GRAVETTE – The primary order of enterprise for the February 25 metropolis council assembly was the approval of the 2019 audit.
Mayor Kurt Maddox stated it was the perfect audit the town has ever obtained. Solely two minor points have been found. Cash was spent shopping for tickets for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet and it was discovered that spending metropolis cash on the chamber is prohibited with out a contract.
The opposite anomaly was that the Division of Water audit was not but accessible.
Council members have been all current in particular person for the primary time in practically a 12 months. They heard the third studying of the brand new unified growth code, after which handed an ordinance offering for the adoption of the brand new code.
A movement was handed to public sale the town’s strong waste and recycling assortment and disposal contract. As soon as the submissions are obtained, they’ll come again to the board for approval.
Council members voted to approve Razorbox Storage’s large-scale growth plan at 12942 Arkansas 72 West in Hiwasse. The plan is for a self-storage facility on the property. The property was accredited for boat and RV storage in 2019 however the proprietor has modified and open pit boat and RV storage is now not within the plan.
The 32.15 acre zoning on N. Mount Nice Street south of Mount Nice Church and Cemetery, from agricultural A-1 to C-2, died for lack of movement. The rezoning was not accredited by the planning fee and council chairman Ron Theis pressured that it was not in keeping with the town’s long-term plan.
Council members voted to alter the date of the March Committee of the Entire assembly from March 11 to March 16.
Month-to-month monetary studies for December 2020 and January 2021 have been distributed to all board members.
Resolutions have been handed to shut the 2020 price range and approve changes for the 2021 price range, most of which associated to grants obtained.
There was no change in bond funds because the Committee of the Entire assembly on February 11.
Finance Director Carl Rabey stated $ 40,000 to $ 50,000 has been recouped over the previous 5 years because of accountants who come each two years and scan the town’s accounts payable paperwork to retrieve the misplaced gross sales tax. Many of the funds recovered have been funds spent on gas or tools.
On the finish of the assembly, Councilor Margo Thomas stated she needed to congratulate the lads who cleared the town’s roads and streets after the latest ice and snow storm. Maddux agreed the crew had labored onerous. He stated a sequence broke on one of many metropolis’s autos whereas the truck was sanding, necessitating a visit to Springfield to retrieve a brand new chain.