McComas accepts position at council meeting
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Long time Mammoth Spring Fire Department member Frank McComas accepted the position of fire chief Sept. 6 at City Hall. He fills fill the position of Steve Simers who resigned from the position this month.
The council discussed a proposed ordinance regulating mobile homes in the city limits. The council voted to completely redraw the zoning map in the city. Mayor Jean Pace said the maps had not been updated since the 1970s.
Council members voted to send city employee Bradley Guy to waste water treatment school. Mayor Pace, Greg Kirkpatrick, who serves as head of the water and waste water treatment department in the city, and city police officer Jamie Turnbough will attend emergency management training classes later this month in Salem.
The council voted to hire Ron Snyder as a new city employee. He will work in the water and sewer department.
The mayor informed the council the Tree City USA Board had ordered 400 trees to be planted around the city, She said some of the areas the trees will be planted include the Mammoth Spring Cemetery, the City Park and Lassiter access, popular fishing spot on the Spring River.
All council members voted to commend the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce on the many festivals they organize throughout the year in the city, saying it boosted the economy of the city.
Pace told council members that in the near future two new signs welcoming people to the city will replace old signs located on Highway 9 and Highway 63.
Pace said the city's financial statements are always available at City Hall if anyone would like to see them.