CARROLLTON, MO – In a meeting of the Carrollton City Council Monday evening, issues were addressed relating to needed maintenance of city infrastructure.

Plans to repair main thoroughfares in town may be in jeopardy after a quarter cent tax issue intended for the transportation budget, failed April 4. The decision by voters reportedly affected the street department budget adversely, according to council.  Council did approve a bid for those repairs at the meeting, but failure of the tax question could mean dipping into funds for capital improvements. Council considers the issue so important, that they now hope to place the same issue on a special August ballot.  If the tax passes, the city could still face a potential street maintenance budget shortfall of up to three months.

Mayor Bryan Mathis informed council of the primary streets in need of repair.

A discussion between Councilor Robert Cowherd, and council members took up the issue of ballot language, which was thought to be part of the reason the question failed.

The maintenance of water storage tanks in the city was taken care of by the approval of a rehabilitation program with Utility Services.  Since February, city officials, and City Counselor Robert Cowherd, have been working to tailor a maintenance program for the deteriorating tanks.