Short agenda for Trumann City Council

Thursday, January 11, 2018

There were only four items of new business on the agenda for the Trumann City Council's monthly meeting Tuesday night.

A resolution regarding the Opioid Epidemic was approved by the council members. Trumann Poice Chief Chad Henson spoke on this issue. "We are way behind in our fight against this." Henson said Poinsett County leads the state in prescribing and dispensing opioids. "Patients doctor shop to get the pills," Henson said. "It's the worst I've ever seen it. So many are getting the pills just to sell them. We have to help with this in the southern states,"

Henson also gave an update on the city dog pound. Henson said that it's operational with heat and air. He said 99.9 percent of the dogs are getting adopted, and they've only had to put one dog down due to it biting two kids. Henson asked that everyone please consider adopting a dog when they become available.

The council approved to appoint Jason Hogan and Jimmy Prestidge to the Planning and Zoning Committee. These additions bring the committee back to its full capacity. The council also approved the Trumann Fire Department to conduct a bucket brigade at the traffic light of Highways 463 and 69 on Feb. 16 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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