By Ethan Colbert
The era of rough and bumpy roads and streets in Curryville may soon be over as the Curryville City Council voted Monday evening to enter into an agreement with the county government.
Under the terms of the agreement, which were outlined by Curryville City Council members Ronnie Singleton and Jackie Grimmett, the county’s road and bridge department will resurface one roadway per year and the city will only be charged for the cost of the materials.
The county’s road and bridge department will absorb the cost of the manpower and the machinery necessary for the job, according to Singleton.
The first street to be resurfaced as part of this agreement will be Elm Street, from its intersection with Highway M to the intersection of Elm Street and Poplar Street, according to city officials in Curryville.
City officials said on Monday that the County Commission told them it would likely cost the city $2,000 to purchase the necessary materials.
“It is a good deal,” Grimmett said during the meeting. “It is the same agreement that Frankford wanted.”
According to city officials, they are estimating that it will cost the city under $10,000 to resurface all of the city’s 11 streets.
A map of the city of Curryville lists the following streets: Cedar Street, S. Oak Street, N. Cherry Street, Caldwell Avenue, Elm Street, W. Maple Street, West Park Street, Central Drive, Sally Jane Avenue, Science Street, and Ash Street.
In the meeting on Monday evening, Singleton said that the county commission agreed that the streets would not be resurfaced with asphalt, but rather with chipseal materials that would be coated with some form of dust control liquid.
In other business, the Curryville City Council discussed pursing legal action against residents who continue to violate the city’s ordinances regarding trash accumulation.
The council also voted to apply loads of rock to the town’s alleyway once the weather conditions had improved.
The council also voted to reschedule the October 2019 and November 2019 meetings due to conflicts with recognized holidays. The council will now meet on October 7 and November 4.