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Marysville City Council Meeting Notes

Marysville City Council met Monday. Robert Woodard requested, and received approval for a sewer line extension to a second 6,000 square foot building that he is proposing just west of his current building in the city industrial park. Council agreed to the waiver from standard practice of requiring another line, noting that due to the location it would be very unlikely that the two buildings could ever be sold separately.

Options for relocating antennas on the city water tower were reviewed. It was consensus that leasing space on a tower south of Marysville from Haug Communications of Seneca would be more feasible than the city constructing a new tower near the lagoons west of town. That idea had been favored after considering options for relocation due to repainting of the water tower.

A proposal for increasing a 30”drainage tube on 11th Road between the Nord and Vogelsberg properties to a 2 x 8 foot box was tabled after discussion, until an adjacent landowner could be contacted. Solving the drainage issue is a concern for area residents, and could resolve issues currently standing in the way of development of a duplex housing project near the new water tower east of town.

Final cost figures for the AWOS Improvement Project at the airport were reviewed. Local trusts have pledged contributions of some $67,000, reducing the city share to just over $10,000 toward the estimated total cost of just over one half million dollars, the balance of which is funded through the state.

Later a question was raised as to why the county did not help fund airport operations and improvements. Consensus was to have the City Administrator approach the county about sharing in some of those costs going forward.

An agreement with developers for a proposed new building for Subway Restaurants, to be built just west of KanEquip, included parameters for street and infrastructure improvements. Estimated cost to the city is $109,000, with $63,000 toward street development, and $46,000 toward sewer service. It was reported that the current Subway will be closing this week until a new building is completed.

Mileage reimbursement for three trips to Topeka by the mayor were discussed, and approved on a 5-3 vote.


About Bruce Dierking

Bruce Dierking owns and operates Dierking Communications, Inc. with stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KS since 1988, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, KS since 1999, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder since 2008. A fifth generation native of Marshall County, and a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School, he began a broadcasting career working part time at the age of 14 for Herb and Ruby Hoeflicker at KNDY. After attending Colby, Kansas Community College, with a major in business and broadcasting, Dierking returned to his hometown covering sports and sales, now having served as the voice of the Marysville Bulldogs, as well as area teams for over 35 years. Active in various leadership roles, he has served as President with the Marysville Jaycees, President of the Kansas Jaycees, and National Vice President with the US Jr Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member, and past President of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, served many years as Vice President of Marshall County Development Corporation, served 8 years on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including Secretary/Treasurer, Chair Elect, and Chairman of the board. He has twice served terms on the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board serving as President, and held several leadership roles with Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as congregation Chairman. He, his wife Lesa, and daughter Allison are active in many community activities, contributing to, providing publicity for, and volunteering. He is currently active with the Marysville Historic Depot restoration project, serving as Vice President. A mentor to many in the broadcasting industry, Dierking continues an active role in station operations, on the air with the morning show each day, traveling many nights to cover ballgames, and present covering local events for news broadcasts. He is passionate about his community, and the rural midwest. An active historian, genealogy, community development, Kansas and architectural history are among interests. Dierking enjoys travel, having visited nearly every state, and several foreign countries. He is a fan of music, and enjoys reading.