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Council Briefs

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By Kristin Beck

City code enforcement board to be created

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Carrollton City council approved the second reading of Ordinance 2010-16 creating the code enforcement board. Mayor Dwight Louden had initially planned on making appointments to the board, but decided to allow mayor-elect Gene McMurry to do so instead when he takes office in January.

New Teen Council
members introduced

Carroll County High School juniors Danielle Wheeler and Kevin States were introduced as the new members of Teen Council for 2011. The outgoing members were seniors Levi Underwood and Tori Bickers.

Council approves board appointments Monday

Mayor Dwight Louden appointed members to serve on the city’s boards, and they were unanimously approved by city council.
JoEllen Tumbrink and Majorie Adams were re-appointed to planning and zoning. Their terms will end Dec. 31, 2014.
Kent Willhoite was re-appointed to the board of adjustments. His term will end on Dec. 31, 2014, and there is one open seat on the board.
Betty Risk and Tim Hendrick were re-appointed to the urban forestry board, with their terms ending Dec. 31, 2013.
Linda Hartman was appointed to the housing authority board. Her term will end on Dec. 31, 2013.

First reading OK’d for
additional city holiday

Mayor Dwight Louden proposed giving Carrollton employees an additional paid holiday beginning next year. City council conducted the first reading of Ordinance 2011-01 to amend Section VI of the Employment Policies and Procedures Manual allowing employees to be off on President’s Day, which is the third Monday in February. Louden said the state and county governments currently celebrate the holiday.
Since there is only one scheduled meeting in December, the second reading will take place Jan. 10, the first meeting conducted by the new council and mayor.