A public hearing date of June 9th was set by the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen during their monthly meeting that was held on May 12th via tele-conference. The hearing will allow Jonesboro residents to discuss Ordinance 2020-002 regarding the acceptance of a revised 2020-21 town budget.
Council members James Ginn, Pete Stringer, Nia Evans-Johnson, Robbie Siadek and Devin Flowers also adopted Ordinance 2020-001 which amended the Jonesboro Floodplain Protective Ordinance that was first put in place in 1988.
Further action taken by the council included the approval to authorize the sale of surplus items and to enter into a contract with Denmon Engineering for the removal of obstructions at the Jonesboro airport, who will also handle the advertisement for bids for the work required.
Police Chief, James “Spike” Harris followed by giving an update on the Police Department where he asked council members to revisit his request for new hiring candidates and to approve the termination of Geraldo Fournier. The meeting concluded following Mayor Leslie Thompson and council members expressing comments.
For copy of the revised town budget that is to be considered see below.