Jonesboro Board of Aldermen set date for public hearing on surplus property

At the regularly scheduled January 12th meeting that was held via tele-conference the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen introduced an Ordinance in regard to the sale of Surplus Property and set a date of February 9th, 2021 for a Public Hearing to be held for discussion on the matter. 
The ordinance would amend the Jonesboro Code of Ordinances to create a section entitled “Surplus Property” and would deal specifically with the authorization to sale of the undivided interest of the Town of Jonesboro in a tract of immovable property.
The meeting began with Public Comments  where Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce Director Wilda Smith expressed that the Chamber was eager to work closely with the Town in coming year. That was followed by Mayor Leslie Thompson updating the Board on the project he and the Public Works department have been working on in relation to residents that are currently not in the water billing system. 
A placement of a mobile home at 415 Northeast Street was then approved after the board voted to accept the December meeting minutes, December bills and the December financial statement that showed a breakdown of actual income/spending in relation to the budget.
In final action before the Public Works, Police and Fire Department reports were heard, the board approved the recommendation of Jonesboro Police Chief James “Spike” Harris to rehire Warren Johnson as a full time officer and to change the status of Faylon Napper from full time to reserve due to his Armed Forces deployment. 

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