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Rivera, Wood named to Fulton Natural Resource Committee

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Staff Writer

The Fulton County Quorum Court appointed Mary Rivera and Bob Wood as spokespersons June 14 for the Natural Resource Committee.

Fulton County Judge Curren Everett said Rivera and Wood have been involved with different environmental organizations around the state and it is legally required that they be recognized as official spokespersons of the Natural Resource Committee.

Rivera and Wood have been fighting to change the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) definition of a watershed. Under its current definition, the Strawberry, South Fork and Spring rivers and adjoining properties are considered extraordinary resource waters or ERWs. The designation means properties near the rivers are under stricter environmental regulations.

The appointment vote was unanimous.

The quorum court also unanimously appointed Lajune Romans to the Fulton County Library Board. Romans, of Mammoth Spring, will replace Becky Haney on the Library Board.

Fulton County native Connie Buss asked the quorum court to adopt a resolution to support her in a case she has against Fulton County's insurance provider, Gallagher and Basset.

Buss said she had spoken with the Arkansas Insurance Commission and they told her that it would help her case if the quorum court supported her claim.

In November 2003 Buss was involved in a car wreck with two county workers. Buss said Gallagher and Bassett reimbursed her for some of the damages to her 1996 Aerostar van, but $342.74 worth of damages remain.

The quorum court tabled the resolution of support for Buss until July.



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