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Mena City Council Votes to Vacate a Portion of Eagle Gar Avenue

The Mena City Council held a special city council meeting on Monday, August 26 at noon in the council chambers of the Mena City Hall.

Agenda items included a discussion to close a portion of Eagle Gar Avenue and the consideration of revised bids for improvements to Fire Station No. 1.

Council members approved a resolution to publish a Petition to Vacate a portion of Eagle Gar Avenue. The notice will include the Petition to close a portion of a dedicated un-opened street know as Eagle Gar Avenue. The petition was filed on behalf of Mena Assets, LLC, SI Property Investments, LLC, Lindsey Family Properties, LLC and Liles Holdings, LLC. The notice will include a land description and the date of a public meeting.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Council members also discussed the consideration of revised bids for improvements at Fire Station No. 1.

Bids included a complete remodel of the upstairs bathroom, a remodel of the downstairs excluding the shower and the replacement of windows with thermal windows in the rear.

The revised scope of the work removed adding tile to a shower and simply paint the shower concrete walls.

It was stated that the revised bids came in $12,000 less than the previous bids.

The council approved the lowest bid of $14,400 from T&J Construction of Western Arkansas.

Council members also discussed and approved rescheduling the upcoming September meeting to September 19 at 6 p.m. in the Mena City Hall Council Chambers.

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