Common Council Meeting Minutes – April 25, 2022

City Council, News

Mayor Costin called the meeting Martinsville Common Council to order on Monday, April 24, 2022. First Deputy Clerk Ben Merida led the prayer followed by Mayor Costin leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

ATTENDANCE

THOSE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

  • Kenny Costin, Mayor
  • Phil Deckard, District 1
  • Ben Mahan, District 2
  • 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

A quorum was present.

Councilman Phil Deckard Sr. was absent.

MINUTES

Mayor Costin presented the Minutes of Monday, April 11, 2022. to the Council. A motion to accept and allow the Minutes was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II.  Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the motion. The Minutes are approved 6-0.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Costin announced the city has been awarded a Community Crossing Grant for $719,535.00.  The funds will be used for 2022 paving.

SPECIAL PROCLAMATION

Mayor Costin recognized the robotics team, Gear Robotics 323 V.  The students, whom are home-schooled, are currently ranked #2 in the world and #1 in the nation.  A demonstration followed.

Mayor Costin asked the Council to offer dates for a workshop to discuss building plans for the police and clerk’s buildings.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution 2022-0006 / Adoption of Written Fiscal Plan for Annexation of Real Estate– City Attorney Dale Coffey presented the resolution for Faith Missionary Church.  A motion to accept and allow was made by Councilman Jim Wisco.  Seconding the motion was Councilwoman Suzie Lipps.  The Motion passes 6-0.

Ordinance 2022-0037/ Petition for Annexation – Faith Missionary Attorney Mike Ksenak appeared to answer questions.  Hearing none, a motion was made by Councilman Jim Wisco.  Making the second was Councilwoman Suzie Lipps.  The Motion passes 6-0.

CLAIMS

Mayor Costin presented the Claims.  A motion to accept and allow the Claims was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II. Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 6-0.

COUNCIL COMMENT

Various comments were by councilpersons regarding the water office, a proposed skate park, the closure of South Street and the robotics team.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Steve Lyday of Morgan County EMS thanked everyone for their concerns and prayers for the loss of an EMT member.  Cecelia Kreff began making a comment but ran out of time before making her point.

ADJOURN

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