The supervisors from the city’s departments met on August 25 at the local fire station. Those present were D.L. Webb, Richard McCormac, Chad Brown, Tim Clark, and Jay Murdock.
Chief D.L. Webb reported that the positive cases of COVID-19 in Van Buren County were at 22 with the majority of those stemming from one specific location. He noted that while the county’s numbers were up, the state’s numbers seemed to be stabilizing. Charles Wilson had reported that the “Rumble on the River” biker rally was a success and looked for it to be an annual attraction. He estimated well over 700 bikes attended and actual attendees topped 1,500. He added that riders came and went throughout the day, and the area provided more than enough space for the event. He also said that the vendors were especially complimentary of the park and shared several helpful ideas for future rallies.
Jason Hayes said that the concession stands stayed busy throughout the day. Lieutenant Jay Murdock was very complimentary of Corporal Dustin Adams for overseeing the event and said that Corporal Adams will be the primary contact for the upcoming Chuckwagon Races. He also added that the city police department has allowed for sufficient personnel that will be utilized during the Labor Day event. He said that the east and west Eoff Ranch entrances will be effectively policed. Tim Clark reported that plans were in place for the annual trail ride dinner that will be held at the Eoff’s Ranch this year. Final commodity orders arrived Thursday the 27th, and he thanked Goode’s Cash Savers and Western Sizzlin for their help with the event.
Charles Wilson also sent word that the street department has prepared barricades if needed for localized flooding for Thursday and Friday’s scheduled storm. He has been working on problem drains and congested ditches and will have the street department available throughout the evening if needed.
School board superintendent D.L. Webb said that the Clinton School district was operating with a few technical glitches but running smoothly. He reminded everyone that school will not be in session Friday, Sept. 3 – Monday, Sept. 7. School will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will be held online exclusively until Friday, Sept. 18. Students will return to campus on Monday, Sept. 21. Students can submit their decision to opt for online or classroom attended enrollment by the 21st of September.
As always, feel free to contact City Hall with any and all suggestions, comments, or concerns at (501) 745-8110 or (501) 253-0160. Thank you again for your cooperation and patience during this unique time.
Mayor Richard McCormac
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