Letter to the editor
Dear Citizens of Marshall,
I am writing you today about the upcoming city council election on April 3. Just two short years ago, the citizens of Marshall went to the polls to voice that they wanted a change in our city government. The voter message was loud and clear to all.
Time flies and it is time again to elect our city councilmen. I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on a few things that were accomplished the past two years. Buildings and houses have been torn down that were crumbling and an eye sore to our community. The city budget has gone from two straight years of deficit spending to two straight years of a surplus budget. While at the same time, investing in over $500,000 in capital expenditures for long overdue upgrades to trash trucks, snowplows and other equipment. Tough decisions had to be made in regard to the city administrator, but the importance of bringing in someone from outside of Marshall with over 30 years experience in city government should not be overlooked.
While we would like change to move at a faster pace, government at any level never moves fast. For the first time in a while, I feel like the current council has a plan for growth. Two years is just not long enough to provide Kirk Arends and Ron Ott a fair opportunity to make the changes that the city of Marshall so desperately needs. I am asking the citizens of Marshall to vote for the re-election of Kirk Arends and Ron Ott. Thank you.
Heather Cunningham Arth,
registered dental hygienist
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