Marshall City Council approved demolition bids for two properties at Monday night’s meeting.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Connie Latimer:

Connie Latimer

The properties are located on South Jefferson Street and North Benton Street.  “These have been a problem for us for a really long time,” said Latimer, “I think the last time we had code enforcement hearings on them…it’s been, like, five years that we’ve fought over these.  Anyways, finally it’s come to pass that we’re going to get to tear them down.  So as soon as we can get moved on this and get them taken care of, it’ll make us happy.  And I know that’ll make the neighbors happy, but it’ll tickle us, too.  It’s way past time.”  The bids went to Wayne Brown for $6450 and $6,950.

A few changes to the trash route were announced at Monday’s meeting.  Starting Monday, July 8th, pickup will begin at 6:00 a.m.  “We do that every year, about this time, because it’s going to get hot.  We’ve been pretty good so far, but it’s going to start to get really hot,” said Latimer.

Trash pickup this week will be slightly altered due to the holiday.  Those who usually have trash pickup on Thursday will be moved to Friday for July 4th.

A new police officer was approved for hire.  Robert Townsend will replace an officer who moved to the Columbia area.