City of Trumann Gets Unexpected Gift

January 20, 2005--Posted 5:00 pm CST

Trumann, AR--The city ofTrumann is looking at ways to spend 1.5 million dollars they didn’t know was coming their way.  The money is part of a special bond which is being paid for by a one cent tax.  The tax is due to expire in 2013, but the 1.5 million has to be used by the end of the year.


"I do not really understand all of it," Mayor Ronnie Harrison says. "But I was just told that this year the money is available and we are now looking at ways to spend it."


Thank goodness there are tons of things needed right now in the city.  The police chief says the cities police department and courthouse are in serious need of a roof.  The Fire department has one truck that is less than a quarter century old, and there are also needs for more parks for kids.


All these problems will be addressed in a special town meeting on Thursday the 20th.  The meeting begins at 6:30 at city hall.


No matter what is discussed at the meeting a vote will have to be taken before anything is done.  During the special vote each item will be separately voted on and must get a majority of the vote in order to be funded with these excess funds.  If everything runs smoothly the special vote will take place sometime in March.