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Council member has questions on projects

May 28, 2014

MARSHALL — A planned amateur sports complex and expansions at the Marshall Emergency Response and Industrial Training (MERIT) Center were once again in the spotlight Tuesday at the Marshall City......

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56two58

May-30-14 3:31 PM

I do agree that more defined & published details on the facilities (amenities) being build (plans/timing) as well as estimated operating P&L once in operation would be good to have and work off of.

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g1324sa

May-29-14 5:03 PM

Am I the only one concerned that only one city council member is asking the important questions? The council doesn't even know what these two projects are going to cost, and they don't have a back-up plan if (when) stuff comes in over budget, yet they proceed with $17M in bonds anyway? That's just sloppy financial stewardship and I think we should be able to expect more from our council members. I guess they're taking a lesson from Washington on how to run the checkbook.

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56two58

May-29-14 1:29 PM

In SWMN, money "grows" in two places - farm fields & youth athletics - and the area has plenty of both. This is a fantastic plan & project and will suit the area very well. It will be a catalyst for growth for years to come.

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OIIOHH

May-28-14 4:53 PM

The city is borrowing about $1275 per citizen to pay for its pet boondoggles. Money surely does grow on trees in Marshall.

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realworld

May-28-14 12:38 PM

Agree with Mr. Bayerkohler, the ice arena has a higher priority than ball fields.

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