"Much needed improvements were made to the Mammoth Spring Police Station. We doubled the space in the building by adding on. New cabinets and new heating and air conditioning units were installed," the mayor said.
Pace said other improvements at the police station include a new interview room, child locator, computer and printer and a new breathalyzer machine.
She said the city received a grant from Arkansas Rural Development that allowed the city to put a new roof on the historic community building located on Main Street in the city.
Much traveled Riverbend Road was paved during the summer of 2005, and the city received a grant to purchase a new leaf vacuum that Mayor Pace said should cut down on pollution caused by burning leaves in the city. A new city backhoe was also purchased.
Pace said she is proud of the improvements made to the Mammoth Spring Fire Station. "A new driveway has been built at the fire station and a pad has been paved for an addition that should be completed, as funds allow, in 2006," Pace said.
The mayor said the fire department also received much needed equipment, including nozzles, pike poles and hoses that were purchased with grant funds.
"The Advertising and Promotions Commission bought new Christmas decorations this year, four new benches for Main Street, and state and national advertising to promote the city," the mayor said. She said two new street lights and a new lighted welcome sign were also bought for the city with tax funds.
Pace said the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce was busy this year helping promote the city. Some of the activities the chamber promoted were Solemn Old Judge Days, the Spooktacular and the annual Christmas parade.