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TowBo to install fun park equipment

By Staff, 04/24/19 9:33 AM

ROSSTON – TowBo, Inc. of Hope, will be installing the equipment for the Rosston Fun Park.

In a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Rosston City Council approved a resolution naming TowBo, Inc., as the contractor. Dale Quarles, mayor, reminded the council the grant was approved under the previous administration.

TowBo’s bid was for $40,000, while the grant amount is for $49,000. Quarles said any funds left over must be used for the park.

Quarles talked about the need for he and members of the council to attend training seminars by the Arkansas Municipal League (AML) so they can better understand how city governments operate and the limits of what they can do. He suggested two members of the council attend the next AML meeting in February 2020, saying it’s best to register early and get a lower price. He suggested the council discuss this further and more in-depth at the May meeting.

He also got approval to attend the Arkansas Rural Development Conference in Hot Springs May 14-16.

The council approved hiring Deandra Gulley as a part-time employee. Gulley’s services will be utilized in different areas as needed and will include picking up trash on Rosston streets along with helping read water meters.

Quarles told the council he’s writing a letter for street aid after learning there’s money available for approved street projects. One of the streets he’s seeking funds for connects highways 278 and 371. Quarles said he wants to chip and seal this street.

Those traveling for the city will be getting a generous per diem as the council approved $70 per day for meals.