Trumann Council approves reclassify ing annexed properties

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Trumann City Council approved an ordinace to establish zoning classification for newly annexed areas to the city at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.

In new business, the council approved an ordinace to change the classification from R-1 to A-1 on ten pieces of property and classified two other pieces of property to R-1. All council members voted in favor of the change with alderman David Thompson abstaining, as he owned a piece of property named in the ordinance.

In other new business, the council approved a resolution to remove inventory from the Trumann Public Works department that will be sold at auction with private bids being accepted once the items are published that are for sale.

Also in new business, the council approved a resolution to waive competitive bidding on the installation of new equipment for the new water well not to exceed $70,000. Public Works Director Scotty Jones spoke on this resolution. "Jones Hydro Services has done all the testing for us on this and have done all the work we have had done until now. I feel we have a great working relationship with them and would like to see them finish this stage of the process," Jones said. The council approved the resolution. (Note: It was made clear that Jones is not related to this company.)

The council also approved to accept the bid of $1,000 for the property at 201 Cross Strett from David LaPiro. In the last new business, Linda Shrader commended Jones for doing the work as promised on a ditch close to her property.

In department reports, Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson gave a presentation to show that violent and property crimes are at the lowest they have been since he has been in office. He also told the council that due to the work they did on finding and bring Arissa Farmer back home, the department will receive the Morgan Choice Award. The award is named in honor of Morgan Nick who has been missing since 1995. "We are so honored to be receiving this award that was created by the Nick family," Henson said.

(The full article is in the July 12 edition of the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune.)

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