The Marysville City Council met Monday. Chickens and tennis again dominated much of the discussion. Residents for and against an ordinance proposed which would allow keeping and raising chickens within the city limits spoke. An idea floated to allow a one year trial was brought forward. At the end, the ordinance failed on a 3-4 vote.
Council expressed disappointment with the school board offer of $425 per month for six months use of the tennis courts. Various options and opinions were heard, with no action taken. The tennis court committee will reportedly continue to try and bring the parties together on the issue.
Meeting as the Public Building Commission, the council voted to approve a roughly $46,000 bid from a H.R.S. to replace the street in the City Park near the parking for the pool, and a bid of roughly $7,000 for sidewalks in that area. That passed on a 6-1 vote, with Vicki Gross voting no. Funds will come from the pool contingency fund. The swimming pool manager brought forward a number of details for the upcoming season, including opening the pool for lap swim Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings 6:15 – 8:15, and suspend the evening adult swim which had been offered.
Hanger leases at the airport were brought up, and after discussion were approved for the upcoming rental year at the current rate of $189 per month, raising that to $225 next year.
Plans to address curb and gutter work on the west side of the elementary school, improving handicapped accessibility were approved, going out for bids in May. A $30,000 bid for resurfacing 20th Street from Center north to Laramie was approved.
Under approval of bills, two conference expenditures were questioned, including the Mayors attendance at a conference in Topeka. Carla Grund and Vicki Gross voted against payment, encouraging the mayor to ask for approval from the council in advance. Vicki Gross in comments at the end of the meeting termed Mayor Bill Phillipi disrespectful toward her and Carla Grund since joining the council.