Trumann city council approves to sell properties

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Trumann City Council voted to approve a resolution to put seven properties up for sale on the open market with sealed bids to be submitted to 225 Highway 463 N. by 2 p.m. on May 14. The properties up for sale are as follows: 0.7 acre lot off Highway 463 S (formerly Smith acreage), 520 West Main Street (0.21 acre), 408 West Speedway (0.15 acre), 201 Diamant Street (0.37 acre), 201 Cross Street (0.15 acre), 301 Locust (0.30 acre and 115 South Ozark (0.12 acre).

In other new business, the council voted to condemn a house at 441 Harrison, voted to allow the disposal of a Brother copier by the Trumann Library, and agreed to a lease with between Trumann Waterworks and Trumann Street Department for consideration of rents, covenants, and agreements. The lease is for 99 years. Trumann Mayor Barbara Lewallen also told the council that the audit report for Trumann Water Works was good, and that Public Works Director Scotty Jones was praised for the work he his doing with the department. Mayor Lewallen also reminded the council members of the upcoming 84th Annual Municipal League Meeting from June 13-15 in Little Rock if any were interested in attending.

In department reports, Jones told the council that 365 tires, 250,000 pounds of debris, and 17 loads of limbs and mulch were picked up during the spring clean.

In committee reports, Parks and Recreation chairman James Baker said he had been to the sports complex several times and things have been smooth each time. "People have commented they like to come here to play due to the lack of drama at the complex. Scott Shankle (Parks and Recreation Director) is doing a great job," Baker said.

In ward reports, ward three reported complaints about tall grass around the new homes being built on South Ozark and no clean-up being done at Stepping Stone Sanctuary. Also in ward three, motorcycles and four-wheeler riding complaints have come from the Wayne Street area along with complaints from the apartments in that area. The police were reported to have been called out at least four times in one day for disturbances.

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