Algae still blooming at reservoir,but city still pumping in water

Water pumps installation was completed last week on Luta Creek should the city ever need them again, Public Works Director Harvey Sanders reported to the Marion City Commission Monday.

Other than that, not much has changed in the algae bloom situation at Marion Reservoir that caused public health concerns, he said. Reservoir water is pumped to town as need dictates.

Development Director Susan Cooper said city workers are installing new highway signs promoting Marion that are owned by the city, and the public may notice short gaps in time when old leased signs are down before the new ones are up.

Commissioner Larry McLain questioned the length of time investors are seeing before construction begins on the new assisted living facility near the football stadium.

Cooper said Chapman Securities is in charge of the bond issue on the facility, and it is moving forward.

Librarian Janet Marler said architects will be back in town this week to correct a design flaw in lights that fell from the library/ depot because they were installed on the wrong fixtures.

Marler asked the public to take note that the first anniversary of the new library is this month.

The commissioners approved transferring $110,000 from the utility fund to the general fund for operating expenses.

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