Marion talks taxes, water, cars

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 4, 2005

MARION-The Marion City Council gathered for an uneventful and short meeting to discuss three agenda items Monday night.

Councilman Corin Harrison, Jr. said the city decided to renew the contract with AlaTax.

“They’ve done a pretty good job and we’ve had them for about three years,” he said. “They’re a little more prompt with payments and the money has increased some.”

The council tabled the issue of a new water and wastewater contract until the next meeting.

“We just received a contract from another company and our attorney has not had a chance to read over it yet,” Harrison said.

The council will give the old contracting company a 30-day cancellation notice.

According to Harrison, the council “didn’t particularly like” the old contract, but he says there is nothing in black and white yet.

The city decided not to purchase vehicles from Perry County because there wasn’t a need for any.

And, not on the agenda for the night, a company presented the idea of selling long-distance phone cards, but according Harrison all they have to do is purchase a business license.

“So there wasn’t anything for us to act on, ” Harrison said.

Another item added to the agenda was the discussion of fixing potholes in city roads.

The pothole issue and the water and wastewater contract will be discussed at the next Marion City Council meeting on September 5, 2005.