February 27, 2017 Summary

MARION CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

City Hall – Council Chambers on February 27, 2017, 7:30 PM

ROLL CALL - 8 members answered – Mr. Cumston, Mr. Ratliff, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Huddle, Mr. Norris, Ms. Gustin, Dr. Gray; Ms. Blevins & Mr. Daniels are absent.

PRAYER LED BY PASTOR SWINDLE OF FAMILY LIFE CHURCH

Summary of Proceedings from February 13, 2017 – Mr. Cumston moved to approve, Mr. Thomas 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Summary is approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE 2017-10:

ORDINANCE STATING THE COUNCIL OF MARION’S APPROVAL OF LYNN M. CLABAUGH’S APPLICATION TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY AS AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO ORC 929. ET AL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Ratliff said this was in Committee and it came out with a 2-0 approval, it does need to have a public hearing.

732 PM: Public Hearing is now Opened:

No Comment was made.

7:33 PM Public Hearing is now Closed.

Mr. Ratliff said this is done every few years, it came over from the County Building and City Council has to act on it within 30 days; I’ll move to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried.

          Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes All, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2017-10 IS ADOPTED

ORDINANCE 2017-11:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE AUDITOR TO APPROPRIATE MONIES TO THE ADAMH FUND RECEIVED BY THE ADAMH BOARD, ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM, AND MARION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017

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

          Mr. Cumston moved to adopt, Ms. Cunningham 2nd; Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2017-11 IS ADOPTED

Mr. Ratliff asked to add Ordinance 2017-12 which came out of Airport Committee this evening, Mr. Cumston 2nd, Mr. Thomas 3rd. ORDINANCE 2017-12 IS ADDED TO TONIGHT’S AGENDA.

ORDINANCE 2017-12:

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ADVERTISE FOR "STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATION" FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AND TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENT WITH THE SELECTED ARCHITECT(S) AS A RESULT OF THE FAA GRADING AND SELECTION PROCESS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

          Mr. Ratliff said this came out of Committee this evening with a 3-0 recommendation for approval, this is for a new terminal at the Airport, grant monies we are getting, we have to pay a little less than 30,000. The FAA and the State are paying also. We need to have this done tonight, we don’t want to jeopardize the monies for the terminal.

          Mr. Ratliff moved to suspend, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: Ayes all, motion carried. Mr. Ratliff moved to adopt, Mr. Cumston 2nd. Roll call: ayes all, motion carried. ORDINANCE 2017-12 IS ADOPTED.

Matters not on the Agenda:

Mr. Thomas asked about the last Council Meeting, asking for Rep. Pelanda and Burke to come and speak with us concerning the State Budget. Dr. Gray said he doesn’t have it confirmed yet, but I believe it will be the 27th of March. I will get you information on that. Mr. Thomas said OK.

Mr. Huddle asked about something in my ward. Have Ave – goes from south Mt. Vernon Ave – goes down to Lark. It is in a position that it’s almost dangerous to travel down there. Is there any way to put a priority over there? There is a drain on Hain that you can get lost in there. Get something done for that strip. Those 2 areas need attention.

Mr. Bischoff said that section of Hane and Lark is on our resurfacing list that we applied for via OPWC, we’ll get the money on July 1. Those 2 sections are on our list. If there are drains exposed, we’ll take care of it.

Mr. Ratliff said since we met last, Marion has made headlines on the Police Dept. Kudos to all of you. Thank you.

Mr. Cumston said I think this is what happens when government stays out of the departments. They go out and make things happen. I’m proud of everything.

Chief Collins spoke on his 2016 Annual Report. He also emphasized on the MPACT Program and how well it has taken off and the community involvement/reactions.

Mr. Thomas asked Tom Stotts about the funding for the ADAMH Fund - where does the money come from for the addiction treatment program? Mr. Stotts said the program is with several other counties.  Mr. Thomas asked what fund does that come out of? Is it the medicate expansion. Mr. Stotts said no.

COMMITTEE DATES:

                                                                      Reference

Finance                  3/6/2017       @ 6:30 pm

Regional Planning   3/22/2017     @ 7:00 pm    County Bldg.

Streets & Sewers    3/6/2017       @ 6:15 pm    Final Res ODOT Resurf. 16-1R

 

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