The City Council of Carrollton met in regular session Monday night with a sparse agenda. However there was still discussion of several issues.
Sharon Metz, Executive Director of the Carrollton Area Economic Alliance informed the council of the Alliance’s submission of an application to be part of the Certified Work Ready Community Network managed by the Missouri Career Center. The program directs area training centers including the local career center to offer curriculum specific to the local business profile. In other words skills for the area jobs that exist now to keep the work force in the community. The application process should last through the summer and early fall.
Metz also presented an Outstanding Community Service Award to Mayor Bryan Mathis which was given to Metz in Jefferson City by the Missouri Association for Community Action. It recognizes The Missouri Valley Community Action Agency and the City of Carrollton for being proactive in creating a better life for Missouri citizens.
The Farmer’s Market was discussed by Metz as well, who called the opening on Saturday a good turn out, with eight vendors showing. More vendors are expected as the growing season progresses. The Market will be every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for several weeks to come. She also addressed the Relay for Life on the Square Saturday June 7th. To accommodate the American Cancer Society event the market will move one block to the north on Folger St., along the same bock as the library.
The director also announced that Carrollton High School’s Graphics Department is creating a 7′ x 5′ sign to place along 65 Highway directing travelers to the square for the Farmer’s Market.
Carrollton Fire Chief Curtis Shields reported to the council on the possibility of making burn permits a yearly purchase requiring each holder to contact the Fire Department each time they conduct a burning instead of having to go to the station each time. Chief Shields asked that if council moves forward with the change, it be implemented no sooner than next year.
Chief Shields also announced the entertainment at the city park will be Blackhawk for the 4th of July Celebration.
Police Chief Bobby Turner gave his report citing the number of arrests and traffic stops during the month of May. He showed the number of male drivers stopped was 56 with 32 strops made of female motorists. There were 15 arrests made with the department responding to 250 calls.
Chief Turner also announced the start of training for the new K-9 officer began Monday in Strafford, Mo. Officer Quinnelly is training with two dogs, Riley and Buddy, replacements for the ailing Buster. This phase is to see which animal bonds the best with the Officer.
For the complete record of council minutes and agendas log onto the Carrollton City Website.