The Marysville City Council met Monday. A map of proposed improvements to make sidewalks at street corners ADA accessible was reviewed. A motion was approved unanimously to move forward with 17 next year, at an estimated cost of $1,000 per project. An additional $10,000 was approved to move forward with engineering and design for a total of 50, that could be done over the course of several years.
Grant funding for the work in future years will be pursued, and it was felt that the work next year would show a good faith effort, and increase funding chances. Property owners at several locations will also be contacted with information on the city 50/50 match for any sidewalk replacements, that meet ADA standards. The city will also remove old concrete.
The mayor had received comment regarding deterioration of 11th Road, south of U.S. Highway 36. It’s hoped that improvements to this, and portions of Keystone Road may be considered as part of the five-year street plan, after additional information is gathered after the first of the year. A need for grading 12th Road south was also noted.
A one year extension of an agreement with the Marysville Chamber of Commerce was approved, with a $9,000 funding request from Convention and Tourism for continued operation of the Marshall County Visitors Center. Marysville Township board members were present, and asked for a one year extension of their agreement with the city. A three-year agreement was requested, but the board members wanted to further discussions regarding funding this next year, before entering into a longer-term agreement.
City Administrator Austin St. John reviewed financials, indicating that some $1 million in special projects had been completed, or were near completion this past year from the sales tax fund. Most city funds showed slight improvements over starting balances from the first of the year.
Due to Christmas Day Monday, December 25th, and City Hall being closed for Christmas that Tuesday, the next city council meeting will be on Wednesday, December 27th, at 7 p.m.