SWEARING IN: New and returning members of the Carrollton City Council were sworn in Monday during the council meeting. Dwight Louden, from left to right, Robb Adams, Ann Deatherage, Tammy McBurney, Mike Gordon and Hayley Franklin listened to the oath of office read by city attorney Nick Marsh before affirming their duties of the office. The new members take office in January. (Staff photo by Renee Bruck)
SWEARING IN: New and returning members of the Carrollton City Council were sworn in Monday during the council meeting. Dwight Louden, from left to right, Robb Adams, Ann Deatherage, Tammy McBurney, Mike Gordon and Hayley Franklin listened to the oath of office read by city attorney Nick Marsh before affirming their duties of the office. The new members take office in January. (Staff photo by Renee Bruck)
Construction workers will make repairs at Two Rivers Campground in Carrollton, Ky., now that it has closed for the season.

Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry told the city council Monday night that issues remaining from initial construction should be fixed now that the campground has closed for the winter months. The campground opened for its first season of operations this summer.

Items to be addressed include drainage in the bathhouse, sewage problems and dead landscape.

"It looks like they're going to take most of the floor out," McMurry said of the bathhouse.

The floors in the shower were not constructed to the grade needed for acceptable drainage, causing water to stand. Caulking has already begun to fall away from sealed areas in the bathhouse as well. McMurry said that sewer hook-ups are higher than ground level, which causes problems for campers connecting to the system.

Contractors are expected to replace landscape that died because of the drought conditions this summer. Council members said the dead trees won't be easy to identify this time of year, and they expect contractors to replace the landscape in the spring.

Some council members expressed worry that deadlines haven't been met. They discussed ways to make sure the work is completed to satisfaction.

"They committed to those deadlines," council member Mike Gordon said, but some of the work remains unfinished.

Payments have not been completed to Kevco Construction, McMurry said. The city plans to hold about $21,000 of the contract until the work is finished to the city's satisfaction. All of the payments have been made to Ohio Valley Asphalt.

"They can start (with repairs) anytime," McMurry said after the meeting.

In other business:

• Council member Adam Raker raised concern over his vote as noted in the minutes for the recommendation of the fire chief. Raker said that he had abstained from the vote, while the minutes reflected a "yes" vote. Raker's vote went to the majority because he abstained from voting, making his vote a "yes."

"I feel like it was last minute," Raker said of the appointment.

He also said he felt like the council might have been more prepared if they had been given the time to prepare questions and have some of the concerns addressed.

• Dinah Marshall received unanimous approval to serve on the Design Review Board. Marshall will complete Robin Stephenson's term on the board. Stephenson resigned from the Design Review Board after she sold her downtown Carrollton business.

• Carrollton Police Officer Justin Doll submitted a resignation letter to McMurry prior to the meeting. The council unanimously accepted his resignation. Doll has accepted a position with the Oldham County Police Department, which is closer to his home the letter said. His last day with the Carrollton Police Department will be Dec. 7.

• Three returning members of the city council and three new members elected in November were sworn in by city attorney Nick Marsh during the council meeting. Robb Adams, Ann Deatherage and Mike Gordon will return to the council, while Hayley Franklin, Dwight Louden and Tammy McBurney will take their elected positions in January.