At last week’s Marble City Council meeting, Street Supervisor Mark Castellano reported that the Zamboni is running and working well. The council commended the street department for their excellent snow removal this winter.
Local resident Scott Braith reported to the council that he has been getting sediment in his water and it is getting progressively worse. Houses surrounding Braith’s house are not having this problem. Breath’s house is the first from the water tower and they think the sediment is making its way down his line. Castellano has been looking into the problem and instead of always having pump No. 1 on, he is alternating pump No. 1 and No. 2 so No. 2 doesn’t get sediment buildup from sitting. Braith expressed appreciation for the council’s help.
No action was taken on a request for a donation from the Greenway Music Boosters because there’s is no money in charitable gambling to give them. Members of the council suggested possibly holding fund raisers to build up funds.
The council engaged in a lengthy discussion about abatement and waste removal for the properties at 103 Ethel Street and 207 Silverwood. The city received bids from Environmental Troubleshooters to remove the contents within the 103 Ethel Street structure before the city tears it down. Abatement needs to take place before the city can apply for grant funding to help remove the structures. There was some confusion and some unanswered questions. The council decided to table the matter for a special meeting until questions are answered. Meanwhile, Clerk Tracey Schwartz and Castellano will meet with a representative from Environmental Troubleshooters to ask questions.
Schwartz is meeting with Ward Murray who will be a possible rental property building inspector for the city. Schwartz will share with the council what she finds out before a hiring decision is made.
Finally, the council passed a resolution authorizing application for grant funding for extension for watermain project 2015.