Caraway receives grant

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Caraway City Council met Sept. 9 and announced the receipt of a generator grant and three upcoming citywide events

A $26,000 Arkansas Economic Development grant was received from Hurricane Ike disaster relief funds, to be used for the city to purchase a generator for use at the water plant.

A "Fun Night" will be held at the Caraway Senior Citizens Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. All council members were invited to attend.

National Night Out will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the city park. Food and prizes will be given away.

A special cemetery cleanup day will be held Saturday, Oct. 16.

Mayor Barry Riley read a letter from the family of Medal of Honor recipient Nick Bacon thanking the city for the support they had received upon Mr. Bacon's death.

The implement agreement with Basler Electric says the City of Caraway is responsible for the plant's cleanup. Caraway City Attorney Charles Frierson III is working with lawyers for the company to ensure the cleanup of the factory is Basler's responsibility.

An emergency was declared and Ordinance 2010-3 authorizing the levy of an additional $20 fine to help defray the expense of incarcerating city prisoners pursuant to Act 209 of 2009, and for other purposes, was passed on all three readings.

The council went into executive session to discuss disciplinary action concerning a police officer. After reconvening into regular session no action was taken by the council.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at city hall.

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