The Marysville City Council met Monday, and unanimously approved a $93,000 bid to renovate and reseal the six tennis courts in the Marysville City Park. Discussion included council members report on a visit to inspect the companies work on two different courts in Lincoln. Carla Grund and Vicki Gross came back impressed. The work includes a five year warranty, which can be renewed with resealing in five years. The investment was contrasted with a one million dollar estimate for new courts. USD 364 Superintendent Bill Mullins was present, and asked to negotiate a reasonable ten year agreement for use of the tennis courts, and city ball fields. The School Board at their last meeting voted not to share in tennis court repair costs.
No bids were received on a third effort to find a contractor to complete work on the city water tower, including sealing, paint, new logo, and overcoat. Concerns with overspray drifting onto adjacent business and vehicles are an issue. The engineer in charge recommended breaking the project into several parts, and rebid. A $65,000 bid was approved for water line repairs on Jackson Street.
The issue of spending $59,000 for an airport connector project was brought from the table on a 5-3 vote. Previous concerns were again discussed, with Carla Grund leading dissent, expressing that the facility was used by just a few residents. The mayor cited increased safety at the facility with the improvements. A vote to proceed failed on a 3-5 vote, with Beikman, Cohorst, and Ackerman voting yes.
A motion to amend an ordinance that will raise water rates in 2015 was presented. Council voted against the effort to eliminate the increase on a 3-4 vote, with Price abstaining. A bid for improvements to the coal shed at the Koester House Museum was approved, with the city covering 20%, or about $10,000 of the project cost.