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Marysville City Council Notes – August 26

The Marysville City Council met Monday. Among public comment, overgrowth of brush in the ditch along Jayhawk Road was noted, with concern for walkers and bikers along the route. Allie Argo with Marysville Main Street was present, and updated the council on several upcoming events and activities. She received approval to add a window to the office, in the former police station, with Argo Construction donating the labor.

A Kansas Department of Transportation survey of the economic impact of airports on Kansas communities indicated that the Marysville Airport annually generates over $813,000 in economic activity. A review of the proposed taxiway connector agreement with KDOT will benefit the city in cost savings. The project is proposed, but no action has been taken.

A demolition bid of $8,342 for a property at 810 N. 4th Street was approved; Mike gee had the only bid. Later in the meeting the council discussed the status of several pending, and several other properties that are in disrepair.

A clarification on the proposed impact to the city through the Neighborhood Revitalization Program for updates to Pony Run and Elm Street Apartments was reviewed.

Among committee reports, overtime pay for fire and police was brought up, and is being studied by the committee in charge. A motion failed 3-5 to suspend paying for city representatives’ dues and meals for organizations such as Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, etc. Carla Grund made the motion, with Vicki Gross and Dennis Schroller in the minority.

The council finalized ordinances regarding extended notification of residents within 1250’ of a zoning change for suburban residential/large lot neighborhoods, and another regarding residency requirements for committee assignments, extending within a 3 mile zone from the city.

Following executive session, it was approved to settle a rock claim dispute with a contractor in the amount of $5,850. A city council workshop will be held Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 5 pm.

During roundtable, it was noted that property owners are responsible for trimming trees or bushes that may be screening traffic signs. Recent growths after the summer rains have created some issues. Residents are also encouraged to install a curbside, or residence address visible for emergency services. No action was taken with these regards.

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