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Several items discussed at Walnut Ridge city council meeting

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The city of Walnut Ridge held a city council meeting Monday night, with several topics on the agenda.

Notably, an ordinance regarding a private club license moved forward on its second reading. A third reading will be held to see if the application process can move forward.

One man who attended the meeting said he's pulling for the club to get the license.

"The first thing they want to do is they want to go eat a good steak and drink a beer," the citizen said. "They're not looking to party, they're not looking to run around, they're looking to eat something and go to bed early so they can get up the next morning and go hunting."

Another topic discussed at the meeting was the building permit for the Allegis Corporation, who hopes to add a 36,000-square foot distribution center to Industrial Park.

City leaders also discussed an alternative method to pay off the cost of sewer upgrades using bonds if the sales tax options pass.

Right now, residents in the town are voting on sales tax options that can help with upgrades.

This was also the first city council meeting since a lawsuit was filed against Mayor Charles Snapp, the police chief, a current Walnut Ridge police officer, and one former officer.

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