Click below to hear the audio from the April 6th Marshall City Council Meeting.
At the beginning of the Marshall City Council Meeting last night, Monday, April 6, 2015, the councilmen asked for any business to be brought forth by the audience. A gentlemen from the audience stood up and voiced his concern, but unlike most complaints, this gentlemen proposed a solution. The citizen proposed creating an ordinance enforcing landlords to have a business or landlord license. This would allow the city to conduct random inspections and make sure houses and therefore tenants are taken care of. The citizen pointed out the number of slum landlords and derelict houses and voiced his thoughts regarding how this situations should be handled. Councilmen Tom Hagedorn gave his support to the suggestion of a landlord business license and urged the council to look into and consider the option.
All three of the ordinances on the agenda passed unanimously. These ordinances include an amendment to the cities emergency management agreement, authorization for the City Administrator to sign documents and the appropriation of city funds. Other items that were widely well accepted was the granting of a liquor license to Angie’s Bar and Grill, LLC and the nomination of a member of the Police Personnel Board.
Councilmen Ron Duvall encourages everyone to visit the Marshall Fire Department and check out the new firetruck. The firetruck is for the rural district, but is housed in the city garage.
Councilmen Vince Lutterbie said several members of the community were concerned with the council’s meeting time. People feel that 5:15 p.m. is too early in the evening. Lutterbie asked the council to think about it and possibly discuss a change at the next meeting.
Councilmen Gabe Ramsey wrappe the meeting up by urging the council and those in attendance to go to the polls today, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, and place their votes. Ramsey went on to talk about the projected voter turnout for today’s election and was disappointed to announce that only 12 to 17 percent of the registered voters in Marshall are expected to actually cast their votes. Polls close at 7 o’clock this evening so be sure and make your voice heard, whether that be in the Marshall community or others.
The meeting ending in an executive session.