Three separate Ordinances regarding amendments to the General Budget, Water Budget and Sewer Budget were introduced and a Public Hearing was set for September 14th, prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen. The action was taken at the special session that took place on Thursday, August 12th after the original meeting that was to be held on Tuesday, August 10th was postponed.
After Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson called the meeting to order a representative of the Jonesboro Riding Club commented on their desire to revamp the Rodeo Arena and stated they are eager to get started.
Board members Nia Evans-Johnson, Robbie Siadek, James Ginn, Pete Stringer and Devin Flowers then approved the August bills, financials and minutes before moving on the following three requests submitted by Jonesboro Police Chief, James “Spike” Harris.
(1) Termination of Brian Glenn
(2) Promotion of Kristopher Walker to full time duty
(3) Rehire Israel Smith to part time duty
The lease/purchase of a Grapple Truck and the placement of a mobile home at 1773 Firetower Road received approval followed by Mayor Thompson speaking to the council about hiring a company to start the “redistricting” process. He then gave an update on “Operation Clean-Up” which is the program designed to beautify Jonesboro by removing blighted and unsightly structures.
In a final action before the meeting was adjourned, Thompson was authorized to enter into an agreement with the law firm NeunerPate, who was chosen to represent the Town of Jonesboro in a lawsuit because of their federal trial experience.
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