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May 2023 Newsletter
The Diamond City, city council meeting was held on April 26th 2023 at 6:00 pm. Below is a recap of what went on in that meeting.
Public Works Director, Johnny Burleson went over items they have done in the last month. They got everything ready for the Community Garden. Johnny asked that if anyone had concerns on culverts or roads to please call City Hall at 870-422-7212 and they will see if they can get it on the list to be addressed by the city.
Police Chief Troy Burleson went over the police report stating how many citations were given out, dog calls, warrants served, and resident checks. He also advised that in a few weeks he will be teaching a training class for reserve police officers. Applications can be picked up at City Hall or printed from our website www.Diamondcityarkansas.com.
Casey Greer went over the Planning and Zoning minutes and the city council voted to approve Kari Coolidge to become the newest member of the Planning and Zoning committee.
Jean Hurtt advised that to date the Community Center has served 298 Vets and 673 others. Beginning May 11th from 9am-1pm we are going to start the Farmers Market up again at the Community Center to see if there is interest going forward to keep it going. Table rentals for this are $10.00 and you can call Jean Hurtt to reserve one. We will also be having a pancake breakfast on May 27th, 2023 from 8-11am.
The next city council meeting is set for May 23rd at 6pm.
If anyone would like to see the meeting for themselves it is posted on the Diamond City Facebook Page.
The City-Wide Garage Sale was on April 28th and 29th and whatever did not sell and you want to discard can be put out on the curb for the big trash pick up that is set for May 3rd 2023.
We are getting a lot of calls regarding roaming dogs, please be aware that we do not have an animal control officer nor do we have a place to house these roaming animals if they were to be captured. You can still call City Hall about them but we may not be able to send anyone out to always follow up on the calls.
School lets out for the summer this month so please be aware that there may be more bicycles on the roads and just keep your eyes open for them.
Please do not forget to come to City Hall to get permits for the side by sides or golf carts you will be driving on the roads in Diamond City this summer. Also, if anyone is still interested in Downstream Meters, please come in a fill out the required form. There is no deposit due as we are going to be processing everything through our water billing system
I will be posting a calendar of events for May so please be on the look out for that.
Again, I ask that if there is anything y’all would like to see in a monthly news letter that you please let me know.
Diamond City Newsletter
The Diamond City city council meeting was held on March 28th, 2023 at 6:00 pm. Below is a recap of that meeting:
Public Works Director Johnny Burleson advised that some roads are starting to be graded. If you believe your road needs grading, please let us know at City Hall, and we will get Johnny or one of the other Public Works guys to go out and check it out. The tractor was fixed, and at a price that was less than originally quoted, which was great for the city.
Chris Cline from Planning and Zoning advised they are looking at RV Parks and getting more information as to what can and cannot be done within the city limits. They are also looking to add one more person to the P&Z committee. If you are interested, please go to the next meeting, which is on April 12th, 2023, at 7:30 pm.
Jean Hurtt of the Community Center advised that in the month of March, they served 218 Veterans and 510 others during their Thursday Veterans’ lunches. They are also looking to re-start the farmers market up again beginning in May. Every Thursday, the ladies at the Community Center offer free lunches to all Veterans and charge $7.00 for anyone else. All proceeds go toward purchasing groceries for the next week’s lunch. They also accept donations.
Parks and Recreation said the flags will go up soon for the Memorial Day and 4th of July holidays.
The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, April 25th, at 6:00 pm.
Downstream meters are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a $30.00 refundable deposit required, and the meters will need to be returned to the city by Oct 31st, 2023. You can come to the city office at 319 Diamond Blvd to pick up an application and pay the $30.00 deposit.
A citywide yard sale will be happening in Diamond City and Lead Hill on April 28th and 29th. If you want your address added to the map of participants, call City Hall at 870-422-7212 and we will add it. Large trash pick-up day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd. Anything you don’t sell during the yard sale can be trashed and will be picked up on May 3rd.
We have a lot of good things going on this month, and we hope everyone can get out and enjoy some of the events. If you take pictures at any of the events and would like to share them, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and hopefully, I can get them posted to our website for others to enjoy as well.
Lastly, there have been a lot of pet thefts going on of pure-bred animals. Please, keep your eyes and ears open, and if you see something, say something. These pets are someone’s babies and are missed terribly. If you happen to have any information regarding the thefts, please feel free to reach out to us at 870-422-7212. Let’s work as a community to try and deter the thefts and bring these babies home where they belong.
If there is anything y’all would like to see in a monthly newsletter, please let me know so I can attempt to make it happen. All ideas and suggestions are appreciated.