Village official confirms downtown building will be torn down, become parking area

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS Reporter


Filling in for Mayor Bill Stoneman, Carrollton Councilman Chris Barto quickly went through a short agenda during the Monday night meeting.

Blaine Strawder, zoning and building inspector, informed council the building he had a call on regarding a bad crack at the base of the foundation will be torn down. The owner will notify the renter who operates Quintessential Yoga with a 30-day notice. According to Strawder, the area will be used for parking. When the razing is planned, coordination with the village will be required to rope off sidewalks, etc.

In other business, council:

-HEARD monthly supervisor reports.

-LEARNED the tentative start date for street paving is Sept. 11.

-HEARD from Councilman Wilma Lambert about the possibility of a five-year plan for water run-off with paving, etc.

-THANKED the Girl Scouts for watering downtown flowers during the summer.

-WAS invited to attend a demonstration of a combination Jet/Hydro Excavation Truck Aug. 30. The truck is a 2015 that has never been titled from Michigan. Village Administrator Mark Wells told members, “It is a great piece of equipment.”

-LEARNED Trump Rd. will be closed Sept. 9 for utility work associated with the construction of a new building.

-PAID bills totaling $59,037.43 for vendors and $30,169.36 for payroll.

-SET the next meeting Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in council chambers.