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Carrollton City Council briefs - Aug. 29, 2012

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Portion of Second Street to be paved

After previously tabling the discussion, Carrollton City Council voted 5-0 to pave Second Street from Highland Avenue to Seminary Street at its meeting Monday Aug. 27.

This is the portion of the road in front of the Two Rivers Campground.

Councilman Adam Raker was not present at the meeting.

Council decided not to widen the road from Sycamore Street to Seminary Street, which had been mentioned at the July 23 meeting.

The cost to pave from Highland Avenue to Seminary Street is $14,244 and will come from the municipal road fund. It would have cost an additional $6,800 to widen the street for one block.

Mayor Gene McMurry said he wants Ohio Valley Asphalt to look into knocking down the curb on Highland Avenue because it could damage tires on campers and RVs that turn down Second Street, if drivers aren’t careful.

McMurry acknowledged he should have talked to the state Transportation Cabinet first, because Highland (U.S. 42) is a state road, but said he would “rather have his hand smacked” and get the road fixed.

This will be the only municipal road-aid project of the year; the remaining funds will be carried over to next year.

There also are plans to add a sidewalk on Second Street. McMurry said he will submit an estimate to Chief District 6 Engineer Rob Hans, because the city needs an encroachment for under the Prestonville Bridge.

Street closure OK’d; supplies approved for ‘Bands & BBQ’ event

Carrollton City Council approved the Main Street Program’s request to close Court Street for the final First Friday event of the summer.

Court Street will close from Main Street to the parking lot at the corner of Highland Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7 for the Kentucky Kruizers car show.

Council also approved providing two Port-o-Lets and a wash stand for the Bands & BBQ at the Point event Sept. 7-8.

New teen council member introduced

Mayor Gene McMurry said teen council member Brandon Stewart has decided to step down from his position, because he is unable to attend meetings.

Fellow senior Kelley Wheeler has taken his spot and will finish out the remainder of the fall semester. In the spring, two juniors will be selected to serve as teen council members for one year.