Trumann mayor works to better inform citizens

Monday, March 18, 2013

At the Trumann City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, Mayor Sheila Walters informed the council that she would be sending out one page letters educating citizens with basic information about the city. The letters will be sent out through the water office.

"In any city, the hardest thing we have to deal with is communicating with our citizens about what is going on," said Walters.

Some information in the letter will include spring cleanup time, tree limb and waste disposal, dates for events, and even information about employee and citizen safety. Walters mentioned the recent quakes and explained she wants the citizens of Trumann to be prepared for any type of situation.

"I want citizens to know we are concerned about their safety and what will happen in these types of situations," she said.

With the letters, Walters mentioned that her office is always open for questions or concerns from the community.

"We want to help in any way we can," she said.

The mayor also mentioned the new parks and recreation director, Kyle Payne. According to Walters, Payne has a Master's degree in sports and has been actively involved with the committee so far.

The council welcomed Alderman Ted Walker at the meeting, as well. The council voted Walker in after Tom Martin retired from his position at the end of January. Walker will serve on the budget committee for the council.

In other business, the council:

*accepted a bid from Mr. Trophy for the youth sports trophies.

*voted to appoint Jimmy Kincaid as a commissioner for the Trumann Housing Committee for another five year term.

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