MAMMOTH SPRING -- Water was on the minds of the Mammoth Spring City Council when they met April 7.
The council discussed the drainage issue in the city at length.
Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace told the council an engineer had been to the city and had given some suggestions on what could be done.
"Water comes downhill from the school. One of our main drainage issues is the alley between Palace Drug Store and the Church of Christ. We have already dug a ditch between the two buildings, deeper, in hopes that will help," the mayor said. She said water drainage off roofs around the city in some areas is also a problem and that property owners will be responsible for easing some of the drainage from their roofs.
Rain did began to fall early April 10 and many of the businesses in the lower portion of the city on Main Street received some flooding mostly on the right side of the street.
Pace gave all council members a copy of the recent audit of the water and sewer system. She also said that copies of the audit are available at city hall for anyone that would like to review it.
Council members were informed the city had just received a grant of $13,000 from USDA that will go toward the purchase of a new storm warning siren for the city. She said the city will have to pay the remaining $4,350 to purchase the siren.
Because the city is a Tree City USA member, the city recently received a grant of $316 from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Pace told the council the grant was a reimbursement for trees planted in the city last year.