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Shirley council tidies up 2013 budget

The Shirly City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to bring its 2013 budget into exact numbers at its Feb. 10 meting.

The council adopted Resolution 2014-02 after making one change. Councilwoman Brandy Kimmons asked for clarification on Section 3 of the resolution where it stated that: “All cities and towns must bid on public improvements as defined in Ark. Code Ann. £ 22-9-203 when all estimated costs of the work exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00).”

Kimmons said Shirley’s requirement was when all estimated costs of work exceed $500 it must be put out for bid.

Mayor Johnny Sowell stated that the resolution was just referencing state law and was a standard form. Kiimmons asked that the wording be changed to reflect the city’s law. A correction was made and initialed changing the amount from $20,000 to $500.

Kimmons made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-02 with the change. Councilwoman Lisa Hackett seconded the motion and all were in favor.

Also at the meeting, the council voted unanimously to award the city’s 2014-15 mowing contract to Eric’s Lawn Care, owned by Eric Shull. His bid was $620 per mowing.

Sowell told the council that he has received a bid to replace two signs at the city ballpark, which were damaged by winds eariler this month. Sowell said the signs will be mounted on plywood for $75 each and installed as soon as possible.

The council’s next regular meeting is March 10, 2014.

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