Marshall Mayor - There's A Lot to Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

During the meeting of the Marshall City Council on Monday, November 15, Mayor Julie Schwetz said she is thankful the council has been working hard to accomplish things for the citizens.

Schwetz presented a Thanksgiving List of things she’s appreciative of on behalf of everyone who has seen these projects come to fruition or at least continue on the path to completion.

- The Hab Center Project: a monumental commitment to help the school district and community with facilities enhancing education and quality of life activities, nonetheless of which are Amary Lake, the Spainhower Building, the HOOT House, Marshall Dog Park, and future walking trail and ball fields

- Balanced budget and work towards increasing revenue by a variety of methods while keeping expenses under control without a negative impact in City services

- Development of various housing opportunities, at the site of the old hospital and the Gieringer property and privately developed rental sites; along with promotion of the sale of city-owned property for residential or business developments such as Ricketts Farm Service

- Fulfilling obligations as the City's elected body to ensure compliance with State requirements of our utility company and promoting fair rates and rate structures

- Transforming Neighborhoods grant involving our Board of Realtors, which led to putting in place the Vacant Property Registration process, a more efficient computer software for our Code Department, and work on better communication with our residents

- Completion of sidewalk projects on College and Miami and continued plans for Lincoln Street from Morrow to Yerby then on to the Hab Center

- Completion of an update to our Airport Master Plan including a new Ag Park are and Fixed Business Operation

- Working with MSDC and the Tourism Commission to develop a more comprehensive Coordinator position which will help develop a consistent and comprehensive marketing message to draw people to Marshall and Saline County

- Approval of Railroad Crossing enhancement and safety projects which will bring $3 million of improvements to several crossings

- Continued efforts to come up with the ways and means for economic development such as a TIF Commission and a Land Bank

"All of these have happened or are still happening by thinking outside-of-the-box and challenging the status quo, by working though and overcoming conflicts, by partnering with City departments and civic groups, board and commissions and citizens who are helping with their time and talents; and having one goal in mind, and that is what is best for Marshall's progress. As a City, while we recognize there are needs on every level, we do have several things to be thankful for this season," Schwetz said.

Completion of Sidewalk Project on Miami Avenue

Completion of Sidewalk Project on College Street

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