Laid-off Non-Essential Town of Jonesboro Employees to be Paid

The burden caused by the Coronavirus epidemic has been felt by virtually everyone. Thanks to the unanimous agreement of the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen at least the non-essential workers for the town of Jonesboro won’t be hit as hard as it looked like they would be.

During the special called teleconference meeting that was held on Tuesday, April 23rd, Aldermen Devin Flowers, Robbie Siadek and James Ginn approved Resolution 2020-021 to continue to pay non-essential town employees that had been directed to stay at home under the Shelter- In- Place order issued by Mayor Leslie Thompson. Pete Stringer and Nia Evans-Johnson were absent.

Additional resolutions that were approved is #2020-020 that declared a State of Public Health Emergency for the Town of Jonesboro and #2020-23 regarding the acceptance of a settlement offer made by Midwest Management. Resolution #2020-022 that would have approved Denmon Engineering for obstruction removal at the airport was tabled.

Further action taken was the approval of Jonesboro Fire, Police and Public Works department head reports as well as the paying of February and March bills owed. A signature release involving a claim made by Jason Wigley was also agreed upon. Mayor Thompson also briefly spoke about a proposed mobile home to be set on 7th street and asked the council to table the sale of surplus town items for 60 days.

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