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City of Mansfield Receives Favorable Water Audit


The Mansfield City Council met in regular session on Thursday evening, May 16 at 6 p.m. Members of the council present included Julie Thomas, Glen Hurt, Beverly Lyons, James Steele, and Sheri Hopkins. Boyd Farmer was absent with cause. Also present, Mayor Buddy Black and Recorder/Treasurer Becky Walker.

After calling the meeting to order and approving the minutes and financial statements from the April meeting, the council heard the city services reports.

Fire Chief Michael Smith reported 39 calls, four fire calls, and 35 EMS. He also reported that six of the members had participated in eight hours of training with more classes planned for the future. Additionally, that the sirens were now remote operational with solar powered panels. Lastly, that a new skid unit would be arriving within the next two weeks.

Mansfield Police Chief Wayne Robb reported a total of 39 calls, 11 agency assists: one in Scott County and 10 in Sebastian County, six school calls, and 13 medical calls. There was a total of four incident/arrest reports, and two accidents. Robb reported that his department had a total of 564 training hours.

The public works department had a total of 96 service orders completed, 34 One Call requests completed, repaired and reinstalled the bench for the sidewalk, and cleaned debris from the parks following storm winds. Public Works Director Derek Pollard and Cody Hensley had passed their plumbing inspector class and are now state certified. Additionally, Ryan Huschka and Pollard had attained their wastewater II licensure.

In matters of new business, Mayor Black stated that the water audit was good, and that there were no findings.

Next, the consideration of an ordinance regarding what livestock would be allowed within the city limits. No action was taken, and the discussion was tabled until next month.

In other matters of new business, the consideration of the librarian’s salary. The council voted that the librarian would only be paid when working. Also, the council approved certificate salary increases for Pollard, Huschka and Hensley in the amount of $1,000 per year.

Lastly, the consideration of a new police officer, Sheldon Robinson. The council voted to approve the hiring of Robinson, and he will begin May 24.

Before adjourning the announcement was made that this year’s fireworks show would be held at the high school on Thursday, July 4.

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