Not once, not twice, but three times the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen overrode Ordinances regarding the general, water and sewage budgets at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting that was held on July 13th at the Jonesboro Town Hall. While that was not surprising since the town council submitted and ratified their own general budget in last month’s meeting, what was shocking was that each vote had unanimous 5-0 backing of board members Devin Flowers, Robbie Siadek, Pete Stringer, James Ginn and Nia Evans-Johnson.
In other action the board authorized Mayor Leslie Thompson to enter into a contract with a lawyer with Federal Court trial experience to represent the town in a lawsuit and approved several moves recommended by Jonesboro Police Chief James “Spike” Harris. A proposed lease purchase of a Grapple Truck was tabled until the August meeting
Joining the Jonesboro Police Department is new officer Dieter Sloan in full time capacity and Kristopher Walker for part time duty. Ronald Harper was also approved to be a reserve dispatcher and a non-paid reserve officer. Part time officer, Sketea Walker, was terminated.
Before the session that was held at the meeting room of the Jonesboro Town Hall located at 126 Allen Avenue a Public Hearing took place in regard to Ordinance 2021-006 that was in reference to the pay of the Town of Jonesboro Tax Collector. No comments were voiced during the allotted time.
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