Quorum Court to meet Feb. 11
The Marion County Quorum Court will meet at 7 p.m. March 11 in the courtroom of the Courthouse.
The latest notes from County Judge Terry Ott
Judges Notes, March 13, 2014
The County Judges’ Continuing Education Seminar was held in February in North Little Rock to update the judges on several issues: County Disaster Declarations and Communications by David Maxwell, Director of Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, State Data Center Disaster Recovery Services by Herschel Cleveland, Deputy Director of Department of Information Systems, Energy Efficiency and Improvement Project Bonds by Wes Fowler, Government Relations Director Association of Arkansas Counties, 2015 Legislative Package for County Judges Association of Arkansas, Do’s And Don’ts of Construction Management by Jeff Moore, and Full Depth Reclamation a Pavement Management & Rehabilitation Technique. Gov. Beebe and Sen. Mark Pryor spoke to the group with current information concerning state and national programs pertinent to county and state government.
The Arkansas Water Plan North Region Workgroup will meet March 17 in Fayetteville to expand the list of recommendations for solving priority water issues, including potential funding sources and incentive options. Eleven statewide issues and ten North Region issues were identified at the February meeting which will be developed and be included in the Arkansas Water Plan. The 2014 Arkansas Water Plan will include not only recommendations for addressing statewide water issues, but also recommendations for priority water issues in each of the five planning regions.
Members of the public are invited to attend all of the meetings, but a public meeting is scheduled at 6 – 7:30 p.m. on March 17 at the Fayetteville Town Center. If you are interested in the process or would like to make suggestions, plan to attend or call Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) at (501)682-3979.
The Monthly Disclosure Reports from the Arkansas Lottery Commission for the month of January 2014 reveals the January Retail Sales for Marion County was $136,558.00.
As the permits expire at the Marion County Transfer Station, we want to remind people that separating recyclables will reduce the cost of your trash bill and reduce disposal by 70%. Several county residents have commented that they were surprised at the decrease in monthly costs simply by recycling. Recyclables are FREE --- plastics jugs, paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, electronics, miscellaneous metal and passenger tires ---- all at no cost to you. The employees at the transfer station request that you rinse out your plastic jugs and cans (for sanitation reasons) and flatten cans and cardboard. Informational handouts are available at the cash shack or you can call the Transfer Station at (870)449-5501.
Revenues from the “pay by the bag” process for February have increased slightly over January which brings our income closer to covering our monthly trash disposal bill. As recycling increases our county revenue for the Transfer Station increases.
The Transfer Station continues to work on a collection container for glass recycling.
Thanks again to the Marion County Road Department for the countless hours and hard work clearing our roads during another snow event. Please tell them how much you appreciate their efforts.
Remember when the precipitation has frozen, the graders cannot remove the ice from the roadways; once the salt has been applied, the temperature must rise to 25 degrees for the ice to begin the melting process. Thank you for your patience during these long winter hours.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for the efficient operation of our county, please feel free to call the office at 870-449-6231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, forms, and county events check the Marion County Government website at http://marioncounty.arkansas.gov.
New rates at the transfer station
Our rates have changed at the county Transfer Station. Click here for the rates and other news.