Minutes of a special called 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 (arriving late), Suzanne Jennings, Jane Hale, Mel Leaman, Mark Warren, and Bill Weaver, Council Members; Town Manager John E. B. Clark, Jr.; Town Attorney Mark Fenyk; Town Engineer/Assistant Town Manager Cecil Hicks, and Town Clerk/Director of Finance Dixie Sheets.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE TO THE FLAG: Councilman Warren rendered the invocation. Mayor Helms led the Pledge to the Flag.
PURSUANT TO THE TOWN OF
Mayor Helms stated that VDOT Engineer Donnie Necessary had
met with Town representatives and discussed the re-allocation of VDOT funds for
the South Church Street Widening Project.
This project had been on the Six Year Plan for many years. VDOT had informed the Town that, due to
Reconstruction of the
4) Complete Traffic Intersection Signal System Upgrades - 620,000
Route 16 North (
Projected Estimate Total Cost $3,692,000
Total Amount of Construction 3,885,000
Available Urban Program Funding
SYIP 09-14 4,056,107
Mr. Hicks gave an overview of each proposed project.
Mr. Clark informed Town Council that by changing the Baughman Avenue Bridge Project from VDOT Revenue Sharing Funds to this list, the Town will save approximately $200,000. The Town will pay 2% on using the Six Year Plan money as opposed to 50% using the Revenue Sharing money for the bridge. However, we may lose the Revenue Sharing money because VDOT wanted the town to use the money within two years. That time has passed.
Upon motion of Mrs. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Leaman and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, a Public Hearing was scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
Upon motion, duly seconded and vote of 6 AYES and 0 NOES, the meeting was adjourned.