Minutes of a regular meeting of the Town Council of the Town
of Marion, Virginia held in the Council Chambers of the
PRESENT: Mayor David
Helms; Jane Hale, Jim Owens, Dr. James Gates, Suzanne Jennings, Bill Weaver and
Jim Barker, Council Members; Town Attorney Mark Fenyk; Town Manager John E. B.
Clark, Jr.; Town Engineer
INVOCATION/PLEDGE TO THE FLAG: Mr.
VISITORS: Jeff Spickard, Sandip Patel, Scott Freeman, Kathy Freeman, Billy Dunagan
MINUTES: Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Weaver and a vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, the minutes of the meeting held December 20, 2010 were approved as written. Messrs Owens, Barker, Weaver, Dr. Gates, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Jennings voted affirmatively.
LANE ENGINEERING CONTRACT APPROVAL-PHASE 1 SEWER IMPROVEMENT: Mr. Fenyk stated that he had reviewed the contract and agrees with all of the changes that were implemented. The total project cost is $606,000 with a forty (40) year, fixed rate loan. Anticipated closing date is March, 2011. The cost breakdown is as follows:
Construction $463,740 Engineer Permits $ 4,000
Legal Fees $ 2,500 Inspection $ 44,000
Bond Counsel $ 5,000 Contingency $ 46,460
Engineering $ 40,300
Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mrs. Hale and a vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, the contract was approved.
SIGNALIZATION PROJECT-STREET COMMITTEE MEETING: Mayor Helms informed Council that the Street Committee will meet Tuesday, January 4, 2011 with VDOT to discuss the schedule for the signalization project.
TV CABLE COMMITTEE MEETING: Mayor Helms informed Council that the TV Cable Committee will meet with Comcast to discuss programs and channels not currently available to customers.
FIRE COMMITTEE MEETING: Mayor Helms reminded Council that the Fire Chief had requested a meeting to discuss equipment purchases.
HIGH LEVEL TANK REPAIRS: Mr. Clark explained that the loan is in the amount of $49,900 at a rate of 2.5%. He added that this amount could be converted to a grant.
RESCHEDULE OF COUNCIL MEETING: Mayor Helms reminded Council that due to the holiday on January 17, 2011, Council meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
Upon motion, duly seconded and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, the meeting was adjourned.