Carolyn Estes submitted her letter of resignation to the Ash Flat City Council after she plead guilty to the class A felony, conspiracy to commit murder, Sept. 9.
Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw read the letter of resignation at the Sept. 15 council meeting. "To Mayor Danny Traw and members of the Ash Flat City Council: I respectfully submit my resignation, to become effective immediately, as Alderman of Ward 1, Position 2, on the Ash Flat City Council," the letter read.
"Carolyn Estes is going to be missed, she is a good woman and has done a lot of good for the city," Traw said. "Carolyn is a very smart person and has been on the council since before I came."
Charlotte Goodwin informed the council of a grant the city has been awarded. The grant is to be used for a recycling Pro-Tainer. The city purchased a used unit from a company in Batesville. "The unit needs some refurbishing and will then be ready to accept recyclables," Traw said. "When we are done with it will look as good as new."
Council members discussed the Eagle Fest, which will be held Oct. 3 and 4. The council agreed to donate $3,000 for the event.
Resolutions 9A and 9B 2008, were approved by the council. These resolutions, A for Sharp County and B for Fulton County, levy 2009, Ad Valorem Taxes for the City of Ash Flat.
The resolution states: Governing bodies of the municipalities (city council) of the State of Arkansas are required by law to levy Ad Valorem taxes at their regular meeting in September of each year. The levies, are needed to finance the operation of the government of Ash Flat.