The Heber Springs City Council approved a resolution last Thursday evening to amend the Municipal Budget fund, dated January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The resolution adjusted the final budgets for A & P Fund, Administration of Justice Fund, Municipal Court Administration, General Fund and the Community Center O & M for an additional $181,865 distributed over the line item accounts. There was no discussion.

A Cemetery Ordinance regarding the Heber Springs Cemetery Internment Chapel Account was tabled to the May city council meeting. Since the internment chapel construction has been completed, the ordinance will rename the funding account to Heber Springs Cemetery Account. Going forward the funds in the account will be used “for the maintenance, repair, preservation and upkeep of the Heber Springs City Cemetery.”

The city council met on March 23, to approve the purchase of a New Holland backhoe for the Public Works Department from Venture Equipment, LLC for $79,283. The motion passed with a majority voting to approve the purchase.

The Municipal Airport Report noted that the plans for their annual airport day had been completed for April 29 when 200 show cars are expected to be on display. Additionally, the FAA has provided ninety percent of the funds needed the design and rehabilitation of airport runways.

Mayor Jimmy Clark announced that the City and County Clean Up for April 22 had been rescheduled to May 13 due to the Saturday weather forecasts.

Clark presented a plaque to Sergeant Lloyd White in recognition of his 30 years of dedicated service to the city and the community.

White started with the Heber Springs Police Department on April 1, 1987 as a police dispatcher and worked in the radio room for 5 years. He then started as an officer and was promoted to Sergeant on April 27, 2004. He currently supervises dispatchers and school resource officers, as well as performing other administrative duties. He was appointed by then Governor Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Crime Information Center Supervisory Board, where he was elected chairman last year.

White joined the Heber Springs Fire Deparment's Cadet Program in May 1986 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1998.