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Carrollton approves first budget reading
, Courier Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:00 AM
Carrollton City Council members heard the readings of several ordinances and opened bids for pavement and gravel at their meeting Monday.
Council members approved the first reading of the city's 2013-2014 budget of more than $5.5 million. The budget shows an estimated $5.1 million for the general fund with another $113,000 in other funds. About $207,000 will be available in the municipal fund, with $9,600 in the L.G.E.A. fund.
"This year has been a year of many accomplishments," Mayor Gene McMurry said during his budget message. "This upcoming year promises to be a productive year."
The council also heard and approved the first reading of Carrollton Utilities' 2013-2014 budget. Carrollton Utilities General Manager Bill Osborne said several extensions and upgrades are planned for 2013-2014 with gas extensions into Owen and Trimble counties, as well as upgrades to the water of West Carroll.
The council also approved a resolution to allow the city to hold a loan through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to upgrade drinking water service to industrial, institutional, commercial and residential customers. The loan will be repaid by Carrollton Utilities, the Carroll County Water District and the West Carroll Water District.
Council members heard and approved the second reading on an ordinance pertaining to updating pay and classification plans for the city. They also heard and approved the second reading of an ordinance adopting a supplement to the Code of Ordinances.
The council opened bids for pavement during the meeting. The bid from Ohio Valley Asphalt of Carrollton was the only one submitted.
The council accepted the bid for $69.25 per ton delivered and laid, or $62 per ton for city pickup for bituminous base; $71 per ton delivered and laid or $64 per ton city pickup for bituminous binder; $72.50 per ton delivered and laid or $65 per ton city pickup for bituminous surface; and $2.50 per gallon delivered and laid or $2.25 per gallon city pickup for tack oil.
The council also opened bids for rock. The bid from Nugent Sand of Milton was the only one submitted.
The council accepted the bid for $10.75 per ton city pickup or $14.65 per ton delivered to stockpile or jobsite for D.G.A. rock; $10.75 per ton city pickup or $14.65 per ton delivered to stockpile or jobsite for #2 rock; $5.75 per ton city pickup or $9.85 per ton delivered to stockpile or jobsite for pit run sand; $15.50 per ton city pickup or $19.40 per ton delivered to stockpile or jobsite for rip-rap rock; and $11.25 per ton city pickup or $15.15 per ton delivered to stockpile or jobsite for #57 stone.
In other business:
Council members approved the closure of Main Street from Third Street to Point Park for a Relay for Life fundraiser on May 18 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Inflatables and food will be available during that time prior to the Music for the Cure event, which will be held at the Tiki Bar from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
McMurry announced the appointment of Mike Terrell as fire chief of the Carrollton Fire Department. Terrell will begin the full-time position in the next three to four weeks, McMurry said.
"It should be a smooth transition," he said following the meeting.
Terrell has previously served as a firefighter and training official. He has all of the qualifications needed to accept the job, McMurry said.
McMurry recommended Beth Johnson to the Planning and Zoning commission after the resignation of Bo Arney. Johnson will serve the remainder of the term until Dec. 2016.
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