Council hears positive feedback on storm procedure

Thursday, June 12, 2014

On Tuesday night, the Trumann City Council members heard positive feedback from the community through their fellow alderman about the city's promptness to handling the debris from the recent storms.

Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters said the police department, fire department, and street department worked together to get the streets cleaned quickly. They will begin picking up the trees and limbs gathered by citizens from their yards as soon as possible.

"It's nice to hear positive comments out of disaster," Walters said, after alderman relayed what they had heard from their wards.

From the Planning and Zoning Committee report, the council heard from alderman Jason Stewart about a neighborhood revitalization project. The committee for the project will be made up of volunteer citizens and aldermen from the council. Stewart said this was an attempt to get more citizens input and involvement in the town. He encouraged all interested to attend the planning and zoning meeting at the courthouse at 6 p.m. June 23.

In other business, the council:

*adopted an ordinance to establish a police department. Although the establishment of the department was mentioned in City Ordinance 10, the police department is going through an accreditation process that needed the ordinance of establishment to be passed, Walter explained.

*approved to purchase a new 2014 Ford Utility Police Interceptor to be used by the SRO officer at the Trumann School District. Walters said the district would be reimbursing the city for the new vehicle after it is purchased.

*adopted an ordinance to lease a new garbage truck for the city to haul away torn-down houses.

*approved a resolution for the construction of a new animal control facility on Hero's Drive.

*adopted an ordinance for the 2014 budget, which allocated funds for a new animal control facility and a new garbage truck.

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