The funding of the SRS office in Marysville was the topic of a special Marysville city council meeting Tuesday evening. The Marysville City Council approved a memorandum of understanding that proposes funding the SRS office through 2013. According to Marysville Mayor Bill Phillipi it will cost $48,253.98 a year to keep the Marysville SRS office open.
The Marysville City Council agreed Tuesday to pay $15,084.67 if the memorandum is approved by all the parties involved. Phillipi said that Steve Cohorst the owner of the building is willing to pay $16,084.64 and the Marshall County Partnership for Growth agreed to pay $2,000.00. Phillipi met with the Marshall County Commissioners and requested they pay $15,084.67. The Marshall County Commissioners will discuss the proposal at their regular meeting on Monday. There are 11 employees currently in the Marysville office.
The additional agreement would require SRS to remain open in Marysville and provide services at their current level. The Memorandum will be presented to the Marshall County Commissioners for their approval at their regular meeting Monday.