(MENA) Members of Mena City Council met on July 16th to accept a grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program for much needed renovations to the historic train depot.
The $28,526.68 grant, in addition to the city’s share of funds will go to electrical and plumbing upgrades at the depot.
Mayor Seth Smith and other representatives from the city and the Mena Depot Commission went to Little Rock for the presentation in late June.
The council rejected the lone bid for the remodeling of the two bathrooms at the city’s Fire Station #1. Six requests for quotes were sent out, with only one returning with a bid. That bid was considerably over the threshold of $20,000 set aside for the project.
In addition, the city leaders approved the matter of going with Chambers Bank on placing four Certificate of Deposits with that institution at a rate of 2.54% over a twelve month period, with interest compounded quarterly.
The Streets Department are preparing to put on an overlay to South Reine Street, that will give that roadway several more years of life and will give the city an opportunity of getting other roadways a more prioritized importance of fixing or repairing those streets.