Calico Rock Mayor Ronnie Guthrie reported the Budget Committee has met and will recommend the 2004 budget next month.
He said the December meeting will be short and the annual Christmas dinner will follow.
A resolution to allow candidates running for elected city offices to participate in the upcoming Democratic primary and each election year thereafter was adopted.
The council approved purchasing shirts for the fire department.
Izard County Sheriff Joe Martz reported the new jail is staying close to full and the staff is short handed.
The parks department reported that everything has been winterized.
The sewer and water department reported some problems with the agitator in the sludge pond and with the vacuum stations.