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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

Marysville City Council met Monday. Rob Peschel with the Partnership For Growth presented a proposal the group is pursuing to develop a business park. They are currently negotiating for eleven acres located north of the property from Kan Equip, the Pizza Hut, and Walmart. Council heard, and addressed the city insurance carrier regarding city employee concerns with claims and reimbursements. The consent agenda, which includes various pay requests, was approved, after discussion on an $8,407 change order for a backwash pit for the new swimming pool. A motion by Carla Grund to deny the request did not receive a second, and a motion by Wayne Price for approval passed 6-2 with Grund and Vicki Gross voting no. Following discussion regarding suspension of two years rate increase as proposed in the five year plan for sewer rates, it was noted that the suspension will result in approximately $125,000 lost revenue for the department. Curb and gutter work in the city began this week. It was reported that the City Park layout would not include adequate room for addition of two tennis courts, for a total of eight that would meet U.S. Tennis Association standards. There would be room for six on the present site, with adequate room for bleachers if the Beattie Depot and Schoolhouse were moved. Study of the project continues, with preliminary engineering estimates due this month. The mayor floated an idea for adding a lazy river to the new pool, at a cost of $1.225 million dollars. It was determined that there was not sufficient council interest to move forward with the idea. Carla Grund suggested prepaying bonds for curb and gutter, and the North 11th Street projects to save interest. It was noted that the council previously moved to pay the projects off early in February 2014. A motion to change that plan resulted in a 4-4 tie, with the mayor voting no. Grund, Gross, Frye, and Schroller voted to move the prepayment date forward.

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