Leachville Council works through short agenda

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Leachville City Council worked through a short agenda Monday, Oct. 8, including reports and upcoming events.

Mayor Sheila Spurlock said four dumpsters were filled with trash during the annual clean-up day.

Robert Ballard with the Water Department reported the Ditch Witch, which is under warranty, went out and cost to repair was covered completely. He requested the city purchase another two-year policy in case further repairs are needed. The council approved the extended warranty.

A 200 KW diesel generator was also approved for purchase for $4,500 from the Federal Compress in Little Rock. The old generator will be used at the wastewater plant.

Spurlock announced the city received 911 home listings from AT&T telephone company for comparison with the current Water Department listings, in order to correlate house numbering between the city and emergency services.

Mayor Spurlock and City Clerk Ruth Ann Keith will begin work on the 2013 city budget and will report at the November council meeting.

Requests were made to set aside money for repaving the walking track.

Halloween will be observed Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Buffalo Island Central elementary as well as the city.

The annual Leachville Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, followed by visits with Santa and photos at the Melody Theatre.

Council members discussed improvements on properties listed as out of compliance with city maintenance ordinance.

Police Chief Keith Evans reported $2,610 had been collected in September for fine monies, with jail fees listed at $320. The Police Department has been awarded a $4,200 JAG grant.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at city hall.

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