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Tuesday evening, the Mena City Council met in regular session.

Aldermen approved several reports and heard reports from varies department heads, including the police chief, hospital administrator and airport manager.

Aldermen voted to pass a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk/Treasurer to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the runways and taxiways.

Aldermen authorized City Clerk Linda Rexroad to solicit quotes for CD renewals from the City’s general funds. Rexroad reported the current CDs will mature in July.

Aldermen also re-appointed Martin Knittig (kinetic) to the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission. His term will expire in 2022.

Mayor George McKee announced the city council will consider a request for an appeal of the decision of the Mena Planning Commission in reference to a petition from Gerald Golden seeking to rezone property that’s located at 1803 Highway 71 North from an R-1 zone to a R-2 zone. That hearing will be held during the council’s next regular meeting on July 10th at 6 p.m. in the Mena City Hall.

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