MAMMOTH SPRING -- Larry Burns was appointed as the new Ward I Alderman at the March 7 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting. Burns replaced former alderman Lindy Greene who moved out of Ward I.
Mayor Jean Pace gave the council an update on the expansion of the police station. She said when completed the building will give officers twice the space they now have. She said a new heating and cooling system has been installed and other improvements include a private interrogation room, an added restroom and more storage area.
The council heard the first reading of ordinance 2005-03 which involves waste and waste water in the city. The ordinance will increase the water deposit in the city to $75 from $50 for new customers. The ordinance will also increase the reconnect fee for water in the city from $10 to $25.
The city has hired two new employees, Doug Lewis and Bradley Guy to work on the city crew.
The council voted to advertise for bids for street repairs that will be done this summer. The council also decided to purchase a camera with a zoom lens for the police department.
Mayor Pace informed the council that she had written a grant proposal for a new leaf vacuum for the city.
She said the city will be involved in a volunteer program with Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church where church members will take on projects and clean up the city at the end of this month.
Cleanup week in the city has been set for April 4-8. Pace said batteries and liquid paint will not be included in the clean up. She said tires will be picked up, but City Hall will need to be called ahead of time and a charge of $2 per tire will be implemented.
The mayor said the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce will hold a rabies clinic April 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Simmons Bank.