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January 18, 2018

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City Employee Recognized For 25 Years At Hardy City Council

Hardy City Council resolved issues, passed ordinances and honored an employee who has been with them for 25 years at the most recent meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Director of Public Works, Billy Gilbreath, knew he was in for a surprise when his family showed up to the Hardy City Council meeting. While filling out paperwork for the new year, recorder/treasurer Greg Bess said it came up Gilbreath had been with the city 25 years in January. Bess and Mayor Jason Jackson began working on a surprise for the long time employee, and decided to let his family in on the surprise they had in store for Gilbreath.

City Of Hardy Makes Tough Budget Decisions

The Hardy City Council faced tough decisions and a packed city hall Dec. 15 during the council’s final budget meeting.

Once the meeting began, Sharp County Justice of the Peace Roger Stark spoke to the council to inquire as to whether they would be discussing the proposal, submitted by request, to the council concerning the police department. Stark was told it would be discussed but not until later in the meeting.

Next to speak to the council was District Judge and local attorney Mark Johnson on behalf of the Sharp County Library Board. For the past several months, the city and library have been in legal conversation over the 99 year lease contract which is held between the two entities.

City Of Hardy; Down A Police Officer and Department Split

City of Hardy council members made the decision to split the Department of Public Safety into two departments and learned more about the termination of a Hardy police officer at the regular scheduled meeting held Oct. 3.

During the speakers portion, near the beginning of the program, Scott Hart, who is known by many as one of the three full-time Hardy police officers, read a letter to council members, “as formal notice of appeal to reinstate my position with the Hardy Police Department.” After Hart’s presentation, the council decided the matter was best discussed in executive session, which would take place near the end of the meeting.

Hardy Receives Grant From Entergy

The City of Hardy has grown quite a bit this year, from new businesses opening up to the completion of several city projects and now, a large grant has been awarded and will help the city to continue to grow.

David Burnette and Jon Brown with Entergy traveled to Hardy July 1 to present a check for $10,000 to Mayor Jason Jackson.

According to a release from Entergy, the company is “helping amplify the opportunities for Northeast Arkansas community to entice visitors and serve the community by funding a $10,000 grant for a pocket park.”

Hardy City Council Accepts Resignation From RT

Hardy City Council is on the search for a new recorder treasurer following current RT Myranda Hobbs’ resignation, which she delivered at the Aug. 1 meeting.

Hobbs cited moving out of Hardy as the reason for her resignation and thanked the council for the opportunity. “Thank you so much for the opportunity to work in this position for the past year. I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to work on the government financials, and all of which I will take with me throughout my career,” Hobbs said.

Hardy A&P Updates Official Tourist Website

The Hardy A&P Commission has committed to a new design update and maintenance agreement with Mashuga Marketing to manage the A&P online website for the official VISIT HARDY ARKANSAS tourist site. The site has been under transition for awhile and thus not had the ability to be easily managed or updated.

The new site will provide a user friendly dashboard to allow an authorized A&P approved individual to easily add content and events as well as manage business listings in the Hardy community. This will allow information to quickly be made available to our community and site visitors.

Hardy To Launch Farmer’s Market

The City of Hardy will launch a farmer’s market beginning in July. The market will take place the first and third Friday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., in the grassy area located between the former Downhome Country Kitchen and the old Motorcar Museum.

According to city council member, Advertising and Promotions [A&P] Commissioner and event coordinator Laura Smith, the farmers market will be a city sanctioned event.

New Boat Dock In Loberg Park

We are impressed with the speed of the construction of the new boat dock pier being built in Loberg Park in Hardy, AR. This new addition to this great park will allow easy access to the Spring River from the park.

It is wonderful seeing how great things can happen when we work together.  We wish to thank Billy Gilbreath, Director Of Public Works and all those involved. The idea had been tried nearly five times over the past many years with no success. When you have a Mayor and City officials that can actually work as a team good things happen.

City Approves New Official City Website

City Of Hardy Arkansas Official Site CLICK IMAGE TO GO TO SITE

The City of Hardy at it’s regular council meeting tonight launched the new “Official” city website. The new website address is www.cityofhardy.org which will be used to provide easy information to our citizens.  The website was designed by our very own marketing business and this websites founders through  Mashuga Marketing.

Hardy City Council Shows Optimism For The Future

The City of Hardy had a rough start to the new year, but the small town is getting back on track and is optimistic for the upcoming year. Dealing with accusations from local media outlets and clean up from back to back storms, city officials are still finding the time to make sure the budget stays on track and even look for other ways to save money.

One of those ways is by hiring a new city attorney. Alex Bigger, an attorney from Pocahontas, Ark., offered to bring his experience to the table at a significantly lower price than local attorney, Hollie Greenway, who has served the city for several years. The council has appreciated Greenway’s advice over the years, but are concentrating on areas where money can be saved.

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