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Polk County Quorum Court Approves Resolution to Apply for Grant

The Polk County Quorum Court met Tuesday, February 25th for their regular monthly session. Ten of the eleven Justices of the Peace were on hand, as well as other elected officials and guests.

The Court took care of routine matters, and passed an ordinance that was discussed last month establishing pay amounts for election officials.

New business included the passing of an ordinance to make Line Item Transfers, and an  ordinance authorizing a county employee to do contract work for the county.

County Judge Brandon Ellison asked for the Court to approve a resolution that would allow him to apply for a grant from the Arkansas Unpaved Road Program in the amount of $29,105.00. The matching grant would be used to improve a low water crossing on Polk County 617 and upgrade drainage on on Polk County Road 61. The resolution was approved unanimously.

The Court was also asked to consider the re-appointment of Morris Boydstun to the Polk County Housing Authority. Boydstun’s re-appointment was approved unanimously.

The next Quorum Court meeting will be March 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Quorum Court Meeting Room at the Polk County Office Complex Building (old hospital) on Pine Street in Mena. Quorum Court meetings are open to the public.

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