Trumann council approves resolution for new fire department sub-station
The first new business during the Trumann City Council's meeting this month was the appointment of Kim Wortham to replace Kari Mullins on the Parks and Recreation Board. The next new business was the council's approval of Jimmy Kincaid being re-elected to serve on Trumann Housing Board of Commissioners. Kincaid will serve through March 7, 2023. The council approved a proclamation declaring March 27 as Arbor Day in Trumann. The THS FFA club will plant a new tree at the high school on this day.
The council approved two ordinances next, the first being to establish procedure for the use, management, and disposition of property and equipment acquired under a grant or sub-grant supported by a federal agency. The second ordinance was to amend Ordinance 524 to include the waiving of requirements of competitive bidding in exceptional situations and to include requirements for the sale, transfer or disposal of properties, excepting those acquired under a grant, sub-grant or program supported by a federal agency.
Next up was the approval of a resolution to waive competitive bidding for a new metal building to be purchased by the Trumann Fire Department. Trumann Fire Chief Revis Kemper told the council they accepted bids, first for the entire construction and then for each phase of the construction. All came in with bids that exceeded or pushed the limits of funds available. Kemper said he contacted individuals in each phase and got bids that will be within the funds allocated. The new sub-station will be on the corner of Industrial Park and Fire State Roads.
The last two items of the night were condemnations of houses at 521 Short Street and 900 Hurd Street. The council approved to condemn the house on Short Street as the owner has made to effort to contact the city about the property. The house on Hurd Street was tabled until further notice, as suggested by City Attorney Jimmy Gazaway, as the owner was present and asked the council to have until Aug. 1 to have the house taken down as they are using what materials they can salvage at another property.