The Mineral Springs City Council met in special session on Tuesday, concerning next year’s budget proposal. Mayor Bobby Tullis explains that the city sales tax has added a surplus of funds and that the council also voted to raise the pay for firefighters that attend meetings and fires to $25. Mayor Tullis also said that the recent election results have now been certified. Council positions will now serve four year terms, with those being staggered…implemented in 2018 and 2020.
The council also passed an ordinance establishing a new city ward (total of 3 wards). Ward One will consist of all land within the city limits north of Browning Street and east of Sherman Street. Ward Two will consist of all land within the city limits north of Spring Street, east of Sherman Street and south of Browning Street. Ward Three will consist of all land within the city limits south of Dillard Street and south of Spring Street and west of Sherman Street. All city council seats involved with this ordinance will be filled in the 2018 election. The council will also now recognize political parties during party primaries.