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GLOBE THE MARYSVILLE COMMUNITY: Dues Produce Barn debuts ‘Spring Fling.’ Page 20 SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014  WWW.MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM  75¢ Spraypark bid approved, work set to start BY KIRK BOXLEITNER SPORTS: Rome, Torie conduct throwing clinic. Page 10 INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 15-18 9 LEGAL NOTICES 4 OPINION 10 SPORTS 6 WORSHIP Vol. 120, No. 37 SEE PARK, PAGE 2 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Mark Obom, owner of Obom Construction, applies decorative stones to the exterior of the Comeford Park restrooms, to which he’s also adding changing rooms to serve the incoming spraypark. TBD Board evaluates project priorities BY KIRK BOXLEITNER MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville’s Transportation Benefit District Board met on Monday, March 17, to seek further clarification of the potential projects to be funded by an 0.02 percent sales tax increase on the April 22 special election ballot. City of Marysville Public Works Director Kevin Nielsen presented a revised 10-year plan for $13.5 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo million in pavement preservaCity of Marysville Transportation Benefit District Board Chair Jeff Vaughan and tion and $2.5 million in shoulder Board member Donna Wright review the potential projects to be funded by an 0.02 and sidewalk capital improvement transportation projects. The percent sales tax increase on the April 22 special election ballot. shoulder and sidewalk improvements would be paid for in equal installments of $250,000 per year and the pavement preservation would likewise be paid for in equal installments of $1.35 million each year. The pavement preservation dollars would be further divided among three geographic zones in Marysville, with each one receiving a total of $4.5 million each. The north zone would be north of 100th Street NE, the central zone would be south of 100th Street SEE TBD, PAGE 2 1012275 SPORTS: MG athletes turn out for track. Page 10 MARYSVILLE — Construction is already underway at Comeford Park to prepare it for its incoming spraypark, but the Marysville City Council didn’t award the bid for the construction of the spraypark itself until its meeting on Monday, March 17. Mark Obom, owner of Obom Construction in Lake Stevens, has already been painting the interior walls, applying decorative stones to the exterior walls and reconfiguring the layout of the restrooms at the north end of Comeford Park, to add changing rooms for the spraypark, but Obom’s contract is separate from that awarded to the Oregon-based Kelaye Concrete. “The addition of changing rooms to the restrooms at Comeford Park is coming from the city’s general fund,” city of Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew said, while paying a visit to Obom in Comeford Park on Thursday, March 20. “The construction of the spraypark is coming from a combination of the city’s capital fund and donations from the community.” The city put the spraypark construction project out to bid on March 6 and received five bids, with Kelaye Concrete coming in as the low bidder at $179,624.40, including state sales tax. The project

Marysville Globe, March 22, 2014

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