The City of Bryant held their regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb 27th. A few significant things happened and so Mayor Jill Dabbs put out a statement with an overview.
From the Mayor’s Office
March 8th, 2018
Last Tuesday’s Bryant City Council meeting was met with a packed crowd and a full agenda.
The meeting opened, following a small reception, with a presentation of colors from the Bryant High School ROTC, who also led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Jill Dabbs delivered the State of the City Address. In attendance were Bryant City Council Members, staff, parks committee, planning commission, water/wastewater committee, the A&P commission and a packed room of Bryant residents.
The Mayor shared numerous successes relating to the positive growth, accomplishments, and most importantly that the strong State of the City. She detailed completed and ongoing city improvements and explained timelines for underway projects, the future of city parks and improved street connectivity.
She went on to share the results of the city’s 2017 community assessment survey, highlighting aspects of life in Bryant that respondents found to be important. Improving connectivity, establishing architectural design standards, creating a vibrant town center, enjoying parks and recreation, and maintaining a clean city were all city attributes reported as important to Bryant residents. She continued by detailing her vision for the future as it aligns with each important reported factor.
Immediately following the address, city business got underway. Council Member Star Henson was nominated and confirmed as the newly appointed representative for Ward 2. Star is stepping into the position previously held by her late husband Jerry Henson, and will serve for the remainder of his term.
Members were then confirmed for the newly formed Bryant A&P Commission: Ash Patel, Jared Voth, Scott Hill, Fran Miceli, Bob Joiner, Lorne Gladden and Allen Scott. The committee met Tuesday March 6th, 2018 to elect officers. Those announcements will follow later next week.
Ron Myers with Insurance Service Office (ISO) was also there to officially award Mayor Dabbs along with the City of Bryant Fire Department the official new classification of ISO rating of Class 1. This is a considerable recognition, one that only .25 percent of the cities in the United States have the honor of claiming. This is due to the cooperative work between the Bryant Fire Department, Bryant Water Department and the Bryant 911 Communication Center.
Mr. Myers stated “ We encourage Bryant residents to take pride in the quality of responsiveness of their fire department and other related services.” You can access the official notification letter on our website under the fire department page to share with your insurance agents.
The last presentation of the night included two special guests. Animal Control Officer Beck Bennet was acknowledged for her 10 years of service to the city. Violet Bennet, one of our four legged volunteers, was also recognized for the 10 years of volunteer services to the city as well.
In addition to the presentations, many business items were covered that night. You can view the agenda online at www.cityofbryant.com. If you were unable to attend, but would like to view the State of the City Address, it is available online via the Bryant City Hall Facebook page https: //www.facebook.com/199503640100411/videos/1864651586918933/ . Full text is available on the website at http://www.cityofbryant.com/DocumentCenter/View/2808.
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