The meeting was opened with Brother Roger Brewer with Lighthouse Apostolic Church offering the invocation.
The issue of how the city will address the prospect of Sharp County becoming wet was discussed. Several options for the city were discussed but nothing was decided. Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton said the city is being proactive in their planning. The item will be on the agenda at future meetings until a decision is made. Thornton will be inviting area pastors to a future council meeting to allow their input on this topic.
The issue of the four-way stop sign at Fourth and Main Streets was deferred because Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose could not be present for the meeting.
A discussion on Worker's Compensation time was also deferred to another meeting.
In new business, Thornton announced the much anticipated arrival of the Hardy Fire Department's fire truck. She said the truck arrived Sunday from Watseka, Ill. The truck was donated by the Watseka Fire Department and delivered by Ted Martin to the city. Ted is Cherokee Village Alderman Peter Martin's brother and a member of the Watseka Fire Department. Martin delivered the truck on his vacation time.
Thornton also announced that she plans to apply for a grant to build an emergency shelter. Thornton said the grants are made available through a Community Development Block Grant through White River Planning and Development (WRPD). The funds are used to addresss damages done by the floods and tornado's in 2008 and are only available to areas presidentially declared disaster areas.
The grant submissions will be reviewed by WRPD before being submitted to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC).
Thornton said local architect Larry Bronson has drawn up some plans for the potential shelter.
Announcements for upcoming events included the Aaron Bogart Music Show to be held in the Hardy Gym Aug. 22 and a Cruise In The Park to be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Loberg Park Aug. 29.
The next meeting of Hardy City Council will be held Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at Hardy City Hall.