CARROLLTON, Mo. – During the regular session of the Carrollton City Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, council heard from Sharon Metz with the Carrollton Area Economic Alliance, Tonya Lohman with MoDOT and Lance Raines with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission, about the upcoming grant opportunity to raise funds for a possible train stop in Carrollton.
Tonya Lohman Area Engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation says this is a great opportunity for Carrollton because of where the municipality sits.
The council agreed to form a committee to work with GHRPC and prepare for applying for a grant that could bring in $250,000 toward the $500,000 needed to start a survey and eventual construction of an open platform if BNSF Railroad agrees to the proposal.
The Carrollton City Council met Monday night with a busy agenda that saw leaders agree to form a committee to work with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission to apply for state and federal grants to fund a possible Amtrak stoop in Carrollton.
Following the meeting outgoing councilman-at-large Steve Walden unsealed a time capsule discovered at the old police station that was placed in the cornerstone in July, 1937.
Inside were photos, newspapers and an invite to the stone placement ceremony.
Walden was also thanked by council for his periodic service on the board for nearly 21 years.
A bid from Hoggart Excavating for the walking trail project in Carrollton was also accepted during the regular session as were the April 5th election results.
Council will gather next on May 2, 2016 at 6 p.m. inside chambers f City Hall, 206 W. Washington Street.
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