At the Marshall Municipal Services committee meeting Monday evening, March 30, city officials discussed sanitation issues and reviewed bids for street materials.
A citywide clean-up will take place the week of April 13. Residents can place unwanted items by the curb on the days of regular trash pick-up.
City Council member Gabe Ramsey questioned Municipal Services personnel about a bag limit on yard waste pick-up, which began this week. There is no bag limit currently, although there once was.
Yard waste pick-up days run opposite to trash pick-up, beginning with Ward 4 on Mondays.
Hazardous waste disposal is scheduled for May 2 at Marshall's recycling center on North Street. Items like paint and motor oil will be accepted, but old tires will not.
Bids for street materials were submitted in eight categories: asphaltic concrete, concrete sewer pipe, concrete cement, slurry seal, galvanized metal culvert pipe, construction materials, iron castings for storm sewers and cold milling. But, some items received only one or two bids.
"It's a shame we don't get more bids on some of it," City Council member Dan Brandt said.
Municipal Services Director Bill Anderson reported on the success of a new tool for street work. The tool allows city road crews to make new curbing without removing as much of the street as with the old equipment. On one project alone, this has saved approximately $2,000, Anderson said.
In other business, plans for expansion at Marshall Memorial Airport were discussed. Mayor Connie Latimer reported that core samples of the area should be finished this week. She also said the city plans to build a fuel access road for the airport, which will double as a back entrance to Martin Community Center.