Marion gives mosquitoes triple dose

Marion’s mosquito pests got a triple dose of insecticides last week to help compensate for any spray that was lost during heavy rains, Public Works Director Harvey Sanders told the Marion City Commission Monday.

Sanders said the city sprayed June 14 and June 16, with a June 15 surface water treatment in between on the creek running through town.

The only problem, Sanders said, came from trees fallen from last winter’s ice storm still blocking the old creek channel and awaiting removal.

The city crew also replaced a 5/8-inch waterline to the country club with a 2-inch line last week. Sanders said the 5/8-inch line fed into a 1 1/2-inch line in a situation that caused frequent pressure problems for the club when activities such as filling the swimming pool were underway.

Commissioner Jim Crofoot said the line also will provide an opportunity to loop water around to the Buckner Addition.

City Clerk Linda Holub invited the public to a come-and-go retirement reception for Dale Johnson from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 27, in the Commission Room of the Marion City Building.

Mayor Martin Tice said he is having discussion of hiring a new economic director added to the Commission agenda next week.

The commissioners approved transfers from the utility fund for debt service on four bond issues. These included $24,533.75 to water bond, $2,587.50 to street bond, $5,032.50 to water/sewer bond, and $9,594.75 to industrial park bond.

They approved a transfer from the electric utility fund to the general fund for operating expenses of $72,500.

They approved the May investment and collateral report, the May financial statement and paying warrants for $38,110.88.

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