Monette City Council names road

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monette City Council named the road leading to the new sewer treatment plant Sewer Treatment Plant Road during the Dec. 19 meeting held at the Buffalo Island Museum.

Mayor Jerry "Chub" Qualls and the Council praised the success of the 2016 Christmas parade and Tour of Homes.

"Everyone I talked to was really pleased," Mayor Qualls said, "We had a good turnout. We had a good participation."

"I did hear a lot of comments that this was probably the best year of floats we've had," Alderman Brandon Decker said.

Decker shared news of people from the Jonesboro and Pocahontas area who visited the tour of homes.

Alderman Larry Bibb acknowledged the Beautification Committee for hard work on the Christmas decorations seen around the community.

"They've done a super job. We are real proud of them," Alderman Bibb said. "They need to be commended. When you have people from different towns telling you about it that tells you something about your city and the people that live in it."

One request for parades in the future was made asking police officers to hold traffic for a little longer following the final float. This would allow children to safely pick up any remaining candy.

Mayor Qualls shared expectations of the final closing date, Dec. 28, for the new sewer treatment plant.

The Council heard an update on new meter installations. The installations have been completed. Old meters can be sold, but they will not be worth much at the moment. A decision concerning the old meters will be made at a later meeting.

Discussion for the 2017 budget was tabled until the January meeting.

Gina Alberta was appointed to fill a position left by Skip Layne on the Housing Board of Directors.

Before adjourning, council members took a moment to say goodbye to two members leaving the Council in January. The Council expressed appreciation toward Larry Bibb and Dick Pace for their service as Council members.

"I've enjoyed the time I've been here," Alderman Bibb said, "Anything I can do to help the city or the city council, let me know."

"Thanks to everybody. It's been enjoyable," included Alderman Pace, "If I can help in anyway just call me."

The next Monette City Council meeting is scheduled for Jan. 23 in City Hall.

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