The Marcus council held a public hearing on a budget resolution for the 2010-2011 year. The council was pleased it came up with some positive figures with the economy where it is. They also gave approval for Mike's Construction tax abatement at 100 percent for three years which allows the business to be on firm setting while paying off construction costs delaying some taxes for the three years. Note-tax abatement is a tool to help establish businesses while adding to the town's economy by adding to the tax roll.
The council also discussed fence ordinance. The new ordinance will provide that neighbors need to agree to a proposed fence and the said fence will be set back two feet of the property line providing access to maintain the fence. There will also be a list of acceptable materials to use on the fence and no fence will extend across the front of the home or porch of the home.
The town has also received numerous complaints about snow being pushed out of people's drive straight across the street causing problems when their snow should have rested somewhere on their own property.
The best news of the night was that Karl and Sara Koelling DDS, PC will build a new building to house a dental practice along Highway 3 to the east of Hometown Guesthouse. The building will sit on lot 12 with dirk work to begin in April built by a local contractor. The building will measure approxinately 56feet by 74 feet. The Koellings hope to be open for business in early summer to provide yet another service right in Marcus. Slowly the Marcus business park is beginning to grow.
The Marcus council listened to a presentation by Marcus Main Street Director Angier Cowen to the list of activites the group has been envolved with the past year. Cowen brought good news to the council stating she had applied for and received a grant to pay for the senior center to paint the inside walls. In addition the local food pantry appied for and received a grant to installed new ceiling tiles.
Cowen asked for permission to hold "Family fun Night" in the city park rather than on Main Street which will be held on Wednesday, June 16th. The park will open up more variety of options for family fun. Food is always very reasonable with many groups providing booths of fun.