COUNCIL HEARS PROPOSAL TO CREATE “POCKET PARK” OFF THE SQUARE

Sandy Hisle, representing the Marshall Cultural Council, was at the city council meeting on Monday, December 2, and said the cultural council has a plan to utilize an open lot just off the square.

Hisle explained the idea to create what is called a “Pocket Park” in a vacant lot along North Street.

Hisle said a “Pocket Park” is a gathering place meant for the whole community to use- to eat your lunch; or maybe to hear music on the weekends. She said the cultural council would like to move some of its events up there, including concerts and World Fest.

Hisle then explained a possible “Beautification Project” for the square.

Hisle said the money would be raised through grants and donations. She says they already have a $5,000 grant; the Cultural Council has wood to build a stage; “and we have volunteer labor to do a lot of the work.” She says the cultural council also is working with business owners to paint murals on their buildings.

The council did not make a decision and could hear about the proposal again at a future meeting.