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Lockesburg City Council July Meeting

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Aldermen of the Lockesburg City Council approved the purchase of a freezer for the Lockesburg Senior Citizens Center, but tabled a request for the city to make a monetary donation to the center.

Last week, Frances Brakeville attended the Lockesburg City Council meeting on behalf of the Lockesburg Senior Adult Center. She reported the center was receiving donations of meat for the Lockesburg Meals for Seniors project and they needed a freezer to store the food.

Council members voted to purchase a freezer and donate it to the center, but Brakeville also asked the council to make a monetary donation to the center, which the aldermen tabled until their August meeting.

Aldermen heard a report from Robin Rice of the A.L. Franks Engineering firm in Texarkana. She stated the city was waiting on verification from the railroad company concerning the height of the walking bridge before they start the sidewalk project.

Rice also presented a bid from RBIS, LLC of $395,959 for the city’s Waste Water project. Aldermen voted to accept the bid, but the approval is contingent to the approval of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Park Commissioner Sheila Ruth gave the council report about the city’s Fireworks in the Park program. She said there were more vendors this year and a wonderful fireworks display.

Aldermen voted to seek bids for the renovation of the Lockesburg Library, including the replacement of a door to the mayor’s office.

Aldermen were also informed that the city’s Water-Sewer audit contained no instances for non-compliance.

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