City Council approves appointments
The Marshall City Council approved several appointments and the disposal of old records at its regular meeting Monday.
Mayor Mitch Geisler presented three nominations for appointment to the city's Library Board. Art Root and Mel Smith were reappointed and Ron Murphy was chosen to take the place of Leslie Huston, who chose to step down from the board.
The council also heard from City Administrator Charlie Tryban about the disposal of records. Tryban said periodically City Finance Director Debbie Trimble requests to dispose of old records which are no longer needed.
Most often these are employment records for terminated, deceased or retired employees. Tryban said the records included in this request date from 1984 to 1996 and many are redundant applications filed by employees who worked part-time for the Parks and Recreation Department over several summers.
The council voted without dissent to allow the records to be disposed of. In other business, the council heard an update on street work and approved a resolution to apply for a transportation grant.
Ward 2 Councilman Tim Reeder, chairman of the Municipal Services Committee, said that crews have been taking advantage of the recent dry weather to construct storm sewers in the northern part of the city.
"It's refreshing to dig a hole and not have it fill up with water," he said.
Tryban noted the Municipal Services Committee is currently debating how much work should be done in the area because of its proximity to Northwest Elementary School. With work under way on Benton, Vorhees, Ted and Bond streets, the work surrounds the school on three sides.
Tryban said whatever the committee decides to do, it has to be done before the start of school in August.
The resolution approved authorizes the city to apply for funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation to aid in the financing of the city's public taxi transportation program.