The Marysville City Council met Monday and approved requests for use of the city park for the Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 13th and the annual Mother’s Day Market, as well as a request by Marysville Main Street to host the annual Big Blue BBQ downtown, first weekend in June.
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Council accepted a $50,000 grant from the state for upgrading communication radios for the police department. This is a 100% funded grant. Leases for airport farm, and hay ground were approved. Four bids were accepted for new trucks for various city departments. Initial approval was given accepting the Transportation Alternative Grant from the state that would include refinishing the 7th Street crossing on Broadway, and improvements on the 7th Street corridor north of U.S. Highway 36, to include a link for the Blue River Rail Trail with downtown, and the historic Union Pacific Depot serving as a trail head.
An offer from Chad Kramer was heard for potential purchase of city owned property on south 11th Road, allowing expansion of adjacent Kramer Oil facilities. The city purchased the 3.5-acre site several years ago, to meet criteria for a grant for a new fire station. That grant was not approved. Council asked Kramer return with additional information, in order to determine a price. Discussion was held regarding several sites being considered for a new city shop. No action was taken. Among the sites being considered, is city owned property at 7th and Calhoun Streets.
A joint town hall, with the city and Chamber of Commerce is planned Monday evening, March 4th to consider community and economic development ideas, consider planning capital outlay projects for 2020, as well as long term city projects. Mayor Carla Grund encourages the public to participate. The informal meeting includes a mixer reception, and begins Monday at 5:30 p.m.