Marked Tree Council approves grant application change order

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

During a short meeting Monday night, the Marked Tree City Council approved a change order required for an airport grant. Wayne Hendrix, Director of Public Works, explained the grant is for airport lights which show up six miles away.

City Clerk Pam Wright said she was informed a leer jet would need to test the system before they could use it, which would run $12-15,000, and a change order would need to be written for the grant which the city was approved for. The council voted to approve the change order.

In other business, Mayor Mary Ann Arnold asked council members Cleo Johnson and Jerry Jones to make a list of streets in their wards in need of resurfacing. Mayor Arnold said the next grant cycle for street resurfacing is coming in October, and she wants to be ready.

Mayor Arnold also announced the Cotton Pickin' Jubilee will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27. Code Enforcement Officer Soozi Williams said there will be a clean-up day in conjunction with Keep Arkansas Beautiful this Saturday, Sept. 13, to prepare for the jubilee. Williams said the goal would be to focus on cleaning up the entry points to the city, and Col. Clarence Overbay of the JROTC and several Marked Tree students would be helping. Anyone wishing to volunteer for the clean-up should meet at city hall at 8 a.m. on Sept. 13.

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