• Last modified 129 days ago (Jan. 17, 2019)


New dates for power outage

Rescheduled for Jan. 29-30

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A planned power outage to make substation and switchgear upgrades and repairs in Marion has been rescheduled to Jan. 29-30.

“We rely on the engineering firm to have qualified people on site for their expertise and everyone’s safety,” city administrator Roger Holter said. “They notified us they had a conflict on Jan. 15 and 16, and asked to reschedule to the later date.”

City workers will distribute informational door hangers next week to all homes and businesses in the affected area, Clayton Garnica, electrical supervisor, told board members at Monday’s city council meeting.

The city building will be open for residents who need constant electricity.

A complaint of vermin living in or around a mobile home at 401 N. 3rd St. was investigated but no animals were found. The owner was contacted to fix skirting that had fallen off the bottom edges of the mobile home to prevent unwanted and unsafe animal occupation.

“The owner was very cooperative, spending five hours cleaning it up,” public works director Marty Fredrickson said.

The owner invited Fredrickson inside to show he was almost finished with the remodel and, upon completion, will either rent it or sell it.

In 2017 state legislature passed a law saying 3.2 percent cereal malt beverages will no longer be sold.

Drinks with up to 6 percent alcohol will now be classified as “enhanced cereal malt beverages” and can be sold at grocery or convenience stores.

Businesses already licensed will automatically be changed to enhanced licensing.

City ordinances will be changed to comply with the new state law.

Last modified Jan. 17, 2019