Marion applies for $30,000 museum grant

Application is complete for $29,912 in grant funding to upgrade the Marion City Museum, the Marion City Commission learned Monday.

City Administrator David Mayfield said the city would pay an additional 10 percent share on the project, which would add central heat and air conditioning, insulation, storm windows and new wiring for the building.

Mayfield said he had approved the baseball booster club painting trim dark green on the baseball field booth at its own expense.

Mayfield and City Attorney Dan Baldwin will be studying a Kansas legislative bill regarding how cities bill landlords for utilities, and will report back to commissioners next week.

The commissioners approved a $200 silver sponsorship for the Relay For Life, which is planned in Marion July 30-31.

The commissioners approved a five-year cooperative agreement with the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University that will allow the Marion Fire Department to receive free equipment and grants.

Public Works Director Harvey Sanders said the city crew has made a continuous effort to clean up tree limbs and make electrical repairs following wind storms last week, including one where a fallen tree broke a utility pole.

He reported work and inspection completed satisfactorily at the city airport.

Mayfield said he is completing training this week to establish a Web site that will allow him to do such things as post properties for sale in the city.

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