Council Holds Special Session, Approves Ord. to Rid City of Non-Operating Vehicles

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story

By Lee “Cat” McLane

Editor/Publisher

The Beebe City Council met in special session Thursday night, March 22, to look at several issues.

The council approved Ord. 2012-09 which amends  Ord. 90-07, which prohibits the maintenance and storage of non-operating vehicles within the City of Beebe - with certain exceptions. (See Ord. on Pg. 6 for all details).

The council approved the agreement between White River Planning  and the city  to administer a grant which provides $75,000 from  the Ark. Dept. of Parks and Tourism to be used at the Beebe Ball Park. The grant is a 50/50 grant and the city will pay $37,500 for the work to be done at the park. The city will pay White River Planning an administration fee of $5,928.00 to oversee the grant process through completion.

The council heard from the mayor that if anyone wants to adopt an animal from the city shelter they must come to City Hall to do the paperwork and pay the fees. If they want to go to the shelter to see the dogs, the hours are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri. or they can call for an appt.

The council also approved a resolution declaring buildings at 117 E. Center Street and owned by Robin Coulter to be a public nuisance and condemn the property.

The council also approved Res. No. 2012-05, a resolution for a construction contract with Gene Summers Const. of Maumelle for $172,285.60 for street and drainage improvements on Idaho Street in Beebe. The money will be paid with grant funds from the Ark. Economic Development Commission and the City. The city will have to pay about $15,000 for the work.