Mammoth Spring residents with junky yards' must clean up
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Residents in the city of Mammoth Spring who have junky or unkempt yards can expect a notice from City Hall telling them they have an allotted amount of time to get their property cleaned up or they will have a court date set.
The Mammoth Spring City Council at its Feb. 7 meeting discussed the half dozen or so yards in the city it thought posed a problem.
"This will be done in an effort to help Mammoth Spring look clean and will also enhance property values," Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said.
She said the city does have an ordinance dealing with the issue of junky and unkempt property in the city and this is nothing new. She said the ordinance will be enforced with a possible fine imposed.
The city council passed an ordinance to designate the city as a Tree City USA. Before the vote on the ordinance Pace explained to the council that this would allow the city to apply for grants to purchase and plant trees on city property and also to receive funds to take care of the trees already in existence in the city.
Pace announced the city had received a grant from Arkansas Rural Development for $3,200. She said the money would be used to help reroof the historic St. Andrew Episcopal Church building on Main Street. She said the roof on the building, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places, has not received any attention since 1986. The grant will cover half of the roofing project.