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Housing complex discussed at chamber

Staff writer

The Marion Chamber of Commerce luncheon was held Friday.

Marion National Bank vice president Don Noller led the prayer.

Marion City Administrator Doug Kjellin said that Homestead Affordable Housing would be moving into a four-acre lot on North Eisenhower. The first phase of the plan is for the Marion High School construction class to build the first duplex, to be completed this spring. Eventually the complex will include 10 duplexes, 20 housing units.

The housing units are designated for residents over the age of 55, and are handicap accessible, but do not have an income requirement.

Central National Bank president Todd Heitschmidt gave an update about the fundraising effort for the Marion Central Park gazebo. He said they are looking to start requesting funds from the Marion High School alumni classes at Old Settlers’ Day. Plus, the fundraising effort will be combined with Marion Advancement Campaign and Marion Kiwanis scholarship fund.

The guest speaker for the meeting was Dennis Weese, community relations and product development director for Eagle Communications.

The next Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Oct. 21 at the Marion Community Center.

Last modified Sept. 21, 2011

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