HOXIE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Hoxie City Council discussed during Tuesday’s city council meeting on whether to annex the town of Minturn into the city of Hoxie.
Mayor Dennis Coggins said the council decided to move forward with the plan to annex the two cities.
“We’ve got a bunch of good citizens in Minturn," he said. "We’re all family, so we need to help each other out and that’s what we’re going to keep doing.”
Coggins said the next step is to hold a public meeting with citizens to discuss the annexation, along with receiving feedback from citizens on the move.
According to Coggins, the city of Minturn has already voted and approved to merge with the city of Hoxie.
“The people down there don’t want it to just die off," he said. "We’re going to try to do is to consolidate them together. They’ll be Hoxie, but they’ll still keep their name Minturn.”
According to the United States Census Bureau, Minturn had 114 people living in the city limits in the 2000 Census, but now just over 100 people live within the city limits.
The two towns are roughly six miles apart.
Coggins hopes to schedule the first of public meetings around the first of August, but a hard date has not been set.
To contact the Hoxie City Hall, call 870-886-2742.