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
P. Helms; Dr. James Gates, Jane Hale, Suzanne Jennings, Mel Leaman, Eugene
Hendrick, Bill Weaver and Buford Cregger, Council
Members; Town Manager John E. B. Clark, Jr.; Town Engineer/Assistant Town
INVOCATION/PLEDGE TO THE FLAG: Mr. Ken Heath rendered the invocation. Mayor Helms led the Pledge to the Flag.
VISITORS: Donnie Necessary, Steve Buston
MINUTES: Upon motion of Mr. Weaver, seconded by Mrs. Jennings and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, the minutes of the meeting held January 19, 2010 were approved as written. Messrs Cregger, Weaver, Hendrick, Leaman, Mrs. Jennings, Mrs. Hale and Dr. Gates voted affirmatively.
DEPUTY CLERK/DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE VACANCY: Mr. Clark reported that there were three applicants, two from the Recreation Department and one from the Purchasing Department. The Town Manager and Town Clerk will conduct interviews this week.
Mr. Necessary informed Council that he and Mr. Hicks will have scheduled monthly meetings to keep the Town updated on all projects. Mr. Leaman added that there will be no state funded projects after this fiscal year. Mr. Hicks informed Council that Highway Maintenance funds will still be available for the localities. He also added that the South Church Street Project is on hold until funds are available. Mr. Necessary added that the project is estimated at $941,000. and the funds left over from the other three (3) projects could fund the South Church Street Project. Mayor Helms thanked Mr. Necessary and Mr. Buston for keeping the Town informed.
REPORT ON CROOKED ROAD HERITAGE MUSIC TRAIL MEETINGS: The
Mayor informed Council that the Trail has more than 300 miles with 19
Towns. Todd Christiansen met with Mr.
Heath and Mayor Helms to discuss
Mr. Cregger amended his motion to state that the lease should be for the six (6) months, April through September, 2010 and stipulate the right of the Town to reject any and all bids. The motion was carried by a vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES.
SPRINKLE AVENUE/CROUSE RESIDENCE: Mrs. Jennings stated that she was still receiving complaints about the condition of the property.
SNOW REMOVAL: Mayor Helms complimented the Town Public Works Department on a job well done. Mr. Clark added that a plow may be purchased for use on a public works pickup truck or small dump truck.
RESCHEDULE COUNCIL MEETING: Mayor Helms informed Council that the next regular Council meeting scheduled for February 15, 2010 will be rescheduled to February 16, 2010 due to the President’s Day Holiday.
SONG OF THE MOUNTAINS-KATHY MATTEA: Mr. Heath stated that Kathy Mattea will be in concert at the Lincoln Theatre on February 6, 2010.
VDOT PROJECTS: Mr. Clark informed Council that a 2% fee is assessed on all VDOT Projects. This amount is unbudgeted and is estimated around $31,000.
Upon motion, duly seconded, and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, the meeting was adjourned.
Mayor Town Clerk