Monday, February 21, 2011

9:13 PM

I spent the day working in the yard. I had to have the sewer drain pipe replaced in December and the dirt had settled and needed to be smoothed out. I borrowed a tiller from one of my friends and went to work. The work was slow and hard, but at the end of the day I was pleased with the results.

I have several meeting relating to city business over the next two weeks. Some will be interesting and some will be boring, but that goes with the job of being the mayor.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

FEBRUARY 19, 2011
5:20 PM

I have had a very busy week. On Monday I went to Little Rock. I attended a meeting of the Executive Committee of the EAPDD. We are in the process of hiring a new director. We received 24 applications for the position. UALR was hired to write the specifications for the position and rank the people who applied. They have completed that task. The committee decided to interview the top six candidates. Those interviews will be held in Wynne on March 3rd and 4th .

Tuesday and Wednesday I was very busy at the office. It seemed like every time one task or person visited with me, another one came in the office.

I had to return to Little Rock on Thursday. I attended the Executive Committee of the Arkansas Municipal league. We had a good meeting, but it went a long time.

Yesterday Pat, Richard and I went to Hamburg. We attended the funeral for Mr. Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter was the CEO of Woodruff for about 30 years during Pat's employment at Woodruff. He was a super boss and was a very good individual and friend. The service was very good and was well attended by present and former Woodruff employees.

I spent the morning completing the installation of my air conditioner for my old truck. The only thing that has to be done is the freon and I will have to hire a professional to complete that part of the job. I spent the afternoon working in the back yard. It will not be very long before I spend time each Saturday in the yard.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

8:56 AM

The Wynne City Council met last night for their regular monthly meeting. Following is a summary of the business:

1. Voted not to have an election for a sales tax for economic development, parks and rec. and
street department.

2. Renewed the contract with Wynne Friends of Animals for animal control in the city.

3. Approved the revised miscellaneous budgets for 2010.

4. Approved the miscellaneous budgets for 2011.

5. Approved the purchase of two pickup trucks. One for the street department and one for
a spray truck

6. I gave my State of the City address for the year 2010

We are expecting snow in Wynne this morning. Northwest Arkansas already has 12+ inches of
snow now. The city should get between 4 to 6 inches of snow from this system.

Monday, February 7, 2011

8:08 AM

It is snowing very hard in Wynne. When I got up this morning between 5:30 and 6:00 the streets and driveways were clear, but it was snowing. The snow has increased greatly in the last two hours. The streets are now covered.

Pat and I went to Iuka over the weekend. We had a very good time. We got to visit with most of the family members. They came to see us rather than us going to visit them. Seems strange. Mother seems to be doing well under the conditions. She said that she is still loosing use of her right side.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

1:15 PM

I am still working on the new air conditioner for my old truck. I have to mock up the hoses for the air conditioner and have the crimped. I have completed the heater side of the system. I checked it out last night and the heater works fine. I told Pat that I may no have cool air but I have a heater that works and it only cost about $1,399,00. I have faith that when the installation is complete I will also have cool air.

The city council will meet next Tuesday night. We have several items on the agenda. Most of the items are related to the proposed sales tax for the city. I will report on this blog after the meeting.

I have a meeting of the board for the planning district tomorrow. We are in the process of hiring a new director. The board hired UALR to aid in the search. They have taken applications and ranked the applicants. I expect that tomorrow we will review the applicants and decided how many will be interviewed. I will chair the meeting. I am the 2nd vice president. The president and 1st vice president have to attend to other business.

Last weekend the weather was warm, but this week has been very cold. The high is predicted to be much higher this weekend. I sure hope that it is warmer.