The Marysville City Council met Monday. An amended budget presented by Carla Grund at the council workshop was adopted for publication, with a final vote planned August 11th. The mill levy proposed is 67.464, a decrease of 7.306 mills. The original proposal would have decreased the levy 1.202 mills. During discussion the Mayor read several comments concerning the long term impact of transferring additional sales tax funds to the general fund, and thus allowing adequate funds for larger future projects. Council voted to proceed with the amended budget 5-2 with Keith Beikman voting present, Tim Ackerman and Shawn Cohorst voting no.
Following discussion, a proposal was considered for presentation to USD 364 at a special meeting Wednesday for use of the tennis courts. It was consensus to address the tennis courts only, and revisit the ball fields later. The City will ask $975 per month, for a period of four months annually, through 2019.
Council voted to keep the City Pool open weekends after school starts, until September 15th, and to also keep the pool open Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings for lap swim.
Steve Blumer presented an update on the Hartley Ridge Subdivision he is planning north of Marysville along Jayhawk Road, to the east of Eighth Street. Plat proposal is for 15 building sites. Utility material costs were estimated at $195,000 to be funded by the City, with Blumer providing labor for water lines, sewer lines and a lift station. He is planning concrete streets. The project is subject to rezoning from ag to residential. Following discussion on previous assessments for other subdivisions, the matter was tabled to gather more information.
The Planning Commission was divided on an initial proposal for the Bulldog Housing Complex, to be located east of the Senior Housing east of Marysville. Concerns with density of the 48 units, as well as increased traffic at the 11th Road intersection on U.S. Highway 36 were heard. An initial proposal to place a traffic light at the intersection was withdrawn pending results of an updated traffic survey of the location. Drafting an ordinance regarding storm water regulation was discussed. It would be added to the code book, and would give the Planning Commission greater authority in determining appropriate measures for proposed developments.
Approval was given to proceed with levy repair of soil erosion. Project cost of nearly $17,000 will be funded through the sales tax revenue.
Condemnation proceedings continue for a property at 600 Elm Street, with a hearing scheduled September 9th. The school district was granted permission to block off, and use City Park for a back to school bash, and 125th anniversary celebration planned august 9th.
Updates have been completed on the City website, which is cityofmarysvilleks.com.