Like other cities associated with Lakeview Cemetery, Marble donated $500 to the Veterans’ Memorial to be erected there. Dick Willis reported to the council at last week’s meeting that the necessary funds have been collected and the construction will begin sometime soon after Memorial Day.
Resident Dani Druse spoke to the council about the issue of animal control in the city. She is interested in serving the community as control officer. The issue was tabled until further information concerning liability and responsibilities could be defined.
One phase of the electrical feed at the pump house recently failed, however, quick personnel response prevented the water tower from going dry. Councilors noted that this situation highlighted the need for an onsite, emergency generator.
Curb work continues to be on the summer agenda for the street department. The city is seeking outside help through a contractor.
After some discussion over several council meetings, the council will make credit cards available to city employees for conferences and other event expenses. Per diem rates will continue to guide allowable expenditures.
The new fire hall, located on Highway 169 between Calumet and Marble, will soon begin taking shape. Site preparation was completed last fall and covered with straw for the winter. Construction is expected to be completed by Oct. 1 of this year.
• The council approved a $100 donation to the Greenway Day of Caring, scheduled for May 22.
• The Pengilly Booster Club, supplier of pull tabs at Hannibal’s, will give the city monthly and quarterly reports on the activity of the financial account.
• A study of the sewer and water rates in the city revealed the enterprise fund is paying for itself and residential rates will remain unchanged.
• The council will tour the old city hall prior to the next regular meeting to determine the disposition of the remaining contents. The tour will take place at 5:30 p.m. on May 12 with the regular meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m.