Two Rivers Campground will close during winter
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
Campers will no longer be able to stay at the Two Rivers Campground in Carrollton for an extended period of time, as city officials plan to close the campground during the winter months.
The Carrollton City Council discussed the issue of long-term campers at the city's campground during a meeting Monday night. Mayor Gene McMurry said Wednesday that council members approved a measure allowing campers to stay at the campground for up to two weeks at a time.
Some of the campers had made plans to stay for up to a year in some cases because of temporary work opportunities in the area, McMurry said. Campers will be notified of the change and will have time to make other arrangements before the change takes effect, he said.
Council members agreed to close the campground at the end of fall until spring, Oct. 31 until March 1.
Also during the meeting, city officials discussed the connection of the riverwalk near the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus parking lot on Main Street. The college foundation now owns the building and the parking lot, McMurry said, and college officials plan to allow the walkway to continue through the area.
The city council hopes to have a price estimate from Heritage Engineering of Louisville for the sidewalk connection during the next city council meeting on April 28.
In other business:
The city council approved the second reading of two ordinances. One of ordinances established the salary scale for the city employees and the other updated compensation for elected officials.
The council approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting supplements to the code of ordinances.
The council also approved a municipal order updating policies and procedures for career development.
The city will pay for tuition and book fees for employees who may want to take college courses to improve job skills.