Marysville City Council meets three times a month now

MARYSVILLE — Marysville's City Council is switching from four to three meetings per month to help save money.

At the Marysville City Council's April 4 meeting, Mayor Jon Nehring and the Council officially discontinued Council meetings on the third Monday of each month, which were work sessions that didn't include periods for public comment. The Council meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, which are regular sessions that do include periods for public comment, will continue, as will the work session meetings on the first Monday of each month.

According to city of Marysville Chief Administrative Officer Gloria Hirashima, the city's budget cutbacks have been followed by reductions in items related to capital improvement and expenditures on the Council's meeting agendas. If the Council needs to meet on the third Monday of a given month, the city will notify the public. The Council does not meet at all during the month of August.

Hirashima added that each of the seven City Council members' $750-per-month stipends will remain the same in spite of the reduced number of meetings per month.

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