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, Dr. Jim Gates (arriving late), Tricia Spencer, Suzanne
Jennings, Bill Weaver, Jim Owens and Jim Barker, Council Members; Town Attorney
Mark Fenyk; Town Manager John E. B. Clark, Jr.; Assistant Town Manager/Town
INVOCATION/PLEDGE TO THE FLAG:† Mr. Ken Heath rendered the invocation. Mayor Helms led the Pledge to the Flag.
VISITORS: †Jeff Spickard, Sara Kegley, Kenneth Burkett, Susie Burkett
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 March 21, 2011 were approved as written.† Messrs Barker, Weaver, Owens, Ms. Spencer, Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Hale voted affirmatively.
PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER MOVING THE LOCATION OF RED BIRD
TAXI:† Mayor Helms opened the Public
Hearing.† Lieutenant Anders stated that
Kenneth and Susie Burkett, Red Bird Taxi, would like to move their taxi cab
Dr. Gates arrived.
RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING HUNGRY MOTHER STATE PARK ON ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY:† Upon motion of Mr. Owens, seconded by Mr. Barker and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, this item was continued.
PROCLAMATION DECLARING MAY 6, 2011 ARBOR DAY:† Upon motion of Mr. Barker, seconded by Mr.
Owens and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, the proclamation was approved.† The Arbor Day events will be held at the
RESOLUTION-OLDER AMERICANS MONTH-MAY, 2011:† Mayor Helms stated that there will be a
celebration at the
SEWER TREATMENT PLANT PHASE 1 UPGRADE PROJECT:† Mr. Jeff Spickard stated that F L Showalter
was the low bidder at $442,900.† There
were four (4) bids on the project .† The
Town must approve the bid so that† Rural
Development can release the funds.† Upon
motion of Dr. Gates, seconded by Mrs. Hale and a vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, the
bid in the amount of $442,900 was accepted by Council.† Mr. Clark reported that
PAVING SCHEDULE:† Mr. Hicks stated paving bids will be opened Thursday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Hicks will report to Council of the low bidder at the May 16, 2011 meeting.† Upon motion of Mr. Weaver, seconded by Mr. Owens and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, staff is to proceed with the bid process.
SIGNALIZATION PROJECT-UPDATE ON PROPERTY ACQUISITION FOR SEVEN PARCELS AT THREE INTERSECTIONS:† Mr. Fenyk stated that the plats cannot be recorded or presented by VDOT.† VDOT estimated cost to prepare is approximately $4,000.† Mr. Clark stated that all property owners are in agreement with the Town.† Staff suggests acquiring a private surveyor to prepare the plats for lower costs.
Mr. Owens asked if VDOT would accept the plats from a private surveyor.† Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Owens and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, Town staff is to meet with VDOT District Administrator to discuss preparing the plats or hiring a private surveyor to prepare them.† VDOT must approve this in writing.
2011-2012 BUDGET:† Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mrs. Hale and a vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, Budget Workshop is set for May 20, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
PLANNING COMMISSION APPOINTMENT:†† Mayor Helms stated that Ms. Shirley Spencerís term will expire on June 18, 2011 and she does not want to be re-appointed to the Commission.† Mr. Hicks stated that Planning Commission will meet Monday, May 9, 2011 and will give a recommendation to Council at the May 16th meeting.
BRIDGE REPAIRS:† Mr.
Hicks stated that Mattern and Craig has issued †a bridge inspection report to the Town.† Several older bridges in Town need repairs
and maintenance.† Mr. Hicks added that he
is preparing the bid specifications for the
STAGE STREET RE-ALIGNMENT:†
Mr. Weaver explained the Counties project to re-align Stage Street at
STAGE STREET RE-ALIGNMENT-TOWN COST PARTICIPATION:† Dr. Gates stated that he does not endorse
participating in the cost of the project.†
The County cost participation in the Recreation Department and
WATER CONTRACT WITH
GLADE SPRING TORNADO DAMAGES:† Mr. Owens stated that the Town should participate in any way possible.† Upon motion of Mr. Owens, seconded by Mr. Barker and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, Council gives Staff authority to lend aid to Glade Spring and Chilhowie in any way that is needed.
MARCH OF DIMES WALK:†
Mayor Helms stated the walk will be held at the
YOUTH GOVERNMENT DAY:† Mayor Helms stated that Youth Government Day is May 11, 2011.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS:† Mr. Hicks informed Council that the Board of Zoning appeals will meet Thursday, May 5, 2011 to discuss the parking deck and the free standing sign at the new hospital.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:† Mr. Clark stated that Mount Rogers Planning District Commission has presented a contract in the amount of $7,000 with payments deferred to fiscal year 2012.† Upon motion of Dr. Gates, seconded by Mr. Weaver and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, Council accepted the proposal from MRPDC.
LINE OF DUTY ACT:† Mr. Clark explained that localities are now required to pay LODC for paid Police Officers and volunteer Fire and Rescue.† He will present Council with more information as he receives it.
Upon motion, duly seconded and vote of 7 AYES and 0 NOES, the meeting was adjourned.