The Leachville city council met Monday, March 12, and bids were awarded for theater roof repair and sale of police car.
Mayor Sheila Spurlock opened bids for repair or replacement of the Melody Theatre roof. A lengthy discussion was held as to the best method to use to eliminate the persistent leakage problem. Bids were received from Jonesboro Roofing, Larry Owens Construction, Wood Construction and Mitchell Specialties. The council tabled the decision until a special meeting could be held on Wednesday, March 14, to discuss the roofing problem in greater depth.
Following the meeting the council awarded the bid to Mitchell Specialties, of Paragould, to repair the roof for $13,500 using TPO membrane covering.
Police Chief Keith Evans gave the Police Department report for February, which listed $5,350 in fine monies turned over to general fund. Jail fees billed were $2, 035, and Jail fees collected were $340. Twenty-four traffic citations were issued with 11 criminal arrests, 1 DWI #1 and 1 DWI #3.
"Several cities have expressed interest in purchasing our old Dodge Charger vehicle with the total outfit left on it," Evans said.
The council agreed to sell the police vehicle to the City of Monette for $8,000.
Policeman Steve Lancaster announced that a new EMT training class would begin within the next week.The council allocated $1,000 for adding lights and equipment to the Fire Department utility service truck.
The council discussed garbage can requirements, if sold by the city. The council agreed to allow Eddie Bolar take care of cans and allow customers to pay with their water bills.
Discussion was held about paving Bandy Street, and regulating house numbering. More information will be obtained before decision is made.
The Leachville Industrial Development Committee will meet at noon on March 13 concerning the sale of land. City officials were invited to attend.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall.