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Council to Consider Water Rate Increase

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena City Council will be considering a recommendation from the Mena Water Utilities Commission (MWU) to increase water rates during their May meeting. Mena Water Utility Manager Charles Pitman said that the utility consulted with Communities Unlimited (CU) regarding its current water rates. CU confirmed that the utility is not charging enough to cover its ...

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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 Three Resolutions for Airport, Hospital, and Water Depts.

BY MELANIE BUCK – At the July Mena City Council meeting, the Council heard reports from several city departments and also, explanations of two proposed resolutions from local attorney Danny Thrailkill. Thrailkill first represented the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport, filling in for Airport Manager Will Robbins who was unable to attend. Thrailkill said the new runway lighting system for Runway ...

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Turner Seeks City Council Seat

[SUBMITTED] James Earl Turner has announced that he is a candidate for Mena City Council Ward 1 Position 1. He previously served two terms on the Mena City Council, serving from 2007-2010. James Earl is a fourth generation native of Mena and Polk County.  His parents are Imogene Turner and the late Glen Turner.  His wife of 30 years is ...

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City Council Awards Bids on Street Repairs

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena City Council approved bids in a special called meeting Monday, August 26, for street overlay and milling projects. Three bids were received for the overlay project. The contract was awarded to B&L Paving of Oden who bid $102/ton. Two other bids were received from McCormick Works of Ozark, who bid $118.10/ton, and Tri-State Construction ...

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City Council Announces Street Overlays Receives ARCO Resolution Supporting Downtown Streetscape

Mena Mayor George McKee announced the streets scheduled for overlay during the July City Council Meeting. South Mena Street from Hwy 71 to Holly Street is scheduled to be milled with new overlay. Morgan Avenue from Ransom Road to Dallas Avenue, which has seen dramatic increase in traffic since the opening of the new Mena High School, will also be ...

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