MARSHALL, Mo.- Yesterday the Marshall City Council met for the last time in the month of September. The meeting began with invocation and roll call, which 3 council members were missing, councilmen Duvall, councilmen Hagedorn, and councilmen Ramsey.
Once the agenda was adopted, committee reports was addressed. Municipal Services and Personnel Committee had the only report of the evening from committees. A quick tip was provided about disposing of oil properly instead of letting it run into storm drains. Also the City Administrator provided the plaque that was given to the city for being recognized as a Purple Heart City a few months back.
A recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission was listed next on the agenda. A meeting was held and the request to rezone a tract of land from C-2 business highway to C-1 was brought to the council along with a request to rezone a tract from a C-2 to R-1 residential on East Eastwood St. A public hearing will be held October 19, 2015 to address both the requests.
Four different ordinances were voted on next during the meeting. First ordinance was to set the tax levy for 2015 according to the state audit figures, the ordinance was adopted. Next was to accept the 2015-2016 proposed budget. At the end of this fiscal year the City of Marshall had a $300,000 deficit. So cuts were made for the proposed budget and the ordinance along with the budget was adopted. Lastly, an ordinance to authorize a contract with Lamp, Rynearson, & Associates Inc. for improvements to North English lift station was adopted as well.
Business from audience was saved for the end of the meeting. Residents from a particular neighborhood in Marshall came forth to file a complaint. A house was rented out to Missouri Valley College student-athletes, and “partying” and “loitering” have become a big issue with the local residents. According to the residents, every weekend trash, traffic, and constant partying have become a nuisance. The council along with the police chief are going to exasperate all the options at hand to get the issues resolved.
Meeting was adjourned following business from the audience. Marshall City Council will hold an appropriation meeting Monday, September 28, 2015, the next public meeting will be Monday, October 5, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.