City council accepts resignations of Gordon, Hunt

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By Amanda Hensley


The News-Democrat

Carrollton City Council accepted resignations from two city employees at its meeting Monday, July 28.

City Police Officer Jeff Gordon will leave the department Aug. 11. Gordon is moving to Indiana.

Public Works secretary Rachel Hunt is leaving Aug. 7 to take a teaching position at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

In other business, Councilman Kevin Craig said he wants the portions of the sidewalks needing repairs to be marked clearly. The mayor agreed, but said marking will be done closer to when the project is to start, because people have, in the past, moved the flag markers to include their portions of the sidewalks.

Councilman Dean Miller suggested the project be completed by Nov. 1, rather than Nov. 30, before cold weather sets in.

On Sycamore, sidewalks to be repaired are on the north side between Third and Seventh streets and on the south side between Fourth and Fifth streets.

On Seminary, repairs will be made on the north side between Sixth and Eighth streets and on the south side between Fifth and Eighth.

The council approved the placement of speed bumps in Carrollton Village and on South 9th street. The city received two petitions from community members requesting speed bumps to be placed in those two locations.

Council discussed changes in health insurance providers for city employees. As of Aug. 1, Anthem will take over from Humana. Cost is the reason for the change: Humana costs were projected to increase 50 percent, however the city had only budgeted for a 15 percent increase for 2008-09.

Anthem’s plan will reflect a 16 percent increase.