The Hardy City Council met in regular session Sept. 2. During the meeting Mayor Nina Thorton informed the council of a grant program that Judge Brown introduced to the mayors of Ash Flat, Hardy, Highland and Cherokee Village. Judge Brown told the mayors that there are monies to be applied for and with all of the natural disasters the Spring River area has endured recently he thinks there is a good chance for the area to be approved.
Brown gave each of the mayors applications and told them to pick out large projects that each of their areas needed and get the applications back in as soon as possible. Brown clarified that the grant money does not have to be applied to anything damaged by the storms or floods, just simply something the areas need.
Council members agreed that the first thing Hardy needs is a new City Hall building. Hardy's current City Hall building is located in the flood plains. The council also agreed to include in the application monies for new fire equipment.
In other business it was announced that repairs are almost finished for Buford Beach and the central heat and air has been installed in the library.
Betty Holm announced that the Sharp County Library cookbooks will be for sale at local businesses Sept. 15 and T-shirts will also be available. "We have all contributed to this cookbook," Mayor Nina Thornton said.
City wide cleanup will begin Oct. 4 in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful. The council will be needing volunteers for recycling.