MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council passed an ordinance Nov. 7 changing the speed limit on all city streets in the city to 20 mph.
"The speed limit on Main Street (or Highway 9) will remain 30 mph because it is set by the state, Mayor Jean Pace said. She said new speed limit signs will be posted. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said the new ordinance will be enforced.
Pace gave an update on the grant the city has received to purchase a new leaf vacuum. She told the council that the grant was received from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
"The total cost of the leaf vacuum is $20,000 and the city will only have to pay one-fourth of that," Pace said. She said because of back orders the vacuum will not be delivered for 60 to 90 days.
The mayor told the council the work on the fire station, the driveway addition and the concrete pad are complete and in the spring the city will take bids on the completion of the building.
The council discussed the four new benches the city Advertising and Promotions Committee recently purchased for the city. The mayor also announced the committee had purchased new Christmas decorations and they will be used this year.
Pace told the council that an open house had been planned at the recently renovated police station Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pace said the open house will be the same day as the Mammoth Spring Christmas parade, and the police station will not be open during the parade