Lepanto City Council approves non-bias policy in law enforcement
In its meeting Monday night, the Lepanto City Council voted to approve a policy that calls for no biased law enforcement by the Lepanto Police Department, in compliance with state law.
In the meeting, held at the Lepanto District Courtroom, the council voted to accept a policy drawn up by City Attorney Noyl Houston that all cities in the state of Arkansas are going through in passing the ordinance before the year is over. Harrisburg, Marked Tree and Tyronza are three communities where the policy has been passed in their city councils.
According to Lepanto City Clerk Tamara Wyatt, no action was taken on the budget, which is passed on a yearly basis to fund city departments, such as fire, roads, sewer and police. The council could meet in its January meeting to go over passing the budge.
Wyatt also announced that during the months of January and February, the council will meet on different nights as previously announced. In January, the council will meet on Jan. 22, while the council will meet on Feb. 17 for its monthly meeting.