Minutes of a regular meeting of the Town Council of the Town
of Marion, Virginia held in the Council Chambers of the
James Gates; Jane Hale, Jim Owens, Suzanne Jennings, Tricia Spencer, Bill Weaver
and Jim Barker, Council Members; Town Attorney Mark Fenyk; Assistant Town
INVOCATION/PLEDGE TO THE FLAG: Mr.
VISITORS: Jeff Spickard, Scott Freeman, Sara Kegley, Scott Simpson, Chris Gilley, Clyde Cox, Helen Cox, Brenda Taylor, Peggy Foote, Delores Gates, Bill Rush, Michael Rush, Sandip Patel, George Daugherty
MINUTES: Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mrs. Hale and a vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, the minutes of the meeting held February 22, 2011 were approved as written. Messrs Owens, Barker, Weaver, Ms. Spencer, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Jennings voted affirmatively.
JOINT PUBLIC HEARING WITH MARION PLANNING COMMISSION TO
CONSIDER REZONING PROPERTY AT 749 MATSON DRIVE FROM INDUSTRIAL GENERAL TO
COMMERCIAL GENERAL, OWNERS RYE VALLEY INVESTMENT: Mr. Hicks explained that the owners would
like to rezone the property in order to sell it to
PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR PROPERTY AT 749 MASTON DRIVE: Vice-Mayor Gates opened the Public Hearing. Mr. Hicks explained that the 911 Center will need to erect a tower (monopole) for emergency communications. Mr. Simpson added that the tower would be approximately 100 feet high. There were no other questions or opposition. Vice-Mayor Gates closed the Public Hearing. Upon motion of Mr. Barker, seconded by Mrs. Jennings and vote of 5 AYES and 1 NOE (Spencer), the Special Use Permit was approved.
ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE AND
PRATER LANE RAILROAD CROSSING: Mr. Hicks informed Council that the storm drain system has been installed and the project should be complete in approximately two (2) months.
APPOINTMENT TO RECREATION COMMITTEE: Ms. Clark stated that Mr. Wagner, Recreation
Director, had two (2) committee members terms that expired 3-1-2011. Mr. Wagner had spoken to Mr. Doug Grubb, Jr.
and Mr. James “Jim Bo”
APPOINTMENT TO BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS: Mr. William D. “Bill” Smith’s term on the Board of Zoning Appeals expired 9-30-2010. Mr. Hicks contacted Mr. Smith and he has agreed to serve another term. Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Owens and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, Council recommends to the Circuit Court to reappoint Mr. Smith to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
SMYTH-WYTHE AIRPORT COMMISSION: Mr. Scott Freeman stated that the Commission has changed their mailing address and several purchases and improvements have been made to the airport. He will report next month on the progress and improvements to the airport. Mr. Cameron Wolfe gave a power point presentation showing the new airport terminal and other improvements to the airport. He stated that the low bid for the airport terminal is $891,960 and the terminal will be 4052.7 square feet.
RIVERVIEW PUMP STATION FINAL PAY REQUEST: Mr. Jeff Spickard explained that the Pump Station was completed in early January and the final pay request is $3080. The station is in operation. Upon motion of Mr. Weaver, seconded by Mrs. Jennings and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, Council recommended approval of final pay request.
PUBLIC HEARING SPRUCE STREET/MATSON DRIVE CDBG PROJECT: Mr. Hicks informed Council that Mount Rogers Planning District Commission will have a Public Hearing regarding the Spruce Street/Matson Drive CDBG Project on March 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
Mr. Heath informed Council that there will be a meeting Monday, March
14, 2011 at the
RESOLUTION FOR BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK, May 2-6, 2011: Mr. Heath read the Resolution. Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Weaver and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, the Resolution was adopted.
BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK-May 2-6, 2011: Mr. Heath suggested that the Town sponsor a kick-off breakfast. Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Weaver and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, this item was referred to the Finance Committee with the power to act.
RADIO HILL ROAD PUMP STATION-WATER COMMITTEE: Upon motion of Ms. Spencer, seconded by Mrs. Jennings and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, this item was continued.
COUNCIL MEETING TIME CHANGE: Mrs. Jennings stated that she had spoke to several citizens and board members regarding the times for conducting meetings. Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mrs. Hale and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, this item will be referred to Public Hearing on April 4, 2011.
PAVING SCHEDULE-STREET COMMITTEE: Mr. Weaver stated that the committee had met and staff is compiling a preliminary paving schedule. The committee will review the schedule and report back to Council at a later date.
BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION: Mrs. Jennings stated that she had attended the celebration and it was very nice and well attended.
RELAY FOR LIFE – FREE GARBAGE PICK UP FOR ONE YEAR: Mr. Heath asked Council to approve selling the raffle tickets for $1.00 donation to Relay for Life to win free garbage pickup for one year. Upon motion of Mr. Owens, seconded by Mrs. Jennings and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, Council approved the raffle.
SAFE ACT OPTIONS: Mr. Heath stated that he would contact Jimmy Wallace, with DHCD, and invite him to attend a council meeting to explain the new regulations regarding CDBG housing projects. Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mrs. Hale and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, this item was continued.
Upon motion, duly seconded and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, the meeting was adjourned.