With the current agreement for trash removal expiring at the end of the month, members of the Carrollton City Council have sought input from area residents regarding the desire to have curb-side recycling.  Administrative Assistant Terry Bell says the majority of those who responded voted no.    

“We decided that we would go ahead and enter in the three-year contract and at the annual meeting the council would like to get together and start discussing implementing a recycling program and at least know the cost.”  Bell stressed the council’s desire that “they really don’t want it to be mandatory, they want it to be voluntary.”

The group also reviewed and approved a bid for equipment to be used by the parks department to maintain the walking trail.  According to Bell they sent out four bid letters to purchase a blade and sweeper.  John Deere supplied the only response with a bid totaling $5,559. 

In other business it was announced that Ward IV council person Duane Griffin has submitted his resignation.  According to Griffin, he felt the need to step aside due to upcoming travel plans that would keep him from attending the bi-weekly gatherings.

Click to hear KMZU’s Janet Adkison talk with Bell about the Monday night meeting…