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Marion council ponders tax-lid law

The Marion City Council was briefed about the 2018 budget and workshops at the May 22 meeting. City Administrator Roger Holter said this is the first budget cycle since 1999 that the council has had any kind of imposed tax lid. “This piece of legislation started in 2014, passed in its first version in 2015, was modified dramatically in 2016, […]

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Contract company asks Marion to forgive $9,000 in liquidated damages

The Marion City Council received a request from Tri­nium Inc., the contract com­pany for the East Park pro­ject, asking that $9,000 in liquidated damages be forgiven at the Jan. 16 meeting. City Administrator Roger Holter said Trinium officials failed to sign their final two pay estimates, which would allow the city to close out the project. “We are up against […]

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Marion council adopts ‘full-boat’ language for KPP agreement

The Marion City Council at its Dec. 5 meeting grappled for a second time on whether to vote in favor of a perpetual renewing agreement for electricity when the Kansas Power Pool convenes Dec. 16. City Administrator Roger Holter said KPP sent out supplemental information to councils, which prompted the topic of voting to be revisited. “I don’t want to lock […]

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Marion council votes to renew agreement with KPP

The Marion City Council at its Dec. 5 meeting grappled for a second time on whether to vote in favor of a perpetual renewing agreement for electricity when the Kansas Power Pool convenes Dec. 16. City Administrator Roger Holter said KPP sent out supplemental information to councils, which prompted the topic of voting to be revisited. “I don’t want to lock […]

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Marion launches lighting contest

The Marion City Council was in the holiday spirit Monday, voting unanimously to approve a Christmas lighting contest for city residents with the top three homes receiving $500, $300 or $100. The city’s electrical utility department, Marion PRIDE Committee and Marion Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the contest with judging planned for the evening of Dec. 15. Prizes will be […]

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Marion council reviews tree-trimming policy

The Marion City Council approved a tree maintenance policy and met with Mark Chesney, general mana­ger and­ chief executive officer of the Kansas Power Pool, during its Oct. 24 meeting. Christian Pedersen, electrical supervisor, was unable to attend the meeting, but Marty Fredrickson, director of streets and building inspector, answered questions about tree maintenance. “We have never had (a policy) […]

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Marion council reviews impact of new law on telecommunications

Marion City Administra­tor Roger Holter asked the city council at its Oct. 11 meeting for feedback regarding a recent telecommunications bill that went into law Oct. 1. “Last session, our state legislature passed a bill that basically modified the zoning authority for placement of cell towers and cell infrastructures that no longer can be governed by municipalities,” he said. Currently, […]

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Marion council reviews updated fireworks ordinance for 2017

The Marion City Council reviewed its revised fireworks ordinance at the Sept. 12 meeting after complaints about noise, curfew, injuries and littering on sidewalks and streets seemed worse than in previous years. Mayor Todd Heitschmidt and council members had direct­ed City Attorney Susan Robson to review the ordinance in August. Robson said she redefined the number of days fireworks are […]

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Marion council approves land sale

The Marion City Council discussed during its Aug. 28 meeting a land sale proposal in the industrial park with Brendon Kraus, primary veterinarian and owner of Spur Ridge Vet Hospital. After almost 45 minutes of discussion, the council approved the sale of one-quarter of Lot 4 at the full price of $2,200. The council voted 3-2 in favor of the […]

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Marion tax levy to decrease slightly

The Marion City Council at its Aug. 1 meeting adopted the 2017 budget with a mill levy of 71.025 compared to 2016 at 71.152, but the dollar amount in 2017 is slightly higher at $713,214 compared to $710,000 in 2016. City Administrator Roger Holter said the higher dollar amount is tied to an increase in property valuation. He said each […]

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