City Supervisors Meeting 19 February 2021

The city supervisors met Friday, February 19th at the Clinton Fire Station. Those present were D.L. Webb, Chad Brown, Charles Wilson, Phillip Jones, Tim Clark, Jason Hayes, and Richard McCormac.

Fire Chief D.L. Webb reported that active COVID-19 cases were at or below 50 cases county wide, and the trend seemed to have stabilized for the moment. He also reported few incidents of fires during the hard freeze and thanked all of the road crews for their pro-active work on the streets and highways.

Water Department supervisor Will Hinchey had reported that while the Clinton water system had been running well, he was concerned for the overall system, including Bee Branch, and Van Buren County. He reported several leaks for Bee Branch, 16 West, Highway 9, and Dennard, and said that Clinton would work with these customers as best as they are able to. He said that the cold was extreme and had placed multiple systems throughout the South at risk. He added that considering the conditions, our entire system was holding up well, but breaks throughout the weekend were probable.

School Board Secretary Phillip Jones said that the AAA Basketball Commission had moved the dates back for the state tournament one week and it would now take place from March 8-15th.

Street Supervisor Charles Wilson said that the extra week would be used for more snow removal and cleaning along the route to the gymnasium. He cautioned everyone to watch for re-freezing after 4pm, and keeping an eye out for all state, county, and city workers along all roadways.

Chamber of Commerce [director] Jason Hayes said that he had received many positive compliments about the Clinton Street Department for their work on the streets. He also said that he would use the extra week to concentrate on the upcoming tournament to highlight Clinton and Van Buren County as a yearly tourist destination.

Police Chief Jay Murdock had reported that the Clinton Street Department had made his duties much easier with no substantial problems as of yet. He especially thanked them for clearing out the intersections which he believed had helped to prevent multiple accidents. Chief Webb reminded everyone to continue to check on neighbors, the elderly, and pets, and thanked all of the state, county, and city workers for their efforts.

As always, feel free to contact City Hall with any comments or questions at 501-253-0160 ,and please remain safe and healthy.

Sincerely,
Richard McCormac
Mayor of Clinton

Official COVID-19 Links

ArkansasReady.com | Reopening for Business
https://arkansasready.com

Arkansas Department of Health | COVID-19 Updates & Directives
https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

Arkansas Department of Health | COVID-19 Vaccination Location Map
https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-map-of-1-a-pharmacy-locations

Arkansas Economic Development Commission COVID-19
Business & Employee Resources

https://www.arkansasedc.com/covid19

Governor Asa Hutchinson | Live Press Conferences
https://govstatus.egov.com/ar-covid-19

Mayor Richard McCormac 501-253-0160
Tim Clark (Zoning) 501-253-1003
Dena Malone (Recorder/Treasurer) 501-253-0159
Chief DL Webb (Fire Department) 501-454-8882