City’s industrial park
to see two new ventures

Staff writer

The building at 828 N. Roosevelt Street, formerly Arlie’s Paint, Body, and Glass will have a new tenant.

Marion City Commission approved a lease Monday with Skywalkers Trampoline and Tumbling to use 3,000 feet of the building, which has been vacant since August.

Skywalkers owner Don Carter said the new building would fit his needs better than his current space above the St. Luke’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop downtown. Skywalkers will lease the warehouse portion of the former Arlie’s building.

City administrator Doug Kjellin who with his wife owns the St. Luke Auxiliary building said he plans to sell the building.

“The thrift shop is planning on relocating, and I have a perspective buyer who wants to put another business in the building,” he said.

The council also agreed to allow Natural Resources Conservation Service to plant a test crop in a lot directly north of Spur Ridge Veterinary Hospital. The 300-by-300 foot lot will be used to demonstrate different cover crops. Multiple varieties of crops will be showcased.

Plans to plant crops such as mung beans, sunflowers and sorghum. In the fall, it hopes to plant fall/winter crops at the same location.

NRCS said it would kill existing vegetation and add fertilizer.

The council also took steps to tear down a dilapidated structure at 310 S. First Street. Property owner Julie Anderson has agreed to remove the structure at her expense, by a date set by the council, Kejellin said.

 

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