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Solar energy coming to Marion

News editor

Marion was chosen by Kansas Power Pool as a location for a solar field and expected to be up and running in four to six weeks.

“We are one of four cities to be part of the program,” city administrator Roger Holter said at Monday’s city council meeting.

Solar panels will be installed at the corner of Industrial and Roosevelt Sts.

Captured energy will go to the KPP grid to be sent where needed. KPP will purchase all the equipment.

Council members voted to give city employees a 2.1 percent merit raise beginning in April.

Pride members Margaret Wilson and Gene Winkler told council members the group is still in the planning stage for ordering an electronic sign for Main St. They will be asking the public for input on where to place the sign.

Pauline Holub was appointed to a four-year term on the Marion Historical Board and Lois Smith, Neal Whitaker and Susan Gray were reappointed.

Earl Winter was appointed to Marion Housing Authority.

Last modified Feb. 28, 2019