Council Approves Resolution Restricting Fireworks in Certain Areas Around New Years

Nov 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE

Editor/Publisher

The Beebe City Council Monday night approved Resolution 2012-14 which restricts the shooting of fireworks in certain areas in Beebe during the New Year’s holiday - Dec. 30 through Jan. 1st. The areas which are restricted are: all areas of the City of Beebe beginning at Hwy. 67/167 and continuing South, and all areas of the City of Beebe beginning at North Pecan Street and continuing West until reaching the city limits. Te line of demarcation for the Eastern edge of this division (North Pecan Street) shall be perceived to continue in a straight line until reaching the city limits.   Basically, if you live in or next to the area where the blackbirds are roosting - you are not allowed to shoot fireworks during the New Year’s holiday. There are no fireworks allowed throughout the city during the Christmas holiday.

In other action, the council approved the purchase of a 2011 F550 4-man cab diesel rescue truck with added equipment including a new set of the Jaws of Life at a price of $138,000. The Act 833 money will be used to pay for the truck with annual payments of $30,126.55 for 5 years. The truck should be delivered and in service within 30 days.

The council also approved Ordinance 2012-23 which outlines the regulations for opening and operating an RV park. Also approved was Ordinance 2012-24 which increases fees regarding serving warrants.

Resolution 2012 -13 was approved with changes which basically condemns certain properties located at 11004 Beech Street and owned by Rell Lunnie due to those properties being deemed a public nuisance.

The council discussed a possible restriction of the discharge of firearms in a platted subdivision and also discussed restricting or prohibiting the raising of fowl in platted subdivisions. Those issues will be taken up at the next regular meeting which will be Dec. 17th.