MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council met in regular session Nov. 5 with the mayor and all council members present.
A representative from Air Evac, Ron Roberts, was at the meeting to offer the council a special deal for the residents of the city.
Roberts said a household in the Air Evac area pays $60 a year for Air Evac services. He said he is offering the residents of Mammoth Spring the same service for $5 a month.
"How this would work is the $5 would be added onto the residents water bill. The city would be responsible for collecting the money and making sure Air Evac gets it," Mayor Jean Pace said.
The mayor said Air Evac would be doing a mass mailing in the city to inform the residents of the special offer.
The mayor and the council discussed the offer and voted to offer it to the residents of the city. "It will be a little more paper work on the part of the city but it is also something that we feel like is very beneficial to the residents of our city," she said.
In other council action, the council voted to give two city employees, Steven White and Cameron Kent, a 50 cent an hour raise. The two men have just completed waterschooling where city workers are trained in city water works and now have a water license.
The council voted to accept the 2008 city budget as it was presented by the mayor. Pace said copies of the budget are available at city hall.
The council voted to buy a 1995 truck from Triple H Auto Sales in Mammoth Spring. The truck will cost the city $7,500 and will be used as a snow plow and to pull the leaf chipper.
The mayor announced the city has purchased a shed to house the protainer and leaf vacuum. She said the shed was purchased with a grant of $2,500 from the White River Regional Solid Waste District. She said the grant will pay for 75 percent of the shed. "This is the fourth grant we have received from them and all have been used for recycling," she said.
Two new ordinances were passed at the council meeting. One ordinance will annex the Carrol and Truman Jackson property located at Goldsmith Street and Highway 289 into the city.
The other ordinance will close a section of an alley between Third and Fourth Streets.