September 18th, 2014
During a meeting of the Finance and Personnel Committee of the Bryant City Council, the aldermen discussed the outlook for the city's end-of-year finances.
While discussing the monthly financial report, Joy Black, finance director, told the committee that sales tax revenue is less than what was budgeted and she does not expect the city to make up the difference by the end of the year.
The committee suggested that the council discuss postpone some projects until the beginning of 2015 in case their is not enough revenue to cover the costs.
Bishop Park in Bryant will be the site for a Sept. 20 Zumbathon fundraiser for the family of Heather Baker who died as the result of a hit-and-run accident on the Target parking lot.
Baker suffered fatal injuries as she was walking from her car to a store in the Alcoa Exchange parking lot on Aug. 21 and died of those injuries the following day.
Zumba, a popular form of exercise involving dance and aerobic elements, will be the featured attraction for the event.
Possible water and sewer rate increases were the focus of a Bauxite City Council meeting on Monday.
Alderman Paula Matthews presented a recommendation to raise the minimum water and sewer bill by $2.
Currently, residential customers are charged $17 for the first 2,000 gallons of water and $8.50 per 1,000 gallons thereafter. Customer sewer charges are $12 for the first 2,000 gallons and $5.15 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.