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MSPD expansion on hold for lack of bids

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Mammoth Spring Police Department
Staff Writer

MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace announced at the Oct. 4 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting that the city had received no bids for the expansion to the Mammoth Spring Police Station. Council members discussed the building and no decision was made regarding moving on with the expansion project.

Pace told council members that the city had received a state recycling grant for $15,000 to purchase a chipper for city use. She said bids to buy the chipper opened Oct. 14. "This will make city workers' jobs easier because they will be able to take the chipper to individual homes and save time by not having to load and haul limbs. Residents will then be allowed to keep the chipped limbs for gardens and flower beds," Pace said.

Council members also discussed the recent grant received by the Mammoth Spring Fire Department for $2,029. Pace said Fire Chief Steve Simers said the money will be used for general equipment such as hoses and nozzles.

Council members voted to participate in the Oct. 30 Spookarama. This will be the first year for the event and will include downtown merchants sponsoring games and booths. Pace said the mini-park will be decorated and K-KOUNTRY 95 will sponsor a street dance, pumpkin carving contest and costume contest where the first place winner will receive $95.

For more information regarding the event interested persons may call Stacy Mullins at Mammoth Spring State Park.

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