More than 35 people arrived at city hall some 30 minutes before the regularly scheduled city council meeting to listen to council members give responses to residents’ questions on concerns about city issues. The mayor, along with each council member, responded to the letter sent to them by concerned citizens attending the Feb. 2 “Town Hall Speak Out,” with responses generally perceived as a positive step toward better communication between city government and the town’s citizens. Proper notification of the press regarding the early special session was not given. Council Meeting Briefs During the council meeting, Mayor Bobby Simon and public works director Sherman Buckley announced possible good news for city street repairs. Although nothing concrete, they said the Arkansas Highway Transit Authority has allocated $14 million in grant moneys to help small towns like Sulphur Springs resurface its streets, but it would not cover street drain or ditch-system repairs. After the state approves the
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News, Pages 1 on 02/27/2013
Print Headline: Sulphur Springs Council answers citizen concerns in special session