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Mammoth Spring council taking construction bids

Thursday, March 16, 2006

MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council voted to advertise for bids on two upcoming projects at their March 6 city council meeting.

The city will be doubling the size of the bay at the fire station this year. Last year the city poured the concrete for the pad of the bay and will be completing the project this year. Bids for street work will also be advertised.

Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said it has not been determined where or when the work would be done but it is generally done annually in late summer or early fall.

The council voted to take the recommendation of the Riverside Cemetery Committee to raise the cost of a grave site at the cemetery from $100 to $200. Pace said the cemetery is city owned but is operated entirely on donations.

"One of the reasons the committee has seen a decline in donations is that older people who have family buried in the cemetery have gotten on in years or passed away," she said. She said anyone who would like to make a donation to the cemetery can do so by contacting Joan Simmers or by taking the donation by Simmons Bank.

Pace presented two reports to the council, the first being the Tree Board report. She said the board recently planted 123 trees around the city.

"We intend to plant an additional 30 or 40 trees at Mammoth Spring School this month, possibly around Arbor Day," she said.

The mayor also gave a report on the Advertising and Promotions Committee in the city. "The committee has purchased advertising in the Springfield News-Leader and the Arkansas Bikers Association publication," she said.

The mayor said the advertising was purchased in an effort to promote tourism in the city.

The council set a policy to buy any auxiliary police officer one uniform and a bulletproof vest.



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