Shellanne Thompson | Reporter
CARBONDALE—At the Aug. 6 meeting, the Carbondale City Council voted against proceeding with Governmental Assistance Services’ $7,800 bid to complete a citywide low-to-moderate income survey. Council members George Reed and Sheryl Lister voted for proceeding, while council members Mike Reynolds, Ashton Traphagan and Alex Zerbe voted against it.
“I just hate how the whole thing is being pushed through so fast,” Zerbe said. “I just feel like we’re going to forget something or something is going to happen. I just wish we had started a little sooner in the process. It seems like we’re getting pushed, pushed, pushed.”
Donna Crawford, of GAS, said at the July 16 council meeting that she could no longer guarantee completion of the survey by the Sept. 27 deadline. The council asked Kim Reynolds, city treasurer, to contact Santa Fe Trail High School to ask if the seniors or band would be interested in completing the survey, in exchange for a donation to their prom or trip fund. A high school counselor informed Reynolds that she didn’t think there was enough time to organize students and complete the survey.