By Donna Bain
The Carrollton Town Council meeting was held November 3, 2022. The meeting began with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were approved with a motion from Councilman Chuck McDaniel and a second from Councilwoman Terisa Robbins. A motion was made by Councilman Phillip Trull and a second was given by Councilman Freddie Lowe to pay the city’s bills, and the council voted to do so.
Mayor Mickey Walker discussed moving the Council’s meeting time from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. because of daylight saving time. With a motion from Councilman Trull and a second from Councilwoman Robbins, the Council approved this change. Mayor Walker also discussed an increase in garbage rates for the city of Carrollton. The current rate is $10.00 a month, and it has not gone up in many years. The Council decided to table that issue until the December meeting.
Mayor Walker also discussed the fees for brush and limb pick-up. He said the city will be charging brush pick-up fees because they can no longer burn the brush according to ADEM rules. The fee will be $100.00 for a whole truck load of brush and limbs. A half load will be $50.00, and a partial load of limbs will be $25.00. The Mayor noted that mattresses and recliners cannot be picked up and taken to the landfill together with brush and limbs. It takes two separate trips to the landfill. The city’s fee for recliners and mattresses will be $50.00.
Next on the agenda was the ALDOT project award bid. The bid was won by Ballard Construction because their bid was under budget. Their bid was $177,690.00, and the ALDOT award was $213,781.00. Mayor Walker said this would give the city room in the budget if something else comes up in the project that is needed. A motion was made by Councilwoman Robbins and a second was given by Councilman Sherman Mayhew to accept the bid from Ballard Construction, and the Council approved it.
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