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Shelli Poole's Blog Posts Tagged 'council' (28)

Friends of the Palace & Curtis Ferguson Make Their Case in Workshop Regarding Saving or Demolishing the Theatre

The ongoing efforts to save the Palace Theatre in downtown Benton from demolition got real last night, as two parties spoke to members of the City of Benton's Community Service Committee - made up of members of City Council.

The Palace has sat dormant on South Street near Market since the Saline County Library vacated the…


Added by Shelli Poole on August 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

City of Bryant Officials Holding "Community Conversations" in Local Neighborhoods

Bryant City Hall is coming to a neighborhood near you!

Mayor Dabbs, along with Chief Kizer, Chief Jordan and Bryant City Council members are excited to be setting up very soon in your neighborhood - or at least one nearby.

Most Bryant residents work during the 8:00-5:00 hours that City Hall is…


Added by Shelli Poole on August 26, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Benton Committee Met Tuesday Night, Interviewed 7 Candidates & Chose One to Fill Vacant Benton City Council Seat


9 members of the City Council were present. 7 candidates showed up to interview. Judd Hart was selected to fill the vacancy on the Council. More details soon.


The Personnel/Health & Safety Committee will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25th, in the Mayor's Conference Room at the Benton Municipal Complex to interview candidates to fill the vacant Ward 4, Position 1 seat on the Benton City Council. The seat…


Added by Shelli Poole on August 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Benton Alderman Resigns, Council Must Pick a Replacement

During the July 27 meeting of the Benton City Council, Mayor David Mattingly announced the resignation of Alderman Jim Gardner. In a statement read by Mayor Mattingly during the meeting, Gardner expressed his appreciation to the city and residents for his time on…


Added by Shelli Poole on July 28, 2015 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Benton Mayor Mattingly Gives Raises and Lowers Taxes, Shows Off New Facility & Mascot

City of Benton Mayor David Mattingly held a press conference this morning to make a couple of announcements that will come as good news to City employees, as well as local residents. 

Mattingly announced that employees will be receiving a cost of living allowance (COLA) raise of 3.5%, and he also wants to lower property taxes for Benton residents - from 4.9% to 4.1%.

More details coming, but Mattingly also showed a video of how the inside of Riverside Park will look AND…


Added by Shelli Poole on July 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

CADC Single Parent Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications Through July 1st


Central Arkansas Development Council’s Single Parent Scholarship Fund (SPSF) is accepting applications in Saline, Hot Spring, Pike, Clark, Dallas and Columbia Counties. The deadline to apply July 1, 2015.

The SPSF program provides scholarships to low-income single parents who…


Added by Shelli Poole on June 19, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Benton City Council Discussed Bonds, Rezoning, Renovating, Salaries & Annexing

The Benton City Council held their regular meeting Monday April 27, 2015. Agenda topics included Bonds, Rezoning, Gann House, Salary, and Annexing Land. Read the agenda below the video.

At the end of the video, Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane talks about the new radios on the AWIN system that the…


Added by Shelli Poole on April 28, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Bauxite City Council Approves New 4x4 Vehicle Purchase for Fire Department

On Monday night, April 27, 2015, the Bauxite City Council held a special called meeting to discuss allowing the Fire Department to purchase a service…


Added by Shelli Poole on April 27, 2015 at 9:43pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Bauxite Council Says "Yes" to Landfill Expansion, "I Don't Know" to Alcohol, Court Venue, Water Contract & Code Enforcement

On Monday, April 20th, 2015, the Bauxite City Council convened in their regular meeting to discuss the following agenda items:

  1. Comprehensive alcohol ordinance
  2. Landfill expansion 
  3. IRS back payments
  4. Planning and zoning
  5. Judge Stephanie Casady - requesting to…

Added by Shelli Poole on April 21, 2015 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

Benton Doesn't Want You Feeding Stray Animals - For This Reason

The City of Benton has adopted an ordinance (Number 22 of 2015) stating there will be a fat fine associated with feeding stray animals on property other than where you yourself reside. If animals are getting fed in a certain spot, that's where they will congregate.…


Added by Shelli Poole on April 15, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Bryant State of the City: New Business, Construction, Jobs, Planned Growth, Department Goals, Livability

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs gave her State of the City Address at the regular City Council Meeting at City Hall. Video and text of that address are shown below.




Added by Shelli Poole on April 2, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

Bryant City Meeting Showcases Video of the Robot Bryant Students Built, Recognizes Citizens & Organizations

The Bryant City Council Meeting was held Tuesday night, March 31, 2015. This video shows the first part of the meeting. The rest of the meeting is to come in another post.

00:00... Awards and Recognition 

  • The Bryant Boys and Girls Club-- National Boys and Girls Club Week
  • Autism Speaks - Autism Awareness
  • CASA - Child Abuse Awareness
  • Centerpoint --Safe Digging Month

08:00... …


Added by Shelli Poole on April 1, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Bryant Aldermen Propose Ordinance to Address Open Burning Dangers

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, the Bryant City Council will consider an ordinance to set guidelines for open burning within the city.

As of February, the Bryant Fire Department has responded to more than 25 out-of-control fires. Damage from the fires is estimated at…


Added by Shelli Poole on March 13, 2015 at 1:08pm — 5 Comments

Connectivity Goal Leads Bryant to Begin Looking at Right-of-Way on Echo Lake Blvd Property

The Bryant City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night, directing Mayor Jill Dabbs to begin identifying, negotiating and acquiring right-of-way offers, connecting Echo Lake Blvd from Interstate 30 to the south side of Bryant. This allows the Mayor to initiate conversations with property owners and report back to council offers received and obstacles to overcome.

"This is a very exciting step forward for our city. One of the greatest growing…


Added by Shelli Poole on February 27, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Benton State of the City Address & Animated Flyover Riverside Park (video)

On Monday night, February 9th, 2015, the regular meeting of the Benton City Council was held. Mayor David Mattingly proclaimed Feb 15-21 Benton Athletic Memorial Museum Wall of Fame Week. He then gave the State of the City speech for 2015. The…


Added by Shelli Poole on February 10, 2015 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Bauxite Alderman Says She Is Stepping Down for Family and Health Reasons

Mona (Struble) Baber resigned Monday from her second term as Alderman on the Bauxite City Council. 

The following a statement from Baber regarding the decision:

"I have enjoyed representing the town I love. I have enjoyed helping the people and fighting for our children and our seniors, trying to…


Added by Shelli Poole on January 27, 2015 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

Businesses Shuffling Around on Military in Benton

Somebody just reminded me that I took pictures this weekend of the cute Victorian building that houses Webb's House of Flowers being dismantled by Doyle Webb himself and family. I regret that I only did a "drive-by shooting" to get these pics. I'd have like to say hello to folks and get a comment on what's happening. Click to this post and scroll down in the comments for some…


Added by Shelli Poole on January 26, 2015 at 6:42pm — 22 Comments

Bryant City Council Meeting Minutes from 012015 Includes Buying a New Pool Motor

City of Bryant

Bryant City Council

Regular Meeting Minutes

1/20/2015 - Minutes


Mayor Dabbs





  • Derek Phillips Parks Director. replace motor (Pool PAK) ,…

Added by Shelli Poole on January 23, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Benton City Council Addresses Pension, Alcohol Permits, Communications & Computer Issues (Video) 011215

The Benton City Council held their first regular meeting of the year at 7pm, Monday January 12th, 2015. Click to see the full agenda packet (pdf) or see the agenda outline below the video.

All Aldermen were present: Frank Baptist, Kerry Murphy, Charles Cunningham, Evelyn Reed, Bill Donnor, Jerry…


Added by Shelli Poole on January 12, 2015 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Bryant City Council Meeting Canceled Due to a Record 5 Aldermen Absent

According to Bryant City Clerk Heather McKim, Thursday night's City Council meeting was so sparsely attended that it had to be canceled. McKim stated that those present were Rob Roedel, Mike Chandler and Steve Gladden. This means that five alderman (a.k.a. city councilmen) were not present. McKim said this has not happened before in a regular meeting during the administration of Mayor Jill Dabbs. 

The timing of the absences occurring at the last meeting before the Mayoral Runoff…


Added by Shelli Poole on November 20, 2014 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

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