Trumann council allows bucket brigade for memorial
After being approached by a citizen about disallowing bucket brigades at the stoplights, the Trumann City Council came back with a decision to permit Make-a-Wish and the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park at this month's city council meeting.
"They need to purchase a few monuments at the park for our fallen heroes, and Make-a-Wish has provided for multiple children in the city of Trumann," said Mayor Sheila Walters.
In the Sept. council meeting, David Woods approached the council seeking their approval for the bucket brigades to continue for worthy organizations, such as Make-a-Wish and the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park. Woods is a lifelong resident of Trumann and chairman of the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park committee.
The council also recognized Bill Francis, as it was his last city council meeting as alderman. Walters said Francis will be moving into a different ward in the city, so as policy, must resign.
"I just want to say it has been a privilege to serve the city and the community," Francis said. "I thank them for having the confidence in me to elect me for this position."
Walters said the seat would not be filled until January considering there are only two months left in the year.
In other business, the council:
*approved a resolution of tax millage to be extended upon the 2015 tax books, which is an annual requirement.
*approved a resolution to establish a secretarial position for the Trumann planning and zoning committee.
*approved a resolution to enter into contract with Ritter Communications for installing fiber optic cable at Industrial Park, a move that is meant to make Industrial Park more appealing to potential and existing industries.
*approved a resolution to condemn the structure at 516 Edgerton Street.
*approved a proclamation for Ovada Phillips, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 22, to be an "Honorary Citizen" of the City of Trumann during the week of Oct. 22.