Carrollton City HallCARROLLTON, Mo. – The City Council of Carrollton met Monday, September 21, 2015, with a busy agenda which included an appearance by Pam Lafrenz with the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency.

Lafrenz was present to inform council of issues with the new Head Start location at Walnut Hills.

Lafrenz said all work is moving indoors on the renovation but The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office will only allow weatherization of the building’s windows, not replacement and there are levels of lead and mold that need to be addressed.

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Council instructed Lafrenz that funds need to be secured before bids for the work can be put out. Plus, the city does not have money in the budget to do so and M.V.C.C.A. will need to apply for more grants and other funding.

One of the first orders of business Monday night was for Council to decide if they wished to continue with the same retirement plan for certain employees through the State Farm Retirement Fund.

Council was willing to keep the same arrangement. However, City Attorney Robert Cowherd reminded council of an issue with the plan.

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Council agreed with Cowherd and said employees would be notified.

Other business included the acceptance of bids for snow melt and rock salt for the upcoming winter season, the final authorization to enter into a lease with MoDOT for the city welcome sign, and the hiring of a new wastewater treatment plant operator, Meagan Fisher.

You can learn more about the community of Carrollton by visiting the city’s website.