Seybold State of the City
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Feb 26 2014 3:48PM
Mayor Wayne Seybold says his 11-years in office have been a “Journey.” And during his annual State of the City address, he said the “Journey” isn’t over for him or for Marion.
Seybold says the state of the city is strong, but he says things must change in government in the coming years.
Seybold said state mandates and unfounded requirements and tax changes must stop to keep cities viable. He says changes must be made to help reduce the local burden on taxpayers.
Seybold applauded the city’s successes in recent years like the new Dunham’s Distribution Center, Café Valley and Tree of Life. He also called for things to change, like the elimination of burn barrels and changes in trash collection and parking along city streets during snow events.
But he called the chance to serve as mayor as “the greatest job” he’s ever had.