Marysville, the county seat of Yuba County, is one of California's historic cities. It's history as a community goes back to the Gold Rush days. The city is strategically located 40 miles north of the state capitol of Sacramento where Highways 70 and 20 intersect. It is served by two railroad lines, two highways, a regional airport, a public bus line, and is the center of a broad agricultural and outdoor recreation area.
Marysville is home to the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox, a community based, professionally run summer collegiate baseball team, and is the host for the Horizon Air Summer Series, a season long competition among a select number of summer collegiate teams.
Marysville, along with Yuba City (it's neighbor across the Feather River) has long been one of the leading agribusiness centers of California. Other business comes from retail sales, manufacturing, rice farming, stock raising and mining. Beale Air Force Base (to the east) also contributes significantly to the community's economy. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, golf, tennis and many other sports in Marysville and the nearby countryside and mountains.
Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan
The City of Marysville is seeking input from residents to guide the development of a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. All Marysville residents are invited to offer comments on what problems there are with traveling around the city by foot or on bicycles, or what improvements they would like to see by visiting the project website. Additional project documents will be posted there as they are developed.
Residents or visitors are encouraged to take a survey that will provide information helpful in developing the bicycle/pedestrian master plan. The survey can be access here or on the project website, www.walkbikemarysville.org.
The City Council has adopted a new sign ordinance that will take effect May 7, 2015. This ordinance would govern all signs except those within the public right-of-way. This would especially affect businesses and non-residential properties. You can download the sign ordinance here, or view a copy at the City Services Department in City Hall.
The City of Marysville is in the process of forming its own fire department to replace the contract for fire services with Cal Fire. It is expected that the new department will be staffed, trained, and in place by July 1, 2015. The City is currently recruiting for a fire chief to head up the new department. The application period for fire chief will be open until that position is filled. For information on the position and filing deadlines, you can view the job flier here.
The Marysville Bounce Back Plan is the City’s economic development strategic plan to guide the revitalization of our local economy and help broaden our tax base and create jobs in the community. The Plan was developed by an 11-member citizen steering committee overseeing the work of a team of professional urban and economic planners. The final report of the Steering Committee is available for review here (Part 1, Part 2). City Council will hear a presentation by the project consulting team and consider the report at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:00 in the evening. The public is encouraged to attend.
The City Council and the Planning and Historic Preservation Commission have approved a program to recognize efforts in the restoration and preservation of historic properties within the City of Marysville. Awards will be made in three categories for both residential and commercial properties. These three categories are:
1. Restoration: recent preservation, rehabilitation, or restoration of the exterior of an historic structure.
2. Heritage: continued preservation of an historic home or business structure.
3. Community Landscaping: outstanding design of landscaping associated with an historic structure.
Additional information and a nomination form may be obtained at the City Services Department, City Hall, 526 C Street in Marysville, or by downloading the document here. Nominations are to be submitted to either City Services or the City Clerk, no later than May 15th, 2015.
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