The Marysville City Council had their regular end of the month meeting Monday night and it was a busy meeting. Many items were discussed, from the water tower project to the tennis courts to the Recreation Commission and the sales tax increase, among others. A reminder that the sales tax for the city of Marysville will go from 7.3% to 7.9% this Monday as part of the new pool that will be built, starting at the end of this summer.
Bids for repainting the water tower at 17th and Center Street came in 2-3 times higher than estimated, mainly due to it’s location so close to the highway and wires around the water tower that would need to be moved during painting. They tabled the decision and may wait until June 2014 to paint the tower then. Brian Fragel came before the council to request 2 new batting cages, which was approved for just under $2,600 total. Also, it was approved to buy a new John Deere Gator from Oregon Trail for $9,250 and surplus the old gator.
Mary Wassom talked for several minutes about the state of the tennis courts and the repairs needed. No decisions were made at this time regarding the tennis courts while they look into other ways to fund the repairs.