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Cabot city council makes for short meeting

With discussion of two ordinances and four resolutions already done in committee meetings, and no planning commission or old business, Cabot aldermen made short work of the agenda of the March 18 council meeting, finishing in about 12 minutes.

Nancy Cohea was named to the fill the vacancy made when Dallan Buchanan resigned his seat on the planning commission. Buchanan resigned in December 2012 before being sworn in as an alderman. Cohea will fill Buchanan’s term, set to expire Aug. 10, 2016.

Aldermen approved an ordinance determining that installment payments made on court fines, restitution and costs will be divided, with half to court costs and half to fines.

A resolution accepting a bid of $64,090 for construction of a sidewalk was approved. The sidewalk will be from Bellamy Street, at Eastside Elementary School, to the Berry Patch Subdivision on Campground Road.

Aldermen approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into a $300,000 loan on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Commission for structural repairs to the Cabot Veterans Park Community Center.

Also approved was a tax lien to be filed on the Linden Street Apartments for the costs of cleaning and securing the complex after the city required tenants to vacate after the apartments were deem unsafe. The apartments were cleared in November 2012.

The council approved a resolution requesting the Parks and Recreation Commission have a traffic impact study of the Kerr Station Road/Arkansas Highway 321 intersection area, pending the approval of the Parks and Recreation bond issue in the April 9 special election.

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