MARCUS - In Monday's regular meeting, the Marcus Council held a public heairng prior to authorizing the sale of a lot, located in the new Marcus Business Park, to Mike Olson, owner of Mike's Construction.
The price of the lot is $14,185 and Olson said he plans on erecting a building to house his business within a year. The Council grants a discount on the land if the building goes up within the year. Olson may also apply for tax abatement which helps the bottom line of setting up the proposed business site.
Jason Dempster appeared before the Council asking for an extension of time to clean up his property site. Another home used to sit on the site and the remains of the home needs to be dug out and dirt fill in the hole. The town has had several complaints about the site and fear someone seriously hurting themselves, especially children. The council granted them a 60-day extension with the understanding all must be completed before the Marcus Fair begins.
Stacy Ruba appeared before the Council to ask for permission to hold the annual 5K Fun Run with the one-mile walk during the Marcus Fair. The Council approved.
The Council also approved the closing off of two blocks on Main Street for the night of Friday, June 12, for the Family Fun Night sponsored by several businesses. There will be plenty of inexpensive food, along with some fun activities for the whole family. It promises to be a fun night.
Al Vasher was approved to represent Marcus on the Cherokee Area Economic Development Board.
Cigarette permits were approved for Casey's and Marcus Junction. Beer permits were approved for Pizza Ranch.
Police officer Randy Weflen gave his monthly report to the Council. He noted that he was able to recieve two laptop computers from the React Center which recycles computers for non-profit groups. They will receive them later this summer and will be looking for a way to cover the cost of installation into vehicles. The council was pleased the Police Department is looking out for accessing equipment and holding the line on costs.
The Council toured the Community Center and heard presentations on work to be completed with costs estimates. The outdoor patio to the south of the Center will be cemented and fencing erected. The city will donate $10,000 to the project, which is $2,000 more then previously thought.