Marysville City Council voted to move forward with plans for a new city pool. During their meeting on Monday the Council decided to move forward with the placing of a question on the fall ballot asking Marysville citizens to approve a sales tax increase to pay for a 4.2 million dollar pool. According to City Clerk Debbie Price 4.2 million dollars is the price of the pool and does not include the interest that would be added by bonds.
The Council will discuss the pool at their work session on Monday. According to Price the Council also plans to hold a special meeting to discuss the pool.
The Council also voted not to include a sunset clause in the sales tax question. A sunset clause would automatically end the tax once the debt is paid in full. Without the sunset clause the tax increase will not end unless the Council votes to end the sales tax increase. The vote was 5-2 with Cohorst and Frye voting against the motion to not have a sunset clause.
A meeting will be held on August 13th to discuss the City of Marysville’s 2013 budget. The proposed budget will increase the city budget by approximately one million dollars.
The Marysville Council approved an ordinance creating a no parking zone on North Street between 18th and 19th Streets. The change was requested after the city received complaints that drivers had difficulty seeing traffic when attempting to turn.