Carlton’s City Council held a short meeting Aug. 2 to receive updates on several problems.
The openings in the fire department doors have been repaired and the city’s pest control company will arrive shortly to remove the latest infestation of bats.
All Seventh Avenue road repairs have been completed except for a hole at the junction with Hwy. 72. The city will contact Madison County Commission Chairman to discuss that problem. The street was subject to erosion during rain storms.
Ken Parthune reported that some residents are still having a problem with the insurance companies switching their fire rating back to nine. He urged all citizens to look at their policies to see if their ratings inside the city are at the appropriate six rating. Fire ratings have a major impact on the price of homeowners insurance.
The council learned that Madison County may soon have the ability for reverse 911 calling, which would allow residents to sign up to get reports on dangerous situations such as storms or severe accidents.