Common Council Meeting Minutes – July 26, 2021

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Mayor Costin called the meeting Martinsville Common Council to order on Monday, July 26,2021.    First Deputy Clerk, Ben Merida, led the prayer, followed by Mayor Costin leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


Those members present:

  • Kenny Costin, Mayor
  • Phil Deckard, District 1
  • Josh Ferran, District 3
  • Suzie Lipps, District 4
  • Phil Deckard II, District 5
  • Ann Miller, Councilwoman-at-Large
  • Jim Wisco, Councilman-at-Large
  • Dale Coffey, City Attorney
  • Rebecca Tumey, Clerk–Treasurer
  • Ben Merida, Deputy Clerk

Those members absent:

  • Ben Mahan, District 2

No members participated electronically.

A quorum was declared present.


Mayor Costin presented the Minutes of Monday, July 12, 2021. to the Council.  Councilman Phil Deckard II asked the Minutes to be amended to include “$300,000.00 for condemnation proceeding and purchasing be funded by the RDC.’A motion to accept and allow the Minutes was then made by Councilman Phil Deckard II. Councilwoman Ann Miller. seconded the motion.  The Motion passed 6-0. 


Mayor Costin presented the Claims.  A motion to accept and allow the Claims was made by Councilman Phil Deckard Sr.., with Councilman Phil Deckard II making the second.  The Motion passed 6-0. 


Councilman Jim Wisco asked that a request for a stop sign at Harrison and Ohio Streets be placed on the next Board of Works agenda.

Councilwoman Ann Miller stated that those listening on Facebook are having difficulty hearing the proceedings and suggested that the council members need to speak directly into their microphones.

A committee consisting of Councilman Phil Deckard, Sr.; Councilwoman Ann Miller; and Councilwoman Suzie Lipps was created to research what, if any, CARES Act monies could be made available to business/non-profits; develop the criteria for the awarding of such dollars; and create an application for distribution of said dollars.  This will be a project of the council, not the city operations.




There being no further business, Mayor Costin declared the meeting adjourned.