The Marcus Council met for its regular meeting Monday evening which began as a public hearing for the approval of the resolution stating Marcus will develop an economic area with the interest of the public's health, safety and welfare of its citizens.
The designated area is located northeast of the corner of Highway 143 and 3 and will be considered as an urban renewal project. As such, it will become a TIF area to help with the financing of thre project.
The council also approved a bid of $14,687 for a new roof on the library which includes insulation of the building too. Nohaea Construction of Le Mars will do the project as soon as possible.
Another major concern of the council has been the Holloway building located on North Main. The council declared it a public nuisance and had Clair Muller and Albert Holloway notified by mail that they have 20 days to do something or the town will move ahead to deal with it before someone gets hurt.
The Marcus Chamber asked the council to close Main Street on July 28 so the chamber could sponsor a fun night for the whole family. Melinda Rosewall is in charge of the evening with more details to come forthwith.
The council approved giving a donation to the Cleghorn community shelter house project and will determine that amount at its next meeting.
The council also added a couple of words to their dog ordinance after a situation with a larger dog harming a smaller dog. They added, "or domestic animal" so pet owners will need to be responsible for pets who could harm someone else's pet. The ordinance had dealt with dogs hurting people.
The council honored a former Marcus council agreement to turn back 10 feet of alley space back to Gene Franks, abutting property owner. They also a approved a quick claim deed to Westel System for the land with the communication tower is being erected.
The council discussed water meters for the school district when watering athletic facility grounds and Sand Seed Service. No action was taken.