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CITY ACCEPTS GRANT FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS

Members of the Mena City Council met Wednesday, August 1st in a special called meeting to pass a resolution to authorize the mayor, city clerk/treasurer and city attorney to execute a grant agreement and to accept a bid for computer equipment. Council members passed a resolution to accept a grant in the amount of $3,723,187 from the Federal Aviation Administration ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO REFINANCE WATER, SEWER BONDS

Tuesday, July 10th, councilmen of the Mena City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of water and sewer refunding and construction revenue bonds. According to the general manager of the Mena Water Utilities, Charles Pitman, the council re-financed the water and sewer bonds to save the city about $60,000 a year but they also borrowed an additional ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6-13

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 ...

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Committee to Recommend Tabling North Morgan Proposal Indefinitely

BY MELANIE WADE – The Mena City Council Street Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018 to discuss options for the proposed North Morgan Street project following a letter from the Arkansas Highway Commission. After a recent study, the Highway Commission has stated a traffic light would not be warranted at the would-be intersection and that re-aligning the new road ...

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Mena Keeps Millage Rate

BY MELANIE WADE – Mena City Council voted last week to keep the city’s millage rate at two mils at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The two mils rate has stayed the same for many years and the rate passed with no opposition. In other matters, the council approved a bid for new carpet to be installed ...

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City Provides Aid to Water Utility on North Morgan Project; Expands City Hall Renovations

BY MELANIE WADE – Mena City Council held a special called meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at noon, to discuss a funding request from Mena Water and Sewer Department and also an additional project in the current renovations to City Hall. Charles Pitman, Manager for Mena Water Utilities, explained to the council that additional funding is needed to complete ...

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City to Rehabilitate Hangar with Aeronautics Grant; Airport Continues Growth

BY MELANIE WADE – Mena City Council met in a special called meeting on Tuesday afternoon and approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with the State of Arkansas Department of Aeronautics in the amount of $152,571.22. The grant is 90% of a 90/10 matching grant, meaning the city will match 10% of ...

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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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