MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council had a full agenda when they met in regular session Feb. 3.
Engineers from the firm of DeClerk and Thraesch of Pocahontas, Ark. were at the council meeting requesting that the new subdivision being developed by Charles McCullough and Alan Ramsuer on Fair View Road be allowed to hook-up to the city's existing sewer lines.
The subdivision is not in the city limits. The mayor, councilmen and city Water and Wastewater Manager Greg Kirkpatrick said they had all studied the request extensively and the council voted to allow the request.
The engineers told the council that each house would have its own septic tank that would take care of solids and only liquids would go through the city lines.
"Our investigation into this request shows our current system can adequately handle the addition," Pace said.
She said customers of the subdivision would pay twice the amount city residents pay for the sewer service.
McCullough and Ramsuer will be responsible for paying for all the work on the sewer project and the city will not be out any money.
Pace announced the city's Fireman Pension Plan had recently received a good audit and it was at city hall and ready to be reviewed by anyone who would like to look it over.
The council voted to allow the mayor to apply for grants for a storm siren and a fire truck for the city. They also passed a resolution that will allow her to apply for a grant from Arkansas Rural Development for additional funds for the fire truck.
Pace announced that Mammoth Spring had again received the title of Tree City USA. This makes the third year the city has earned the title.
The council voted to allow the city to buy a tractor. Pace said in the past city employees have been using their personal equipment to do some work in the city and the tractor was needed. She said the tractor is needed to weed sand cells at the wastewater treatment plant and will also be used in the winter to clean snow off city easements.
The council ended the meeting by voting to advertise for bids for warm weather street work in the city.