MARCUS - The Marcus City Council Monday approved a resolution authorizing and providing for the issuance of Capital Loan Notes and levying a tax to pay the Notes for the on-going infrastructure improvements to the Business Park near the junction of Iowa Highway 3 and Highway 143 on the City's south edge.
Marcus floated $850,000 in General Obligation (G.O.) bonds for the Business Park project.
The Council also approved a resolution authorizing the sale of the Mulder property and will accept sealed bids at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on April 9. The bids also will be opened at that meeting.
In other action, the Council waived the third reading and approved the #284 Fence Ordinance that will allow residential and commercial fences to reach a maximum of six feet in height. The old residential ordinance called for a four-foot high fence. The commercial fence could reach as high as 10-feet if mandated by the state for certain properties.
The Council also discussed and approved accepting sealed bids for land rental and planting and harvesting of alfalfa on the County View empty lots, and the Business Park properties.
The City Fathers also reviewed a survey on water and sewer rates and took no action, pending further review.
The Council also approved the purchase of a new computer at the sewer plant for $6,060. The new computer will replace the existing 10-year-old unit and will update the system. Half of that purchase price will be paid this year, and half in the next fiscal year after July 1.
The City also will erect additional lighting at Marcus Junction near the intersection of Iowa Highway 3 and Highway 143.