You can learn more about what is going on in Carrollton at the city website.

You can learn more about what is going on in Carrollton at the city website.

CARROLLTON, Mo. – During their Monday evening meeting March 7, 2016, the Carrollton City Council discussed the new Drug-Free Workplace Policy.

City Administrator Terry Bell briefed council on the changes made to the policy language by City Attorney Robert Cowherd.

Council unanimously approved the new language.

Also on the agenda was the potential approval of the Carrollton Municipal Utilities annual budget. CMU Board Member Scarlet Horine spoke to council about the importance of controlling purchasing power by the consortium.

Horine also spoke of a proposed water rate hike of 50 cents on one thousand gallons due to a 3% jump in materials cost and the need for new lines and mains to boost pressure for firefighting needs. Council tabled discussion on the rate hike and voted for the upcoming budget year.

Council also heard from Animal Control Officer Shyla Leyva who informed council that enough funds have been raised and the city’s $4,000 match allows the construction of much needed new dog kennels. Council approved the bid by Moonlight Construction LLC at a price of $9,770.

Police Chief Robert Turner presented plans for hangars on the north side of the municipal airport runway. Planning and Zoning Administrator Kim Buerger presented bids for the demolition of two nuisance structures. Council voted for H2 Construction to demolish 201 W. Benton ($27,500), 501 North Main St. ($6,600) and 510 N. Main St. ($5,800) totaling $39,900. Those demos are expected to begin within the next few weeks.

For complete minutes and agendas, plus more information about the Carrollton community, log onto the city’s website.