OZARK CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION
February 11, 2019
Mayor Hall opened the council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Present: Mayor Hall, Clerk Eveld, Attorney Kevin
Barham, Alderpersons Nicely, Flanary, Anderson, Patterson, Meeker, & Holman.
Pastor Troy Vaughn from Westpark Baptist church led the invocation and the Boy Scout Pack #74 led
the Pledge of Allegiance.
A motion to approve the minutes and financials as presented was made by Holman with one
correction to the vote taken at the January 24 th special meeting noted by Meeker, seconded by
Meeker. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary &
Jody spoke first for the Street Department because he needed to leave for a visitation. His
grandmother passed away. Jody reported that at the community center OAYO held basketball games
and the last day for that would be the 25 th . He said this brought in $1,140 in revenue to the center.
Also, they held 29 parties in January and currently have 447 active members. They had 951 walk ins.
There will be a February special of 20% off. On Sundays from 507p.m. there will be adult basketball.
This has brought 10 new members to the facility. Tom Forrester teaches water aerobics and yoga
classes and he does about 40 classes a month. It was brought up that he is not listed on the budget
so a motion to amend the budget to include $9,600 a year for contract labor was made by Anderson
seconded by Patterson. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely,
Flanary & Patterson.
Mayor Hall said she was working on a project and by September she fully expected to have a 9-hole
putt putt golf course installed in the open area in the back area behind the lobby in the community
center. She will be asking business to sponsor holes.
Next the street committee met, and Jody reported the Street department will receive state aid of
$250K. he wants to pave pieces of Market Street, River Street, Helberg Lane and Alston. He also has
180K budgeted for repaving and Hillbilly Lane will be worked on once school is out. AR DOT will no
longer maintain pipes under roads so that will be on us.
Jody reported that the street department cleaned out all the gutters on Hwy 64 and 3 rd street.
Next Fire Chief Nick Trotter reported that in 2018 his department made 512 calls. He is receiving bids
on fire apparatus including turnouts and is waiting on one bid. He reported that on March 19 most
of the steel will be here for the new fire station. The new address for Fire Station Three will be 2000
N 18 th . 10 firefighters attended an opioid overdose class and was provided with Narcan nasal sprays
and they have already used it once. He also attended a carcinogen class and said 60% of firemen
related deaths are due to cancer. Fires nowadays have many more carcinogens properties than
previously. There is now a cancer barrier turnout available, but they are expensive at 80-100K each
He reported that new fire station would be dark gray with red trim.
Next Police Chief Bramlett said that Tyler Williams last day would be Sunday. He has hired Adam
Williams. He has his new car ordered and it should be outfitted and ready around the first of March.
Next Cecil Zolliecoffer, Water Superintendent reported that the city lake is full. He said all the rain
has put some of his projects on hold. He said that the water committee is looking at increasing water
tap fees for ¾” lines and 2-3” lines also. He is suggesting fees for fire taps also. He said that water
rates are due to be raised by 1.0% which would be $.15 on water and $.10 for sewer for a total of
$.25 cents but there are a senior discount and people outside the city would be raised $.30 cents. He
has hired two new positions as they’ve had turnover in the department.
He reported that sewer flooded a house on 27 th street and insurance is working on that. He is looking
at putting in new lines in that area.
Ruth Hoffman, chair of the Planning Commission said she would be chair of the commission for one
year. Meetings are on the first Thursday each month at 6:00 p.m. She is needing copies of the
comprehensive plan if anyone locates those.
Next, Carol Sneath, Chair of the A&P reported that they met on Jan 31 st and had three items on the
agenda. They elected officers, passed a budget at $140K and added Christmas on the square. They
also discussed dealing with those who have not paid their a & P taxes. She said the city attorney is
working on that.
Next a motion is needed to add four items to the agenda. CARDS, Housing Authority, Employee of
the month and an ordinance regarding guns and a resolution regarding the deputy city clerk and who
she answers to. Holman made that motion to add these items to the agenda seconded by Flanary.
The council looked over the ADQ Letter of credit and it was found to be adequate.
Next council discussed the personnel policy. One change is needed for the handbook regarding the
employee sick bank. A motion to read Ordinance 2019-5 was made by Holman Seconded by
Anderson. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary &
Attorney Barham read Ordinance 2019-5. Cecil asked to hold off as he would like to further define
the policy. A motion to table was made by Holman seconded by Meeker. On a roll vote, the
following voted: Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary & Patterson.
Next CARDS Jason Fitzgerald asked for a final vote to increase bag prices. Barham read by title only
Ordinance 2019-7 by a motion from Holman seconded by Patterson. On a roll vote, the following
voted: Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary & Patterson.
Next Roxie presented employee of the Month plaques and rewards of $20 each with a gift card to
Workman’s. Brenda Atkinson with the PD, Leroy Campbell with Water, Randy Beneaux with Street,
Shane Cooper with the PD and Dakota Chapman with the OCC were the recipients.
Next Resolution 2019-8 regarding Guns was brought up. Anderson wanted to table for input from
constituents. Anderson motioned to table seconded by Patterson. On a roll vote, the following
voted: Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary & Patterson.
Next Resolution 2019-6 was brought up. This was initiated by Patterson and Attorney Barham drew
up the resolution. Clerk Eveld asked to speak and told the council that she deputized Marla and
swore her in. She said that Marla is bettering the city by taking the initiative to be educated in
municipal matters. It took Marla three years to achieve her CMC (Certified Municipal Clerk) and
Eveld felt she deserved this title and the respect of the council for attaining it. She had to do
homework and projects and she did it. Patterson motioned to change Marla’s title to Administrative
Assistant/Deputy Clerk. Flanary seconded the motion. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye:
Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary & Patterson.
Barham read resolution 2019-6. A motion to adopt was made by Flanary seconded by Patterson. On
a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary & Patterson.
Next was Public Input. Nick Trotter wanted clarification as to whether he should send Jason Russel to
training to become assistant fire Chief. Barham said that the council would have to approve the
A motion to adjourn was made by Flanary seconded by Anderson. On a roll vote, the following voted:
Aye: Holman, Anderson, Meeker, Nicely, Flanary & Patterson.
Policy and Personnel committee will meet on the 21 st at 5:00 p.m. in council chambers.
April 6 th will be city wide cleanup.