November 28, 2003 - Posted at 11:23 a.m. CDT
IMBODEN, AR - Residents in the northeast Arkansas community of Imboden (Lawrence County) are trying to keep the town's revenue office open. The state had announced that it was closing twenty small offices starting Monday in a move to save about $700,000.
But the Imboden City Council has voted to pay part of the expense of keeping that town's revenue office open for at least another year.
The effort came after local residents signed a petition to keep the office open.
The state informed towns last week that communities could keep offices slated for closure if they are willing to cover rent, computer costs, utilities and janitorial bills.