The Marysville City Council last Monday discussed the city budget, and approved a draft for publication. The mill levy would remain the same as last year, and is scheduled for a vote at the next meeting. A final budget will be determined after a public hearing August 12th at 7 pm. Councilmember Carla Grund is proposing an alternative that would reduce the 74.842 mill levy by 6.88 mills, increasing franchise fees from local utilities, and further trimming expenses resulting in $172,000 difference. Among her proposals was police overtime, which police chief Todd Ackerman defended at the last council meeting.
The city is moving forward with engineering work on construction of eight new tennis courts in the Marysville City Park following an agreement that included funding from USD 364, and the United States Tennis Association. The current six courts would be rebuilt, with two additional courts located where the current Beattie Depot sits, if space allows.