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Today is the Census deadline

Census results have an impact on planning and funding for health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs such as Head Start and college tuition assistance, and so much more.

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.

It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

City Wide Clean-Up

The City of Mena’s 17th Annual Fall Clean-Up is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 26,  Only yard waste items will be picked up (tree limbs, shrubs, leaves, grass, etc.). Due to state law, we can not pick up construction debris and lumber.  Please place items at curb side PRIOR to Monday, Oct. 26 to insure they will be collected.  It is required that smaller items, such as small limbs, gum balls, and leaves, be placed in garbage bags. This service is free for the residents of Mena. The Mena Street Department will begin collection in the Northwest part of the city and work their way across town following the same routes as Southern Disposal. This pick-up is scheduled for one week only and it is not necessary to call City Hall in order to receive this service.

Voter Registration Deadline is Oct. 5

The November General Election is just around the corner.  Now is the time to be sure you are registered to vote and that all your information is correct.  Have you had an address change? A name change? You can verify this information by visiting or by calling the County Clerk’s Office at 394-8123.

Also, if you will be needing to vote by absentee ballot, please go ahead and contact the County Clerk’s Office to make that request.

The deadline to requests ballots by mail is Tuesday October 27th. Early Voting is also an option and begins October 19th.  Election Day is November 3rd.

Property Tax Deadline is Oct. 15

Two weeks remain to pay real estate and personal property taxes without penalty. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only two customers are allowed in the office at a time, so be prepared to wait longer if paying  in person. There is a dropbox located outside the office door if you would like to put your tax payment in it and a receipt will be mailed. Payments may also be mailed to 507 Church Ave or online at

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