Three resolutions were the main topics of discussion at the regular meeting of the Ash Flat City Council March 16.
Following roll call and the consideration and approval of minutes from the February meeting, the department reports were considered and council moved forward to business.
The first resolution passed by council was Resolution 2010-3-A, also called the Scenic Byways Resolution. This shows the city's support of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council's Scenic Byways initiative which helps highlight historic sites and other natural wonders in the area. This initiative was designed to help bring recognition to the area and help create jobs in the tourism based economy. By enacting the resolution, the city of Ash Flat shows their support and urges others to follow in support of the Scenic Byways attempts in areas such as conservation, preservation and economic development, all things that will benefit from Scenic Byways recognition by the scenic drives in the area.
The second and third resolutions were 2010-3-B and C. Both are resolutions to authorize Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw and City Clerk Charlotte Goodwin permission to enter into an administrative agreement with The White River Planning and Development District, to write a grant for a siren project. The city anticipates receiving grant funding from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and White River Planning will help the city write the grant for the funding. The second resolution was simply to authorize Traw to submit the application for the disaster project to purchase a siren system for the city of Ash Flat. The resolution also details the fact that the city has previously conducted the required public hearing that is part of the application process as an opportunity to receive comments from the public. Finally it, will Traw to submit the application to the state to expend the funds in the event the grant is awarded.
The Ash Flat City Council meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at Ash Flat City Hall. The public is always welcome to attend these meetings.