Prior to the regular council meeting, city officials in Marble toured the old city hall to identify items they might wish to preserve and/or use. Later, a resolution was passed to demolish the building. A salvage company will be contacted to remove any contents not set aside by the city.
Other items addressed by the council included:
• At a cost of $6,550, the city needs to update its comprehensive plan in order to receive funding from Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board in 2015. One half of the cost of the update will be paid by IRRRB. The council approved a resolution concerning the update and its cost.
• The library will receive $500 from charitable gambling to support the summer reading program. The program will be held from June 9 to August 15.
• Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor Robert Staydohar reported a busy month at the plant. Plugged tanks and air lines crippled the digester and the clarifier. Both are repaired and online though further repairs were suggested and approved to eliminate similar issues in the future. The plant turns 27-years-old this month.
• The July 4 weekend was suggested as a date for an open house for the new city hall. Additional information will be forthcoming.
• The city will send a request to the Greenway Fire Department to burn down the old radio tower building. It is of no use to the city and has taken on inappropriate uses. The construction of the new fire hall, located on Highway 169 between Marble and Calumet, has begun.
• Two zoning permits were reviewed and approved.
• The next regular meeting of the council will be June 9, 6:30 p.m.