Marysville City Council met Monday. An ordinance reducing the speed limit to 30 miles per hour was unanimously adopted on Jayhawk Road from 8th to 16th Street. The City Administrator updated the council on the KDOT project award for improvements on U.S. 36 Highway from 17th to just east of 20th Street. The state will fund a 95% share up to $750,000 of the project, estimated at $1.04 million. A bid letting date has been scheduled for January 2016, allowing the city to budget its share in 2015 and 16. Approval was given to proceed with installation of flashing lights in the school zone on U.S. 77 Highway, designating a 20 mph zone before and after classes. USD 364 would purchase the signals, with the city providing some labor and concrete work.
A review of the wellness program, and specifically Marysville Police Department use of the program was discussed, with a 4-3 vote to move ahead with the program for another year. Vicki Gross, Carla Grund, and Dennis Schroller voted no. Among their concerns was a policy whereby officers could work out on compensated time. The vote was followed by a 10 minute executive session with the Chief of Police. No action was taken, no decisions rendered.
It was reported that 12th Street has been reopened to traffic. Downtown curb and gutter work is to be completed by November 15th.