Bids were opened for replacement of the city hall roof when the Caraway City Council met Thursday, Dec. 9. DMS Services was awarded the bid of $17,000. The motion passed 4-1, with Alderman Bo James casting the opposing vote.
Jonesboro 911 Emergency Service Coordinator Jeff Presley explained the department's request for 75 cents to cover 911 calls for Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD). The city has until March 1, 2011 to make a decision on the proposed contract for CAD services.
Mayor Barry Riley reported a generator had been ordered for the Water Department and is expected to arrive in 11 weeks.
Mayor Riley reported on work done on the Basler Electric property.
"There is still more sampling to be done on the property," Riley said. "That could take about two months to complete."
The council passed Resolution #2010-15 to condemn a structure on 700 West State Street. The structure constitutes a nuisance and health hazard under conditions of Ordinance #2002-3. The property belongs to Tripp Taylor.
The Caraway Fire Department will take over operation of Caraway Search and Rescue, located on the south side of the Fire Department.
The Caraway City Parade was scheduled for Dec. 11 but was postponed due to rain. The Caraway Lions Club will meet Dec. 13 to set a new date for the parade. For more information contact Caraway City Hall at 482-3716.
Mayor Riley announced the Caraway Harvest Festival signs would be taken down before the Christmas celebration begins.
Alderman Roger Williams expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the council and the citizens of Caraway and wished them well. This was Williams' last council meeting after serving 10 years as alderman.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at city hall.