Marysville City Council Meeting Notes – March 27, 2017


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The Marysville City Council met Monday. Council member Brad Ekiss asked that the council return to a policy of not voting on matters brought up under public comment, until the next meeting. He was concerned with issues brought forward with an immediate vote, not allowing adequate time for consideration. Items may be added to the agenda for a council vote with notice to the City Clerk no later than Thursday prior to a council meeting. Agenda items may be voted on.

The Garden Club received permission to move the black squirrel from the Masonic Lodge, to the garden area northeast of the swimming pool in the City Park.

Council approved renewing the city insurance contract with Alliance Insurance.

Preliminary designs for development of 11th Terrace, located east of Marysville between 11th and 12th Roads, and extending north from Keystone to U.S. Highway 36 were presented by Tony Duever, with CES Group. He was seeking council input; no immediate action is planned. Council members emphasized the value in connecting Prairie Lane, and Keating Drive, which could reduce traffic on 11th Road.

A request from a HRS Construction to install temporary barricades on part of Carolina, and North 14th Streets to allow construction of the new St. Gregory’s Catholic Church were approved. The work is expected to take the remainder of 2017.

No action was taken, and the City Administrator will return with additional information on extending a 3-phase power line to a city well. Cost is estimated at $36,000, with the alternative of spending $7,000 – $10,000 every ten years to replace a phase converter, which has gone bad.

He presented an estimate of $597,000 plus $71,000 for upgrading 11th Road. No action was taken, and the City Attorney is to bring back information at the next council meeting as to developing a tax district for the area, which would help fund construction. A meeting with affected residents would be planned to further discuss their level of commitment financially to the project. The city has $80,000, which could be used toward improvements, that was given from the Rural Water District when they folded recently.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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