Board of Aldermen select Kasey Belton to be Tax Collector for Town of Jonesboro

The Jonesboro Board of Aldermen agreed with Mayor Leslie Thompson’s recommendation to make Kasey Belton the Tax Collector for the Town of Jonesboro. The vote was unanimous among councilmen James Ginn, Pete Stringer, Robbie Siadek and Devin Flowers. Nia Evans-Johnson was absent. 

In other action take at the meeting held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro on Tuesday the Board agreed to terminate the contract between the town and Kenneth Folden & Company. . This was at the request of the CPA firm who according to Mayor Thompson was instrumental in getting Jonesboro back on a good financial track. 

“I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate what Kenneth Folden and his associates have done for our town. Their expertise helped us out of some very sticky situations and put us in a good position heading into 2022,” said Thompson. “I think it is important that everyone should know how good they were to our town. A good example is that there were times we were in bad financial situations throughout the year and they volunteered to allow the town to owe them so we could pay our bills.” 

In other action a Public Hearing was declared for January 11, in regard to Sunday alchohol sales and Deputy Clerk Janice Simmons was approved to be given signature authority on the towns bank accounts. A mobile home to be located on Harrison Road was approved for placement and Hi-Tech had their contract renewed. During the meeting an executive session was enforced when the Board wanted to discuss with Attorney Lance Person in regard to the Stringer Litigation. No action was taken.  

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