MARSHALL, Mo. — City officials and councilors gathered Monday evening for a regularly scheduled meeting of the Marshall City Council.

A light agenda was taken up by the council, with discussion regarding a two-year farm ground cash rental bid dominating part of the evening. City Administrator David Houghlin.

“We actually received three bids from farmers here in the community and prior to the ordinance, during that discussion and follow-up piece, they did recommend accepting the bid from Jeremy Boedeker, who was our tenant for the past two years on that same piece of farm ground.”

The bid accepted and executed by council was for $225 per acre covering 153 acres, bringing the annual total to $34,425.

Councilors also brought forward debate regarding an ordinance amending parking laws on the north and south sides of College Street from Highway 65 to Odell Avenue.

“[Council members] decided to go ahead and just remove the parking, even though nobody had done it for some time, we just wanted to get it off the books and cleaned up.”

Councilors voted to table a motion regarding an agreement with the Marshall Municipal Band and an ordinance correcting a scrivener’s error in the metes and bounds description of a tract of land previously annexed into the City of Marshall.

Those ordinances will be considered at the next meeting of the Marshall City Council, set for Monday, December 17.