MAMMOTH SPRING -- An official with the Arkansas Department of Health Resource Group was at the Dec. 4 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting to present her findings on the water assessment she did in the city last summer.
"Greg Kirkpatrick (the city water/sewer manager) and I sat down last summer and discussed the water/sewer situation in the city," Constance Gwinn said. She said she thought the water department was well managed.
"The rates have been kept low. Ninety-nine percent of the water customers in the city pay their bill. This is a very high percentage. The city saves money each year with good management of the water system," Gwinn said.
She did have some suggestions regarding the future of the water system.
"A five-year budget projection needs to be established for the water department, as well as a written plan for implementation of the budget," she said. Mayor Jean Pace said the city was currently working on the suggestion.
Gwinn said a job description for each water department employee needs to be established. Pace said that has already been accomplished.
The last suggestion Gwinn made was for a long-range plan for the water department in the city. Pace said the council was in the process of working on the plan.
In other business, Pace told the council that city employee Bradley Guy had recently completed waste water management training and been state certified in waste water management.
The council voted to give all city employees a Christmas bonus
The council also voted to remove all the useable parts from a 1985 Dodge truck owned by the city and then junk the truck.