Small community could lose city status

Small community could lose city status

FISHER, AR (KAIT) – No city council meetings have been held since July of 2012 in the small city of Fisher and the community could lose its city status, according to Arkansas law.

Under Arkansas law, if a city council fails to meet within a five year timeframe, then the city would revert into an unincorporated area of the county. The city would also be ineligible for state turnback funds.

According to Poinsett County Clerk Fonda Condra, no one filed for office in Fisher in 2012 and so far, no one has filed for office this year. Condra said each of the four city council positions and the mayor's office are up for election in 2014. Condra said all four city council seats are vacant. The filing period ends on August 15th, according to Condra.

According to the 2012 Arkansas Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, the last time the city council met was in July, 2012.

Mayor Homer Anschultz did not return our calls for comment.

The population of Fisher is 223, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

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