Marion receives new equipment for city work

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JERRY ENGLER
New equipment for the police department and a new rebuilt forklift for the utilities department were highlights of a brief Marion City Commission meeting Monday.


Commissioners announced that an informational meeting concerning a proposed 0.75 percent sales tax to appear on the April election ballot will be in the city building basement at 7 p.m., March 26.


Dan Baldwin, city attorney, met for 10 minutes in executive session with the commission to discuss a lawsuit against the city, but no action resulted.


Police Chief David Mayfield reported that some of the equipment ordered under a $2,997.60 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant has arrived. This included four Kenwood handheld radios that have 120-channel capability along with four microphones, four rapid rate chargers and eight batteries, he said.


Three Kustom Eagle Radars being built at a plant in Chanute will be ready for Mayfield to pick up in 30 days, he said.


Harvey Sanders, utilities superintendent, said the city has received a rebuilt forklift the city purchased for $14,950 from Luft Parts Service and Supply in Wichita. The forklift will be used to move supplies and equipment at the water plant, he said.


Sanders said the city crew is continuing to work on repairs at the swimming pool, where several water leaks have been discovered including this week.


Sherry Soyez, assistant city clerk, presented the February financial statement, the February investment and collateral report, warrants for $129,359.79 and a payroll for $19,240.50 each of which was approved 3-0 by commissioners.

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