Pangburn City Council presented two honor roll plaques during their regular meeting October 9. Rick Curl received a plaque for all he has done for the community. A second plaque was awarded to Helen McAdams for all she did for the community during her life. Her granddaughter, Jennifer Christianson, accepted on her behalf.
City Aldermen passed a motion to keep the city tax millage at 1.6 and the fire department tax millage at 1.0.
In other business, Jeremy Moore has resigned from the Water Board. Aldermen passed a motion to appoint Josh Curl to replace Moore.
Aldermen heard reports from the Pangburn Police Department. Chief Erik Reep told members that the report form changed to better show all hours worked, miles driven, and fuel consumption. Other changes were made to the report as well to give a clearer picture of what’s going on in the department, according to Reep.
The police department received a $2000 grant from XTO for the purchase of equipment. They also received a grant to purchase video cameras for police cars. Chief Reep requested that the donation money to purchase Sgt. John Fenton two Class A uniform shirts (one short sleeve and one long sleeve); one pair uniform pants; patches, hat, nametag, service bars for long sleeve shirt, and rank insignia not to exceed $350 and two new logo polos at $60. A request was also made to purchase Sgt. Fenton’s unit a Mossberg Police Shotgun for $350 and one mount with lock for around $100 to secure it. A motion was made and passed to purchase the items.
Aldermen also passed a motion to use the $4200 grant to purchase video cameras for the cars and for two chemical protection suits.
Chief Reep also announced that the Halloween Bash will be held Saturday, October 27, at Pangburn Park. The money earned from the bash will go toward Shop with a Cop Christmas program.
The Aldermen were informed that nine more names would be added to the war memorial shortly. There is still time to get a name on the memorial, however it must be done as soon as possible. Cost is $35 per name. More information can be had by calling Pangburn City Hall at 501-728-4611.
Aldermen discussed a conflict with the baseball field lights. The school takes care of the lights during baseball season but turn them off during the off season. With more events happening in the off season, the lights are being turned on more and more. Pangburn Mayor Gary Doyle asked to have a policy on the usage of the lights drawn up and brought to the next meeting. Alderman Todd Slayton asked for research into what other towns do in this situation be done and brought back to the next meeting as well. Mayor Doyle also told the Aldermen that they would search the minutes of previous meetings for more information.