City Supervisors Meeting 22 January 2021

The city supervisors met on January 22, 2021 at the Clinton Fire Department. Those attending were D.L. Webb, Chad Brown, Richard McCormac, Jason Hayes, Jay Murdock, and Will Hinchey.

Fire Chief Webb reported that there were 108 active COVID-19 cases in Van Buren County with the situation “semi-stabilized” at the time. There have been 11 deaths in the county due to COVID-19 with 10 confirmed and 1 probable. He also reported that he had submitted his plan to the state for use of the airport for city meetings. The square footage allowed for 59 people if necessary, and he feels optimistic about state approval being issued this week. 

Jason Hayes said that he would work on a vaccine location list and timeline roster for who will qualify and post it on the Chamber’s website. Police Chief Jay Murdock reported that the police department was back at full strength and that the office is currently open to the public. Will Hinchey said that the water department is also at full strength, but his office will remain closed to pedestrian traffic with the drop-off window remaining open. 

School board president D.L. Webb discussed the fire hydrant replacement for the school and asked the water department to install a safety barrier of six feet to avoid future problems. He also announced that the 2021 State 3A basketball championships will be hosted by Clinton along with the Regional Baseball and Softball tournaments as well. Parks and Recreation superintendent Charles Wilson offered assistance with field preparation and thanked the school for the advance notice.

City Attorney Chad Brown reminded the city supervisors that COVID-19 leave reimbursements ended with the 2020 calendar year and said that it would be up to the federal government to make any changes. The meeting concluded with Chief Webb thanking the city officials for their work in 2020 and all agreed to meet every other week unless the situation dictated differently. As always, continue to remain healthy and safe, and thank you Clinton and Van Buren County for your work and patience.

Sincerely,
Richard McCormac

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 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