Marshall Office BuildingMARSHALL, MO. – The Marshall City Council held their second regular session Monday, August 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. Click to hear the session in its entirety.

As the end to the current fiscal year nears, Marshall Mayor Mark Gooden opened a public hearing prior to the city council’s regular session and explained why the city needs to set the levy now while the state has yet to release the official one.

The overall rate will be $1.159 per $100 of assessed value. Mayor Mark Gooden explained how the revenue would be divided up among city departments.

No one from the public had a comment on the tax levy which council approved and the public hearing was adjourned.

There have been a number of public social media posts highly critical of the Marshall Police Department due to recent events including the placement of two local police officers on administrative leave for allegedly falsifying a probable cause statement against Carl Roettgen.

During the open business portion of the Marshall City Council meeting a local resident, Evan Lawrence, made a request on behalf of the Marshall Chapter of the NAACP.

Police Chief Michael Donnell could not comment directly about the two officers due to the active investigation, but Chief Donnell wants the public to know they will be informed of what the investigation uncovers as soon as it becomes available.

During proceedings council approved a contract with the Saline Animal League and University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine to care for animals in possession of Marshall Animal Control.

Later in the meeting Mayor Mark Gooden informed those present that the Solar Panel project at the airport by MC Power will start back up mid-week after the F.A.A. stopped the process for a few weeks.

Council also approved a request for an amendment to an ordinance to allow a day care to be operated in the 100 block of East Washington Street.

Council also heard from Ward I Councilman Ronald Ott. He informed those present that the search for a city administrator is nearing an end with the application submission deadline on Friday, Aug. 19.

He also informed those present that reviewing submitted applications has already begun and he hopes council will be able to move forward with a selection soon.

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