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City Accepts Bids on Two Police Units

Councils Seeks to Expand Tapley Park BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena City Council met on Tuesday, April 26, in a special called meeting to consider bids that were submitted in a request for two new police units for the Mena Police Department. Two bids were submitted and Mena Ford won with a low bid of $21,244.18 per vehicle. The city ...

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City Council Approves Expenditures

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena City Council held a special called meeting on Tuesday, March 29, to hold a vote on the expenditure of funds for the East Boundry street project. The project will see a section of East Boundry that runs between Ransom Road and the Mena School Bus Barn at the Mildred Street intersection, hard surfaced. Estimated cost ...

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City Council Approves Bids for Downtown Streetscape Project

BY MELANIE BUCK – A new bed and breakfast was approved by the Mena City Council at their regular monthly meeting on February 9, 2016. The bed and breakfast approved is located on Reine Street and will add to a growing number of B&B’s offered in Mena. Council members also approved a low bid of $511,337 from Township Builders out ...

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City Council Approves Near 2.5 Million Dollar Budget

BY MELANIE BUCK – The 2016 budget for the City of Mena was approved at the Mena City Council meeting that was held on Tuesday, December 8. Monthly reports from city offices were heard as well as passing two new resolutions and an ordinance. Mena’s City Council approved a budget for their general fund of $2,499,573 in estimated revenues and ...

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Mena City Council Approves Measures at Monthly Meeting

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena City Council met last week at City Hall and introduced two new resolutions, approved the purchase of equipment, and appointed members to various committees. The Street Department was approved to receive a new roller that will be purchased from the low bidder, Scott Equipment, for $16,500. Mayor McKee explained the advantage the new roller will ...

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Mena City Council Approves Measures at Monthly Meeting

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena City Council met last week at City Hall and introduced two new resolutions, approved the purchase of equipment, and appointed members to various committees. The Street Department was approved to receive a new roller that will be purchased from the low bidder, Scott Equipment, for $16,500. Mayor McKee explained the advantage the new roller will ...

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Mena City Council Approves Increase in Sewer Rates

Geotube System to be Put in Place Early 2016 BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena City Council met Tuesday, August 11, at City Hall for their monthly meeting. The Council approved an ordinance allowing for a raise in Mena’s sewer rates. Even though there is an ordinance in place that allows for a yearly increase, this is the first time in ...

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Council Approves Projects – Including Downtown Streetscape

BY MELANIE BUCK – Rick Chrisman, local downtown business owner, addressed Mena’s City Council during their April meeting regarding continued delays on the completion of the streetscape project along Mena Street. Some years ago, the project began to replace the sidewalks of Mena Street with decorative pavers as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project. However, as Mayor George McKee put ...

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Work Begins on Street Overlay Projects

BY MELANIE BUCK – Work began Tuesday, September 2, on street overlay projects that were approved by City Council at their August meeting. On Wednesday, B&L Paving began overlaying the road surface on Petross Street and Lincoln Street. As of Thursday morning, the crew was resurfacing Martin Street. Work was originally slated to begin on August 25 but was delayed. ...

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Mena City Council Donates Land for New Jail

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena City Council signed a resolution during their July meeting to donate approximately five acres of land located at the Mena/Polk County Industrial Park on the north side of town to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department for the purpose of building a new County jail facility.  The transfer of the property is contingent upon both ...

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