This week in history - from The Marysville Globe archives

10 years ago 1998
A plan to send half the ninth-graders to Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 1999 received tentative approval from the Marysville School Board Monday night, but not before board member Don Hatch expressed serious concerns. Marysville Superintendent Richard Eisenhauer unveiled a proposal, part of the districts Capital Facilities Plan, that would take the students from Cedarcrest Middle School. Citing past school district arrangements that bused students from the Tulalip Reservation to Pilchuck High School despite the proximity of Marysville High School, Hatch worried that the plan would be perceived as not giving ninth-graders on the reservation the advantages of attending the high school. Eisenhauer emphasized that the 220 students from Cedarcrest would be a fundamentally whole group, having gone to school together in prior years. Hatch admonished Eisenhauer for giving the impression that the ninth-graders slated to go to the high school would definitely come from Cedarcrest. Be sensitive to what you say, because people are going to leave and say, look at what they are doing. We dont need to be any more divisive in our community.

25 years ago 1983
Mayor Daryl Brennick has vetoed the three downtown redevelopment ordinances which City Council recently approved. The ordinances, which paved the way for the downtown project devised and planned by the Downtown Redevelopment Commission, were not valid without the mayors signature. In a letter sent to Council, Brennick said he realized the implementation of the plan will probably change forever some basic patterns of life within the city. He also said the three ordinances Council passed on a 4-2 vote represented a considerable improvement over the initial proposals. In my judgement, however, they do not overcome certain major flaws, Brennick said. Consequently, I have chosen to veto the ordinances as they now stand.

50 years ago 1958
Marysvilles hopes for city planning was hunched forward another step Monday evening when Council adopted Ordinance No. 448. This simply adds to the original ordinance an amendment that is designed to keep the commission active once it gets going. The amendment allows for automatic resignation from the planning commission of any member who fails to attend meetings three consecutive times without giving a valid excuse that is acceptable to the other members. The change is made to strengthen the organization of the planning commission so that meetings will be fully attended and effective work will be done by the commission.

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