The Mammoth Spring City Council met in regular monthly session March 1 at city hall with Mayor Jean Pace presiding.
Flave Carpenter, customer service manager for Entergy, was at the meeting to answer questions from some residents who feel they are experiencing more power outages than normal. Carpenter explained that anytime power lines are above ground, as the lines in this area are, power outages will occur. Mayor Pace said that on Christmas Day a large portion of the city was without power for six hours. Carpenter said the six hour outage occurred after poles and lines were knocked down, requiring a new pole to be set and the lines restrung. Carpenter will be at the April meeting of the council to answer any additional concerns.
Only one bid was submitted for street work in Mammoth Spring. It was from Kings Asphalt for $73 per ton. Mayor Pace said the city spends between $40,000 and 50,000 each year on road repair and maintenance. She said they would be driving the streets of Mammoth Spring to check on the condition of each road and would begin work first on those streets needing the most repair.
The council gave permission to destroy unessential records from the 2002 year.