Mayor Nina Thornton called the meeting to order and Alderman Carolyn Groves read the previous minutes.
In old business, Thornton let the council know that she had been in contact with the Tri- County Solid Waste Management company in regard to the potential recycling issue that was raised at the previous meeting. She explained that they, "didn't have the manpower or resources to come and get it (the recyclables.)" Thornton is very enthusiastic about the city of Hardy having some sort of recycling program available. She said there would be an area outside City Hall for those who would like to bring their recyclables every third Friday of the month. She said that on April 17, this worked very well. The area will be set up from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thornton said that this is a no-drop off and self-sorting recycling area. Customers can bring clean cardboard, plastic, aluminum and steel cans for recycling.
Committee meeting reports were then read. Thornton said that the city's recent Easter egg was a huge success with over 300 children attending.
In new business, Adam McVey from the ASU Delta Center extended the city of Hardy an invitation to meet with other elected officials at a joint meeting at the Sharp County Courthouse on May 7 from 6-8 p.m. to discuss potential economic development for the area. Smith asked that members consider areas of potential development and bring any ideas to this meeting.
In other business, the city of Hardy passed the Federal Trade Commissions Theft Identity ordinance. This ordinance would make the city FTC. Mayor Thornton explained that this ordinance must be in effect for any business or organization in which personal information such as social security numbers are taken as a basis for approval of services, such as the water department. This ordinance allows departmental sharing of information regarding potential red flags on accounts that come as a result of someone using another person's name for such purposes as to obtain service, such as water, telephone or any other utility.
Thornton announced the upcoming Tail Gate Produce sales to be held every third Friday in the lot near the car museum. She stressed that although the set up for this produce sale is free, only produce can be offered for sale at the events. In conjunction with third Friday, other merchants will be open late and offering varying music and other opportunities for the public to visit and enjoy Hardy as well as the recycling opportunity available.