Mayor Jean Pace presented all council members a copy of complete August financial statements for the city as well as a six-month financial statement at the meeting last week.
Pace announced that a new breathalyzer had been purchased for the police department. She said a total of $5,750 was donated by local businesses and individuals toward the purchase of the machine. Pace said the machine costs $6,800 and the city kicked in the remainder of the cost.
The Mammoth Spring Volunteer Fire Department recently received a grant for $2,029 from the Rural Firefighters Protection Program for various equipment needs. Pace also said the fire department received an $80 donation from the Thayer-Mammoth Spring Rotary Club to purchase a reciprocating saw.
Council members discussed the need for street repairs in the city. All the streets have been recently resurfaced but some repair work is needed. King Asphalt of Thayer will do the work.
The city recently sold its 1995 Crown Victoria for $700. Council members voted to advertise for bids on an addition to the Mammoth Spring Police Station. The mayor said the officers need a private interview room and storage space for items and material.
Pace told council members that she had written a grant proposal for funds to help repair the roof on the Episcopal Church Community building. The grant was submitted to the Arkansas Rural Community Development Commission.