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— The City Council held a short meeting Thursday evening and approved several measures which had been discussed at its most recent Committee meetings.

The Council approved its agreement with Roll-Off Sanitation which involves the firm agreeing to dismissal of a three-percent increase in monthly service prices to its customers.

Agreed to completion of the new sidewalk alongEast Main Street to the high school complex with funds to come from the city’s capital improvement fund.

Agreed to a $200 yearend bonus for full time employees and a $50 bonus to part time employees.

Agreed to a debit/credit card payment system with Arvest Bank.

The meeting, held at the Civic Center at 7 p.m., was adjourned 45 minutes later, Mayor Bill Howard said.

Area Cities Receive Sales Tax Receipts

Area cities’ sales tax receipts for the month of November as reported in the December issue of “City and Town”, the magazine of the Arkansas Municipal League, include the following amounts.

The first figure is local sales tax receipts; the second, each city’s share of the county one-cent sales tax.

Gravette: $61,679; $31,330.

Sulphur Springs: $1,316; $11,111.

Decatur: $17,532; $21,759.

Gentry: $61,199; $40,338.

Pea Ridge: $23,376; $38,848.

Centerton: $56,719; $35,536.

City Offices

Will Close

For Holidays

Gravette City offices will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They will reopen for regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 28.

For the New Year holiday, the offices will be closed Friday, January 1, and will reopen Monday, January 4.

News Herald Office Will Close Early

The News Herald office will close at 3 p.m., this Thursday, Christmas eve, December 24.

News, Pages 1 on 12/23/2009

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