Common Council Meeting Minutes – June 27 2022

City Council, News

Mayor Costin called the meeting Martinsville Common Council to order on Monday, June 13, 2022. Mayor Costin led the prayer and led 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.

Council members Phil Deckard Sr and Ben Mahan were absent. Clerk – Treasurer Rebecca Tumey was absent.

MINUTES

Mayor Costin presented the Minutes of Monday, June 13, 2022. to the Council. A motion to accept and allow the Minutes was made by Councilwoman Ann Miller.  Councilman Jim Wisco seconded the motion. The Minutes are approved 5-0.

PUBLIC HEARING

Mayor Costin recessed the Council meeting to open the Public Hearing for Community Development Block Grant / Wastewater Grant Program.  Mayor Costin called three times for public comment.  Hearing none, the Public Hearing closed and the Council meeting reconvened. 

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution 2022 – 0010 – Authorizing Application Submission to the CDBG Wastewater Grant program.  A motion to accept and allow was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II.  Seconding the motion was Councilman Josh Ferran.  The Motion passes 5-0.

Resolution 2022 – 0011 – Approval of Redevelopment Commission’s Determination and Report of No Excess Assessed Value. A motion to accept and allow was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II.  Seconding the motion was Councilwoman Ann Miller.  The Motion passes 5-0.

Resolution 2022 -0012– Authorizing the name of Streets Ruth Rusie and Bobby Helms.  A motion to accept and allow was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II.  Seconding the motion was Councilman Josh Ferran.  The Motion passes 5-0.

Discussion of Legacy Program – No action was needed.

CLAIMS

Mayor Costin presented the Claims.  A motion to accept and allow the Claims was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II. Councilman Jim Wisco seconded the motion.  The Motion passes

5-0.

COUNCIL COMMENT

Councilman Phil Deckard II gave an update on his father Phil Deckard Sr.  Councilman Jim Wisco gave praise to Rob Helms for a great concert this past Saturday.  Councilwoman Ann Miller concurred.  Councilman Deckard asked the park pool closes at 5:30 p.m.  Councilpersons Josh Ferran and Ann Miller praised the parks.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Resident Cecelia Kreff had comments regarding Legacy Business Consultants and asking about the crosswalks at Jefferson and Morgan Streets.

ADJOURN

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