Bartonville Town Update — February 2019

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Bartonville Mayor Bill Scherer

Happy Valentine’s Day from Bartonville!

Hard to believe we are already in February of 2019! Before we know it, the Super Bowl will be behind us and spring flowers will be everywhere. This winter the town has been busy:

The Fiscal Year 2017-18 audit was presented to the Town Council at our January meeting. I am happy to report that there were no issues found by the auditor. Council and staff continue to focus on being accountable for each dollar that the Town spends. We are pleased with this result and the affirmation of our continued fiscal responsibility.

Rockgate Road and Dove Creek Road from Gibbons to Noble Champions repaving is complete and we will continue to make progress on our roads this summer. In addition to our annual maintenance, we are currently in the design process for repaving 15 roads this summer. The total improvement is ~2.5 miles of new pavement, which is roughly 1/3 of Bartonville. These large-scale projects are a part of a 20-year plan that the Council crafted last year with input and guidance from the Town Engineer. Over the next 20 years, the Town will be investing over $8,000,000 into our roads.

Last call for the May General Election – the dates for filing for Place 1, Place 3 and Place 5 ends on February 15, 2019. Candidate application packets for qualified citizens are available at Town Hall or can be downloaded from the Town’s website. The next General Election for Town Council is May 4, 2019.

Our Annual Spring Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 14st from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This free event allows residents of Bartonville to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, bulk items and electronics. Paper shredding will also be available that day. If you need to dispose of old medications, there is a permanent disposal bin located within the lobby of Town Hall.

Lastly, the Town Council meets every month on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. and the Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. I invite you to all meetings to see what is happening in our community. Town Hall will be closed in observation of President’s Day on Monday, February 18th.

Hallmark declares February as the “season for love,” so share a smile with a neighbor or attend one of the many events planned in our town and neighboring communities.

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