The Carrollton City Council met this past week on April 6th and was given a report by the Director of the Carrollton Area Economic Alliance. Sharon Metz told the large crowd that the report for the month of March helps show the merger of the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Alliance three years ago, is proving successful.

Sharon Metz

Sharon wanted to also show appreciation for the efforts of the local Kiwani’s Club.

City leaders also heard the concerns of a local resident about a proposed corn maze near his home on the north side. Mayor Bryan Mathis brought forth one of the organizers of the project, Fielding Staton, to address the resident’s concerns.

Fielding Staton

Mr. Staton went on to say the maze would be built away from residents by using the western end of the field to construct the maze.

Several citizens turned out for the Carrollton City Council Meeting Monday, April 6th, 2015 at City Hall.

Several citizens turned out for the Carrollton City Council Meeting Monday, April 6th, 2015 at City Hall.

Apart from routine department reports by the Police and Fire Chief, Mayor Mathis and council approved the hire of Shyla Carrier as the new Animal Control Officer.

One final discussion revolved around the Rupe Center and police station. The Police Dept. is quickly growing too large for the basement of city hall and will need more space. As for the Rupe Center, a recent event pushed past the max occupancy, showing the need for a larger hall.

City leaders discussed possible ways to deal with the issue and the chief concern was funding. There were several ideas bandied about, but costs are a major concern when it comes to moving the police into the Rupe Center and building a new event facility or a complete renovation of the old police station.

The Mayor and council tabled the issue for later discussion before adjourning for the night.

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