Caraway Council accepts resignations

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Caraway city council met in short session on Thursday, April 12, and reviewed several reports, filled a Parks Committee vacancy, and purchased police car equipment.

"A special announcement was made April 2 in New Orleans," Mayor Barry Riley said. "The All American Red Heads are to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September. This is a great honor for us, as Caraway was their home. Orwell Moore was their coach and owner."

Mayor Riley also reported all of the bulletproof vests have arrived and are in use by city policemen.

The Park Committee received resignation from member Ronnie Hurst and recommended the appointment of Tim Lawson to fill the vacancy. Aldermen approved the appointment with a 5-0 vote, with councilman Bo James abstaining from voting.

A resignation was also received from Edgar Daniels, but no replacement is recommended by the committee at this time.

The council voted to purchase a camera and light bar for the vehicle driven by policeman Kevin Tucker, at a cost of $3,000.

Mayor Riley announced the annual car show would be held April 28.

The citywide cemetery clean-up date is set for April 21, beginning at 8 a.m.

Mayor Riley reported notification letters are being sent to owners of properties due to be condemned in May.

A request was received for the placement of chat on Hackberry Road to fill in a drop-off section that has become a driving hazard.

Visitors Dwight Tosh, a candidate for Craighead County Sheriff, and Terry McNatt, a candidate for Craighead County Treasurer, addressed the council concerning their election platform and credentials.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at city hall.

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