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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

Marysville City Council met Monday. Tony Duever presented preliminary ideas for improving drainage along Eleventh Road east of Marysville, including adding tubes, and improving the ditch. No cost estimate and no final decision were made.

Condemnation proceedings on a property at 207 N. 3rd Street were withdrawn as work on removing the structures is underway. A property at 1301 Elm Street has new owners, and improvements are underway.

Lengthy discussion was held during the Consent Agenda approval. A $563 charge for convention and tourism was questioned, with concerns about how the new logo was funded, and banners which were printed outside Marysville. The agenda was approved as presented.

Discussion again was held on presentation of appropriations request. Carla Grund questioned the method for accounting for fire equipment bond interest. That ordinance also passed as presented.

Two bids were received for engineering on the tennis court project. With only two bids that varied widely, both were rejected, and parameters for the bid will be reissued. No bids were received for operation of pool concessions.

Discussion was held regarding the Police Hours Ordinance, with concern expressed on overtime policy. Following a motion to approve, a motion to call the question, and a motion to suppress the call, the ordinance proposal was approved 6-1. Additional discussion followed regarding the practice of Police being allowed exercise time on duty. That issue was tabled as the original agreement to review the practice is slated for review at the end of the year, as previously approved.

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