Marshall city officials pleased with intersection improvements on U.S. 65

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Marshall City Council met on Monday, Oct. 15, to discuss completion of the College Street and U.S. Highway 65 intersection.

David Kemm, resident of Marshall, congratulated the council on the wonderful job that was done at the intersection of College Street and U.S. Highway 65.

Latimer said they went from an intersection that was very confined to one that "looks like it covers 40 acres now."

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the intersection will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. in the Marshall Plaza.

To cap off the meeting with a little laugh, the mayor said she and City Administrator Charles Tryban "need to get a life because I never thought it was possible to love an intersection but we love that one." Everyone on the council got a good laugh out of that comment.

The council also heard bid requests from Dan Brandt, Ward 3 and municipal services and personnel committee, for construction materials.

The council received two bids, LaCrosse Lumber and Homestore, for the materials. The council awarded Homestore the bid because they were cheaper on 22 out of 30 items.

Municipal services took bids on selling a 2001 International truck with a 2000 McNeilus 25-yard packer. They received five bids ranging from $13,500 to $40,000. The council awarded the bid to Sutter Sanitation Service Inc. of Mason, Ill. for $40,000.

Also for sale was a 1990 International single axle cab and chassis. They received two bids and awarded Norris & Son of Smithton the bid for $3,000.

Norris & Son was also the high bidder on a 1990 Leach packer body for $1,500.

Municipal services took bids for a new nine-foot snow plow and mounting frame. They received bids from five companies. The council awarded American Equipment Co. of Kansas City, Kan. the bid for $3,569.05. Municipal Services Director Bill Anderson said the bid came in under budget.

In other business, Mayor Connie Latimer said the runway project is on hold due to the rain. She said the crew was slated to start paving on Tuesday but it has now been pushed back to Wednesday with weather permitting. "We will get there," Latimer said. "We are a lot further along than we were this time last month."

The next city council meeting will be Monday, Nov. 5, at 5:15 p.m. in the council chambers.

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