The Marysville City Council met Monday. Following executive session, the council voted to proceed in negotiating a final draft with the Union Pacific Railroad for acquisition of the property between Calhoun and Carolina Streets, including the former Depot and adjacent parking east as previously proposed. The City Attorney was given authority to iron out remaining details for a vote at the next meeting.
Carla Grund questioned the $138 annual charge for Landoll Corporation use of airport property for storage of finished goods. No consensus was reached after lengthy discussion.
A change order was approved essentially reducing the 11th Street terrace for KanEquip and the new Subway from 230’ to 130’, and providing in exchange a better drainage plan for water runoff.
A motion was approved allowing sale of Pony Run Apartments to Pioneer Group, which is also proposing construction of the Bulldog Apartments and Housing north of the senior housing development off 11th Road. That project is going back before the Planning Commission, following revisions.
Carla Grund questioned the need for a 2015 water rate increase, providing figures which show a significant fund balance and income results well over projections, with annual increases each of the last four years. She made a motion to suspend the increase, which led to further discussion. Some wanted to consider the numbers at an upcoming workshop, water tower work was brought up, as well as the practice of smaller annual increases than what could be required in the future if inflation increased costs. A motion to table the issue until the next meeting was approved, which will allow the discussion to continue at the September workshop.
Concern with prioritizing work on Keystone, 11th, and 12th Roads was heard, following a report that other projects in the city have been completed.
The City Attorney reported progress on a meeting with Marysville Sport and Rec, and use of city facilities with the school district. It was proposed that a six year agreement supersede a remaining one year, with five year option, that Marysville Sport and Rec be the sole source contracted, cost of living adjustments are considered, and maintenance agreements with the school remain separate for the ball fields. The parties will meet again at the September workshop in efforts to reach a contract agreement for consideration.