg.

Zoning & Annex          2/21/2017        @ 6:45 pm      The Woda Group

 

 

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