Sale of notes will finance four city projects
The city of Marysville will sell $17,630,000 in notes to finance four projects, including the new fire station and municipal building.
Council President Nevin Taylor said during council's June 28 meeting that third readings were waived on all four ordinances so the city could "grab the low interest rates available right now for our notes."
All the discussion about the projects has taken place over the past several months. The council voted 7-0 on all four ordinances without public comment or deliberation.
Potentially more controversial than the $17.63 million the city will raise for the projects could be the mayor's drive to get hockey nets and basketball hoops off Marysville streets.
"This is not intended to be offensive, not intended to be punitive," Mayor John Gore told council. "It's intended to educate."
The city will educate the public about section 901.01 of the Marysville's codified ordinances that prohibits residents from building, erecting or placing "any permanent article or structure ... under or upon any street, alley, lane or public way or place" that hinders the visibility of oncoming traffic.
Gore said some residents are so unfamiliar with the ordinance that "they've asked us, when a city plow or garbage truck knocked down a basketball hoop, whether or not the city was going to pay for it. We did not pay for it."
The city plans to distribute door hangers and hopes to avoid sending formal letters of noncompliance to offenders.
The city will begin its street maintenance program July 9. Gore estimated the work would take three to four weeks to complete. The total cost of the project for 2012 is $580,000 from the general street fund, Community Development Block Grant funds, the water fund (for Hickory Drive), and Parkland funds (for the Jim Simmons Trail).
The streets to be paved include Millington Way, Woodline Drive, Restoration Drive, Longwood Place, Advent Court, Hickory Drive (from Collins to Edgewood and from Collins to Kenny), Walnut (from Seventh to Eighth and from Sixth to Seventh streets), Plum (from Sixth to Seventh and from Seventh to Eighth streets) and Oak Street (from Seventh to Ninth streets).