Marshall council accepts demolition bid, 2 events approved to use Marshall square
Several bids were accepted by the City of Marshall during a council meeting Monday, March 19, including one for the demolition of a nuisance property.
A bid of $3,950 from Wayne Brown Enterprises was accepted for the demolition of a house at 1258 S. Sharp Ave. This is one of several structures the city plans to demolish because it poses a danger. Recently, a structure on South Grant Avenue was demolished, and a property on North Miami Avenue may soon be next.
The accepted demolition bid was the lowest of three, but the council also accepted bids for two Chevy Impalas after only receiving them from one source. The vehicles were previously used by Marshall Police Department. Gilpin Auto Parts offered $790 for the 2005 model and $1,410 for the 2008 model. Parts of the 2005 Chevy Impala have been salvaged and used in other vehicles, and the 2008 model was the previous K-9 unit, according to Police Chief Mike Donnell.
The Municipal Services Committee had several updates Monday evening. They will hold a meeting Thursday, March 29, at 5:15 p.m. at the Municipal Services office, 1277 S. Odell Ave. One discussion item includes the citywide clean up, and possibly concerns of city streets.
Councilman Dan Brandt, a committee representative, stated curbside pick up for yard waste will begin Monday, April 2. He also mentioned the city will still have a loader available at the old landfill.
"... the city will load any of their compost or wood chips," he said. "We have equipment out there ... if you bring a truck out they'll load it."
The loading equipment is on site on the second Saturday of each month. Residents who don't require a loader are welcome to pick up compost between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. The service is free of charge.
In other news, city council members approved allowing Marshall Market on the Square to operate on the east side of the downtown square. The 2012 season is tentatively set to run from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from May 12 through Sept. 29. Another annual summer activity, Relay for Life, also requested use of the Marshall square. According to City Administrator Connie Latimer, organizers plan to make it a daytime event, scheduling it from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Council members approved their request to use the inside lane.
Mayor Mark Gooden, City Administrator Connie Latimer, City Attorney Don Stouffer, and council members Tom Hagedorn, Sam Moten, Ron Duvall, Dan Brandt, Vince Lutterbie, Barbara Utlaut and Sheila Cook were present. The next regular meeting is scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 2.
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